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Charcoal Activated Powder Very Fine

Charcoal Activated Powder Very Fine

Activated charcoal. What is it, exactly? Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated with oxygen to open up hundreds of thousands of pores inside of it. Opening up these tiny pores between atoms expands the surface area of the carbon enormously. In fact, in terms of raw surface area, one gram of activated charcoal would be able to cover several football fields if it were rolled flat. The surface are of activated charcoal is only one of the reasons why it is so useful. Carbon is a naturally absorbent element, and it is able to absorb a wide variety of harmful chemicals. The large surface area of activated charcoal allows it to absorb and trap millions of chemicals at its countless bonding sites. There are certain elements that it can’t trap, however. These include sodium and nitrates. So although it is very absorbent, activated charcoal cannot absorb every element out there.  We use it in black drawing salve along with herbs and beeswax.

It’s not just the filtering of water that makes activated charcoal so important to us. It is also used in the world of medicine to absorb harmful chemicals and drugs that have been ingested. Activated charcoal can come in a paste and is stocked at virtually every hospital in the world. Because of its extreme absorbent qualities, it can save the lives of people who have ingested drugs or chemicals. The charcoal will absorb 75% of harmful chemicals, and works in both the stomach and the intestines of the patient. It should be noted, however, that activate charcoal cannot be used on those who have absorbed chemicals directly through their skin.

Our high quality activated charcoal powder made from Eastern Hardwoods with an extremely high surface area FOOD-GRADE - completely safe for oral use. Also recommended for use in poultices for the external treatment of localized inflammation, infection and pain, or in baths for a generalized application over a larger body area. May also be added to animal food or water for treating poisoning, infection, and foul odors.


A high-activity powdered activated carbon charcoal with an extremely high surface area and a large number of pores in the meso pore range. It is specifically designed for the adsorption of large quantities of high molecular weight substances. It has a broad range of filtering applications but is also used therapeutically in baths and poultices. It is made from hardwood and meets the food-grade quality of activated charcoal as defined in the current edition of the Food Chemicals Codex and is Certified NSF/ANSI Standard 61.

  • High adsorption capacity and efficiency
  • Food-grade quality
  • Highly developed meso pore structure

Sieve Size: 

   % thru 100 mesh (150¼)
   % thru 200 mesh (75 ¼)
   % thru 325 mesh (45¼)


90 - 100%
60 - 80%
40 - 60% 

 Surface Area (m2/g)   2000 - 2400
 Iodine Number (mg/g)  1200 minimum
 Moisture  10% maximum as packed
 Apparent Density (lbs/ cu. ft.)  21 - 23
 Ash  3 - 6%
 pH  4 - 6 typical

This information has been gathered from the manufacturer and is assumed to be accurate and reliable.
In soap for a natural colorant c harcoal is not a dye (as is eg turmeric, coffee and indigo) and should not make permanent stains. It doesn't bleed in soap, ie charcoal swirls in light soap will stay nice and crisp, but the residue in the soap dish will be dark. By gelling your soap you can strengthen the black effect quite a bit. 

SKU SKU_3501
Price: $15.00
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  • Author: Timothy Williams
    Excellent customer service! Good product!!!
    Mr. Payday Easy Loans Inc. 10180 101 Street Northwest #1500, Edmonton, AB T5J 4K1 (780) 669-1281
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