Binchotan Charcoal Stick - Water FilterRegular price €8.50 Save €-8.50
We hope this will encourage you to drink tap water and stop buying bottled water!
It may seem counterintuitive to purify your drinking water with a stick of charcoal, but the Japanese have been doing it for centuries.
Our binchotan is cut to a fixed length, so it slots perfectly into most water bottles, carafes and jugs out there.
How to Use
The charcoal stick is ready to use. Simply fill your bottle / carafe / jug with drinking (potable) tap water and wait for the charcoal to filter impurities from the water. Leaving it overnight is ideal, but you will taste the difference after just one hour. Then, enjoy great tasting water!
- It must only be used with drinking safe tap water.
- Occasionally you will notice tiny particles / fragments of the charcoal in the water, but do not be alarmed as it will do you no harm if you swallow them (active charcoal tablets are prescribed to treat diarrhoea, digestion and flatulence).
- Your binchotan charcoal is already washed and ready to use.
- Please do not wash with detergent or soap.
- Please do not use with flavoured cordials or juices.
- Please remove the binchotan from the bottle you are using it with these before washing it.
- Boiling the binchotan for 10 minutes in water will release the impurities it has been holding.
The origins are not completely clear, but it is believed that a form of Binchotan charcoal (sometimes referred to as 'white charcoal') was introduced to Japan by a Japanese monk and scholar called Kukai 1,200 years ago. It was during the Edo Period (17th century) that a man called Binchuya Chozaemon made it popular.
Sustainably sourced wood is placed in a kiln and charred at a relatively low temperature for some time, then, near the end of the process, the kiln temperature is raised to about 1,000 degree Celsius to make the wood red-hot. The charcoal is then removed and quickly covered with a special powder made from earth, sand and ash, and this gives the charcoal surface a whitish hue (explaining the name 'white charcoal'). The rapid rise in temperature, followed by a rapid cooling, incinerates the bark and leaves a smooth, hard surface. If you strike it, you'll hear a clear, metallic sound.
Binchotan charcoal has an incredibly porous surface with tiny cavities oriented in many directions. Just 1 gram has a surface area in excess of 500 m2 (about one tenth the size of a football field). It is also known as active carbon as the ions of contaminants are attracted to the surface of the carbon, where they will be held. It is also able to release minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium back into the water which enhances its taste and health benefits.
If you are using your Binchotan with your reusable water bottle and fill it up once a day, then it should last three months. You are then able to recharge it by boiling it in water for ten minutes and then leaving to dry in sunlight. You should be able to keep recharging it for a further three months.
Recycled Tinfoil by If You CareRegular price €4.99 Save €-4.99
If You Care Aluminum Foil is made with 100% recycled aluminum.
While traditional foil manufacturing is a power-intensive process, If You Care Aluminium Foil uses 95% less energy to produce. Because there is no need to mine, their production creates less waste, while reusing a precious resource.
If You Care Aluminium Foil protects food against light, oxygen, humidity and bacteria. It is not recommended for use with acidic or fatty foods.
If You Care Aluminium Foil can be recycled again, provided that your local recycling centre accepts aluminium foil - always ring your bin management company to check!
Parchment Paper Baking Sheets by If You CareRegular price €6.25 Save €-6.25
Say no to aluminum foil with this fantastic alternative!
Made from unbleached totally chlorine-free (TCF) greaseproof paper, If You Care Parchment Baking Paper is a fantastic product.
Our Parchment Paper is totally chlorine-free, so no chlorine or chlorine derivatives are dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams.
Use If You Care Parchment Baking Paper for baking, roasting, reheating and wrapping.
If You Care Parchment Baking Paper offers incredible value at 70 sq ft (other brands at 30-45 sq ft).
Unbleached, all natural, microwave safe, cruelty-free, GMO free, vegetarian, vegan, compostable, allergen free and gluten free.
Natural Sponge ClothsRegular price €5.50 Save €-5.50
If You Care Sponge Cloths are made in a patented process from a three dimensional blending of cellulose, non-GMO unbleached cotton and mirabilite - a natural mineral salt. During the production process, the mirabilite is washed out, leaving the remaining blend (70% cellulose & 30% cotton) extremely porous, which makes the sponge cloth extraordinarily absorbent. It can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in water.
There is no better or more effective cleaning cloth for kitchens, countertops, bathrooms and general household cleaning, available anywhere. If You Care Sponge Cloths leave no streaks. They absorb liquids easily and quickly and release them with simple wringing. They are remarkably durable, tear and abrasion resistant, reusable over and over again, and can be machine washed in water up to 1900F (880C), up to 300 times.
If You Care Sponge Cloths and their packaging are made from 100% renewable resources and contain no petroleum or other fossil fuel products. Each cloth is reusable and washable many times. These sponge cloths reduce waste and the amount of material going to landfill. The packaging is a biopolymer made from corn starch which is certified compostable in commercial composting facilities, leading to a further reduction in waste, greenhouse gasses and diversion from landfill.
USE & CARE
Rinse cloth and wring out excess water to increase absorbency. Use with water, soap and water, or any household cleaner. After using, rinse thoroughly, wring out water, and leave flat to dry. Cloth can be washed at temperatures up to 1900F (880C) in dishwasher or washing machine with normal loads. Do not use chlorine bleach or chlorine products. After washing, leave to air dry. Do not tumble dry.
Did you know that both If You Care Sponge Cloths and their packaging are certified compostable? Throw them in your compost bin after use. No need to separate!
Replacement Head - Wooden Washing Up Brush - Small, 4cmRegular price €2.80 Save €-2.80
Replacement heads for your small dish brush (4cm).
Pot ScrubberRegular price €5.00 Save €-5.00
Perfect little natural bristle brush that's sturdy enough to scrub your pots and pans
Beechwood and Union Fiber #vegan
Handmade in Germany
Hanna's Beeswax Wraps | Various Sizes | Made in IrelandRegular price €16.00 Save €-16.00
Hanna's Beeswax Wraps are just great!
Lunch Pack contains 1 (one) sandwich wrap (35x35cm) and 1 (one) midi wrap (25x25cm). The Sandwich Wrap comes with a button and string to close. Made with pure Irish beeswax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Maxi Duo contains 2 (two) Maxi wraps (35x35cm) - perfect as a starter pack! Made with pure Irish beeswax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Midi Duo contains 2 (two) Midi wraps (25x25cm) - great for leftover cheese, vegetables, fruit, sandwiches, covering bowls and plates etc. Made with pure Irish beeswax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Vegan Lunch Pack contains 1 (one) sandwich wrap (35x35cm) and 1 (one) midi wrap (25x25cm) - All made with candelilla wax, eco soy wax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Vegan Maxi Duo contains 2 (two) Maxi wraps (35x35cm) - All made with candelilla wax, eco soy wax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Vegan Midi Duo contains 2 (two) Midi wraps (25x25cm) - All made with candelilla wax, eco soy wax, organic jojoba oil and pine resin.
Before first use, you may want to soften the wrap gently with a hairdryer or follow the pasteurisation instructions below.
Clean with lukewarm water and soap and hang to dry. Reuse.
You can refresh and repasteurise your wrap every few months by placing on a baking paper in the over for a few minutes at 70-100 degrees.
Do not use with hot food, raw meat or in the microwave.
With good care your wrap should last approx. a year.
You can then place it in the compost or cut into strips as a fire starter.
Please note that the image is illustrative only, our patterns may vary from the picture.
Made in Co. Cork, Ireland.
5L GreenSax Compostable Bin Bags - 20 bags per rollRegular price €2.60 Save €-2.60
GreenSax 5LTR Compostable Bags are perfect for lining your small caddy bin, cleaning up after your pet or bagging those used nappies. When full, use the tie handles to close the bag and keep bad odours in. In the case of organic waste, you can put the filled bag into your home composter or kerbside organic waste bin. This bag is certified 100% compostable and will break down completely and quickly, helping return nutrients to the earth. Do not put non-organic waste into a composter or organic waste collection system.5 Ltr / 1.3 Gal (approx.) 300mm (width) x 340mm (height).
Vegetable Brush | OvalRegular price €5.50 Save €-5.50
This Redecker vegetable brush is perfectly shaped for scrubbing all kinds of vegetables thoroughly. Features a hard side for root vegetable and a soft bristle side for more delicate produce.
Hand crafted in Germany.
Each brush measures 14cm in length.
Large Baking Cups - 60 cupsRegular price €2.65 Save €-2.65
f You Care Baking Cups are made from unbleached totally chlorine-free (TCF) greaseproof paper.
They are perfect for sweet and savory baked goods. Your muffins, cupcakes, mini quiches and other recipes won’t stick to our baking cups because of their natural easy release properties.
Like all If You Care paper products, these Baking Cups are totally chlorine-free, so no chlorine or chlorine derivatives are dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams.
13L GreenSax Compostable Bin Bags - 10 bags per rollRegular price €3.30 Save €-3.30
GreenSax 13 LTR Compostable Bags are perfect for lining your kitchen caddy or brown bin. When full, simply tie closed to keep bad odours in. Then put into your home composter or kerbside organic waste bin.
This bag is certified 100% compostable and will break down completely and quickly, helping return nutrients to the earth.
13 Ltr / 3.4 Gal (approx.) - 425mm (width) x 600mm (height)
Hanna's Re-Wax Bars | Beeswax & Vegan | Made in IrelandRegular price €4.99 Save €-4.99
You may find that your wraps loose their stickiness after a few months and can be re-waxed to refresh them. All instructions are on the inside of the label. They can also be used to make your own beeswax wraps if you're feeling crafty!
Re-Wax Bar - 30g Re-Wax Bar containing a blend of Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Oil and Pine Resin. Will fully wax 2-5 wraps, or re-wax up to 10 Wraps.
Vegan Re-Wax Bar - Hanna’s wraps are reusable food wraps made in Cork using 100% Cotton material, eco soy wax, candelilla wax, organic Jojoba oil and pine resin.
Made in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Stainless Steel SporkRegular price €6.99 Save €-6.99
A handy little tool!
Carry it with you and never get caught by surprise (using plastic cutlery!).
Kitchen Basics by bambuRegular price €15.00 Save €-15.00
Winner of the 2010 Eco Choice Award and still going strong, this indispensable trio of bamboo cooking utensils will be an award winner in your kitchen, too.
Hand-shaped and finished, they are burnished and polished to asatiny feel.
- Natural stain-resistant and anti-microbial
- Size 30.5cm
Organic Bamboo SpoontulaRegular price €6.00 Save €-6.00
Perfect for compact kitchens and outdoor camp cooking, the Spoontula's flat top edge is great for mixing brownies and batters and will scrape the bowl clean.
Made of renewable and USDA certified organic bamboo, this hybrid cooking utensil is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic.
Size: 13" long, 2.25" at widest point
Anti-scratching, anti-microbial and naturally stain resistant
Not to be used on microwave or dishwasher
Tea Basket | Stainless Steel Loose Leaf Tea InfuserRegular price €7.00 Save €-7.00
Reusable stainless steel hinged top tea infuser to brew tea in a mug, pot or other container at home and out and about.
Made from stainless steel.
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