Activated Charcoal is not what is sounds like. It’s not something you’ll throw under the grill to cook your hamburger, it’s actually a fine black powder made from refined coconuts. It’s 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons. It has been used dated back to 450BC by Hindu’s and also by Hippocrates + Pliney, and last, but not least, it was used in WWI and was placed in the masks of soldiers to keep them from inhaling toxic chemicals.
But today, we use it to detoxify the body and skin. On the skin, it absorbs toxins that are trapped under and is great to fight acne and cellulite. It can speed up healing wounds, relieve itchiness from bites or stings, remove toxins from bites or stings, eliminates body odor from underarms, feet, and the scalp. But we’re not done yet… you can even use it as a teeth whitener or reduce/eliminate body gas!!
This ingredient is in our Green Lava and Moroccan Lava Masks. But don’t feel like you have to limit this to your face.. you can use it all over your body! Take 1 tsp of the mask powder and combine it with 1 tsp of water, rosewater, or even coconut oil and mix it together to make a paste. Then you rub it on your face and let it sit for a minimum of 10 minutes. Then wipe off with warm water and a rag. If you want to make a body mask, use the same technique of 1 tsp of mask powder to 1 tsp of your chosen ingredient and begin to put on your body working from the top down (this is a specific method to doing this, not just a suggestion). Keep it on for 10 min and then hop in the shower and rinse it off. Be sure to drink water and keep hydrated because when you are pulling out the toxins, you want to replenish with fluid!
We received our information from Livestrong,