For households concerned about drinking water from the tap and wanting to stop the use of plastic water filters, Binchotan Charcoal offers a pure and natural way of purifying tap water.
Binchotan Charcoal is a premium activated charcoal that has been applauded in Japan for centuries as a natural air and water purifier. It is an active carbon made from tree branches and is renowned for its ability to soften water, and absorb unwanted tastes and odours, such as chlorine.
The activated charcoal, which is widely known to be one of the purest and most effective types of activated charcoal, has powerful purification and detoxifying properties.
Binchotan Charcoal also has the health benefit of releasing minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron into the water.
Whole Binchotan sticks can be placed into water to purify it and remove chemicals and heavy metals found in tap water. With a ratio of 50 grams per litre, Binchotan can be placed in a water jug, carafe or bottle and left in the fridge overnight to purify and alkalise the water.
Binchotan’s powerful absorptive properties easily attract unwanted chemicals and flavours in tap water, leaving the water clean and as pure as possible.
This natural alkaliser can be used for around two months before needing to be replaced, and can be boiled in water every two to three weeks to remove the absorbed chemicals and to refresh the stick.
The charcoal stays hard without discolouring the water, and unlike plastic filters, charcoal is entirely biodegradable.
Binchotan Charcoal is available from Amazon and specialist retailers
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea