If you are running out of coal…
Especially cut for the size of “eau good” drinking bottles by Black + Blum, there are suitable charcoal sticks here. With it, you will always have clean drinking water – everywhere.
The history of the Binchotan-active charcoal?
Its origin has not been specifically proven, but the presumption is that one form of the Binchotan-active charcoal (sometimes called “white charcoal”) was discovered by a Japanese monk and scholar named Kukai 1,200 years ago. During the Japanese Edo era (17th century), it became known by a man named Binchuya Chozaemon.
How is Binchotan-active charcoal produced?
First of all, sustainably treated cut-wood is lied in a pile and left alone at low temperatures; then, at the end of the process, the oven temperature is raised to about 1,000 °C so that the wood glows red. Then the charcoal is taken out and covered with a special powder consisting of earth, sand, and ashes, so that the surface of the charcoal becomes whiter (hence the name “white charcoal”). The fast temperature-elevation, followed by a fast temperature-decrease, burns the bark and leaves a flat, hard surface. If one strikes it, a clear metallic sound comes out.
How does the coal work?
The Binchotan-active charcoal has an indescribable porous surface with small pores that head in all directions. Only 1 gramme has a surface of more than 500 m² (about one-tenth of a football field). It is also known as active charcoal, as the ions absorb pollutants. The active charcoal has also the quality of setting free minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium inside of water - this is healthy and keeps water clean.
How long does it last?
If your Binchotan-active coal is used with our “eau good” bottles and filled once a day, it will last for around three months. Then you can renew it by placing it for 10 minutes in boiling water and drying it in the sun afterwards. After renewing it, it should remain usable for another three months.
If your Binchotan-active charcoal has
outlived its purpose as a water filter, there are many other possibilities of using it afterwards. If you crumble it and put it in your flower pots, you will give useful minerals to your plants. Because of their porous surface, it can also be used as deodorant, absorbing unpleasant scents in cat litter, laundry baskets, diaper containers, or shoes. Binchotan is also a useful humidity-absorber in wardrobes.
It also deflects not only “dangerous” electromagnetic waves from computer screens, but also produces negative ions. This means that it reduces air humidity to fine particles that change to negative ions in a natural way by the continuous sending of infrared-beams by the charcoal.
Use and care
Only use tap water combined with Binchotan-active charcoal.
Your Binchotan-active charcoal is already cleaned and ready to be used. Do not wash it with solvents or soap. Please do not wash it with aromatic tonics or juices. Please take the charcoal out of the bottle it is in before cleaning it. The impurities absorbed by the Binchotan-active charcoal are removed by rinsing it with boiling water. Please do not drink water which has been in contact with the Binchotan-active charcoal for more than 48 hours.
Sometimes you may find small particles / fragments of the active charcoal in the water, but that is not a reason to worry; swallowing them is not dangerous (active charcoal tablets are medicine that are used to treat diarrhoea, indigestion, or gas).