How to Make a Charcoal Poultice

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How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/06/2017

I am making some charcoal poultices. I like to keep them on hand for bee stings at this time of year.

I took some pictures to share the process with those of you who like a visual.

1. The charcoal mix.(3 T. charcoal powder, 3 T. flax seed, 2/3 c. water.)

2. A blob of the mix on cotton t shirt.



3. Folding the charcoal mix in. (Two ways to do it.)

4. More folding in.


5. Flip poultice over.


6. Apply to person and cover with plastic wrap.

7. Attach with cohesive tape.

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How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by Earth Clinic (Atlanta, GA) on 08/17/2014

Interested in learning how to make a charcoal poultice? Mama to Many shows us how. Just posted on Earth Clinic's YouTube channel. Thank you, Mama!

http://youtu.be/AW25-KKYhO4

How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 08/18/2014

Thanks for the video, Mama to Many (you're so young! ) and thanks to your son for volunteering his arm. I'll have to keep some charcoal poultices in the fridge from now on. (Good way to use up all of those sock tops I've collected throughout the years! ). Cheers, Bess


How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/18/2014

Thank you, Mama to Many...your demonstration cleared up some things for me! The idea of cutting off part of the sock was great.


How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, OH) on 08/18/2014

Hi Mama,

I just watched your video and enjoyed it very much. It is so helpful to actually see how you do this! Thank you for the excellent and useful advice and thoughtful suggestions you give on Earth Clinic. Many blessings to you and your family.


How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
Posted by Julie (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 02/28/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Try a less messy poultice by mixing the activated charcoal with a little fine psyllium powder and water to a manageable paste. It firms up after a while and then to a consistency which can be peeled off eventually. Makes a good facial mask.