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Activated Charcoal (8oz)


One of the most porous and naturally absorbent materials on earth, activated charcoal has a natural ability to carry stains and toxins away from your skin or teeth – giving you an all natural, chemical free option to whiten teeth stained by years of coffee, tea or discoloration. Essential Living’s activated charcoal is USP Food Grade, and made from the most absorbent of materials – natural coconut shells.

When made from coconut shells, activated charcoal can carry up to 1000 times its own weight, making it a perfect choice not only for natural teeth whitening, for DIY charcoal mud masks, natural deodorant and more.

$23.00 or Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25. / month

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  • All NATURAL WHITENING: Activated charcoal is one of the most absorbent materials on earth, and brushing with activated charcoal powder for teeth whitening is an excellent, chemical free way to whiten teeth stained by food, drink and day to day discoloration.
  • SAFE FOR SENSITIVE TEETH: Many people want to whiten their teeth, but suffer from sensitive teeth or gums. Essential Living’s activated charcoal is made in the USA, from coconut shells, with no additives or chemicals and will naturally whiten teeth without whitening strips, whitening gels or harsh chemicals.
  • DETOXING FACE MASK: Coconut-based Activated Charcoal Powder can be mixed with water to make an excellent face and skin mask. Apply to your face. Let it dry, then wash off your skin. An excellent treatment for dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, hives, and any kind of rash or itch, or mud mask.
  • DIY CHARCOAL SCRUBS: Follow our recipe below to mix your activated charcoal with sugar and essential oils to create a cleansing charcoal scrub for your face and skin
  • A DIY ESSENTIAL: Activated charcoal is a key ingredient in hundreds of DIY recipes such as natural homemade deodorant, soap, lotion, eyeliner, air freshener, peel-off facial masks, and more
  • INGREDIENTS:  All Natural Coconut-based Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal is taking the health and beauty scene by storm with promises of delivering softer skin and naturally whiter teeth.   Harvested from sustainably grown coconuts, and roasted carefully in Billings, Montana, our activated charcoal is made from slowly burned, carefully watched coconut shells.  It’s incredibly fine, porous texture is proof of the quality ingredient we’ve produced.

Because activated charcoal is so porous, it has the power to carry toxins away from your skin or teeth.  When made from coconut shells, activated charcoal can carry up to 1000 times its own weight, making it a perfect choice not only for natural teeth whitening, for DIY charcoal mud masks, natural deodorant, and more.  When applied to your skin it removes toxins including make up, environmental pollutants, oil and dirt.  On your teeth it removes surface stains such as coffee, tea, nicotine, and red wine.  It’s a natural anti-fungal, antibacterial treatment.

Most famously known for producing whiter teeth in a matter of days, we at Essential Living were immediately sold when we saw our results.  The days of fighting chemical-laden whitening treatments that only caused gum and tooth sensitivity were over!

Natural Teeth Whitening:

The 3 Most Popular Methods

Option 1 – Using a Toothbrush:

  • Wet your toothbrush with water, tap off excess water. Dip toothbrush into activated charcoal. Brush teeth gently for 2-3 minutes. Spit directly into the drain with the water running. Be sure to scrub your tongue clean as well. Do this for 2-3 nights and only on an as-needed basis afterwards.

Option 2:  Paste Method:

  • Make a paste in a small bowl of activated charcoal and water. It should be a paste similar to the consistency of a face mask. Use a q-tip or cotton swab to put the paste onto your teeth. Let it sit on teeth for 2-3 minutes, then spit. Swish water to rinse mouth out. Brush teeth with toothpaste as normal.

Option 3:  Swishable Method:

  • Drop about a teaspoon of activated charcoal into a small cup with a swishable amount of water. Swishable amount meaning similar to what you’d use when using mouthwash. Swish mixture in mouth for 2-3 minutes. Spit and rinse.

DIY Activated Charcoal Face Wash / Mud Mask:

This face wash is made using ingredients you already have in your home. It’s a quick mix and done. It effectively removes environmental pollutants, dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin. It helps to clear acne and blackheads thanks it to antibacterial properties.

  • 2 teaspoons activated charcoal
  • ¼ cup softened coconut oil
  • ½ Tablespoon Josephine’s baking soda
  • 2-4 drops of essential oil of choice (optional, we prefer lavender or tea tree)

The coconut oil will naturally moisturize the skin making it soft to the touch, while the baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliator.  This recipe can be used daily for 3-4 days, then take a break for about a month to prevent over-drying.

DIY Activated Charcoal Body Scrub

Similar to the face wash, this charcoal body scrub is made using products you most likely already have in your home. We like to blend it in a mason jar for easy bathroom storage.

  • 1 Tablespoon activated charcoal
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil softened
  • 5 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional, we prefer lavender essential oil)

Blend ingredients in your mason jar. Similar to the face wash, you may not want to use it continuously as it can dry out the skin. This depends on your skin.   With both the face wash and body scrub, the coconut oil will harden when stored. As soon as you begin to rub it together with your hands, the oil will warm and soften and spread easily on your skin.


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