With its astringent and absorbent properties using activated charcoal is just what you need for clean refreshed skin. Charcoal is best known for it's ability to absorb toxins and has been used in medicine for over 3,000 years.
The absorbent nature of activated charcoal will draw oils away from the skin and leave you feeling deep cleaned and refreshed. Because activated charcoal is such a kick ass cleaner it's not something you'd use every day. Using a deep cleaning charcoal treatment is best applied 2-3 times a week.
What the heck does activated mean anyway?
Charcoal House, LLC quotes Pliny's Natural History (published 77AD):
Pliny writes in his epoch work Natural History (Vol. 36): “It is only when ignited and quenched that charcoal itself acquires its characteristic powers, and only when it seems to have perished that it becomes endowed with greater virtue.” What Pliny observed and noted so long ago is the very mystery science continues to exploit today.
The activated in activated charcoal means the charcoal has been heated to extremely high temperatures to create lots of holes in the powder. These small holes, or pores, increase the surface area of the charcoal so it can adsorb more toxins. One teaspoon of activated charcoal has a surface area of approximately 10,000 square feet. That's as big as the floor plan of this house! Say what?!?!
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To ensure you have the most absorbent and the highest quality charcoal for your skin, the activated charcoal I use in my Coal Mine Charcoal specialty soap comes from a blend of hard and soft woods.
Your freshly detoxed skin will be calm and toned because I hand mix this soap with pure lavender and pure tea tree essential oils. High Street Soap's charcoal specialty soap doesn't stop with the rocking addition of activated charcoal. Your mood will be refreshed, recharged, and ready to take the day head on with the cleanest skin around!
Check out these 5 star reviews from folks who have tried Coal Mine Charcoal specialty soap and loved it!
I'll call her CinderElla!!
I originally purchased this soap for my face and wound up just keeping it in my shower for a whole body cleanse. I love it - the way it smells, the way it makes my skin feel (clean, not dry) and I love looking at the gold veins running through it. Divine!
Can't get enough!!
This one is a winner with me! It makes my body feel so alive!!!
Clean as a whistle!
Tried this soap and loved it! I felt like it really cleaned my skin! Smells great too; that's a given with all High Street's soaps!
I'm creating a charcoal face scrub recipe for you that will have your mood and your skin recharged and ready to kick some butt. Stay tuned!
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