Shungite powder is one of the most healing and cleansing holistic tools you can have on your tool belt. At Wellness hut, Type III shungite is used for our powders; containing approximately 30-50% carbon fullerene content. No matter for what use you plan to apply powdered shungite, the first thing to know is how to properly prepare the shungite into a paste called poultice. A paste made from shungite can be used for cosmetic applications, interior decorating, and for gardening. Curious to know more, take a look at these shungite powder uses & check out the FAQ for information on how to make shungite paste for cosmetic use.

Using Powdered Shungite for Cosmetic Use

Many people look to shungite when asking about how to get rid of acne. Reason being is that there have been numerous success stories of people who have cleared their acne through the regular use of cleansing shungite.

Natural Healing

When applied to the skin, in a ratio of 1:2 (shungite to water), the paste has the potential to improve skin's elasticity, reduce inflammation (we all need a little more of that!), clear up impurities, and add an extra boost of rejuvenation to your skin. Our skin is incredibly porous which is why we need to treat it well. Using natural products to heal the skin-deep damage our faces have endured, is key to healthy skin.

Skin Care Tips

Due to the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of shungite, using it on your skin may improve the effectiveness of your skin care regime. Here are a few tips to try:

  • Add shungite powder to your DIY cosmetics
  • Apply shungite paste to problem areas to help reduce redness
  • Make a shungite face mask

Many people who use shungite on their skin say that it has a calming effect, helps blood circulation, and reduces the appearance of bruises. You can even add a small portion of shungite powder to your ordinary face products or hand creams. Everyone's skin is different, so you're going to want to add only a small amount at first to see how your skin reacts. Adjust the quantity as needed.

Type III Powdered Shungite & Interior Decorating

Not only does powdered shungite paste add a splash of style to your space when used in construction and interior decorating, it also acts as protection.

Aesthetic Use

The deep black tones of shungite paste make it an ideal accent when used as a coating material. For many people, black is incredibly stylish and is common in interior decorating.In addition to its aesthetic uses shungite powder is also often used to create plasters and conductive paint.

Shielding Electromagnetic Radiation

Coating your walls with shungite powder paste provides a layer of electromagnetic radiation protection. Since the average person is surrounded by loads of radiation frequency waves, much of which comes from our neighbours through the walls, adding a protective layer of shungite paste may just be your key to protection. Coating your walls with shungite is said to absorb up to 98% of the electromagnetic waves. Let the walls absorb these harmful waves instead of your body.


Adding shungite powder to your potted plants may contribute to increased growth. Just as with our skin, every plant's needs are different. For this reason, start by mixing in a little shungite to the soil and observe the effects.

Shungite FAQ

How do I make and use shungite paste?

Making shungite paste is simple.

1) 2 part shungite powder 
2) 1 part water
3) 1 part olive oil or coconut oil.

Step #1 - All you have to do is mix all ingredients. Add the water slowly and use a ceramic or wooden spoon to stir in the paste. 

Step #2 - When blending, make sure the paste is smooth and creamy before using so you can apply it evenly to your skin without any clumps.

Step #3 - Apply a thin layer to your skin either using your hands or a natural brush. Cover the treated area with a cloth for anywhere from 15 min to 2 hours.

Step #4 - Use your hands or a soft non abrasive cloth to wash off the shungite with lukewarm warm.

Want to power up your shungite paste even more? Use shungite water instead of regular water when making the paste.

Here are some tips when making & using your paste for cosmetic use:

  • Start slow - until you know how your skin will react, it's best to leave the paste on for only a few minutes at a time for 2-4 times a day, for 3 days maximum.
  • Use a compress - if using shungite to heal an affected area, it's best to use a compress. You can apply shungite periodically to the body when you notice dystonia happening.
  • Proper mixing container - avoid using metal or plastic (even if BPA free) to mix your shungite paste; instead, use a ceramic cup, or a wooden or glass bowl.
  • Prepare for the mess - shungite can be a bit messy so make sure you've covered any surfaces you don't want to get dirty.

Can I ingest Shungite Powder?

Although many sources claim you can ingest shungite power, when mixed with olive oil for example, we would advise you to do your research before you ingest shungite powder.