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- About Binchotan Charcoal
In the Kishu region of Japan, skilled artisans transform this raw wood into charcoal sticks by burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures (2300°F) and then rapidly smothering the flame with dirt. This process of heating and cooling carbonizes the structure of the wood, leaving countless microscopic cavities that easily trap unwanted chemicals. One gram of Binchotan charcoal has as much surface area as a tennis court.
Charcoal's porous surface pulls chemicals out of tap water, and Binchotan charcoal is regarded as the highest quality of activated charcoal for purifying water. Its alkaline qualities also soften and improve the taste of tap water.
Each bag includes a random assortment of charcoal pieces of various sizes. 1/4 lb. bag.
Made in the Kishu region of Japan since the Edo period, Binchotan charcoal is activated by burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures for several days and then rapidly cooling them. Known as the highest quality activated charcoal for purifying water, Binchotan charcoal can be used to absorb chemicals in tap water, remove toxins from the skin, capture moisture and odors from the air, enhance blood circulation in a hot bath, stimulate healthy soil in the garden and deflect negative ions in your home. One gram of Binchotan charcoal has as much surface area as a tennis court.