What is Activated Charcoal


Activated charcoal (or activated carbon) is a fine powder usually purchased in capsule form. You might be familiar with activated charcoal for 1st aid use. Often swallowed to help bind specific toxins out of the body. Overuse can be dangerous though.

Activate charcoal is made from natural materials, either animal or plant. The charcoal becomes "activated" once it is treated at high temperature resulting in a larger overall surface area. 

Used externally for beauty, activated charcoal is popping up everywhere. You can now easily find activated charcoal in face masks (try this easy activated charcoal exfoliating face mask) to tooth powders.