How I use activated charcoal in my routine

I recently got my hands on activated charcoal and I couldn’t wait to use it. Of course, I had read up on it previously so I knew what I needed to do.

Teeth Whitening
This was basically the only reason I got it in the first place. So, I apply activated charcoal with my fingers directly on my teeth and leave it for a few minutes before brushing it off and rinsing out. I do this three times a week. With constant and regular use, I should have my teeth back in good shape again.

Face Mask
Activated charcoal keeps the skin clear by acting as a magnet to draw dirt out of pores. It not only clears pores but also improves skin-tone by removing dry patches.
I wanted the recipe to be as simple as possible so as to gauge the effectiveness of the mask itself before making any additions. So I used

1tsp of Activated Charcoal – which turned out to be too much. You actually need as little as possible like 1/4 of a tsp.
1tsp of Honey – to thicken it. (Epic Fail!) It remained a thin paste.
1 tsp of Sweet Almond Oil

Turns out, the mask was a tad too much so I had to pour it away in my tub. Wrong move! This mask is such a messy business that I didn’t bargain for. Anyways, for about an hour, I rinsed out but it didn’t rinse out. Apparently, the Sweet Almond oil I added made it stick to my face. So, I had to grab my black soap to wash it off. Subsequently, I’ll be trying out different recipes including one with Bentonite clay and sharing it.

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