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If you’ve been online much, or shop … at all, you’ve probably noticed that products with activated charcoal are becoming popular in a big way! I’ve seen these products in in the handmade community for a few years now, and obviously people have snatched them up with fervor because of how fully they’ve been integrated into big box stores.
I always love shopping handmade and local when I can. But, there are times when it’s nice to find great products in a store near me that work well. I’ve definitely hopped on the charcoal train, and these are all products that have been integrated into my daily (or almost daily) routine. My husband has even, skeptically, joined in and uses a few charcoal products!
My favorite part of activated charcoal is the delicious tingling feeling you get while using it. It makes me feel like I’m getting a really good clean … and there’s nothing better than that. So without further ado : my favorite charcoal products!
This stuff is one of my favorite products! It started out as my go-to face wash for travel because of the ease of packing it. But my whole family and I have quickly become attached to this stuff. It has tiny exfoliating beads that are definitely gentle enough for every day use. The one-two punch comes from the charcoal powder and tomato extract in the stick : helping to remove impurities and excess oil, as well as working hard to keep skin naturally clear.
While the product above is great for every day use, I occasionally find myself in need of a heartier scrub. That’s where this Biore scrub comes in. The best part about it is the deep tingle you get from using it! Not to mention, it does contain salicylic acid which is great for those of us who suffer from breakouts.
I have tried several different brands of toothpaste that contain charcoal. All have been natural brands that I didn’t think cut it in the “freshness” department. Until I tried this new Colgate. I know fluoride is a controversial subject right now, and this product does contain it. I’m hoping to talk to my dentist about it the next time I see her! But … overall, I love the clean feeling, and the minty fresh feel of this toothpaste.
For most of my life I have used Head and Shoulders. Except for those times when I decide I don’t want to spend the money on it … and then regret that decision. So when I discovered that they had a charcoal version of this favorite I was thrilled! It gives me that tingle I love so much, and really does a great job of giving me clean hair.
This stuff is awesome and – as far as natural deodorant goes – very affordable! I do have to admit, it took my body a bit of time to adjust to a natural deodorant stick. But overall I really like it. There’s not much of a scent to it, but it does a great job at odor busting … and it’s made with 97% natural ingredients!
And there you have it. My five favorite charcoal products! You can easily find these products at your local big box store… and on a budget. I’d love to hear what your favorite charcoal goodies are – leave me a comment below!