For a cleaner glass of H2O.

Binchotan charcoal, or activated charcoal, has been used by the Japanese for hundreds of years as a natural way to purify and cleanse. Add one of the glass-like sticks to a carafe of water for a naturally purified drink—the thousands of microscopic cavities left in the charred wood remove toxins and impurities from the water, while imbuing it with a cleaner taste. Replace your charcoal once every 3 months or so, but don’t throw out your used sticks—when broken up and placed in soil, they add a little TLC to your garden, too.