When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! But why not take it a stage further and remove the sh*t as well?!

Here at JAYA® we always love a plant based solution to give our bodies a detox both IN and ON our skin. This inexpensive activated charcoal lemonade recipe will save you money and deliver fresher benefits to any shop bought detox drink alternative.

Activated charcoal has been used for centuries and is commonly used in everyday medicines for detoxifying. If you've ever had a dog who has eaten something they shouldn't have - if its a liquid, chances are the vet will have prescribed activated charcoal to help extract the toxins!

Time: Takes 5 minutes

Quantity: Makes 2 glasses


400ml sparking water/ still water

1 x juice of a lemon, approx 40ml

2 x activated charcoal capsules - contents of the capsule only. Buy here

1 x tsp [raw] honey or substitute for sugar syrup*

Method: Measure out your ingredients. Add the honey to the water and mix well. Add the lemon followed by the activated charcoal. Taste and add more honey if you prefer it sweeter.

Optional: Serve with a slice of lemon + ice

* Make sugar syrup by gently dissolving 100ml of water and 100g sugar in a saucepan. Once cooled add to your charcoal drink.



October 31, 2022 — Vicky Charlesworth