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By Amanda posted May 25, 2011 1:39PM CST
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My first experience with activated charcoal powder is when I was younger and my sister would get very bad tummy aches.  My mother would give her some charcoal powder mixed in with some water and get relief in less than 30 minutes.  About one year ago I started to research charcoal powder’s beauty benefits. The most important benefit I found through my research is that charcoal powder is one of the best detoxifying ingredients without drying your skin.

Activated bamboo charcoal is made by burning pieces of bamboo at temperatures over 800 degrees and then it is refined completely.  Activated bamboo charcoal powder absorbs odors, can purify water, and has beauty benefits too. Almost all water purifiers for example Brita use charcoal to purify the water.  Activated bamboo charcoal absorbs into the pores on your skin & draws out the dirt and oils that are blocking the pores.  Regular use can help to eliminate acne, bumps, and blackheads. 

My first creation with activated charcoal was a body soap called Twilight Detox which was an instant hit.  Young people to active people with body acne have had great success with this soap and the Twilight Detox Face & Body Scrub together. 


The great thing about activated charcoal powder is it does not dry out your skin like a lot of other purifying ingredients for example clays.  It maintains the moisture levels while deep cleaning your pores.  It also helps to fight odors which is great for the active person.

It was only supposed to be out for a few months but I decided to continue to make the Twilight Detox based on their success.Customers loved the smell so much from the Twilight Detox line that I created a perfume oil called Twilight Lust Perfume Oil.  The scent is a combination of amber, vanilla, ylang ylang, frankincense, and azalea.


Charcoal  Detoxifying Facial Mask Beauty Recipe:

This mask really helps to tighten and detoxify your skin especially if you have multiple breakouts, oily skin, or have large pores.  Also help to brighten skin which helps to eliminate blotchy skin. Use mask once a week or every other week. You can use on body too!

1 tsp. charcoal powder

½ cup greek yogurt

1 tsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and apply to your face or body for about 5 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Cleanse face with soap to remove any charcoal powder from face. Follow with High Society Face Moisturizer.

Built Up Hair Remover Beauty Recipe:

This charcoal shampoo with help eliminate the built up from your hair. This will allow your hair to have more body and stay healthy.  The charcoal powder also helps to detox and deep cleanse your scalp which helps promote healthy hair.  Perfect for people who use a lot of styling products or have dandruff.

1 tsp charcoal powder

8 oz bottle of shampoo

Pour shampoo in bowl and add charcoal powder. Gently stir until charcoal powder is combined and pour through a funnel back into the shampoo bottle.  Use once a week as your shampoo massaging into hair deep into the scalp.

Charcoal Detox Face Scrub Beauty Recipe:

¼ cup old fashioned oats

2 tb. walnuts

¼ cup white kaolin clay

½ charcoal powder

In a food processor, add oats and walnuts and pulse until finely ground. Add clay and charcoal powder and pulse until combined. Store scrub powder in an air tight container.  To use add 1 tb. of mask powder into a small bowl and add milk or water to create a paste.  Start out with a small of amount of water. It should take less than 1 tsp of liquid to create the paste. 

Directions: Wet face and scrub face with paste. Leave on skin for a couple of minutes and then rinse off.  Follow with moisturizer like Mojo Spa’s High Society daily moisturizer.


To purchase Activated Charcoal to make beauty recipes


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