Great Uses of Activated Charcoal

The benefits of activated charcoal are astounding. From teeth whitening, to purifying water and air. Activated charcoal is a naturally occurring miracle…

Effective Uses for Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is one of Earth’s many natural blessings. This one element has amazing cleansing, purifying, and healing properties. Read all about how Activated Carbon works here. Activated charcoal absorbs toxic organic matter, removing these impurities from the air, water, and even within our bodies.

Charcoal helps poison control, it’s used in your water purifier, and even in face soaps! Below you’ll find 24 uses for Activated Charcoal. We’ve included everything from practical use like bug bit salves, and bloating relief, to the fun stuff like beauty recipes and charcoal cocktails. Keep reading to get some ideas on how activated charcoal can benefit your own life. We’ve also included an excellent source to buy your own!

Do you use Activated Charcoal in your everyday life? We want to know. Scroll down to the bottom and leave your notes in the comments


1. For Food Poisoning

Because of its amazing absorbing qualities, activated charcoal can absorb toxic chemicals or poisons if ingested. Medical Clinics use activated charcoal for this very purpose.

2. Use Activated Charcoal to Whiten Teeth

Activated Charcoal can help remove dirty plaque from your teeth… (Also useful for scaring away your neighbors, see photo).


3. As a Face Soap

Detox the body, exfoliate, and remove impurities with charcoal soap.

4. As a Water Purifier

Activated Charcoal is the key ingredient in most water filters! It absorbs the chemicals in your water, making it safe to drink!

5. Reduce Bloating

Take an activated charcoal pill if you’re feeling bloated. This will help sponge up the gas in your stomach.

Pretty amazing so far… right? Curious about where to get this amazing ingredient?

6. Use to Purify Air

An activated charcoal air filter will suck in all the odor and contaminants in the area, enabling you to breathe fresh and clean air.

7. Use for Anti-Aging

By taking activated charcoal supplements, you’re helping your body last a lot longer. It helps the body flush out unnatural toxins they come across in the air and in food.

8. Fix Your Hooch

All the drinkers rejoice! This recipe uses activated charcoal to make your homemade hooch taste WAAAY better.

9. Use Charcoal for Art


Ever drawn with charcoal before? This medium of art dates back for centuries. While we don’t recommend using your finest activated charcoal for the job, but desperate times could call for desperate measures, and it will do the trick. (Instead, best use compressed charcoal or charcoal pencils, available at your local art supply store).

1o. Use Activated Charcoal for Gardening

Activated charcoal is mostly used on bedding and potting soil. It serves as insecticide, pesticides and fertilizer.

11. Use In Your Fresh Cut Flowers

Drop some activated charcoal in a vase of fresh flowers to help them last longer and smell better!

12. Use Activated Charcoal to Get Rid of Mold

Keep some activated charcoal in your home in areas where mold is prone. Also, you can use activated charcoal as a soap to scrub away mold.

13. Use Activated Charcoal to Prevent Rust

Stick some activated charcoal in your toolbox to help prevent rusting, as it wicks away moisture and absorbs any toxic organic matter.

14. Make Eyeliner

Make your own organic eyeliner here.

15. Make Mascara

A cheap organic way to beautiful lashes. Diy Makeup Tutorial here.

 16. Use Activated Charcoal as a Face Mask

Cleanse your face with a charcoal mask. Get rid of all the oils, acne, and other impurities with these various facemasks: DIY for acne (here). DIY for just blackheads (here). Detoxifying mask (here).

17. Activated Charcoal Cocktail

Here’s a fun charcoal & beet cocktail to try. Cheers to your health!

18. Activated Charcoal Smoothie

An activated charcoal smoothie is perfect for detoxification, hangovers, or even food poisoning. Recipe here.

19. Use on Bee Stings

Having activated charcoal in your first aid kit can help relieve bee stings and bug bites. Details here.

20. Make An Activated Charcoal Body Scrub

Make a body scrub to detox and exfoliate all over. Diy tutorial here.

21. Make a Charcoal Shampoo

No more bad hair days! Activated charcoal can be used as your alternative for commercialize shampoos in the market. It makes your hair soft, manageable and at the same it keeps your hair and scalp healthy. Make your own here.

22. Use Activated Charcoal for Stomach Flu

Stomach flu or gastroenteritis can be treated by taking activated charcoal.

23. Make an Activated Charcoal Skin Salve

Activated charcoal salve is good for skin irritations, stings and itchiness. The combination of salve and activated charcoal helps to relieve itch and remove toxins from it. Make it here.

24. Use Activated Charcoal Biscuit to Combat Dog Breath

Make a charcoal biscuit for your pup to freshen that awful dog breath. Instructions here.

25. Use Activated Charcoal as a Refrigerator Deodorizer

Put a piece of activated charcoal in a small container and place it in a corner of your refrigerator to soak up the bad smells and any toxic elements causing your food to spoil early!

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