So What's the Deal with Activated Charcoal?

We are not sure if you've heard, but Activated Charcoal is a hot topic at the moment! Activated Charcoal has been proven to be more successful at removing impurities and toxins than traditional charcoal, making it beneficial to use in both bath and body products. That is exactly why we have made Onyx, an activated charcoal soap that will give your skin all the benefits it needs!

What is the difference between Activated Charcoal and Regular Charcoal?

Regular charcoal has been commonly used for many years in the home as a treatment to remove chlorine from water, for cooking and to remove odours. While activated charcoal is successful in these tasks as well, it is processed in a way that makes it more beneficial for use in medicine and cosmetics. Activated charcoal is created when oxygen is added at a high temperature in a steam activation process. This process increases the surface area of the charcoal, increasing its porosity and the ability to absorb chemicals, toxins and gases, making it more successful in the purifying process.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Because of its ability to remove toxins and impurities, activated charcoal is best suitable for oily to combination skin types. It is especially beneficial to those who suffer from breakouts and acne because the activated charcoal is able to absorb and remove excess oil, dirt and impurities from pores helping to reduce breakouts and acne. Charcoal also tends to be mildly exfoliating which helps to remove dead skin cells from your pores so that they stay clean and unclogged. Activated charcoal has even been used medically to remove toxins and poisons from the body! 

Introducing Our New Activated Charcoal Soap, Onyx!

Now that you know the uses and benefits, we are proud to present our new soap made with activated charcoal!! Named Onyx due to it's similar appearance to the stone, our activated charcoal soap is 100% natural and has the essential oils of pink grapefruit, sage and petitgrain making it a delectable woodsy citrus scent! It will give your skin all the mentioned benefits of activated charcoal, keeping your skin matte and clean without stripping it of moisture due to our base of ricebran oil, coconut oil and olive oil!

So what are you waiting for? Purify those pores! 

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Jessica Stafford

Activated charcoal’s porous structure and massive surface area make it ideal to remove toxins and other impurities from the skin. It has already made its way into countless cosmetic products, as well as recipes for homemade cleansers, facial masks, and body scrubs. To know more visit

Jessica Stafford

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