KURO-Bō – Eco-Friendly, 100% Natural Water Filtration In Your Home {WIN}


Activated Charcoal

It’s like the buzz phrase that just won’t go away. I first heard of the benefits of activated charcoal when Ava was a baby and battling with chronic colic! Ja, fun times!

But for those of you that don’t know, activated charcoal has a whole host of health benefits, including:

  • Whitens Teeth. Have your teeth become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries? …
  • Alleviates Gas & Bloating. …
  • Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers. …
  • Mold Cleansing. …
  • Water Filtration. …
  • Emergency Toxin Removal. …
  • Skin and Body Health. …
  • Digestive Cleanse.

So when KURO-Bō, which is a  handcrafted, sustainable and organic ancient Japanese process of cartridge free filtering that mineralises and purifies your water, contacted me with a review opportunity, that included a unique hand blown carafe that uses 100% recycled glass & is custom made and produced by a family-owned business in Swaziland, I jumped at the chance! 

As a banter, my drink choices are fairly limited. I don’t drink fizzy drinks, nor commercial fruit juices or mixers. In fact, I mostly drink water so we go through a lot of filtration cartridges and devices in our house and it gets pricey! Not to mention the bulk of the filters and cartridges are not biodegradable or easily recycled. 

KURO-Bō is ridiculously easy to use!

All you need do is boil your stick of charcoal for 10 minutes and then add to your water and voila, left over night in the fridge, you have perfectly purified and mineralised water! 

Then you just pop it in the water dispenser of your choice and off you go! You have perfectly good, purified water with none of the nasties! What’s more, you’ll notice that the water has, what I can only describe as a much softer taste, somehow, it tastes more pure, if that makes any sense, I’m not really sure how to describe how the charcoal purification changes the taste, but it does, it’s softer and smoother. 

KURO-Bō had extensive testing done to prove the value of this purification method, wich has it’s roots going back centuries to the Japanese region of Wakayama. The process itself is fascinating, that something so simple could be so powerful:

KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal is created by carefully harvesting high-quality hardwood, which is then baked by highly trained craftsmen in a special kiln – initially at low, and then later at extremely high temperatures of over 1000ºC. This process causes the wood to carbonise and activate, while also enlarging its pore structure to enable maximum toxin adsorption. After 7 – 14 days, the carbonised wood is removed from its kiln and covered with a mixture of earth, sand and ash, giving it a temporary whitish hue – as well as its other name of “white charcoal”. Once cooled, the activated charcoal is then carefully hand-cut in order to be used as a natural water filter, as well as in many other innovative ways.

Check this out, so ridiculously easy:

The science behind KURO-Bō:

In creating KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal, it is the carbonisation process – and enlargement of the hardwood’s millions of internal pores – that actually enables the KURO-Bō stick to do what it does, namely: attract positively-charged toxins and metals (like chlorine, lead and mercury) and attach those toxins to itself on a microscopic level, removing them from the water.

You can read more about how it works here: KURO-Bō.

The charcoal is eco-friendly!

Check out these ideas for when your KURO-Bō has come to the end of it’s life span:

  • Dehumidify your bathroom
  • Use it as a beautiful and organic air purifier
  • Keep it in your fridge or cupboards to keep them odour free
  • Break the stick up and put into your pet litter tray to remove odours
  • Add it to your aquarium to neutralise the pH of the water
  • Put it in your vegetable drawer to keep your veggies fresher for longer, or put into the fruit bowl to keep fruit from ripening too soon
  • Keep flowers fresher for longer
  • Break up your stick and bury it in your garden to balance the pH and remineralise your soil
  • Burn it on your braai
  • Use it in your bath for some well-deserved pampering (the charcoal mineralise, removes impurities from the water, and stimulates blood flow)
  • Deflect/absorb electromagnetic and radio waves from computers, mobile phones and even microwaves in your home or at work
  • Use it as an unique and original décor piece

But best of all…

The KURO-Bō last for THREE MONTHS! So at R235 a pop, it’s a massive saving in comparison to other filtration options! 

To buy your KURO-Bō go here:

Wellness Warehouse

Faithful to Nature


Or visit their website for a list of stockists of this amazing product. 

You could also win a KURO-Bō charcoal stick by completing the Rafflecopter entry form below and try out this amazing product!

T’s & C’s:

  • The prize cannot be traded for cash.
  • The competition is open to all South Africans, nationally.
  •  Winners will be notified via email 
  • Competition closes on the 3rd March
  • I reserve the right to disqualify entries

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy hydrating!


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  • Reply Taryn Turner

    I SO need this! I only drink water and in Durban they are adding extra chlorine to our water at the moment. This would be brilliant.

    February 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply ann

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Marcia (123blog)

    I’m definitely game to give this a try!

    February 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Sharleen

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Jade

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Fatima

    Originates from ancient Japanese processes.

    Looks awesome, I would love to try it!

    February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Marc

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 17, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Tania Brewis

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 17, 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Karen at MomAgain@40

    this purification method, wich has it’s roots going back centuries to the Japanese region of Wakayama.

    February 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Sam

    From the Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Bianca Balutto

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 17, 2017 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Japanese region of Wakayama.

    February 20, 2017 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Sabine Palfi

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 20, 2017 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Anelle Tewson

    From the ancient Japanese process of cartridge free filtering. This product looks amazing!

    February 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Muriel

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Aadil

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 28, 2017 at 2:25 am
  • Reply belindamountain

    I am OBSESSED with water! This looks like such a winning solution as we currently don’t filter our tap water and dam levels here are low:(

    February 28, 2017 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Simone

    It originated from the Japanese region of Wakayama

    February 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply MeeA

    Wakayama, Japan! I desperately need to drink more water; I actually really love water and, when I’m thirsty, nothing else works for me. But our water at home doesn’t taste great and I find myself drinking less than I should…

    February 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Japanese region of Wakayama. I would love to try this

    February 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Julie B

    Japanese region of Wakayama

    March 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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