Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal the Darling of Pinterest

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Harvest Health Foods
Pinterest is blowing up with Activated Charcoal tasty and compelling pictures of products infused with this spooky black stuff. From head to toe there are products containing the black stuff that you can use consume internally or polish your pearly whites.
 
Activated Charcoal is known to support body cleansing and is also used as a digestive aid due to its adsorption qualities. The best charcoal is made from high quality sustainable coconut shells that are steam activated. This should be a fine pure food grade product. Read More About Charcoal
 
No we didn't spell it incorrectly - Charcoals ADsorption quality means it binds toxins and helps flush them out of the body.
 
Go Ahead and scare the kids tonight by brushing your teeth with charcoal powder. Be careful it will stain your grout!
 
  • Brush Teeth - works on stains & balanced pH of the mouth
  • Alleviate gas or bloating. (This may also help your gassy pets)
  • Helps with hangovers
  • Emergency Toxin removal
  • May lower cholesterol
 
Activated charcoal should be used with caution and it is not recommended for long term use.
Please check with your health care professional before starting a detox with activated charcoal.  
 
 
DIY  - Charcoal & Clay Mask - without the Elmer's Glue:
  • 1 Table Spoon of Activated Charcoal 
  • 1 Tablespoon of dry Bentonite Clay (European green or red clay, or from Redmond )  All available at Harvest Health
  • May add 1 or 3 drops of an pure essenital oil like peppermit, or lavender for additional skin boosting tingle. 
  • Combine with enough Apple Cider Vinegar to just make a paste
  • Spread mixture on face, and let sit.   You may lightly scrub, if desired
  • Sit for 15 Minutes and Remover with a warm washcloth.
  • Apply moisturizer 

Every Day Toothpaste:

  • 1/4 Cup of Aluminum Free Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil melted 
  • 5-6 drops of peppermint Essenital Oil 
  • Small flat jar

Melt the coconut oil in jar and combine.  This will be a thick paste, makes enough for a week.

Rub your toothbrush into the mixture, brush and rinse.