Morihata Binchotan charcoal from the Kishu region of Japan is regarded as the purest and most effective type of activated charcoal. It is revered for its purifying qualities. These sticks are 100% Ubame Oak, and are exactly as they are when removed from the ancient kilns in which they are made. The high temperatures and quick cooling, by dousing with ash, result in glass-like and beautiful branches.
When added to a carafe of water, the thousands of microscopic cavities left in the wood remove unwanted toxins and impurities, while softening and improving water's taste. Completely natural, the sticks are great for the garden and can be disposed of in soil once they start to diminish in efficacy (about 3 months).