Activated charcoal consists of some substance usually bamboo, or coconut shell burned without oxygen to create char. The char is then heated to a high temperature and exposed to certain gases through a multi-step process to make it extremely porous. This is the “activation” part of the process.
The benefits of using activated charcoal include: treating odor and acne and relieving discomfort from insect bites, rashes from poison ivy or poison oak, and snake bites, helping prevent cellular damage.
Please Note!! It is important to know that activated charcoal is not the same thing as charcoal for your grill or charred wood from the fire. Please don’t try to substitute or make your own!