A distillate of baking wood, it is a natural by-product from the traditional Japanese production of White Charcoal. The condensed steam from the heated wood is collected from the kiln, matured for six months and filtered several times with White Charcoal to achieve the highest level of purity, thereby creating the intriguing smoky scent that has become the signature fragrance of Sort Of Coal. Wood vinegar has been used for medicinal purposes throughout Asia for centuries and highly valued for its deodorizing and deep cleansing effects.
CHAR ESSENCE (100% oak wood vinegar) is highly concentrated and should be dissolved in water or other liquid by up to 500 times. So you only need 5 small drops for 100 ml water. Store in room temperature and not in sunlight. Always use a patch test before using this concentrated product. For a revitalizing home spa experience: Add 10-20 ml to the bathtub for a revitalizing and soothing home spa experience that will purify and moisture your skin and help boost your blood circulation For a moisturizing and purifying facial wash mix 5 ml with a liter of water, and use a soaked cloth or sponge to wash For a deodorizing, deep cleansing footbath you can add a little more, then soak your feet for a relaxing half hour In the sauna, add about 5 ml into a bowl of water and spray it on the heater to create the characteristic woody and smoky scent with purifying effect for your skin, and even for your lungs To rinse dandruff and smells from your hair: Mix 5 ml CHAR ESSENCE with 1 liter of water and use it to rinse your hair to help remove dandruff and smells from your hair. Finish by washing your hair as normal To freshen and soften your laundry: To freshen and soften your everyday laundry, just add 10 ml CHAR ESSENCE in the soap dispenser or wash ball and wash as normal to benefit from a natural, chemical-free and non-polluting fabric softener For smelly or dirty laundry such as dishtowels or a tablecloth, add 10 ml CHAR ESSENCE to 1 liter of warm water. Soak the cloth overnight, then was as normal To disinfect and remove odors: Mix CHAR ESSENCE and water 1:10, and pour this natural cleansing agent into a spray bottle For a deodorizing treatment, simply spray wherever bacteria and odors are at play, such inside shoes, inside your car, in the kitchen or bathroom or even in the trashcan To cleanse your chopping boards: Mix 10 ml CHAR ESSENCE with one liter of water and soak the board with the mixture; then rinse with a sponge and dry. Do not leave a wooden chopping board soaked in water for longer than a minute To use as an insect repellent: Mix 1 liter of water with 10 ml CHAR ESSENCE and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your bare skin to discourage flies and mosquitoes To enhance your gardening: Mix 1 liter of water with 2 ml CHAR ESSENCE and fill into a spray bottle; then spray directly on your plants to discourage bacteria and bugs Occasionally water your plants lightly with this mixture to improve the soil and help regulate the PH balance