Activated charcoal has many beneficial properties, like being able to filter toxins from the body when someone overdosed on drugs or filtering natural water to absorb any bacteria or fungus that may be found. It can be found in many beauty products to draw dirt out from the skin.
Although there is no current supportive research, activated charcoal found in teeth-whitening products claim to help oral health by being antiviral, antibacterial and detoxifying. Other claims have been made that the charcoal absorbs plaque and other materials that stain teeth. The powder is not the substance you find in your grill or on a pan after you roast your favorite vegetables.
For only $5.95, Walmart sells a charcoal whitening kit that includes a 30-gram container of organic, charcoal powder made from coconut shells and two toothbrushes made of bamboo. This set is perfect as a gift for someone or something for you to personally use.
Dentists warn users that since not too much research has been done on if the product is safe or not, they cannot officially approve the product. They also warn using any teeth whitener with too much abrasion can damage the enamel that protects the teeth from cavities.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.