There are many benefits and uses for activated charcoal. You can swallow activated charcoal in its pill form to help with a detox or cleanse. People even use it to brush their teeth. Finally, you can also use it to make an activated charcoal mask. Today, we will be discussing how and why you would use an activated charcoal mask as a part of your skincare routine.

An activated charcoal mask is a face mask you can use to help eliminate toxins in your skin and suck out those nasty blackheads. An activated charcoal mask is amazing for your skin. This is why using an activated charcoal mask as a part of your skincare routine has become so popular. Activated charcoal is incredibly effective at removing toxins from anywhere in the body, especially your skin.

Why You Should Try An Activated Charcoal Mask

The major benefit to a mask like this is that it can be gentle yet effective. a lot of products we use on our skin require a lot of scrubbing. Many of the other products we use can be irritating to the skin causing dryness, redness, and itchiness. So, instead of using a harsher product on our skin many of us choose to use charcoal instead.

The ability of activated charcoal to detoxify our bodies is well known. So, it makes sense that charcoal could detoxify our skin. Charcoal is said to help remove impurities from your skin and help your pores look cleaner in smaller. (1) The absorption powers of charcoal should help draw the dirt, oil, and toxins right out of your pores. Charcoal will help you fight acne by drawing out all of the bacteria and dirt in your pores that cause pimples. (2)

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Charcoal is a natural cleansing element that can help you with your skin problems. When you use an activated charcoal mask you can get multiple benefits by combining other elements. An activated charcoal mask can include other amazing skin products too. When you make your own mask at home you have a lot of options for customization. You can make your own charcoal mask that works just right for your skincare routine.

Activated Charcoal Mask Recipes

There are a number of different recipes for charcoal masks. However, the one essential and unchanging ingredient in all of them is activated charcoal. Not all activated charcoal is created equal. You can use everyday normal charcoal for an activated charcoal mask. However, there are healthier options.

The healthiest and most natural activated charcoal option is Kohlbitr Activated Wildcrafted Coconut Charcoal. You make normal charcoal with coal or from burning petroleum pitch. Whereas our Kohlbitr Activated Charcoal Capsules are wildcrafted from coconut husks.

There are a few different recipes for making an activated charcoal mask. The first recipe involves just three simple ingredients. To make this mask all you need is bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and water. You mix 200mg (about one half of a capsule of Kohlbitr) with 1 and a half teaspoons of water and 1/2 of a teaspoon of bentonite clay. (2) Alternatively, you could use an entire capsule with 3 teaspoons of water and a teaspoon of the clay to make twice as much.

The second recipe varies depending on what ingredients you would like to use. You still need to use charcoal and bentonite clay. However, instead of using water, some people like to use honey or olive oil. This creates the opportunity for you to add other types of oils and skin blends to your mask. This recipe uses 1/2 a teaspoon of bentonite clay, 1/2 a teaspoon of honey or olive oil, a teaspoon of activated charcoal, and 1/2 a teaspoon of collagen or other beauty product. (3)

How to Create The Ultimate Activated Charcoal Mask

To create the ultimate activated charcoal mask you’re going to want to use some premium ingredients. In addition to using Kohlbitr wildcrafted activated coconut charcoal instead of your everyday charcoal, you can use C60 Organic Olive Oil in place of regular olive oil. When you use this, you get the added benefits of C60 in your activated charcoal mask. C60 olive oil is scientifically proven to reduce the terrible effects of oxidation and aging. C60 is shown to actually extend the lifespan of mammals.

Next, you can even add other elements to your activated charcoal mask. We suggest adding Ormus Gold to your mask.

Many people know of Ormus Gold as a “MonAtomic Element.” People started to describe MonAtomic Elements as “Ormus.” Ormus elements like Ormus Gold have a direct link with consciousness. These elements are essential to human life and are missing from many of our daily lives.

What can Ormus Gold do for you? Ormus Gold has been anecdotally proven to benefit your body in mind in many ways. First, you should feel a heightened level of awareness. Second, you should begin to feel a greater connection to your spiritual side. Then, you could start to experience powerful lucid dreams. Finally, you should see an increase in your cell rejuvenation.

The Ultimate Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

  • 1 Capsule Kohlbitr Activated Charcoal
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Ormus Gold
  • Half a teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of C60 Organic Olive Oil Blend
Here is another DIY recipe to try!

Issues and Problems with Activated Charcoal Masks

Unfortunately, nothing in life comes without its downsides. There are many benefits of doing an activated charcoal mask. However, without risk comes no reward. There are some things to look out for when you are trying to do this mask.

The biggest risk when it comes to using an activated charcoal is with using sub-par products. This is why we highly recommend our ultimate activated charcoal mask recipe. You need to be on the lookout for harsh products on the market. Using an activated charcoal mask with poor quality ingredients could lead you to have a bad skin reaction. (1)

The issue with many of the products on the market is that they don’t contain just natural ingredients. Instead of making a natural mask like the ones we’ve discussed many people decide to buy a pre-made mask or pore strip. This can be a terrible mistake. If the mask contains harmful chemicals or if you leave it on your skin for too long you can end up with a horrible burn.

Avoiding Issues with an Activated Charcoal Mask

Step one is securing ingredients that you can trust. Even when you don’t use a pre-made mask loaded with horrible chemicals, you need to find good charcoal. When you make an at-home mask you need to exercise caution with where you source your charcoal and other ingredients. (1) This is why David Avocado Wolfe has such high standards for his Kohlbitr Activated Charcoal.

Next, you need to make sure you source all of your ingredients from the United States. The reason for this is because many countries do not have the same regulations the US does. You should purchase your products domestically because products from the United States are considered to be safer. The safer the product the less likely it is to contain things you wouldn’t want on your skin. (1)

Finally, you should pay attention to how your skin is feeling. The moment you feel your skin starting to burn or tingle intensely you should gently wash the mask off with warm soap and water. There is no reason for you to leave the mask on for a long amount of time. You can always do an additional mask later but if you leave a mask on for too long and let it burn your skin you will regret it. This is a particular concern if you use a store-bought mask.


An activated charcoal mask can be an amazing thing for your skin if you do it properly. Activated charcoal is a powerful ingredient and you should take it very seriously. You can do a lot with activated charcoal when it is purchased from a responsible source.

The effects of an activated charcoal mask can be a game changer for your skin routine. Many of us who struggle with chemicals and scrubbing brushes can related to the difficulties of maintaining clear pores. You can stop struggling are start enjoying clear, clean, and toxin free skin when you switch over to an activated charcoal face mask.

The only “wrong way” to do this mask is by using bad ingredients. If you use bad ingredients you can ruin your mask. Don’t risk ruining your experience with an activated charcoal mask by using sub-par ingredients. If you are going to do a mask you have to use the best ingredients possible. Otherwise, you will be wasting your time and putting your own skin at risk.

Here’s David with the final word on the Kohlbitr – the Best Ever Activated Charcoal on the market today!