Posted on September 17, 2018 by Alec Michael | 0 comments



1 teaspoon Moroccan Lava Clay face Pack

1/2 - 1 teaspoon Raw, Organic Coconut Butter

1/2 - 1 teaspoon Activated Charcoal from coconut shells and husks (available online or from good health stores)

1-2 teaspoons of warm water or a Rawgaia Toner of your choice

1 Face Pack Activation Cloth


Add the ingredients to a small dish and stir together with a vegan friendly paint brush or teaspoon.

If the coconut butter is solid, you can melt it by standing it in some hot water for a few minutes, or by placing it in direct sunlight. 

Apply to the face with your brush in light sweeps, staying away from your eyes, eye brows, lips and nostrils. 

Apply a Face Pack Activation Cloth by placing the cloth in warm water until it opens, and then placing it over the face to cover the face pack.

Leave until the mask starts to dry out and harden.

Remove with the Face Pack Activation Cloth and a flannel if necessary. 

Follow by cleansing, toning and moisturising the skin. 

If your skin is dry and it's hard to remove the mask, or you've left it on a bit too long, then use warm water to help remove it. You can also add some oil such as hemp oil or coconut oil which should help too. 


All about Charcoal...

The type of Activated Charcoal that I use is made from coconut shells and husks and is one of my current favorite beauty ingredients.

It comes in the form of a fine, black powder. But you have to check because there are some very unhealthy forms of it available on the market today, derived from products such as petroleum or even bones!

I use activated charcoal as a teeth whitener so I use it for brushing my teeth, making oil pulling mouthwashes that I hold in my mouth for about half an hour (I’ll do a separate post and recipe on this if you want to know more...?) and also like in my pic; for making homemade face packs.

If you suffer from acne or any inflammatory skin conditions then activated charcoal is the bomb.

Activated charcoal is not ‘raw’ as it is processed at high temperatures to change it’s molecular structure, it’s a type of activated carbon which results in an increase surface area, and a finished product that is more porous than usual charcoal. However, you need to know that this is completely different to BBQ charcoal! 😄

Activated charcoal is negatively charged and works by cleverly trapping chemicals and toxins, by preventing them from being further absorbed. It can absorb several thousand times it’s own weight in toxins and is then easily flushed out if the body.

Activated Charcoal can’t be absorbed by your body so it literally carries toxins out and away, by binding them.

North American Indians used activated Charcoal to treat skin infections, bruising and inflammation. It was also used by Hypocrites (the Greek physician).... So if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me too! 🤣

Other uses for activated charcoal that I like are:

  • Add it to your shampoo for thicker, fuller hair (not if you are very blond, but if you are dark like me it works well)
  • Make your own mascara, using coconut oil and aloe vera gel 
  • Take before drinking alcohol as a great hangover cure
  •  Add a tablespoon to your morning smoothie to help detox your body and get rid of stubborn cellulite 
  • Apply to insect bites and stings, including snake bites 

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