I can think of many uses for everyday charcoal. From art to making myself a burger on the grill, it is definitely useful.

However, when i first saw that Korea had Charcoal Toothpaste, i was a little taken a back.


Black in color, go figure, it uses the cleaning power and absorption of odor to help clean your mouth and “neutralize the poisons from the body”.

I guess someone figured if it is good enough to filter your water then it is good enough to clean your teeth.

Japan has had charcoal toothpaste since 2003 when Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals released Sumigaki.


Shortly followed by charcoal cotton swab


Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.