DIY activated charcoal deodorizer
August 26, 2016


You’re easily exposed to more than a dozen different scents in a single day. Maybe you smell the fresh cut grass on your walk to work, the clean scent of laundry straight out of the dryer, or the delicious aroma of cookies baking in the oven.

Or maybe you breathe in the stench of old work boots after a long day’s work, or the sweaty smell of an overused gym bag after hockey practice. Maybe you even open the fridge to the overwhelming smell of last week’s dinner leftovers still hanging out in the fridge. Oops.

A sense of smell can be both a blessing and a curse depending on the situation that you’re in. Those times the bad smells become more overwhelming than that cookies-fresh-out-of-the-oven smell, is when your mission gets critical. Your best defence is to neutralize those stenches that you don’t want to smell with a DIY Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber.

With the powers of adsorption, activated charcoal is able to hold the odours, and leave your stinky boots and bags smelling neutral.

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You can use activated charcoal to deodorize your belonging in a couple of ways.


For this method, you will need:


Fill the bag with activated charcoal powder and tie the top tightly to prevent any leakage.

*Note: Make sure your cotton bag isn’t too thin or permeable that the powder will escape from the bag. Activated Charcoal can stain clothing or fabrics, so you want to ensure no residual powder lingers to stain your clothing


For this method, you will need:


  1. Using a hammer and a nail, hammer holes into the lid of the mason jar.
  2. Fill the jar with activated charcoal powder, and place the jar in the back of your fridge as you would baking soda.


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Get a healthy glow with our homemade exfoliating body scrub recipe

Most beauty products are full of ingredients that you can’t recognize yet alone even pronounce. That’s why for this recipe, we raided the kitchen cupboards for ingredients you’ve heard of, to mix with our activated charcoal powder in this detox exfoliating body scrub.

We took organic granulated sugar and organic virgin coconut oil, and mixed it with Organika® Activated Charcoal Powder for the perfect homemade exfoliant.

Now, we know that beautiful skin comes more from the inside than it does the outside, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of the outside as well. As our skin cells turnover, the top layer skins cells die. Without exfoliation, dead skin cells can block your pores and dull the appearance of your skin.

Exfoliating gently removes dead skin cell debris to speed healthy skin turnover, prevent breakouts and brighten your skin for that healthy glow we’re all after.

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Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrub with Activated Charcoal



  1. Add the sugar, coconut oil and activated charcoal to a bowl and mix until fully combined
  2. Transfer to a jar for use and storing

To Use:

Massage onto the body (avoiding the face) in the shower for approximately 15 seconds. Rinse under warm water gently using a loofa or clothe to remove any excess scrub.

Caution: Activated Charcoal can be a bit messy, so make sure you rinse away any residual charcoal residue in your shower directly after use. Activated charcoal does have the potential to stain fabric, so avoid using light coloured clothes or loofas that you’re concerned about staining!

activated charcoal homemade exfoliating body scrub

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