WHAT IS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?
Activated Charcoal is often misunderstood to be derived from the carcinogenic briquettes used in barbecue grills; however, on the contrary, it is a derivative of natural resources that are rich in carbon, namely peat, wood, sawdust, and coconut shells, and it thus exhibits beneficial and restorative properties.
The specific natural source material is heated at high temperatures and slowly burned in a process called Pyrolysis. Next, it is treated with oxygen. This process “activates” the charcoal by eliminating any molecules that it had already absorbed, thereby enhancing both the absorption and the adsorption abilities of the resultant Activated Charcoal. The final product is a natural, sustainable product that is chemical-free and thus non-toxic.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL VS. ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL
Bamboo Charcoal is obtained from fragments of a bamboo botanical that is collected after it has grown for five years or more. Bamboo Charcoal undergoes the same process of Pyrolysis in order to become “activated.” Bamboo Charcoal can be categorized as either Raw Bamboo Charcoal or Bamboo Briquette Charcoal. The first is comprised of the parts of a bamboo plant (roots, culms, branches) and the latter is formed when the residue of bamboo is condensed into a specific shape before it undergoes the process of carbonization.
Made from Moso bamboo, a species of giant timber native to China
5x more porous than regular charcoal
Has an ionic charge which enables it to attract particles out of the air
Made from a sustainable source