Last week I shared on my insta-stories some of the activated charcoal products I’ve been using lately. As you guys know, I’ve been using it for YEARS!
I received so many DMs and inquiries about it, that I guess it was only natural that I created a blog post to go into more detail with my favorite 5 ways I use it and WHY I LOVE activated charcoal.
Shall we? Well, first things first!
WTF is Activated Charcoal???
Activated charcoal is commonly made of bamboo, wood, coal, or my fav —> coconut shell charcoal, which is burned without oxygen to create char, which then undergoes a multi-level process to become “activated.” PLEASE, please, please… DO NOT confuse it with regular charcoal used for grilling, it’s NOT the same! K? Ok.
Activated charcoal has millions of tiny pores. These tiny spaces within the activated charcoal “trap” toxins and chemicals before they can be absorbed by your body — almost like a sponge and this is what makes charcoal so powerful. True activated charcoal is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
5 Ways To Use It
Poison Control a.k.a Hangover Cure!
You remember I told you my little secret about charcoal and hangovers, right? Yeah, you’re welcome! Well, charcoal is incredibly absorbent and entirely safe to consume. It can help soak up alcohol in your system if you take it at night before going to bed, and reduce excess bile in your stomach the next morning. NOTE: Just don’t take it within two hours of taking any kind of important medication or vitamins, as it will prevent your body from absorbing them.
Also, it can adsorb up to 50-60% of unwanted substances in the stomach and intestines when taken quickly after ingestion. It can even have a positive effect as long as two hours after ingestion!
Fight Bloating & Gas… Aleluyah!
For My hair
I looooooove this NOW® Solutions Charcoal Detox Gel Cleanser awesome to revive dull and problematic skin. Activated charcoal helps absorb excess oil, dirt, and impurities to refine the appearance of pores. It leaves you with skin that looks and feels hydrated and completely refreshed!
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You see how many ways are there to use activated charcoal??? Total game changer!
Now, I’m going to go catch the replay of my latest episode of The Magicians which has become my latest obsession! Do you watch? What other shows out there worth watching?
As usual, if you end up doing any of my tips to use activated charcoal don’t forget to TAG ME and use the #CandyGlowSquad hashtag so I can check on you!