Introduction to the Magic of Activated Charcoal
Some of you may have noticed this little ingredient in facial masks, shower gels, or teeth whitening products. It’s the charcoal, an unsung superhero in the world of natural products. Today we are going to find out how this product can help us eliminate bad odors from the house.
What is activated carbon?
Activated carbon is a type of coal processed to have an immense surface area of small pores. These small pores increase the surface area available for adsorption, a chemical process that attracts and retains a range of toxins, gases, chemicals and other unwanted micro-particles. It is this adsorption capacity that makes activated carbon an ideal choice for eliminating odors from your home.
Preparing activated charcoal for a fresh and healthy home
First, to reduce odors, simply place the charcoal in an open container like a salad bowl. There are no strict rules on how much to use; a small bag of activated charcoal can cover an average sized room. Next, place the container in the area you want to deodorize – the shoe closet, bathroom, kitchen, or near the trash can.
Maintenance of activated carbon
One of the wonderful things about activated carbon is that you can regenerate and reuse it. To do this, simply take out the activated charcoal once a month and leave it in the sun for a few hours. The sun helps release and eliminate trapped odors, making the charcoal active again and ready to absorb more odors.
Where to get activated carbon?
Activated charcoal is often sold in bags in health food stores, pharmacies and even in some supermarkets. Always be careful when buying natural activated carbon and not treated with chemicals. You can also easily find it online on sales sites like Amazon.
Conclusion: For a naturally odor-free home
Activated carbon is a natural, economical and effective solution for eliminating bad odors from the house. So the next time you are bothered by a persistent odor, think about activated charcoal. It’s a little housekeeping tip that can make a big difference to your daily living comfort. So, ready to try it charcoal for a fresh and pleasant home without harsh chemicals?