Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

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 centuries activated charcoal has been used as a medicine to treat poisoning. Over the last few years, charcoal has been increasingly found in skin care and grooming products for it ability to naturally purify and detoxify.

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. We’ve prepared a list of some of our favourite charcoal infused products.

Clarifying Charcoal Face Wash, Mucky Ducks

Mucky Ducks Clarifying Charcoal Face Wash deeply cleanses pores to renew skin.


  • Hydrates skin
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Removes impurities
  • Soothes skin

Deep Cleansing Bar, Baxter of California

Activated charcoal, kaolin and bentonite clay are combined in this effective bar designed to cleanse and purify skin. 


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

Hair Soap, ZEW

Cleanse and restore hair with this natural shampoo that is infused with charcoal from Poland’s Bieszczady Mountains.


  • Strengthens strands
  • Moisturizes scalp
  • Paraben, SLS, and Silicone-free

Japanese Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask, Binchotan Charcoal

Add this Eye Mask to your nightly routine and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. 


  • Reduces stress
  • Increases blood flow
  • Eases pressure on optic nerve

Planet-Loving Charcoal Toothpaste & Toothbrush, PearlBar

Show your teeth some love with this natural alternative to traditional toothpaste. Activated charcoal, tea tree oil and aloe vera juice are a few of the ingredients that will help keep teeth healthy. Pair it with the PearlBar Charcoal and Bamboo Toothbrush and the PearlBar Floss Picks for complete care!


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

Anti-Odor Gym Towel, Nawrap

Soak up sweat and fight bacteria after your workout with this detoxifying towel.


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

Natural Charcoal Deodorant, Duke Cannon

Keep odour under and sweat under control with a charcoal infused antiperspirant and deodorant.


  • Provides 12-hour protection
  • Absorbs odour and sweat
  • Keeps you feeling fresh
  • Aluminum & alcohol-free

Try some of these charcoal products for a new take on your regular grooming routine.