history: dating back to ancient histories, charcoal is a global staple as both a heating and healing agent. charcoal's powerful ability to absorb over 100 times its weight in toxins and impurities makes it a necessity in medicinal and restorative practices. traditionally used as the second step in a “double cleanse” to deeply purify skin, on teeth in a technique known as ohaguro and in the bath. blackened charcoal sticks are used to warm japanese onsen bathhouses, and are added into the therapeutic hinoki soaking tubs to stimulate blood flow, draw toxins from the skin without drying, reduce inflammation and deeply purify skin. sourced from japan, this all-natural ash in its activated form is blended with red flower's signature ocean scent of refreshing eucalyptus, clove, and laurel leaf. triple-milled and hand-cut, the smooth charcoal bars improve the complexion by drawing out pollutants and excess oils, unclogging pores and allowing the skin to heal.
essential oil blend: clove bud, cardamom seed, laurel leaf oil, copaiba oil, and eucalyptus leaf oils
process: triple-milled, steam distillation oils. charcoal branches of ubame oak trees are burned in kilns at low temperatures, quickly fired at 1,000 degrees Celsius, then rapidly cooled, leaving an extremely pure carbon containing numerous tiny pores.