What exactly is activated charcoal?

Author: Web Developer   Date Posted:27 March 2017 

Put simply, activated charcoal has been treated with oxygen to open millions of pores in its atomic structure. It works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it. The nooks and crannies in activated charcoal are created through a heating process.

Back in 1831, in front of his distinguished colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine, Professor Touery drank a lethal dose of strychnine and lived to tell the tale. He had combined the deadly poison with activated charcoal. At least we know it definately works, thanks to Professor Touery !

Activated Charcoals recorded use dates back to 1550 BC and in modern times is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote and It’s still widely used in emergency rooms across the world if a person has swallowed or adsorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical.

There are so many uses for activated charcoal. Such as:

  • Whitening your teeth
  • Alleviating Gas & Bloating
  • Treating  Alcohol Poisoning & helping to prevent hangovers
  • Filtering drinking water
  • Cleansing dirt and debris from your skin, drawing out impurities, minimising pores. 

The activated charcoal we use here at Harvest Garden has been made from coconut shells and one of our most popular bars of soap is, you guessed it, our Activated Charcoal bar. It's an unscented bar, making it suitable for oil or acne prone skin types or if you need a deeply detoxing bar. It's one of my favourite facial cleansing bars of soap.

To encourage you to take the first step in switching to a natural skincare product we are offering a selection of 5 of our most popular soaps (including the Activated Charcoal bar) for the price of $32 plus free shipping - saving you over $15.50. Click here to order now. Offer valid until 30 April 2017.







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