Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser


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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:

Shaving Cream, Fendrihan

Benefits:

  • Purifies skin
  • Removes toxins
  • Prepares skin for a close shave

Cleansing Mask, Binchotan Charcoal

Benefits:

  • Removes impurities
  • Opens pores
  • Minimizes oil
  • Moisturizes skin

Deep Cleansing Bar, Baxter of California

 

Benefits:

  • Detoxifies skin
  • Removes dirt and oil
  • Gently exfoliates
  • For face and body

Planet-Loving Charcoal Toothpaste & Toothbrush, PearlBar

Benefits:

  • Naturally detoxifies
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Cleanses teeth while removing stains
  • Biodegradable toothbrush

Anti-Odor Gym Towel, Nawrap

Benefits

  • Prevents bacteria from forming
  • Odour fighting and odour eliminating
  • Lightweight and super absorbent

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

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