Eau Good! 0.8L water bottle with active charcoal that purifies tap water
- dimensions : height 23 cm, diameter 8.5cm
- weight : 95g (bottle and filter)/184g with packaging
- volume: 0.8L
- tritan with no Bisphenol A (BPA)
- cork, stainless steel, silicone
- 1 binchotan active charcoal filter included (lasts 3+3 months)
- works after 1h, better after 4h, perfect after 8h
- design: Black & Blum (UK)
- made in China (bottle)
- made in Laos (binchotan)
FAITES VOTRE CHOIX :
3 good reasons
- you want to reduce your carbon footprint by drinking tap water but you don't like its chlorinated taste
- you have decided to drink lots of water to drain toxins and look great on the beach this summer, but you refuse to buy heavy packs of bottled water every week
- you like ancestral, natural water purification methods and you would like to integrate this Japanese tradition into your daily life
how does it work?
Now available with 4 different colored fabric labels attached to the cap (the bottle only comes in one color). Choose colors according to your family's needs:
Some 22 billion plastic water bottles are used per year around the world, and 5 billion just in France (of which less than half are recycled). In France, tap water is very safe to drink and cheap, but the presence of chlorine (a disinfectant) alters the taste.
The Eau Good water bottle aims to reduce plastic bottle consumption and make tap water (which is 100 to 500 times less expensive than bottled water) taste good, thanks to its active charcoal filter, which removes the nasty chlorine taste, balances the pH, and re-mineralizes the water.
One piece of binchotan active charcoal lasts 3 months when used on a daily basis, and can be re-activated for 3 more months by boiling it for 10 minutes and letting it dry, preferably in the sun. After several months, it will become saturated with contaminants that it has drawn out of the water.
Instructions for use (looks complicated, but it's really very simple)
- after taking in out of the packages, rinse the bottle with tap water
- take the charcoal filter out of its vacuum packaging and insert it in the bottle by the opening in the top
- wedge the active charcoal filter in the bottle by squeezing the sides of the bottle so that it is locked in the bump on the side of the bottle
- fill with tap water
- let it work: the water is OK after 1 hour, better after 4 hours, and perfect after 8 hours
- drink (you won't recognize your tap water)
- to remove the active charcoal filter, push on the bump on the side of the bottle. This will unlock the charcoal and you can then simply slide it out the top of the bottle
tips for using Eau Good
- fill the Eau Good water bottle with tap water, and let it sit for 6 to 8 hours so that the active charcoal filter can do its work.
- the charcoal filter included in the package has already been disinfected and washed, so it's ready for use
- do not wash the filter with soap or detergent
- do not use with juice, sweet drinks, or tea
- don't worry about drinking any tiny bits of charcoal that you might occasionally see in the water, if you ingest them, they will not hurt you (and might in fact do you good - purified charcoal is used to treat diarrhea, indigestion and flatulence)
- do not drink water that has been in the Eau Good water bottle with its binchotan filter for over 48 hours
Aside from its superb and functional design, the main draw in this bottle is the use of the binchotan, a traditional Japanese active charcoal filter that has been used since the 17th century in Japan. You could almost call this filter magic, once you get to know its many benefits, thought its main function is to do inside the Eau Good water bottle what industrial water filtering does in a plant. Here's how it works:
Binchotan, a 100% organic miracle that combines nature and know-how
The binchotan is wood charcoal from the Holm oak tree (ubamegashi), which grows in the mountain forests of Kishu in Japan. Used since the Edo period (in the 17th century), it is made with exquisite skill and respect for natural resources.
Its origins: luxury charcoal
With its exceptional combustion qualities, this rich man's charcoal was originally made to heat imperial interiors and to heat the ovens of the upper classes. Very dense, it burns very slowly, producing a constant heat and producing very little smoke or carbon dioxide. A charcoal that can be used indoors!
It is also know as binchotan white charcoal because it is made slowly at low temperatures and then activated at very high temperatures (carbonized at 400°C for a few days, then activated at 1200-1300°C, when the heat burns off the tar), then it is cooled on a bed of ashes, earth, and sand, giving it a white appearance.
But its merits go way beyond smokeless combustion!
Active charcoal that removes pollutants from water
The very dense wood of a Holm oak has innumerable open pores through which the tree breathes, nourishes itself, and redistributes chemicals back into the earth. The microorganisms (that are utterly harmless to humans) that live in these pores efficiently decompose toxic chemicals like chlorine, pesticides and herbicides. This phenomenon of adsorption (not to be confused with absorption) makes contaminants stick to the active charcoal until it is completely saturated. This is why it is necessary to reactivate the binchotan every three months by soaking it in boiling water.
Mineralization and balancing pH
Unlike filtered pitchers that tend to de-mineralize water, binchotan active charcoal diffuses natural minerals and negative ions through its pores. It also balances the water's pH whether it is alkaline or basic.
After use, the binchotan can be used as a natural fertilizer (grind it up and mix it with planting soil)
Works to eliminate odors, dampness, and electromagnetic pollution
The active charcoal from Kishu also absorbs the molecules responsible for unpleasant odors. After six months of use, you can recycle it by putting it in the refrigerator, next to the cat box, or the dirty nappy can. In a closet, it absorbs odors as well as dampness.
It also attracts electromagnetic waves. If you are electro-sensitive, placing a piece of Kishu charcoal next to your Wi-Fi router and your computer might make you more comfortable.
ecological - 100 plastic bottles per person per year in France...using the Eau Good water bottle means less waste
affordable - tap water is 100 to 500 times less expensive than bottled water. Your reusable Eau Good water bottle will cost your 23€ the first year, and 10€ the following years...do the math!
functional design - a real solution to real problems that is both esthetic and pleasant to use—just what we like at LaPaDD