Kishu Binchotan Charcoal

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Kishu Binchotan Charcoal

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A natural filter: Kishu Binchotan 

The traditionally handcrafted white charcoal made from Japanese holm oak from Kishu, Japan is known for its purifying and mineralizing effects on water and air. The forests in Kishu, Japan have been maintained and harvested by craftsmen who have been gathering knowledge and perfecting their skills over generations. The slow growing Japanese holm oak, which possesses a finely pored structure and high density, is baked over several days – at first at low temperatures and then at high temperatures with restricted oxygen. To trap the carbon, the charcoal is ‚put out’ with white ash at the finish, which gives the white charcoal its name.

It mineralizes and purifies tap water by absorbing chemicals and lime, making the tap water softer. It can be used as an air freshener by capturing odor from the air. Furthermore, it can be used as a natural fertilizer for plants and even provides protection against electro smog.

Before using, rinse out with water. Leave the charcoal inside the water for 1-2 hours to let it mineralize and bind chlorine and lime. The pH value is adjusted and the water softened. After 1-2 months, clean the charcoal by cooking it for 10 minutes in boiling water. After an overall lifespan of 4-6 months, the charcoal should be replaced and can be recycled as a fertilizer.

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