Regular price $18.00

This pure bamboo charcoal is of the highest quality, traditionally used for Japanese Kodo ceremonies. Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s bamboo charcoal is clean burning and scentless, offering an authentic experience of the fragrant smoke produced by burning raw incense, wood chips, resins, or herbs.

Please ignite with care over an open flame using heat resistant tongs or chopsticks.  Place the hot charcoal in an incense burner with your favorite wood, resin, or herb.
This is not a self igniting charcoal and does not rely on saltpeter or gun powder to remain lit. 

Contains twenty 1" x 1 "x 3/8" bamboo charcoal briquettes.

Use Bamboo Charcoal.
Carefully ignite a briquette of charcoal over a hot flame using a heat-resistant utensil until the corners and edges glow red. Place the charcoal inside an incense burner and top it with a small piece of the aromatic wood, resin, or herb of your choice. More fragrant smoke will be produced by placing a larger piece of incense on the smoldering ember.

A word of caution: Always practice attentiveness when working with hot charcoal and an open flame. Never leave burning incense or hot charcoal unattended. Take special care when using in presence of children and pets.

A collaboration with nature

We believe in fostering curiosity and reverence for nature’s biodiversity, employing a scientific and holistic approach to our creations that inspires a reconnection with our most primordial sense and elicits a shift in consciousness.

Nature is our ultimate guide

With profound admiration for botanical species native to climate zones across the world, we strive to spread awareness about the need to conserve the beautiful lands that allow these plants to thrive while giving back to local and indigenous communities that have cultivated them for centuries.

Conscious sourcing

To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest quality Bio Alchemy Olfactive travels the world to source each botanical ingredient and offering, working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists, harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities.

Traceability and sustainability are integral to our work. The botanical materials that make up our collection are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries.

All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab with exclusively sourced ingredients. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. Our packaging, from shipping boxes, water activated tape, and protective wrap to shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in production.

Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine from the women of a small community with whom we work.

We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging materials in effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.

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