Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser


The backbone of all things living, carbon abounds in the human body: it makes up roughly twenty percent of the body’s total chemical composition and fulfills almost an endless number of roles. Its uniquely high bonding capacity results in multitudinous organic and inorganic carbon forms, one of which is charcoal. Made from coal, wood, peat, coconut shell, or petroleum, common charcoal is also abundant in the natural world, and lately, activated charcoal has been put in the spotlight. For years and years, reaching back to ancient times, activated charcoal has been used as a medicine to treat poisoning, and recently its benefits in teeth cleansing, odor regulation, and skin care have been realized.

To make activated charcoal, manufacturers will heat common charcoal in the presence of gas. This results in extremely porous charcoal that has the ability to trap chemicals and free floating toxins in its air pockets, rendering itself one of nature’s most effective cleaning agents. Below, we’ve prepared a list of some of the best charcoal infused products on the market, useful for a surprising variety of sanitization purposes:

Kuro Shampoo, Sort of Coal


-removes toxins from hair follicles and scalp

Purifying Charcoal Soap Bar, Brickell

Brickell Purifying Charcoal Soap Bar


-removes impurities from the surface of your skin

Planet-Loving Charcoal and Bamboo Toothbrush, PearlBar

PearlBar Planet-Loving Charcoal and Bamboo Toothbrush


-cleanses teeth while removing stains

Charcoal Infused Bath Towel, Nawrap

Nawrap Bath Towel


-prevents harmful bacteria from forming on damp towel surface

Try some of these charcoal-rich products, and take cleanliness to the next level.