DIYs to Make with Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is everywhere these days. It used to just be used for detoxing the inside, (its’ actually what they put in your stomach in the ER in cases of poisoning) but now, people are seeing that it can have benefits for detoxing skin and can be used for whole body care. I discovered activated charcoal a couple of years ago and started using it to whiten my teeth. Now, I have used it in several DIY recipes for my skin and always have some on hand. I love activated charcoal because it really does make my skin feel better and it has helped with issues such as oiliness.

If you are trying to figure out what activated charcoal is, WedMD defines it as:

Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances. It becomes “activated charcoal” when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.

So basically, yes, you are using regular charcoal that has been ‘activated’ so it can absorb toxins. It’s pretty amazing stuff an super soft. Because of this, it is excellent for use in many cosmetic applications. I should warn you though, it can be VERY MESSY so make sure if you do any of these DIYs listed, you cover your work space.

You can buy Activated Charcoal here. A little goes a long way so this bag will last through many fun recipes:

 

 

DIYs to Make with Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal DIY Gel Eyeliner // Beauty Tips for Her

Amish Black Drawing Salve // Everything Pretty

DIY Coffee Charcoal Skin Firming Scrub // Gold Sister

DIY Charcoal Foaming Face Scrub // Saved By Grace

Whitening Toothpaste // A Return to Simplicity

DIY Goat’s Milk Detoxing Activated Charcoal Mini-Soaps // Saved By Grace

DIY Black Mascara (That Actually Works!) // BeautyMunsta

Activated Charcoal Face Soap // Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

Greenies for Dogs // Darla Cooks

Homemade Tooth Powder //Frugal Farm Wife

Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe // Soap Deli News Blog

Activated Charcoal Deodorant // Natural and Frugal: Raising 6 Kids

DIYs to Make with Activated Charcoal- Activated Charcoal is a trending beauty ingredient and for good reason! Make some of your own DIYs with activated charcoal!

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