Activated Charcoal – Do you know all of the amazing uses? – DIY and Beyond

Activated Charcoal, it is black, it is messy & it IS down right amazing.

This blog post is going to be jam-packed with links just to get you started researching, but trust me the areas I cover & link to only are scratching the surface of all that can be researched, so research, research, research away!

Activated Charcoal or Activated carbon what is it?

Check out my cookie recipe using CharcoalActivated Charcoal Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe – For Tummy Health & General Health – Great tasting

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoalactivated coal, or carbo activatus, is a form activated charcoal 1of carbon processed to be riddled with small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.  Activated is sometimes substituted with active.

Activated charcoal can adsorb many times its own weight in poisons, toxins, gases, odors & chemicals.

Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 500 m2, as determined by gas adsorption. An activation level sufficient for useful application may be attained solely from high surface area; however, further chemical treatment often enhances adsorption properties.

Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal and increasingly, high-porosity biochar. (more info here)


Fact: Studies show that one cubic inch of activated charcoal can absorb the equivalent of 150,000 square feet of toxins! It is quite impressive cleanser we were convinced to include activated charcoal into our master cleanse plan options. Activated charcoal has the well-earned reputation of being a universal antidote. It absorbs harmful chemicals in our body and countless poisonous substances before they can cause harm. (information here).

Check out this awesome Activated charcoal video: Charcoal: Naturally Reverse Digestive Problems, Venomous Snake & spider bites

Fact: The poison control centers always suggest the activated charcoal in treating the accidental poisonings, making it a beneficial supplement that must be kept in the home. In particular, the activated charcoal is formed from organic materials like the wood pulp and then it is treated to further elevate its absorptive strengths. 

What Is Activated Charcoal and How Will It Benefit My Health?

In fact, it is this increased surface area and network of tiny pores that gives charcoal most of its unique medicinal qualities. When taken internally, activated charcoal will cleanse your digestive tract and treat many problematic health conditions, such as excessive gas, heartburn, indigestion, and diarrhea. Externally, it can be used as a clarifying facial mask, to treat poisonous spider bites, and to soothe irritated skin.

If you’re wondering what other uses activated charcoal has, consider any foul odors you may have lingering around your home, or a garden with pesticide-poisoned soil. Activated charcoal is wonderful for taking care of both of these issues as well as many others. Here at, we’ll give you all the knowledge you’ll need, plus plenty of products that will get you on track for living a healthier lifestyle. (more info here)

FAQ’s here

Check out this great Charcoal House video: Three ways to make an activated charcoal powder drink / charcoal slurry

For all these health benefits you can buy Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder – Detox 1600 powder
– or Activated Charcoal Capsules
(click links to purchase using my affiliate links for Amazon). But the Hardwood powder & the Detox 1600 powder are the best deals & are easier for poultices & taking enough.

Activated Charcoal & you!

If you have never used activated charcoal it is that product you never knew you needed, but so need, if you never use it for anything & just kept it around in case a child, an adult or an animal  accidentally swallowed a toxin or poison then it is worth its weight in gold. But even though that is what it is so well-known for, it is great used for so much more. ( “Keep Activated Charcoal in the Home” & “Wellness Mama: activated Charcoal, what it is & why I always keep it on hand“)

Fact: Activated Charcoal DOES NOT deplete your body of nutrients.  In his book Activated Charcoal,  David O. Cooney stated, “Charcoal added to the diet of sheep for six months did not cause a loss of nutrients, as compared with sheep not receiving charcoal. … 5 % of the total diet was charcoal. It did not affect the blood or urinary levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, inorganic phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total protein or urine pH.”

But activated charcoal can for sure be used for so much more than just an emergency call to poison control. I will share with you ways we have used it in oral care & teeth whitening, poultices for drawing toxins & on wounds, for spider bites, centipede bites, burns, no poo, for stomach issues, face/skin masks on & on. Just remember to do your own research.activated charcoal 4

Charcoal is rated in safe and effective by the FDA for acute toxic poisoning.

We prefer the activated charcoal powder because it is the most versatile to use a wide range of ways, I was sent Activated Charcoal powder by House and they are an awesome caring company with great affordable products & wide range of activated charcoal products for the whole family, Kimberly has been amazingly helpful to me & my journey into learning even more than I thought possible about activated charcoal. Check out my review of 2 of their great products, the soap & the cream here. But this blog post will be how to use their activated charcoal powder, they sent me 2 different kinds. Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder – Detox 1600 powder, both are Food Grade, medicinal & top quality & either one will work great for any of the uses & recipes I will be sharing. They are both black & can get messy & will turn most anything black it touches or you touch. The coconut shell activated charcoal is a bit more clinging so you might want to start with the hardwood version first. But you might want to order some of the Coconut oil activated charcoal to keep around for those accidental overdoses.

Fact: Activated charcoal taken orally or applied externally as a poultice will often bring relief within the half hour for the pain associated with gout, sore throat, earache, toothache, irritated eyes, sprains, inflammations, heartburn, bruises, and injury.

The Benefits of charcoal

How I use Activated Charcoal:

A few surprises I found out about activated charcoal while trying uses while researching for this post.

The normal daily amount of activated charcoal recommended taken is 2 tbsp in water & you can take extra as needed & extra doses for illness or other issues.

Helped me sleep: First I did a middle body wrap (poultice style) & I found right away I felt tired, because I tend to lean more on the insomnia side of sleeping I knew I must investigate this more. So I that night just applied a poultice in my navel (belly button). I fell asleep within minutes & for me, well that is amazing especially considering when I did the body wrap I took a nap & that usually makes it that much harder to fall asleep at night. So being the ever research person I kept searching & did find a few sites online where a person here & there stated it helped them sleep, so at least I am not the only one. I have done the navel poultice almost every night since then with exactly the same result. Plus I told my fans on my Facebook page about this result & around 10 that I know of tried it & messaged me & said they slept like babies.

How to do belly button poultice: Mix 1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder with a few drops of either olive oil or wheat germ oil (or room temp raw coconut oil) & a few drops of warm water to farm a paste, if to runny add more activated charcoal powder, if to thick add a drop or 2 more water. Fill belly button & cover with either a band aide or a wet cloth & plastic wrap. leave in all night or as long as you can.

Centipede sting: I will cover this better below under the sting category, but I am totally amazed how awesome activated charcoal worked, make sure to check it out.

Burns: Activated charcoal makes it look like you burned your finger in a fire pit when you cover the burn with wet activated charcoal, but, boy oh boy does it work. (more info below).

Heartburn: Yes I had read how great activated charcoal was for heartburn, but really, how much better than baking soda or vinegar could it be? Well as I discovered it can be so much better & even though I did not need to use it again I could have easily if needed, I started with 1/8 tsp in water & if that did not work was going to use 1/8 tsp every minute or 2 until it worked until I got to 1 tsp (some people take more so research how much for you) but I did not need to since 1/8 tsp worked great for me. (more info below)

Tick bites: My 10 year old daughter started complaining of her shoulder hurting while we were away from home (of course not at home🙂 ) When I checked she had 2 small ticks close together on her shoulder, one was more embedded than the other. Not having the best lighting where I was I did not want to just pull them & risk leaving the heads behind. They were already red & inflamed & hurting her, so I applied a layer of the activated charcoal Drawing salve over the areas & headed home. At home not even an hour later as I removed the salve I noticed both areas were far less inflamed & both ticks were very easily removed. I then applied an activated charcoal poultice over night. My daughter woke saying they had never hurt or itched, & when I checked the spot cleaning off the poultice the spots were almost gone. I kept applying more drawing salve for the rest of the day just in case, but by that night you could not even tell where the bites had been

How I make a body poultice for pain, detox etc: I mix Bentinite clay powder, activated charcoal & raw coconut oil in a bowl with enough water to make a paste (Oil is optional). Apply to area of body needing the poultice, large area or small area, use damp paper towels to cover, or we use damp cut up t-shirts in long strips & wrap to cover & keep poultice damp & active (Tip: use warm water on material or paper towels, wring & apply) Cover over area with plastic wrap several layers, leave on 3 to 4 hours or longer & make sure you are resting. For a middle body, trunk of body poultice do the same thing, only cover front & back with mixture & wrap damp material & plastic wrap around. Leave on a minimum of 4 hours while resting. I use bentonite clay powder instead of flaxseed powder in my poultices because flaxseed irritates my skin, the bentonite clay works just as well, but if you prefer to use flaxseed powder go ahead. I also sometimes add colloidal silver &/or essential oils to the poultice depending on need. Taking a little bit of activated charcoal in water at the same times as doing a poultice is also a great idea, also stay hydrated.

Migraines & headaches: Many times now we have tried taking 2 to 4 tbsp of activated charcoal powder in water to get rid of migraines, headaches etc rather just starting or full blown & it works 9 times out of 10 once you learn the amount needed for your body. You can also do a relaxing activated charcoal mask & or eye poultices for an hour as you relax to relieve headache (works very well), but I would still take at least 2 tbsp as well. You could also take activated charcoal capsules to take but we found they did not work as fast.

Sore throat relief slurry: We often use activated charcoal tablets to suck on if our throat is irritated or to head off a sore throat before it takes hold. But I have found a great way to use a this thick slurry to relieve sore throat & to use for cold, flu, allergies & sinus issues as well, take 1 tbsp of activated charcoal powder add just enough colloidal silver to make a thickish paste (like toothpaste constancy). After mixing add just enough under your tongue to be able to comfortably hold, just allow a little at a time to run down your throat at a time until it is all gone, repeat as needed, try not to eat or drink anything after for 5 to 10 minutes or longer to allow it to sit on throat. You can also add activated charcoal to raw honey to make a throat/cough syrup.

Allergy eyes/ infection in eye/ irritated eyes/ pink eye: We have found that simply doing an eye poultice for even 20 minutes to several hours with your eyes closed can do amazing things for eye issues, but we have also found the faster we react the faster it is gone. So another easy to do yet effective method of using activated charcoal is  to mix 1/8 tsp of activated charcoal powder into 1/2 a quart of distilled water, mix it up very well, dunk a cotton ball or q tip into the mixture & wipe eye area clean with eye closed & with eye open getting some in the eyes. Do not double dunk but can be repeated every few minutes if needed. This can even just be used as a daily eye wash it is so gentile.

Brushing teeth & teeth whitening: I wrote a blog post on using activated charcoal powder for oral care & teeth whitening: DIY natural healing activated charcoal toothpaste and tooth-powder recipes – Whitening too

To stop an allergic reaction from something I ate to stop a sugar reaction: I had read that activated charcoal could be used if you consume too much refined sugar & your glucose starts going high, just drink 2 to 4 tbsp of powder in water & by what I have read & now heard from one friend it helps within minutes. For me I have a few very severe allergic reactions to some foods & additives I have now tested how great activated charcoal has worked time & time again, I again drink 2 to 4 tbsp in water as soon as possible and the reaction is usually gone within minutes or at least stops a trip to the ER & I am better much faster. I now carry activated charcoal tablets & capsules with me away from home just so I can take the activated charcoal right away until I can get home to the powder form to take.

OK ladies you gotta try activated charcoal for your periods & PMS!

We have successfully used activated charcoal powder in water to get rid of cramps, fatigue etc from PMS a periods, we have also successfully used activated charcoal poultices to get rid of cramps & bloating (over whole stomach area). It is simple just add 2 tbsp of activated charcoal powder to 8 to 20 ounces of water & drink all at once or sip till gone. But there is more I have Menorrhagia (very heavy bleeding during my periods) & I have discovered if I add 1 tbsp of the hardwood activated charcoal powder & 1 tbsp of the 1600 USP activated charcoal powder to 20 ounces of water in a water bottle, shake & sip till gone & repeat (I repeat 3 or 4 times a day) it majorly helps my bleeding when almost nothing else has & nothing has worked this well. Not only that but hot flashes are a thing of the past too.

Check out my daughters/Naturally Teen Approved’s Activated charcoal video here.

Check out these videos from The first video is on how to make an activated charcoal poultice (again you can use bentonite clay instead of the flax): How To Make an Activated Charcoal Poultice The second video is on how to make an activated charcoal patch that can be made ahead & froze: How to Make a Charcoal Patch Using Water Psyllium Powder and Activated Charcoal 

I use Activated charcoal many more ways including taking it to prevent & cure illness

If taking activated charcoal do it at least an hour & a half to 2 hours away from meds, vitamins or other remedies etc. no need to worry about this with poultices though.

Activated Charcoal Kids, ADHD, Hyperactivity & calming  down:

I have been doing a lot of activated charcoal research & using it for a lot of things in my home. And yes I do give & use activated charcoal for my kids. In my research I have found many articles & testimonials on giving activated charcoal to kids for the same reasons as giving it to adults for health. But some of the most amazing reasons for giving it to kids was to calm them or to help them deal or think.

So many said that if their kids got all hyper rather from processed foods or from sugar or sodas or whatever, rather they normally did not get those kinds of foods or not, giving the child a dose of activated charcoal powder in water or a few activated charcoal tablets/capsules had an almost immediate calming effect & helped get the sugars & junk out of their system better.

The amounts of charcoal depended on each child but basically it was 1 or 2 tbsp of activated charcoal powder in 1 to 2 cups of water (or less) & drink it down, but some kids did not need more than a 1/2 tbsp of powder in water, so you may have to do trial & error on figuring out & of course do your own research as I am just passing on great info I have found & even discussed with others.

Lets get started:

From Charcoal house: Are you looking for an extremely high grade, medicinal activated charcoal powder?  Look no further!  Our Detox 1600 is made under stringent quality control.  So much so that is carries the USP certification.

Studies show that activated charcoal is harmless when ingested or inhaled or when it comes in contact with the skin. In rare cases, charcoal may mildly irritate the bowel in sensitive persons, but no allergies or other side effects have been recorded. It can be very slightly constipating.

Teeth Whitening:

This is a favorite use for many people & it is said to be the most effective way to whiten teeth naturally, so we tried it & in all honesty it moved to the top of our list of favorite uses.charcoal teeth 1

How to: We simple sprinkled some activated charcoal powder on our wet toothbrush & brushed it on our teeth really good, let sit about 4 minutes & brushed again then rinsed. You can do this daily or once or twice a week. You can also just mix it up ahead of time with some baking soda and use as a toothpowder for a daily whitening toothpaste. The Hardwood activated charcoal does rinse out of your mouth easier than the coconut activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal for dental infections,abscesses and removing fluoride from drinking water

Checkout BuyActivatedCharcoal on Twitter @CharcoalRemedy

Here is another recipe straight from House:

Click the picture to go read more info

Face mask:

We have really enjoyed doing a skin softening, toning, exfoliating, detoxing face mask with the activated charcoal once or twice a weekactivated charcoal mask

How to: We simply mixed 1 tbsp of Hardwood activated charcoal with 1 tsp of wheat germ oil or raw coconut oil and as mixing adding water a drop at a time to get the consistency we want, apply to face & allow to dry fully then wash off & follow with a moisturizer if needed such as raw coconut oil or DIY body butter. Any extra can be put in a container with a lid & stored in the fridge for use in a couple of days, or use it at the same time on elbows, knees, feet or wherever.

NoPoo, mascara, eyeliner, bath:

As my fans know we are no poo in our house, but we found activated charcoal to fit nicely in our no poo routine, you must be 024acareful not to add to much but it is amazing for cleaning, detoxing & softening skin, scalp & hair. We simply added 1 pinch in the water with whatever else we were washing our hair with.

My daughter also loves using the activated charcoal as mascara & eyeliner, her blog post is here (so yes activated charcoal is teen approved & for almost all the reasons listed too)

I personally loved adding activated charcoal to a soaking bath, it was great to ease pain, softening my skin & very relaxing, I added 1 tbsp. Beware you will relax & then have to clean the bathtub afterwards too🙂

And I love activated charcoal foot baths too

Skin Disease. (Charcoal Bath)
A Child in Charcoal Bath. One Christmas vacation we held a two-week health program in Barangay, Guinoyoran. During our day home visitation, we found a child sick with a very fine and itchy skin disease (Kurikong) covering the activated charcoal bath or footbathwhole body. The child could hardly sleep at night crying and itching. For more than a month the child did not receive any drug medication. We offered help to the mother. She graciously accepted.  

We prepared a big pail with warm water mixed with a cup of charcoal powder and gave the child a charcoal bath. We submerged the child into the water covering the body for 20 minutes. For the first two applications the child was crying. The treatment was given in the morning and in the afternoon. On the following day we brought some toys and baby treats. We gave him another charcoal bath and a plastic duck. He enjoyed playing with the duck in the water. Later, we gave him something to eat. We finished the charcoal bath with warm water. On the fourth day the child wanted to stay longer in the water. He felt more comfortable. Before the end of our two weeks program, the child was free from all itches. (info here)

Taking a long warm/hot activated charcoal bath is great for detoxing, great for helping the body remove toxins through the skin such as nicotine from smoking, chemicals from beauty products & air contaminates & more, aiding in skin conditions, odors, fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue.

What about wounds, burns, bites & stings?:

Well I never expected to actually give the activated charcoal a workout for bites & stings, but I got stung about 5 times by a centipede in my bed down the side of my leg, we are not sure where he came from but I knew when he was there. Centipedes when I looked it up later are not a major sting but some people do have an allergic reaction, well it is clear I had one because I got dizzy, my ears were ringing & my stomach was so upset within minutes of getting stung.

My husband also got bit by a spider while out hunting, I do not think it was a brown recluse but really have no idea since we treated it so fast.

Both I treated with activated charcoal with instant results.

My daughter also burned her fingers on the toaster & we applied wet activated charcoal & she got instant relief.

How to wounds, bites & stings, info from House: For wounds, spider bite, wasps, insect bites

For Pain, Detox & Poultices (other uses & ideas):

Info from House: Painhemorrhoids, detox, poultice, poultice for diarrheababies Babiesactivated charcoal 6 #2, heavy metal absorption, arthritis, pink eye, celiac, Gout, IBS, Colitis & Crohnsacid indigestion & heartburn, & Food poisoning.

Dental infections, toothaches, gum disease and dental abscesses are common oral occurrences. USP Activated Charcoal has been effectively used by many people to relieve the pain associated with dental infections and to promote healing. USP activated charcoal is also a simple home remedy for canker sores. (info here)

More info: Amazing charcoal testimonies from the Philippines , such as for cancers gallstones, ear infections, kidney infections, & bone injury & so on.

Go to House and do a search of your own & see all the amazing stories, testimonials & uses for yourself.

I also recommend a great book on activated charcoal that was sent to me by as well the book “’s The Complete Handbook of Medicinal Charcoal & Its Applications” I enjoyed reading it very much, and they also sell it in a combo with enough activated charcoal to get you started here

Activated charcoal for ear infections & Ear aches.

Activated charcoal taken orally or applied externally as a poultice will often bring relief within the half hour for the pain associated with gout, sore throat, earache, toothache, irritated eyes, sprains, inflammations, heartburn, bruises, and injury.

Synthetic Fragrance Headache & activated charcoal testimonial: (here)

To: Kimberly and the Staff of,
All three of our family members are sensitive to certain synthetic fragrances at different degrees.  None-the-less, we each get put out by terrible migraines by some of them.  Each of us have experienced the rescue of Activated Charcoal many times over right after exposure…
Right off (when the migraine starts to kick in) we take 1Tbsp. of Activated Charcoal [powder] with water. After say about 20 minutes later we are feeling much, much better.  If we do have somewhat of a migraine after charcoal ~ it is VERY manageable and we can carry on our tasks normally. Sometimes we will continue taking just a little charcoal as the day/night progresses depending on our symptoms.
In the world of ‘scented toxic chemicals’, I’m not sure what we would do without AC! To say the least, we all have AC with us wherever we go!!
Thank you for doing the beautiful work you all are doing! A lot of it may go unnoticed, but know that there are many of us whom are thankful for ALL the hard work and dedicated hours you put into changing and making a difference in so many lives!

Also check out Jaahda’s Migraine Cures (She sucks on an activated charcoal tablet)


We add activated charcoal to wounds on our pets just like we do for us, as a matter of fact one of our many cats just had a oozing would so we applied a coconut oil activated charcoal dressing/poultice & it healed it very nicely, we also add a pinch or 2 to all our pets water as a way to keep them healthy & to help fight parasites.

More info from House: Animal wounds, giving to animals, Animal odor, animal poisoning,

Info from website:

Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder SURFACE AREA: 1400 to 1800 m2/g

Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder. A high quality activated charcoal powder made from American Eastern Hardwoods with a high surface area (See Tech Data Link below)

FOOD-GRADE – completely safe for oral use.

Also recommended for use in poultices for the external treatment of localized inflammation, infection and pain, or in baths for a generalized application over a larger body area.

Excellent for charcoal baths as the hardwood charcoals rinse off more easily than the coconut shell.

May also be added to animal food or water for treating poisoning, infection, and foul odors.

For larger quantities of Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder please go to LINK below.


* See Electron-microscopic picture here of tremendous surface area (magnification 200,000X)

 Detox 1600 USP – Super Fine Powder Coconut Shell

FireBrandTM Series 

DETOX 1600 USP Coconut Activated Charcoal Super Fine Powder: A very high activity medicinal charcoal powder specifically developed to be taken internally for poisoning, drug overdose, and food poisoning resulting in severe diarrhea and vomiting.

This is a powerfully adsorptive activated charcoal. With a Phenazone Adsorption of 40 – 50: a typical Iodine number of 1500, and activated charcoal 4a BET Surface Area of 1550 – 1600 m2/gm, DETOX 1600 USP not only goes to work within seconds, but quickly adsorbs large amounts of toxins in the GI tract.

DETOX 1600 USP  also works very well for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), acid reflux, and for symptoms of lower bowel irritation.

DETOX 1600 USP is made from virgin coconut charcoal. It is steam activated using water vapour at high temperature (up to 1000°C) to produce a very homogeneous micro-porosity (and some meso-porosity) that results in a consistent rate of adsorption for thousands of different natural and man-made poisons.  DETOX 1600 USP has been processed to meet the purification standards required for medical use and complies with both the US Pharmacopeia (USP 34) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP 7th Edition). DETOX 1600 USP is a very light, fine powder free from any grittiness.

POISONING: Standard Hospital Single Dose:

  • Child – 15 to 25 gms powder (approx. 1½ – 2½ Tablespoons)
  • Adult – 50 gms powder (approx. 5 Tablespoons)
  • Carefully add charcaol powder to water (not milk) in a capped bottle. Cap bottle and shake well.
  • Drink entire contents as a single dose.
  • Activated Charcoal does not work for certain drugs/poisons – contact Poison Control Center for specific details
  • (USA #  800-222-1222)

DETOX 1600 USP also works well for allergic reactions to certain plants and insects.

DETOX 1600 USP can also be used in making a Charcoal Poultice and applied over wounds, inflammations, burns, insect bites, poison ivy, certain skin conditions…

Miscellaneous Pain

As a note: The below information uses Flaxseed in the poultice, flaxseed in poultice form was irritating to me, so I add bentonite clay to my poultices & it works just as well. My poultices generally include, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, raw coconut oil & enough water to make a paste, sometimes I also add colloidal silver &/or essential oils as well.

When I interviewed Dr. Wynn over the phone, I asked him what he sees charcoal used for most often. “Here at Uchee Pines we use ac bookit for many different problems. However, I would say mostly for pain, inflammation and pain of joints, or around the trunk area for bowel complaints. It is most often applied overnight with a Flaxseed Poultice . The majority of people find relief from whatever pain they are experiencing. But I can’t explain how it works. I understand how it might work internally by adsorbing toxins, but exactly how it can relieve deep tissue pain or draw out toxins when used externally is still a mystery to me. I know flaxseed has its own anti-inflammatory properties, but that still doesn’t explain such dramatic results.”

Pain is a condition all of its own, and when other common forms of treatment fail to bring relief, charcoal can be tried without any worry of doing harm. Mention has already been made of treating the pain of gout (one form of arthritis), but a trial of charcoal poultices should also be made for the pain associated with sore throat, earache, toothache, irritated eyes, sprains, inflammations, and bruises. Relief within the half hour is not unusual. The poultice may be left on for several hours or overnight. page 129 (Buy Charcoal Remedies book)

To find out more how charcoal can help you treat pain and other common ailments, simply and naturally, right in your home, order the book now. (from here)

Charcoal is used for internal and external infection, poisoning, injury, fever, eye infections, pink eye, ear infection, gastritis, internal disorders, halitosis, poisonous spider bites,  insect bites, bee sting, venomous snake bites, inflammation internal & external, colitis, indigestion, cellulites, diarrhea, gas, jaundice on & on

Just some uses for activated charcoal:

Research each area starting with the links above.

For most ailments it is recommended to take several TBS of activated charcoal in water & to also apply poultice over area.

  • Overdose, prescription overdose, over the counter overdose & accidental poisoning, toxic exposure, metal detox & other detoxing & drug & allergy reactions, ingestion of gasoline & other flammable liquids
  • Injury, sprain, bruises, pain, broken bones, swelling & more
  • Bee & wasp stings, other stings, bites, skin issues, hives, snake & spider bites
  • Fever, cold, flu, infection, pneumonia, respiratory issues, RSV, & more
  • Cancer, tumors, swollen lymph nodes, water retention & more
  • Indigestion, heartburn, gerd, acid reflux, reflux in babies, colic, stomach issues, stomach bug, food poisoning & more
  • Liver detox, gallstones, kidney stones, bladder infections, UTI’s
  • Activated charcoal as you will discover has almost endless uses & many get great results no matter what they try it for.
Crohn’s Disease
Aggie’s son Todd, 35 years old, has had Crohn’s for over 20 years, and has been in and out of hospital many times. “Sometimes he would go to work and then be in so much pain by 11a.m., that he would come home and I would take him to the hospital. Sometimes he would be in so much pain, he would end up rolling on the floor in the Emergency Ward, and throwing up.”The beginning of October 2006, after reading the book CharcoalRemedies.comAggie bought some charcoal powder. She mixed 2T in 2 liters of water, let it settle out overnight, then poured the “gray” water into small bottles and put them in the fridge. Todd would take one to work and drink that through the day. They have continued this routine for over a year now and Todd has been free of pain with no episodes. Some days he feels a little uncomfortable but he is convinced the charcoal has made a big difference. “There have been a couple stressful events but they have not triggered any pain or diarrhea. He has not even complained of diarrhea.” (information from here)
More taking information:
Whether it is aspirin, Prozac, Paracetamol, caffeine, THC, or cocaine, if given within half an hour of ingestion, activated charcoal immediately goes to work to neutralize these poisons and hundreds of others. The standard child dose for drug poisoning is 25 gms of activated charcoal powder in water. That’s 2 ½ Tablespoons, which may be repeated two or three times over a period of 8 hours!! That is a lot of charcoal – a single adult dose is 50 grams or 5 Tablespoons. Now the best way to get young children inclined to take charcoal is to begin young. Whenever you have an upset stomach and they see daddy or mommy taking some charcoal they will be more willing to try it too. Mixing the charcoal with some grape juice or colored drink, or putting it in an opaque container with a straw, some funny faces thrown in, goes a long ways to making the experience an easy one for both the child and parent. So, why not get prepared today. Purchase activated charcoal for your home. When you have some indigestion stir in a Tablespoon of charcoal powder into water and “be a man” and just drink it back! (from this article)

Activated Charcoal Powder by House is loved by all in our house, it is on my “Cheree’s Favorites” list for sure, it is also “Husband approved” & “Teen Approved” & is a must to be added to our “Family Wishlist

Charcoal WORKS
for poisoning, drug overdose, and food poisoning
for digestive and other gastrointestinal problems: such as acid reflux, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and gas
for poisonous bites: including bees, hornets, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, and poisonous snakes
for allergic reactions to poisonous plants: such as poison ivy and poison oak
for infections: including pink eye, diabetic ulcers, abscesses, UTI, and gangrene
for diseases such as gout, Tourista, tetanus, diphtheria, and cholera
for animals: including poisoning, infections, odors, and as a digestive supplement
for purifying water, air, and food
and more

Charcoal is SAFE
a safety record that goes back 3500 years
rated Category 1 (Safe and Effective) by the FDA
recommended by Poison Control Centers, Pediatric & Toxicologist Associations
has no known adverse side effects
non habit forming
indefinite shelf life – does not age or spoil if properly stored


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12 thoughts on “Activated Charcoal – Do you know all of the amazing uses? – DIY and Beyond

  1. I have a question about drinking the powder form, won’t it stain crowns? Fortunately I read that if you brush your teeth with it, it will permanently stain crowns before I tried it. I also have menorrhagia and am desperate to find relief, do the capsules work just as well? Thank you.

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