Binchotan Toothbrush

Charcoal helps naturally refresh your mouth

From water bottle filters to ch’i-balancing bracelets, the natural cleansing power of Binchotan charcoal takes on many forms, but Morihata‘s “black toothbrush” may be the most useful application yet. The nylon bristles on the polypropylene toothbrush are blended with high-quality Binchotan charcoal powder from Wakayama, Japan, which not only helps eliminate plaque and bad breath, but also prevents unhealthy bacteria from growing within the fibers. …

Eau Good

Reusable water bottle incorporates traditional charcoal filtration

From design powerhouse Black + Blum comes a stellar new alternative to wasteful disposable water bottles. Eau Good uses Binchō-tan, a traditional Japanese charcoal, to naturally filter tap water over the course of six hours. The plastic bottle has a small indent to hold the charcoal in place while drinking, and a simple squeeze releases the piece for replacement. Held in place with a metal …