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How to Make an Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Author: Chelan Wilkins, RHN | May 11, 2016

Updated: August 19th 2018

Show your skin some love with a healthy homemade Activated Charcoal Face Mask

The average woman uses twelve personal care products in a day, exposing herself to approximately 168 different chemicals ^1. That’s huge! Some of those chemicals have been linked to potential health risks, raising questions about ingredients as potentially carcinogenic, toxic to reproductive health or disruptive to our hormones. “Our skin is our largest organ and we need to take care of it! But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up pampering yourself after a long day. Indulging your inner beauty is easy with natural beauty alternatives. In fact, making the choice to use natural personal care products can provide all the skin-loving nourishment you’re looking for, without any of the health risks.

Make earth-friendly choices

Ingredients in personal care products can also pose a threat to the environment. They get washed down our drains and enter our water systems, ending up in our lakes and streams. Some of these chemicals can alter our underwater ecosystems, leading to increased mortality rates in aquatic life, behavioural changes and reproductive mutations^2. Choosing natural alternatives is not only beneficial to your health, but it’s also healthier for our planet.

Choose healthy natural alternatives

Numerous natural and safe options exist on the market these days when it comes to personal care. You can find natural deodorants, natural lip balms, natural lotions, natural shampoos, natural sunscreens, the list goes on. We’re excited to share this recipe with you for a natural homemade face mask! Enjoy some R&R to yourself, or invite your girlfriends and do some pampering in your very own home. This face mask is simple to make and safe to use.  Organika® Activated Charcoal Powder is an all-natural, pure powder that can be mixed with water to create an easy and mildly cleansing at-home face mask. It’s also ecologically sourced from sustainable beech poplar/hardwood trees, ensuring that no old growth forests are affected.


EASY | Prep Time: 5 mins



  1. Stir all ingredients into a silky mixture. Add more oil if needed. Apply to face with a spare foundation stick that you no longer use rather than your hands and fingers. It can be quite messy once it gets on your hands. This mask should be left on for 20 minutes and rinsed off with warm water.

Tip: Activated Charcoal can be a bit messy to use and may stain surfaces or fabrics. Avoid using white cloths or towels for removing your face mask. Make sure to clean up any bowls or surfaces directly after use.

  • http://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-cosmetics-cover/toxic-chemicals-threaten-healthy-births/
  • http://www.simpleluxeliving.com/the-environmental-damages-of-cosmetics/
  • http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/2011/04/12/why-this-matters/

Check out other skin care recipes using Activated Charcoal: 

DIY Activated Charcoal Soap

DIY Activated Charcoal Body Scrub

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The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. The products or claims made about specific nutrients or products are reviewed and evaluated by Organika based on available scientific evidence on its initiative. Such applications, however, have not been specifically assessed by Health Canada. Organika makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products sold, and shall not be responsible for any indirect, inconsequential and/or special damages for the reliance on or use of any information contained herein. This information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another medical professional. You should not use this information for diagnosing a health problem or disease but should always consult your physician.

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