Activated charcoal is quickly becoming a coveted ingredient for numerous uses. Unlike traditional carcinogenic charcoal, activated charcoal is created when burnt wood, coconut shells, or peat is treated with oxygen to make it porous. This process makes the charcoal able to bind to other products (gases, liquids, toxins).
Once the process is completed, activated charcoal can take several different forms:
• Fabrics or sponges – often used for cleaning and sometimes for people to wear. An example is in medical settings when patients may need a wound dressing. Additionally, many people use activated charcoal to clean their skin.
• Pills or powder –many people will add to smoothies or juices or take as a supplement for various health reasons (overdoses, poisoning). In the powder form, activated charcoal is used by many to whiten their teeth or for weight loss.
• Cubes – activated charcoal is used by many in the form of cubes or granules to purify the air as needed. Activated charcoal can also be used as an odor absorber as well as a water purifier.
In addition to activated charcoal, there is activated bamboo charcoal. Bamboo charcoal is created from the moss bamboo plant that is harvested once matured at 5 years, cut, and submitted to a firing process. The charcoal is then ground into a powder and injected with steam, which is known as the activation process. As a result of this process activated bamboo charcoal is able to adsorb or bind to bacteria and toxins and bring it to the surface. Activated bamboo charcoal has recently become a popular choice due to its sustainability. Bamboo can naturally renew itself over and over. In addition to being environmentally friendly and natural, it is safe to use around pets and children.
Jutemill LLC offers products that contain activated bamboo charcoal to make it easy for customers to be environmentally conscious. Our charcoal deodorizer bags are a popular item that eliminates odors and can be easily refreshed by placing it in sunlight.
We love to offer customers natural products that last, meet your needs, and help to preserve the environment. We use bamboo for other products as well to meet your household or fashion needs. Visit us today on Amazon see all we have to offer.