Things You Might Not Know About Bamboo Charcoal
What is bamboo charcoal?
Bamboo charcoal is the thing which comes from the pieces of bamboo plants that are harvested after at least five years, then burned in the oven at temperatures ranging from 800 to 1200°C. Bamboo charcoal can help to reduce the pollutant residue very well. Therefore, it is an environmentally functional material with excellent absorption properties.
Chinese people are more familiar with bamboo charcoal as they have a long history with using bamboo charcoal, according to the documents dating as early as 1486 during the Ming dynasty in Chuzhou Fu Zhi. Moreover, it had been also mentioned during the Qing dynasty, and during the reigns of emperors Kangxi, Qianlong, and Guangxu.
How does it work?
Since bamboo charcoal possesses the natural adsorption characteristics that are coupled with its significant surface area making effective adsorbent. A million of pores in the bamboo charcoal can trap and store vast amounts of pollutants, including other harmful substances. Moreover, charcoal can also adsorb odor and pollutant particles by trapping them if air or water flows through these pores, this phenomenon can well purify the surrounding air or water in the process. Bamboo charcoal possesses more significant effectiveness as it is four times more porous than regular wood charcoal.
How to produce?
Bamboo charcoal is widely produced from the rapidly growing moso bamboo, mostly planted throughout Asia. They can grow two feet or more in a single day, up to the height of 60 feet in two to three months. Due to its growth characteristics, a million of tiny holes are created as it matures, and this process takes approximately five years. Raw bamboo charcoal comes from the bamboo plant parts, like culms, roots, and branches. Bamboo briquette charcoal is made of bamboo residue.
If you can care properly, your bamboo charcoal products will last up to one year. Moreover, they are 100% natural products and can be recycled into the ecosystem.
Benefits of activated bamboo charcoal
The main benefit of activated bamboo charcoal comes from its absorption capacity. With a better rate of absorption, activated bamboo charcoal can effectively function as a detoxifying agent while incorporated into the skin care products. Furthermore, activated bamboo charcoal is popular for healthcare applications, such as using to the wounds and sites of infection.
Reputed to be antibacterial and to make an effective detoxicant, activated bamboo charcoal was used to help purge the patients of bodily toxins. Eventually, it becomes the ingredient in the cosmetics and personal care products, like cleansers, detoxifying masks, deodorants, and whitening products.
On the other side, activated bamboo charcoal is effectively reputed to help attract the impurities, like bacteria, dirt, dust, and oil, on the skin’s surface so as to make their removal easier. You can apply it to any preferred areas of your skin, including the scalp, to address problems related to dryness, dullness, itchiness, and excessive oiliness.