Morihata Purifying Binchotan Charcoal Sticks
$ 18.00 USD
Enjoy pure and delicious water year-round with these all-natural purifying binchotan charcoal sticks. Binchotan is widely known to be one of the purest and most effective types of activated charcoal, and its powerful absorptive properties easily attract unwanted chemicals and flavors in tap water. These attractive, glass-like sticks are 100% ubame oak and are made the time-honored way in Wakayama Prefecture.
Simply add purifying binchotan charcoal sticks to a container of cold water. Wait 4-8 hours and enjoy, refilling the water as you use it; a video tutorial is available here. Unlike plastic filters, binchotan charcoal sticks are entirely biodegradable and can do wonders for garden soil.
About Morihata Binchotan Charcoal
Revered in Japan since the Edo Period, binchotan charcoal is a premium activated charcoal that serves as a natural air and water purifier. Its innate detoxifying properties make it a potent addition to many beauty and wellness goods, where it helps to cleanse on a microscopic level. Morihata Purifying Binchotan Charcoal Sticks are made through traditional methods from 100% ubame oak by artisans working in the birthplace of binchotan, the Kishu region of Wakayama Prefecture. See our full line of binchotan charcoal products here, and learn more in the rikumo journal.
Materials: Binchotan charcoal made from ubame oak
Dimensions: Available in bags of two or four purifying binchotan charcoal sticks. Each bag includes an assortment of charcoal pieces of roughly the same size, typically about 5" long and 1" wide.
Use: After opening, rinse and gently brush two sticks of purifying binchotan charcoal. Then, place in boiling water for 10 minutes to activate. Once cool, add sticks to up to one gallon of tap water and let sit for several hours.
Care: Boil again every three weeks. Two sticks will last three months. Used purifying binchotan charcoal sticks can be broken up and added to your garden to help aerate the soil. Please note that this charcoal cannot be used for grilling or burning of any kind.