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Japanese Binchotan Charcoal

$8.00

13 in stock

The Japanese have been using Binchotan charcoal for centuries to purify water. No need for the disposable plastic casing typically used to hold charcoal granules, as the charcoal stick is a natural absorber of impurities. One stick of the Binchotan charcoal lasts up to four months and can filter several...

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The Japanese have been using Binchotan charcoal for centuries to purify water. No need for the disposable plastic casing typically used to hold charcoal granules, as the charcoal stick is a natural absorber of impurities.

One stick of the Binchotan charcoal lasts up to four months and can filter several liters of water per day. For maximum results, the stick should sit in the water overnight for about 12 hours.

Binchotan charcoal is a unique charcoal exclusive to the forests of Wakayama, a province in southern Japan. The branches of holm oak trees are sustainably harvested then slowly fired in traditional kiln ovens over many days. Binchotan charcoal sticks naturally absorb toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water and impart good minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates to water.

Care and use: It is recommended that the stick be boiled in a shallow pan of water for 10 minutes every month or so to keep the exterior pores open and make it last longer.

After four months of use, boil the charcoal stick again. If you don’t see a profusion of bubbles circulating around the charcoal stick when it is returned to the water bottle and water is added, the stick has reached its capacity to absorb toxins. At that point it is ready to be composted in the garden or used as an odor absorber in the fridge.

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