Get the scoop on the trendy ingredient you’re seeing everywhere.
By Reina Berger
These days you can't turn a corner without hearing about activated charcoal. Found in the form of powder, pills, cubes, granules, chewable tablets, and facial pads, this ingredient is trending everywhere. Social media feeds are spilling over with images of black ice cream, hamburger buns, smoothies, and more. While this ingredient is having a major moment in the sun, it has already been used all over the globe for centuries now. If you want to find out the benefits and common uses of activated charcoal, keep reading!
For use as a household deodorizer, you can place a small container of activated charcoal in a corner of your refrigerator, or you can purchase odor-clearing activated charcoal pouches and place these in a gym bag, inside stinky shoes, and more.