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The magic of Binchotan
Cleans and balances water 3 – 6 months long
The Binchotan stick, or so-called reactive carbon, is a natural filter for drinking water and air through the release of anions, minerals, and infrared radiation. Activated carbon has a porous structure and a huge inner surface. That’s why it can adsorb a wide range of chemicals with toxic effects, including electromagnetic radiation. “White” carbon releases negatively charged ions, which have a positive effect on our living space and our physical well-being. The usage of Binchotan carbon has a really wide range. Binchotan is handmade and each has its own shape and is unique. In addition, carbon has a really long tradition in Asia.
- filters water
- reduces the amount of chlorine in the water
- enriches water with minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium)
- balances the pH of water
- improves the taste of water by removing chloride
- binds impurities, odors of non – polar organic substances (pesticides, surfactants, phenols, and heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium, mercury, lead, nickel), electrolytes, heavy metals, ammonium ions, etc.
Binchotan stick for water filtration
Before using for the first time, wash the carbon by hand with water without the use of detergents and boil in water for 1 minute. This activates the filtering process. The carbon is ready for use then. Put it in a glass jug or carafe filled with tap water, ideally about 100 g Binchotan per 1 l of water. Let Binchotan work for at least 2-4 hours, ideally overnight for up to 12 hours. It can be also longer according to the water quality. After drinking the water, simply fill up with new water and let Binchotan work for a few hours again. With repeated use, it is not always necessary to wash or boil the carbon again. After a month of use, boil the carbon in the water again for about 1 minute – this will reactivate and sterilize the carbon stick. We recommend repeating this simple reactivation procedure 1-2 times a month. Any breakage into smaller pieces is not a problem. Thanks to reactivation, the Binchotan stickwill filter your water for 3-6 months long in daily use (the length depends on the default water quality). What to do with the Binchotan stick after its service life? Go on.
Other use of Binchotan stick
Binchotan carbon has a porous structure and a huge inner surface (1,000 to 2,000 m² / g depending on the raw materials used). One teaspoon of activated carbon hides an inner surface the size of a football field. Thanks to this huge amount, it has a unique ability to adsorb a wide range of components from liquids and gases, odor. You can use the new and also the old stick for … for the fridge, cupboard, shoes, or in the bathroom. You can use Binchotan for up to 6 months to filter water and later as a fertilizer – get inspired.
Use Binchotan also in the kitchen
Use the filtered water for drinking, but also for making tea and coffee. You can also add 2 small pieces of the stick for cooking rice. Extend the freshness of the fruit – add 1-2 pieces of Binchotan to the fruit bowl. Carbon binds ethylene gases, which are formed during the maturation and rot process.
Houseplants, garden and seeds
Water the flowers with carbon-filtered water. You can crush the used sticksto dust and mix them with the soil. Carbon will continue to release its minerals have a positive effect on microorganisms that are concentrated in the soil. Or put pieces of carbon in a container with seeds. Carbon releases negative ions and regulates moisture, which has a positive effect on seed germination.
Binchotan carbon is an excellent electrical conductor that can absorb strong electromagnetic fields (EMF) from various household appliances. Place a piece of Binchotannext to sources such as WiFi, computers, mobile phones, microwave ovens, TVs, sockets near the head, etc.
Binchotan for your body
The Japanese also put pieces of Binchotan charcoal in jewelry, pillows, mattresses, or massage pads. They know that Binchotan carbon emits thermal (infrared) radiation and negatively charged ions. Wearing on the body increases the charge of ions and even small pieces are effective.
Humidity, indoor climate, and decoration
Binchotan regulates air humidity while cleaning it and charging it with negative ions. Thanks to it, it absorbs odorous substances. For small rooms, it is advisable to use about 0.5 kg of carbon. The embers are also a beautiful decoration in each room.
Taking a bath
Treat yourself to a water bath filled with minerals from Binchotan carbon. The water is softer, the skin longer hydrated.
History of Binchotan
Binchotan (備 長 炭) is a Japanese term for a type of charcoal that was produced in the 17th century by Binchuya Chozaemon. The author devised a process in which oak wood is finally exposed to a temperature of up to 1000 ° C. Eventually, it is covered with a special powder of clay, sand, and ash, which is why it is called “white” coal. You can recognize a real Binchotan by the metallic sound after an impact. Binchotane carbons are heavier than the conventional carbons we know and have smooth compact surface. Binchotan has been very popular in Japan for more than 300 years. In addition to water and air filtration, it is used for heating, grilling traditional Japanese dishes, but also for the production of musical instruments or in industrial processes.