The Eau Good Binchotan charcoal recharge is a spare filter for your Eau Good water bottle.
The Binchotan active charcoal bar is a filter that has been used in Japan as a water purifier since the 17th century. It is made from tree branches. It is cut to a fixed length, so it slots perfectly into our 'eau good' BPA free water bottle. But you can use it with any bottle, carafe or jug. Leave it overnight in ordinary tap water and it will transform it into delicious tasting pure water.
The Binchotan active charcoal filter has an incredibly porous surface with tiny cavities oriented in many directions. Just 1 gram has a surface area in excess of 500 m2 (about one tenth the size of a football field). The Binchotan active charcoal reduces chlorine, mineralises the water and balances the pH (softens the water). It is also known as active carbon as the ions of contaminants are attracted to the surface of the carbon, where they will be held. It is also able to release minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium back into the water which enhances its taste and health benefits.
The Binchotan active charcoal filter can be used for up to 6 months and amazingly recycles for many different uses after this. If you are using your Binchotan with our 'eau good' bottle and fill it up once a day, then it should last three months. You are then able to recharge it by boiling it in water for ten minutes and then leaving to dry in sunlight. You should be able to keep recharging it for a further three months.
When you have finished using your Binchotan as a water filter, it still has many secondary uses. If you break it up and put it in your house plants, it will add nutrients to the soil that will help the plant to grow. Because of its porous surface, it can be used as a deodorizer to remove unwanted odors in your cat litter, laundry basket, nappy bin or shoes. Binchotan is also an effective moisture absorbent, and can help absorb humidity in the air if placed in a wardrobe.
Binchotan also has many health benefits. It not only dissipates 'hazardous' electromagnetic waves from computer monitors but it also generates negative ions. More accurately, the infrared rays emitted constantly from charcoal reduce moisture in the air into fine particles that naturally change into negative ions.
Note that your Binchotan charcoal is already washed and ready to use. Please do not wash with detergent or soap. Please do not use with flavored cordials or juices. Please remove the Binchotan from the bottle you are using it with before washing it. Pouring boiling water over the Binchotan will release the impurities it has been holding. Occasionally you will notice tiny particles / fragments of the charcoal in the water, but do not be alarmed as it will do you no harm if you swallow them (active charcoal tablets are prescribed to treat diarrhea, digestion and flatulence).
- 100% Natural filter, Binchotan active charcoal.
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- IMPORTANT: must only be used with drinking safe tap water
- If you are using your Binchotan with 'eau good' bottle and fill it up once a day, then it should last three months. You are then able to recharge it by boiling it in water for ten minutes and then leaving to dry in sunlight. You should be able to keep recharging it for a further three months.
- *Please do not wash with detergent or soap. Please do not use with flavoured cordials or juices. Please remove the binchotan from the bottle you are using it with before washing it. Pouring boiling water over the binchotan will release the impurities it has been holding.