Kishu Binchotan Charcoal (1/4 lb)
The simplest way to treat water we know of, this Binchotan activated charcoal is fantastic: Drop it into a carafe of tap water to soften water and improve the taste; add it to a hot bath or “plant” in your garden to encourage healthier soil. A single stick usually lasts from three to four months—boil it once a week, and when it finally releases no bubbles, you know it’s time for a new one (at that point, you can then use it to deodorize the fridge or enrich your compost). Beyond all that, it also just looks incredibly chic wherever you put it.
- 1/4 lb