Uses for Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal powder has become a hit in DIY and natural health professionals because of its flexibility in being a natural remedy for digestive issues, teeth whitening, and acne.  In this article, we are going to discuss some uses of activated charcoal powder including helping with digestive issues, natural teeth whitening, and acne remedies.

Digestive Issues

Charcoal is made from wood which converts to "activated charcoal" when high temperature is combined with a gas or activating agent to expand the charcoal's surface area. This causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or pores which helps to trap unwanted materials and gas and carry it safely through the digestive system. Activated charcoal can be used to help relieve gas or expel toxins from the body. The activated charcoal powder should be used with caution and you should not exceed the recommended dose per day. To use Prima Pure’s Activated Charcoal Powder mix about ¼ teaspoon of powder with one cup of water or juice for flavoring and drink no more than 1 times per day. Make sure to talk to a health care professional before starting any new diet regimen.

Natural Teeth Whitening

Activated charcoal can be used as a whitening agent for your teeth. Miz 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal with 1 tablespoon of water to make a paste. If you would like it a little thinner, add water as you mix. After brushing your teeth, spread the mixture on your teeth with your finger or toothbrush. Make sure to rinse completely to remove all the paste from your teeth. It may be necessary to run your toothbrush over your teeth to clean completely.


According to Healthline, activated Charcoal contains anti-bacterial properties that help clean bacteria off the skin which causes acne. To try it in your beauty regime, add I teaspoon of activated charcoal powder to your favorite pre-made beauty mask or add it into one of our DIY Masks: Almond Flour Beauty Mask or Spirulina & Honey Beauty Mask.


Activated charcoal is a great product to have in your pantry and beauty closet. Make sure to check our Prima Pure’s great price on a one-pound bag of Organic Activated Charcoal Powder.


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