White charcoal, with it’s natural toxin absorbing qualities, has been used as a natural purification agent in Japan and Korea for generations.
Activated by heating pieces of oak and bamboo in oxygen depleted kilns over a seven-day period, the uniformly black pieces of coal retain the natural beauty of their original wood forms, but unlike common charcoal, white charcoal leaves no dust or residue and sucks up nastiness like a sponge. It looks black, but is called White Charcoal because of its purifying ability and white shine.
Now Danish brand Sort of Coal brings the natural purification power of white charcoal to Western culture with a range of handmade products designed for purifying water, air and the body without attacking the senses or polluting the environment.
Via Cool Hunting.