Charcoal is a lightweight black carbon residue made by heating the wood to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen, which can do a lot more than the BBQ.
Charcoal has been widely used for centuries as antidote, skincare, fuel, removing toxins and odors. Even now a days, charcoal is used for both health and beauty benefits. Considering number of uses in the home, it’s something that every family should have.
Is there a difference between charcoal and activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is much more porous compared to charcoal and is produced at higher temperatures.
Activated charcoal is far better absorbent compared to charcoal and used in medicine as well. It is odorless, tasteless, black porous component.
Let’s now discover the impressive ways to use activated charcoal in the home.
1. Absorbs Refrigerator Smell
Studies revealed that activated charcoal is effective at eliminating odors. Certain food items release their own smell which if placed in refrigerator may blend with other food items. Use case of activated charcoal has been proved successful that small piece placed inside absorbs such odors.
2. Keeps the Closet Clean
Activated charcoal absorb odors and can serve to remove odors from your fridge, drawers or closet. A small piece of charcoal placed in open bowls or perforated bags would eliminate foul smell. Excellent absorbent which finds its place in the kitchen.
Multi-Purpose Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags
Place your charcoal odor absorbing bags in sunlight for 2 hours once a month to revitalize them for up to 2 years.
Bamboo Charcoal is 10X more porous than regular charcoal. That means your odor absorbing bags will absorb 10X more odor!
Bamboo charcoal odor absorbing bags are the most effective way to deodorize and absorb odors from your air.
Place one charcoal odor absorbing bag in your gym bag to keep it free of excess moisture and odors.
Keep a charcoal odor absorbing bag in your bathroom to absorb harmful moisture and humidity. Your charcoal odor absorbing bags are perfect for keeping refrigerated food fresher for longer.
Protect your home from offensive odors, unpleasant smells, unwanted moisture. 100% scent-free and pet safe !
3. Eliminates VOC’s
Activated charcoal helps absorb the Volatile Organic Compounds from the air.
Wall paints and furniture color release organic compounds and placing activated charcoal can help you around to clean the air.
I painted my house few months ago back but was annoyed with persistent smell. Upon my friend suggestion I tried charcoal bags and within few days got rid of paint smell. Very economical and workable
4. Purify Your Drinking Water
Activated charcoal is widely used in water filters to reduce metal and fluoride content. However, water filter has other layers to remove bacteria, virus, minerals as activated charcoal alone is not effective on killing bacteria.
Both water purifier and air purifier use activated carbon layers.
5. Treats Insect Bites
Use of activated charcoal is used to treat the insect bites. The activated charcoal’s porous structure binds with insect’s saliva to help reduce itch, inflammation.
Multi-Purpose Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags
Each bag has metal hanging ring.
The bamboo charcoal neutralizes even stubborn smells such as those caused by smoke, pet urine, cat litter boxes, wet dogs, gym shoes.
These air freshener bags can be reused and recyclable. To rejuvenate just place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about 2 hours.
Use as Car Air Fresheners, Shoe Deodorizer Bags, Odor Eliminator for Home, Pets, Car, Closet
Activated charcoal has become a very popular and effective ingredient for skin care. Skin experts believe that a charcoal face mask can help extract the impurities from the skin by removing trapped dirt, oil, blackheads and bacteria. Activated charcoal acts as magnet to attract these toxins, helps deep cleaning of your pores and gives you healthy skin.
- Effective blackhead removal solution
- Vitamin C added in right proportion for deep pore cleansing
- Natural skin-friendly mask made with organic ingredients
- User-friendly – no painful sensation
Hello Oral Care Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste (Made in USA)
Activated charcoal is being widely used in the world of wellness and cosmetics. The activated charcoal in the toothpaste may help remove surface stains on your teeth and give you whitening shine.
- The activated charcoal works to polish and clean, whiten, remove surface stains and freshen breath.
- Hello is naturally friendly activated charcoal fluoride free whitening toothpaste. black paste = white teeth.
Cali White Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste (Made in USA)
An all natural, effective, and easy way to whiten your teeth without all the nasty chemicals used in most large retail toothpastes. Activated Charcoal, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, and Baking Soda create a powerful teeth whitening effect with zero peroxide sensitivity.
The Pacific Mint flavor cures bad breath and will leave your mouth feeling fresh like a day at the beach. Naturally flavored with Xylitol and Peppermint Oil.
8. Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning
- Removes odor, colors, organic pollutants to keep water crystal clear; removes toxic compounds from fish tank.
- Phosphate free. Safe for both fresh and saltwater tanks.
- Fast working and long lasting.
- Reusable zipper-designed mesh bag.
Useful zippered bags which keeps the carbon within the bag, cheaper than jar packs and keep the aquarium super clean.