Black Magic: Charcoal, Switch2Pure No Toxins Required

By Estela Cockrell

Black Magic: Charcoal, Switch2Pure No Toxins Required

Charcoal has long been used in emergency rooms to help with drug and toxin overdoses. UM, hopefully you don't have too much previous experience with charcoal or know this little fact already!  I am sure you have seen activated charcoal everywhere as of late....but is it combined with organic, safer, non-toxic ingredients? 

The scoop on this black magic: Activated charcoal binds to the toxin to help to eliminate it (think of being escorted out of a party you weren't invited to and that is what activate charcoal does).  Why you see it in juices, and at juice bars....and why people use charcoal pills post drinking or surgery.  What is it exactly?  Thought you would never ask....Charcoal has also been used for years to help filter water. “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. By heating common charcoal in the presence of a gas it causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores".

Teeth Whitening:  (half as abrasive as traditional whiteners with safer ingredients) 

"Activated charcoal has the ability to clean and whiten the teeth without the harsh chemicals and additives traditional whitening agent and toothpastes contain.  Plus the added benefit of binding toxins produced from oral bacteria make charcoal tooth-paste the "go-to" for my patients looking to #maketheswitch cleaner, healthier oral hygiene products.  

As a biological dentist focused on the total health and wellness of my patients I made the Switch2Pure because the use of clean, non-toxic products plays an integral role in eliminating the inflammatory stress our bodies are ill-equipped to manage over a lifetime.

Professionally, Switch2Pure has empowered me to be able to recommend without hesitation multiple products to my patients that have been meticulously scrutinized for their safety and efficacy; a combination that is extremely hard to find in dentistry whose mainstream product line is heavily burdened with chemicals, neurotoxins, and inflammatory causing agents.

Personally, as someone who is thankfully winning the battle over the negative health effects associated with inflammation, Switch2Pure provides me the satisfaction of knowing that I have an advocate who’s ensuring the products I use will not only advance my goal of achieving optimal health, but also maintain it.

Also, for a brighter, whiter smile minus the bad bacteria in your mouth, we love to recommend coconut oil.  Naturally antibacterial and anti fungal, I haven't found anything better for promoting a healthy balance in the mouth.  So glad #Switch2Pure has #charcoal toothpaste and coconut oil infused dental floss!  Lastly, don't forget to floss like a boss!  Flossing is the easiest and least expensive way to reduce inflammation in the body!"  Dr. Becky Steinbach or Elevate Dental Wellness

Skin Benefits of Using Activated Charcoal


Used in proper proportions, charcoal is wonderfully active and powerful when it comes to clearing the face of impurities.  Its unparalleled ability to bind to toxins and impurities on the skin's surface and bind with them....allowing you to extract, wash, clear and rinse the skin pure.  It draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin.  It helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne as well as remove those unwanted pollutants from the air.  

It really should be part of any skincare routine.  We love the charcoal sponge, charcoal mask and charcoal soaps that all do exactly that: rid the skin of impurities! 


So, what are you waiting reason not to infuse these skin care tricks in to your daily, weekly, self care routines!   


*2 pic courtesy of Honey Belle Shop

*3 pic courtesty of Amake Skincare