Why we love our new 陰陽yīnyang wellness soak
Have you been curious about what activated charcoal really is, and how it can be beneficial in your wellness routines? Keekooil have toothbrushes are made with it, you can buy face washers that contain it, and we decided to create a wellness soak using it!
What is it?
There are a few different types of activated charcoals. There is Binchōtan charcoal which is made in the Kishu region of Japan from oak, and is extremely pure. The type of charcoal we use in our new 陰陽yīnyang wellness soak is made from coconut shells. Activated charcoal is completely different to the type of charcoal that is used in barbeque's, which is full toxins.
What does it do?
Basically it traps toxins into it's pores. "It doesn’t absorb the toxins, however. Instead it works through the chemical process of adsorption. In the body,absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals and toxins, soaked up and assimilated into the blood stream. Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface." (Dr. Axe, 2016)
How can I use it?
There are so many ways activated charcoal can be beneficial to your body. It can whiten your teeth, you can drink it (make sure to drink plenty of water afterwards), use it as a face mask, clean mould with it, the list goes on. When applied to the body, like in our wellness soak, it will bind to the toxins on your skin and is effective at treating body odour and acne!
On the collaboration with The Lab Organics...
Founder of Soak Society Natalie and The Lab Organics owner Jo had been wanting to create a wellness soak together for a long time. They tried and tested various scents and ingredients together but nothing seemed to work, until the idea came about for a soak that combined activated charcoal with white kaolin clay. With the added luxury of vanilla oil, combined with neroli and pink grapefruit, a very unique wellness soak, 陰陽yīnyang, was born.
On the other ingredients...
Pink Grapefruit | Zesty and stimulating, this essential oil is great for your lymphatic system, boosting circulation and eliminating unwanted toxins from the body. It can even keep your metabolism in order!
Neroli | This oil stimulates generation of new cells, is an antiseptic and general tonic for strong immune system. What a powerful little citrus!
Vanilla | Who doesn't love this beautiful scent! Not only is this oil a relaxant, it is also an antioxidant.
White Kaolin Clay | We love this clay because it makes your skin feel super soft, tightens pores and is perfect for sensitive skin because it doesn't over-dry it.
Epsom salts + Celtic sea salt | These staples are used in all our wellness soaks. Epsom for it's magnesium content and detoxifying properties, and Celtic sea salt because it has an extremely high mineral content.
The Lab Organics is a beautiful Melbourne store that has curated a collection of handpicked premium and cult organic beauty products, natural skin care, fragrances and products for all beauty regimes. All of their edited natural, organic, and sustainable products come from companies who have clearly defined humane, ethical, and environmental policies ensuring the care and beauty not just of ourselves but our planet. They were also Soak Society's very first stockist, over two and a half years ago.