Oils and Powder Supplements Used to Detox and Cleanse

September 21, 2022

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Activated charcoal (https://amzn.to/3UymXLn) has been used to remove and clear the body of any impurities, especially in dentistry and while treating drug overdoses. You may be asking yourself, "how can this be a staple in my health and beauty regimen?" Well, this dark pigmented powder can also aid in whitening your teeth and cleaning your pores. 

The powder substance consists of peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum. It becomes activated when heated with gas and it done to create space or open internal pores, which helps the charcoal capture any toxins or impurities--like a magnet or vacuum. It is not to be used on a daily basis as some of the negative side effects can lead to having black stool or cause blockage in the lungs. It can be consumed internally with water if you're experiencing food poisoning, digestive issues, or diarrhea.

I have been using activated charcoal (https://amzn.to/3UymXLn) for about 6 years now and I initially began using as an alternative to using name brand toothpastes. As I began to find ways to improve my health through fitness, I realized that our bodies are amazing machines that ultimately works together and our external appearance communicates the state of our internal health. During this time, my teeth were feeling very weak and brittle after using typical toothpaste--after doing some research on the chemical process of toothpaste, I discovered that when consumed internally, it can poison the body. Why would I want to put a poison in my body? Then I began looking for natural and holistic ways to clean my teeth and I discovered a technique called oil pulling. Oil pulling is an ancient process of swishing oil in your mouth to remove plaque and to whiten the teeth. 

Using this process, along with activated charcoal kills bacteria of the mouth and promotes better dental health. I like to use refined coconut oil and a pinch of activated charcoal on my toothbrush and brush as I normally would. I am a heavy coffee drinker, so I definitely need a method that works when it comes down to keeping my teeth white, healthy and clean.

Another cool way to use activated charcoal (https://amzn.to/3UymXLn) in your health regimen is for your skin! With just a little bit of water and oil, you can create your very of face masks or scrubs that will leave your skin feeling so soft and clear. Here I have made a charcoal butter that I use as a face mask. Not only is activated charcoal great for removing toxins from your skin, but it is also excellent for improving your complexion by clearing blackheads and any scars from acne. It has also been used to heal certain bug bites such as mosquitoes. 

It can get pretty messy if you are not handling the powder with care and it can stain your clothes, so I like to separate the powder from the initial bag or container it comes in and put it into small jars to minimize the risk of mess. I do plan on creating a few scrubs and pastes with my activated charcoal and I cannot wait to share with you all. I hope you enjoyed this post.