charcoal fun facts
We're all about charcoal this October. Check out our list of fun facts for some surprising jargon about our favorite carbon.
- Activated charcoal is a fine, black odorless and tasteless powder
Our activated charcoal is made from coconut shells
It can absorb various substances and is most often used to treat overdoses and toxins
It can absorb and treat gas, viruses, and bacteria
It can be used for external use when mixed with water to alleviate pain, itching, and bites/stings
It is used for teeth whitening and stain removal
It is a great additive in face mask recipes, for the removal of dead skin and blackheads
In small spaces, charcoal can be used as an air purifier to cut down on airborne toxins and odors.
No one knows exactly when we began using activated charcoal, but its use as a water purifier dates back to 400 B.C. when Hindus and Phoenicians charred barrels before filling them with water.
Used extensively in the 19th Century, activated charcoal was discovered to be an effective antidote for poison. Scientists went so far as to ingest arsenic and charcoal to prove its strength as a remedy.
Ready for a dose of charcoal? Come by your Juice Bar and order a Hangover Helper Monster Shot or add it to the smoothie of your choice!
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