Activated charcoal is a beauty must-have for everyday cleansing. The charcoal traps + prevents toxins from being absorbed into the body. Activated charcoal is best + most *natural* when made from coconut shells // wood. Charcoal’s ultra-fine consistency makes it simple to use, but extremely messy due to its black color — watch out for stains! Activated charcoal is available in different forms, like powders + capsules, but provide the same benefits your body will love —
1] DIGESTIVE CLEANSING
Activated charcoal clears your intestines of major chemicals, toxins + waste, often found in processed food + impure water. Charcoal can relieve your stomach of discomfort after a heavy meal. Consume around 500mg or 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal about an hour before a meal with water. The cleansing properties could cause dehydration, so remember to drink extra water throughout the day. Track your water intake daily with a cute reusable bottle + a FitJournal // your cellphone notes. Always practice safe detox habits while cleansing your body to receive the best results : )
Activated charcoal can prevent cellular damage to major organs, like the kidneys + liver, from accumulating over time. It also supports brain function + reduces mind fogginess // processing. Consider taking two capsules of activated charcoal a day to support your body’s major organs + functions + ask your doctor about it!
3] WHITENING + BRIGHTENING
Activated charcoal has multiple beauty uses inside + outside of the body. To prevent cavities, bad breath + gum disease, put powdered activated charcoal onto a wet toothbrush + brush away! The charcoal brightens + whitens your teeth while it cleanses your mouth of impurities. Rinse your mouth with water + spit out, then repeat the process 2-3 times a week for best results. Charcoal can even pull most coffee + tea stains from the teeth with its absorbent properties. Compared to chemical whitening strips, activated charcoal is a natural option that does not cause sensitivity // pain while it cleans!
Need a little boost to get through the day? Try adding activated charcoal into your diet to improve your mood + avoid major mid-day crashes. Activated charcoal can increase your energy when you most need it, especially while traveling + combating jet lag. The cleansing effects of activated charcoal relieve your body of strain // stress. For an energy boost on the go, try a cold-pressed juice made with charcoal — tasty + mess-free!
Try an activated charcoal beauty technique + share your results on your #inCHAARG Instagram! : )
++ Brittany Bluthardt [@brittanyblu_inchaarg] // Butler University