Last Updated: September 17, 2021

The 14 best charcoal products for your daily routine.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 21 min read

Activated charcoal has been used since ancient times, and, even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) added it to its list of essential medicines in 2019. So it’s no wonder why this substance has finally found its way into beauty, wellness, and self-care products during more recent times. It’s said that activated charcoal has powerful purifying and detoxing elements, and it’s used in everything from skincare lines to dental care products.


From activated charcoal toothpaste and toothbrushes to charcoal face masks and this Grove Co. Charcoal Konjac Sponge, we've taken our Grove member reviews and listed their top charcoal product picks that they've added to their daily routine. Whether you strongly believe in the benefits of this black substance or just want to try it out to see what it’s like, this list of charcoal products will help you pick what's best for you and your routine.


This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. hello hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste

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Hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste is an evolved, modern naturally derived toothpaste that uses activated charcoal to gently remove stains and particles from your teeth. Charcoal probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about whitening your teeth. So, what’s the deal with everyone using hello …

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4 Oz
$5.99
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2. Yes To Natural Man Charcoal Bar Soap

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Studies have found that smelling good can significantly improve mood (no surprise there), so embrace a clean slate for your scent with this Yes To Natural Man Charcoal Bar Soap. It'll help you ditch even the smelliest of stenches, but it’s also made with activated charcoal to absorb dirt and oil from your skin and remove dead skin cells, too. Plus, …

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1 Bar (7.7 Oz)
$4.99
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3. The Humble Co. Dental Floss Picks - Charcoal

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Being the world’s best material isn’t an easy task, so sometimes we have to give bamboo a breather.

Plant-based materials do the trick in these floss picks and together with a slightly minty and textured thread that is carefully designed to gently remove the hidden nasties and leave your mouth feeling so fresh and so clean.

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50 count
$3.99
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4. Terra Beauty Bars Marble Activated Charcoal Facial Bar with Brazilian Yellow Clay

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The ultimate facial detox all wrapped up in a bar. This Terra Beauty Bars Marble Activated Charcoal Facial Bar with Brazilian Yellow Clay draws out impurities and toxins before cleansing and moisturizing your skin. Created as a daily skin balance, this facial soap is also paraben-free, sulfate-free, naturally fragranced with orange essential oils, …

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3.5 oz
$13
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5. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Bar Soap

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Whether you say “to-may-to” or “to-mah-to,” there’s one thing we all agree on — this Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Bar Soap is strong enough to detoxify, while still being soft enough to use on delicate skin. It’s paraben-free, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, nut-free, and soy-free, leaving you worry-free with every use.

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1 Bar (7.7 Oz)
$4.99
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6. Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask

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Whether you’re at home or on the go, Yes To Detoxifying & Hydrating White Charcoal Spot Mud Mask keeps your skincare routine simple while you stay mess-free. Using the product’s built-in sponge applicator, you can spot-treat and target specific areas and keep the mask from muddying your hands. The lightweight formula dries fast, making daily …

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2 oz
$12.99
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7. Soapbox Activated Charcoal Detoxify & Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner Set

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This Soapbox Detoxify & Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner Set deeply cleanses your hair and conditions without adding unwanted build-up. Its detoxifying properties attract impurities that can collect in your hair between washings. This dynamic duo is specially formulated to prepare your hair for healthy growth. It’s simply magnetic!

How does …

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2 count
$13.99
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8. hello Charcoal Toothpaste Tabs

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Say goodbye to globs of toothpaste left in the sink and hello to a clean, fresh mouth without the mess. Hello Charcoal Toothpaste Tabs offer up a revolutionary way to get your teeth sparkling clean without the hassle of traditional toothpaste tubes. Made with powerful, all-natural ingredients like activated charcoal, coconut, oil, and fresh mint, …

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60 Tabs
$8.99
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9. hello Charcoal Bristle BPA-Free Toothbrush

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Say goodbye, landfill-loving toothbrushes ... and hello Charcoal Bristle BPA-Free Toothbrush, a planet-friendly toothbrush. This charcoal bristle toothbrush has an ergonomically designed handle and is made from naturally derived materials like cornstarch. The activated charcoal bristles are gentle yet effective in cleaning hard-to-reach places for …

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1 Count
$3.99
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10. kin+kind Charcoal Organic Dog Shampoo

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You use natural products on your own skin and hair, so why wouldn’t you do the same for your dog? This kin+kind Charcoal Organic Dog Shampoo is a natural solution made with certified USDA Organic products mixed by hand in the U.S. to provide your pet with a gentle, healthy clean. Plus, it uses activated charcoal to remove impurities and natural …

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12 fl Oz
$14.99
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11. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Face Wipes

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We spend so much time and energy doing detox diets, starting to get healthy from the inside — now it’s time to focus on the outside, too. These Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Face Wipes 30ct are made with charcoal to remove dirt, makeup, oil, and impurities from your skin. They’re made with 95-percent natural ingredients, and …

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30 Wipes
$5.99
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12. Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Spot Rollerball Acne Treatment

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Formulated with charcoal, tomato extract and salicylic acid, this spot treatment helps fight blemishes by drawing out pore-clogging dirt and impurities for naturally clearer skin. The rollerball applicator delivers a concentrated dose of salicylic acid, tea tree oil and witch hazel to help banish pimples in a flash, while bisabolol and ginger …
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0.5 oz
$9.99
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13. Davids Natural Toothpaste - Peppermint + Charcoal

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If you’re looking for a natural toothpaste that’s healthy yet effective, try Davids Natural Toothpaste – Peppermint and Charcoal. This fluoride-free toothpaste is designed to remove plaque, whiten your teeth, and freshen your breath. Each recyclable metal tube of peppermint and charcoal toothpaste is made in the USA. A tube key roller is included …

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5.25 oz
$9.99
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14. hello Activated Charcoal Infused Floss

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When it comes to dental floss, black is the new white. Hello Activated Charcoal Infused Floss is the boss of floss. Thoughtfully designed with activated charcoal derived from sustainable bamboo, this textured floss gently grabs and lifts away all the nasty stuff (like plaque) hiding between your pearly whites. It's coated with vegan candelilla wax …

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55.6 Yds
$5.99
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FAQs

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is one of nature’s most awesome compounds, and, once you understand what it is and what the benefits can be for you, you’ll be so happy that you took the time to learn about it. Although activated charcoal products can seem a bit confusing or overwhelming at first, they can do wonders for you and your household, and even though it isn’t rocket science, it’s still science, so stay with us here while we explain.


First, let’s go over the basics of what activated charcoal is. This compound is a fine black powder that’s derived from different types of substances — some common places you’ll find activated charcoal include coal, coconut shells, and bone char. When this substance is heated at high temps, it can literally change its own chemical structure by making its pores smaller and then expanding its surface area. Pretty cool, huh?


What exatly does charcoal toothpaste do for your teeth?

Activated charcoal toothpaste can do some really cool things when it comes to your teeth. The main benefit of using activated charcoal to brush your teeth is that it has such a strong absorbing power, that it can remove nasty, unwanted gunk left behind on your teeth when you brush by holding on to toxins, food, and other dirt. It’s also been said to help remove surface stains and improve bad breath.


Remember to talk with your dentist before switching out your normal toothpaste. They can go into further detail with you about the pros and cons of using an activated charcoal toothpaste or a charcoal toothbrush for your daily routine. You should also be seeing a dentist for a regular cleaning every six months to ensure your dental health is as good as it can be.


Is charcoal good for removing toxins?

Oh yeah, activated charcoal is great for removing toxins, and it has countless uses.


In the past and still today, it’s been used in hospitals and rehabs to help people who are sick, hung over, or overdosing. It even has been used in gold and water purification processes and sewage treatment, too. It’s lately become a more popular natural substance for personal care products, and many activated charcoal products can be found at stores and on Grove Co. when you’re shopping around.


When you think about charcoal products like a charcoal face mask or an activated charcoal toothpaste, think of it this way — activated charcoal is negatively charged, and since opposites attract, it does a great job of attracting positively charged materials (like plaque on your teeth or dirt on your face). Activated charcoal supplements are even said to help trap toxins and chemicals in your gut, preventing them from being absorbed into your body.


Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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