ALL ABOUT ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL ALL ABOUT ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL


ALL ABOUT ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL

December 17, 2018    
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WHAT IS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

Activated Charcoal is often misunderstood to be derived from the carcinogenic briquettes used in barbecue grills; however, on the contrary, it is a derivative of natural resources that are rich in carbon, namely peat, wood, sawdust, and coconut shells, and it thus exhibits beneficial and restorative properties.

The specific natural source material is heated at high temperatures and slowly burned in a process called Pyrolysis. Next, it is treated with oxygen. This process “activates” the charcoal by eliminating any molecules that it had already absorbed, thereby enhancing both the absorption and the adsorption abilities of the resultant Activated Charcoal. The final product is a natural, sustainable product that is chemical-free and thus non-toxic.



 

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL VS. ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Bamboo Charcoal is obtained from fragments of a bamboo botanical that is collected after it has grown for five years or more. Bamboo Charcoal undergoes the same process of Pyrolysis in order to become “activated.” Bamboo Charcoal can be categorized as either Raw Bamboo Charcoal or Bamboo Briquette Charcoal. The first is comprised of the parts of a bamboo plant (roots, culms, branches) and the latter is formed when the residue of bamboo is condensed into a specific shape before it undergoes the process of carbonization. 



 

ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL POWDER BENEFITS

Bamboo Charcoal is covered in numerous miniscule holes, which make its structure highly porous. Contrasted with regular charcoal, its surface area is ten times larger. This increases its absorption capacity, which in turn quickens its rate of absorption. These qualities allow Activated Bamboo Charcoal to effectively function as a detoxifying agent when incorporated into skin care products.

Traditionally, its absorbency made Activated Charcoal popular for healthcare applications, in which it was applied to wounds and sites of infection. Reputed to be antibacterial and to make an effective detoxicant, it was thus used to help purge patients of bodily toxins. Eventually, it came to be used in cosmetics and personal care products – largely cleansers, detoxifying masks, deodorants, and whitening products – that we continue to use today. Through adsorption, Activated Bamboo Charcoal is reputed to help attract impurities, such as bacteria, dirt, dust, and oil, on the skin’s surface in order to make their removal easier. It can be applied to any preferred areas of skin, including the scalp, to address problems related to dryness, itchiness, dullness, and excessive oiliness.



 

ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL POWDER USES

 

 
PRODUCT TYPE & FUNCTION

When added to this kind of formulation…

Shampoo, Face Mask, Exfoliating Scrub,

Body Soap, Deodorant,

Balm, Air Freshener

EFFECTS

Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder functions as a(n):

  • Cleanser
  • Softener
  • Deodorizer
  • Exfoliant
  • Analgesic

It helps to:

  • Balance oil production and moisture levels
  • Hydrate, soften, and soothe the skin, scalp, and hair
  • Make hair feel lighter and more voluminous
  • Control the development of acne by cleansing the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Eliminate dead skin cells for a clearer, more polished complexion
  • Cleanse the skin and scalp of bacteria, dirt, excess oil, and dandruff leaving it feeling refreshed
  • Eliminate, conceal, or neutralize unpleasant odors, both on the body and in the environment
  • Ease topical discomfort caused by rashes and bites


 

ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL POWDER SIDE EFFECTS

As with all other New Directions Aromatics products, Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder Raw Material is for external use only. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using this product for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women, those with sensitive skin, and those with a gastrointestinal motility disorder are especially advised not to use Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder Raw Material without the medical advice of a physician. This product should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7. It is highly recommended that any areas of skin to which Activated Charcoal is applied and left to soak/sit/dry/harden be wrapped immediately with a bandage, as it is known to stain.

Prior to using Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder Raw Material, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by dissolving 1 tsp Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder Raw Material in 1 Tbsp of a preferred Carrier Oil and applying a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder must never be used near the eyes, inner nose and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin.

Potential side effects of Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder include respiratory irritation, mild coughing, dehydration, black stools, constipation, a blockage in the intestines, nausea, and vomiting. Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder Raw Material may also prevent the body’s proper absorption of particular medications. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.



IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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