There is plenty of talk as to whether charcoal is something that one should use to better their health. Many say yes, many say no. Well, you are going to learn why the answer is an absolute yes! When used the right way, activated charcoal is extremely beneficial in more ways than one.
What exactly is activated charcoal? According to healthline, it’s “a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits, or sawdust.” They also express “charcoal is activated by processing it at very high temperatures.” This changes its internal structure which reduces the size of pores and increases its surface area. With that being said, charcoal is a supreme ingredient to have in deodorant. It serves as detox for your underarms.
Victoria Moorhouse from InStyle writes “it’s a powerhouse ingredient for cleaning out your pores” in “What’s the Deal with Charcoal Deodorant?” Charcoal has the ability to soak up and absorb unwanted substances – sweat and moisture from your underarms in this case. Moorhouse explains that Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, states “charcoal can help absorb sweat and dirt from under the skin, making this a popular ingredient to use to minimize odor in the underarm area.” At this point, it only makes sense to ensure deodorant has charcoal in its’ ingredients. If it does such a great job eliminating odor, how could you go wrong?
Did you know you’re supposed to massage your lymph nodes daily? That’s right, when doing so, is facilitates cleansing of the tissue and the promoted drainage will keep your body healthier in the long-run and less stinky in the short-term. PLO has a product that allows you to incorporate activated charcoal and massaging of the lymph nodes into your daily routine. Stick Up Natural Deodorant is an all-natural, organic and vegan deodorant that leaves you feeling fresh from morning to night. When applied properly, swiping it 3 times to your underarms then massaging it in will allow your body to completely absorb the product and protect against odor and moisture all day. There are scents offered – Black Rouge and Black Lavender – that have activated charcoal in the ingredients. They truly allow your body to detox the stinky, unnatural scents you fear of gaining. To top things off, the packaging is biodegradable, eco-friendly cardboard because PLO loves and cares about Mother Earth just as much as your health.
Victoria Moorhouse Updated Apr 13, & Moorhouse, V. (n.d.). Charcoal benefits in deodorant. Retrieved February 19, 2021, from https://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/charcoal-deodorant-benefits