Powdered Charcoal

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Absorbent and cleansing
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Charcoal deeply cleanses the skin and gives a gorgeous glow. Its soft, dry texture means it gently exfoliates, cleanses and polishes teeth, and helps to absorb excess oils. In deodorants it also effectively absorbs sweat, limiting the growth of body odour producing bacteria. 



Unlike most of the UK's charcoal, which is imported, the charcoal we use is produced close to Lush headquarters in Dorset, to encourage local industries and make sure it has less environmental impact.

Making charcoal is an ancient industry, which is not much practised today. Trees such as oak, ash, hazel and chestnut are grown in coppices managed by the Forestry Commission. These are then piled up and seasoned for some time before being stacked in kilns and burned for up to sixteen hours until the wood is carbonised and ground into a fine black powder.

While the larger pieces are sold as fuel, Lush buy smaller pieces to ensure no charcoal is wasted. They are then ground into a cosmetic grade fine powder. UK produced charcoal is of the highest quality being of about 90% carbon (that’s the stuff that make charcoal so effective).

Powdered Charcoal can be found in these products
Products with this ingredient
Powdered Charcoal can be found in these products
Toothy Tabs
A spicy, aniseed, cola blast
They're Gone!
Deodorant Powder
BO, KO’d
Fresh Cleanser
For gorgeously glowing skin
Leaving Soon
scrub scrub scrub body scrub
Shower Scrub
Because the night is made for scrubbers