The wellness Product

Activated charcoal, or activated carbon, has a greater surface area that can act as an adsorbent, meaning that material adheres to the vast surface area and stays inside.  This is why activated carbon has been used as a treatment for poisoning for many years, and why cosmetic companies are using it as a cleanser and deodorizer.

The most common use for activated charcoal is potable water treatment including in-home water purifiers.  But it can also do much more. Charcoal has been used as a health and beauty product for hundreds of years, going back as far as Egypt c. 1500BC. Today, its popularity lies in charcoal’s high-surface area and its ability to adsorb oil, makeup and pollutants that settle on your skin during the day.  Health and beauty companies around the world are cashing in on its promises for clear skin, with a plethora of brands emerging that claim activated charcoal benefits from body wash to face masks to bath sponges.

Finely ground activated charcoal is becoming a popular product for cleaning and whitening teeth with some users praising its ability to remove stains better than traditional toothpaste. 

People who prefer all natural, homemade products are using activated charcoal to make their own cleansers and tooth polishes.  It is also being touted as a smoothie additive that claims to do everything from general detoxing to boosting metabolism to curing hangovers.

Firefly Activated Charcoal launched in April, 2017 and has had a warm reception in the DIY community.  Our product is unique because it's made entirely in Canada from 100% clean, renewable, sustainably-sourced Canadian wood. It is a high-quality odor-free product that we can stand behind.

For more information see our dedicated website and Facebook pages- we've put links below. To order, call our office or email us at

If you would like to try charcoal in a ready-to use product, Riverstone Naturals is a local business from our hometown of Craik, that specializes in organic, non-GMO, natural grown, gluten, chemical and pesticide free body care products. Kelly and Audrey Taylor-Faye were the first to use our activated carbon as a locally-sourced ingredient in their charcoal body soap, deodorant and tooth polish.

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