Keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day is equally as important as making sure that you’re loading up with the right liquids. Drinking water is not as pure as it once was. Nowadays, even filtered water is loaded with impurities that can harm our bodies. Although many water purification systems are widely available, they can be costly and take up so much energy in your household. A good and entirely natural alternative is Binchotan Charcoal.
Binchotan Charcoal is a type of activated charcoal perfected with Japanese Ubame Oak that is native in the forests of the Kishu prefecture in Japan. Instead of using logged trees, this type of charcoal is sustainably produced from carefully clipped branches – keeping the selected Oak trees alive.
For over 300 years, charcoal makers have been producing this type of charcoal with the same meticulous technique which involves stacking the branches in kilns, burning in extremely high temperature, and rapid cooling. This process turns wood into nearly 100% carbon and is distinct through its white ash residue.
Kishu Binchotan Charcoal is known to be the highest grade of charcoal and is prized for its natural purification and anti-bacterial properties. It has been used as a natural water and air purifier for centuries. It absorbs chlorine, toxins, and other chemicals from drinking water while adding unrefined minerals. Furthermore, its alkalinity softens and improves the overall taste even of unfiltered tap water.
It is incredibly easy to prepare and use. Simply rinse the charcoal, boil for 10 minutes, let dry, and pop into your water dispenser or carafe. Leave it for a few hours or overnight for best results. Not only is it great for improving drinking water quality, it’s also a more friendly alternative to your pocket. Each stick can be reused up to 3 months making it significantly cost-effective! Once you’ve maxed out its usage for water, you can recycle it as an indoor air purifier, closet or fridge deodorizer, or as soil fertilizer.