It may seem counter intuitive to purify your drinking water with a stick of charcoal, but the Japanese have been doing it for centuries. Binchotan is an active carbon made from tree branches and is renowned for its ability to soften water, add good minerals and absorb unwanted tastes and odours, such as chlorine.
You can use the charcoal in our Eau Good range or any bottle for that matter and it's ready to use straight out of its individual vacuum pack. Simply fill your container of choice with drinking (potable) tap water, pop your charcoal inside and wait for it to filter impurities from the water. Leaving it overnight is ideal, but you will taste the difference after just one hour. Then, enjoy great tasting water!
With time (after around 3 months), you will notice a decrease in the filter's effectiveness. At this stage, you can recharge it by boiling it in a pan of water for ten minutes. Boiling washes out the impurities and frees the charcoal up to absorb some more. Some people have more sensitive taste buds than others so if you notice the decline in taste before 3 months has passed, it is absolutely fine to boil it at that stage too. Once boiled, you have another three months of use and then it's time to recycle your charcoal, giving it a total of 6 months lifespan!
It still works just the same! Not sure? Well, if you want to know more about Binchotan such as where it comes from and what you can do with it at the end of its life, please see the FAQ tab at the top of this page.