The Best 7 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal

The Best 7 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal

Ever wonder why you can’t find activated charcoal in most home and beauty products? Activated charcoal is a powerful natural ingredient that works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores.

Here are seven benefits of using activated charcoal:


Activated charcoal is ideal for eliminating toxins from your body and has the power to clean deep inside sweat glands. With its amazing detoxifying abilities, it is used as a universal antidote for poison in virtually every hospital in the world as well as a great way to cure hangovers and reduce high cholesterol. Activated charcoal is also used to treat drug overdoses as well as in kidney and liver dialysis machines to purify blood before it can enter back into the body.


Teeth Whitener

Activated charcoal is a great way to naturally whiten your teeth for that big up and coming event when you want immediate results.



Due to its porous structure and massive surface area, it makes activated charcoal ideal to remove toxins and draw impurities out of your skin. At kaia naturals, we love to make our own DIY charcoal face masks!



Does your hair feel heavy and weighted down? Use activated charcoal to remove surface dirt, oil, and toxins while adding some volume! It doesn’t leave a residue like most shampoos do so you can be sure that your hair will feel lighter and be more voluminous. Mix it in with your regular shampoo and use it as a scalp treatment to target itchy, red and dandruff-ridden scalps.



Stung by a bee or have a skin irritation? Activated charcoal is accredited to speed up the healing process, bring down swelling and lessen the pain when applied a paste.



Activated charcoal is one of our founder’s favourite ways to deodorize her home. One of Mary’s secrets is to use granulated activated charcoal in her kitty litter. Just a little goes a long way, but it’s so effective in naturally deodorizing that yucky smell! Activated charcoal is also a great deodorizer for water filtration and to take away mold!

Try our NEW the takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo to deodorize, texturize, and volumize your hair. It is formulated with activated charcoal and works to absorb oil, sweat and odor on the scalp while you sleep.

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Deodorant… of course!

the takesumi detox charcoal deodorant is the perfect natural deodorant as it features activated charcoal as its superstar ingredient. Bamboo charcoal is a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor control and detoxification as a way to pull toxins from your underarms on a daily basis.


There are so many reasons as to why we love activated charcoal in our green beauty routine. Try these different uses and let us know how it goes!


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Disclaimer: It’s important to note to never take ingestible activated charcoal while pregnant or if you have kidney or liver conditions. kaia naturals only condones activated charcoal topically.
6 Reasons Why Charcoal Should Be Your Next Beauty Multitasker

6 Reasons Why Charcoal Should Be Your Next Beauty Multitasker

Activated charcoal is the hottest ingredient in beauty right now! Charcoal is known for its power and ability to bind to toxins and impurities. This is a process called adsorption. It can BIND to chemicals, odors or liquids that are up to 1,000 times its weight.

Here are 6 incredible ways to incorporate this powerhouse ingredient into your beauty routine:

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1) As a powerful exfoliator

Mix ½ tsp of activated charcoal into ½ tbsp of your favourite cleanser. Cleanse as normal.


2) Deep cleanse your skin with a charcoal mask

Mix 1 tsp of activated charcoal, 1 tbsp clay of choice, 1 tbsp aloe vera gel, and 1 tbsp of water. Apply to face until dry (10-15 minutes). Rinse off with warm water.


3) Spot treat acne

Use the deep cleaning charcoal mask as spot treatment! Leave on for 1 hour to overnight.


4) Clean makeup brushes, loofahs, and toothbrushes

Mix 1 tsp activated charcoal, 1 tbsp castile soap, 1 cup water in a dish. Clean brushes with solution. Rinse well!


5) Whiten your teeth

Dip wet toothbrush into ½ tsp of activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal. Rinse well!


6) In your deodorant!

the takesumi detox is the perfect natural deodorant, as it features activated charcoal as its superstar ingredient. Bamboo charcoal is a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor control and detoxification!


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