Activated Charcoal Hacks, DIY Beauty Tips And Tricks


Activated charcoal powder is actually pure carbon which has an unmatchable binding capacity. Activated charcoal powder is used for making several beauties DIYs and home remedies with several cleansing benefits.

For example:

  • Charcoal powder helps in cleaning the scalp and reducing dandruff.
  • Charcoal powder, when applied on the teeth helps in teeth whitening.
  • Activated charcoal powder helps in absorbing all the excess oil and sebum from the pores.
  • It helps in pulling out blackheads and leaving the skin clean and soft to the touch.

Here are some easy to prepare charcoal beauty hacks which can be very useful.

Charcoal Mask for Oily Skin

How to:

  1. Take 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth which is also known as Multani mitti.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal powder to it.
  3. Add in 2-3 teaspoons of rosewater in order to form a paste. Mix well to make sure that the charcoal is well combined.
  4. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry up.
  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  6. Apply some aloe Vera gel on the skin after using this face mask.
  7. Do this remedy once a week.

Charcoal and Gelatin Mask for Blackheads

How to:

  1. Take 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin powder.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water to it and add in 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder as well.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil and a teaspoon of honey.
  4. Now place this mixture over a double boiler to heat it up.
  5. Once the gelatin is heated up, I will start to melt. Keep stirring the mixture until you get a smooth and glossy paste.
  6. Remove this from the heat and apply it on your face using a face pack application brush.
  7. Once it has dried up, begin peeling it off in order to get rid of blackheads and unwanted facial hair.
  8. You can repeat it once or twice in 2 weeks.

Charcoal Facial Scrub

How to:

  1. Take 2 teaspoons of brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to it.
  3. Add in ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal powder and mix well.
  4. You may also add in 5-6 drops of skin oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.
  5. Once you have combined the ingredients well, wet your face with some water and apply the scrub to exfoliate the skin.
  6. Scrub the skin for 5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
  7. Do this remedy once a week.

Charcoal for Teeth Whitening

How to:

  1. Take a pea-sized amount of your toothpaste on your toothbrush.
  2. Wet the toothbrush slightly.
  3. Now take 4-5 pinches of activated charcoal powder on a paper towel and dip the toothbrush in the powder so that it gets coated.
  4. Use this to brush your teeth normally for 2 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water.
  5. Do this remedy once a week.

Charcoal for Hair Cleaning

How to:

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of your regular shampoo.
  2. Add 3-4 pinches of activated charcoal powder to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Wet your hair thoroughly.
  5. Apply the shampoo on your scalp and use it like you normally would.
  6. After massaging the scalp, rinse out the shampoo thoroughly.
  7. Condition your hair as normal.
  8. Do this remedy once a week.