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Why Binchotan Charcoal is better than your water filter.

Binchotan Charcoal is better than your water filter.

Binchotan Charcoal, YAAS Bitch. Not familiar? How about activated charcoal, charcoal pills, charcoal powder? We’ve read countless articles telling us why charcoal can remove impurities, absorb toxins and make our skin flawless. Did you know it can also purify and alkalinize our water? Binchotan Charcoal, Sumi or Kishu Binchotan Charcoal hails from Japan and is reusable, recyclable and all natural.

These charcoal sticks are made from the highest quality Japanese Holm Oak, a tree native to Japan. Hello, charcoal is from a tree…did I know this? The charcoal is burned in small workshops by skilled artisans at extremely high temperatures and are then rapidly cooled, like how cool I feel from using Binchotan charcoal for my water filter.

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How does Binchotan Charcoal work?

In so many ways folks. Here’s why you need to be using charcoal sticks in stead of your tired old Brita water filter:

Absorbs water born chemicals – The process called “Nerashi” carbonizes the structure of the wood leaving microscopic cavities where water born chemicals like chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper are trapped. It bonds with the toxins. They become frenemies.

Mineralizes your water – Adds calcium, mercury, magnesium and phosphates. Without these necessary minerals in your water your body will not rehydrate. Drinking water and actually rehydrating live on different water planets.

Alkalizes your water – Worth it! Sumi aka Binchotan Charcoal will alkalize your water which is essential to rehydrating you body. My ultimate favorite alkaline water is Essentia but my new home filtration water is a close second.

Why it’s better than your current water filter:

Sustainable, reusable, recyclable, and all natural – These sticks will last you about 3 -4 months and can be disposed of in your garden once they start to diminish. You can also use it as a deodorizer in the fridge like baking soda. Kishu Binchotan is powerful purification at it’s purest form. I’m into that.

Easier than your current water filter – Simply place them in your glass, ceramic, aluminum free- definitely not plastic (unless BPA-free) water carafe, jug, or pitcher and let it go to work. The charcoal starts working immediately.

A deal – Charcoal sticks will range from $18-$28. Each stick will last about 3-4 months. For a large vessel go ahead and throw two sticks in there. Water filters typically can range $11-$15 but only last 2 months.

Alkalizes your water – Did I mention it alkalizes your water?!

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Maintenance of your charcoal:

Once a month you’re going to want to boil your charcoal stick to keep the pores open so it can keep doing it’s magic. Boil for 10 minutes in a shallow pan of water, make sure it’s completely submerged. After the boil take it out and let it dry for 30 minutes. Then reuse!

Things to know:

If there is bacteria in your water it’s not going to the take that out. It also won’t take out the fluoride. So in that regard we need to hope and educate ourselves whether our cities and towns are properly filtering things out of our water. The only way to completely remove these things are through distillation, reverse osmosis- which strips out beneficial minerals, and ionization and that leads us to buy bottled water and contribute to the ever increasing plastic problem we have in the world. These machines can also cost upwards of $1000 so I am a okay with using my Binchotan charcoal sticks until I hit the lotto and can by one of said machines.

Initially your water will have a bit of a mineral taste because perhaps you have been used to drinking filtered tap water sans minerals, so don’t panic and let your taste buds adjust!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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