Key benefits of your Kuro-Bo Charcoal Filter:
- Simple, portable cartridge-free design
- Can be used in any water container, to suit any lifestyle
- Removes bacteria (e.Coli)
- Purifies ordinary tap water in a 100% eco-friendly way
- Each stick is reusable for 3+ months
- Draws out toxins & chemicals, including chlorine, lead & mercury
- Balances the water’s pH level, if acidic
- Enriches every glass of water with bioavailable minerals like Calcium & Magnesium
- Improves the taste and odour of your tap water
- Each charcoal stick should be added to up to 3 litres of water at a time
- Opt to pair 2 x KURO-Bo filters with their 6L 100% recycled glass dispenser for an elegant, 100% natural water solution at home, the office or in a restaurant/café/gym
- Sticks & packaging are 100% biodegradable and recyclable
- Charcoal sticks also make excellent dehumidifiers & deodorisers in damp areas of your home
- Used charcoal sticks can be repurposed as garden fertiliser
- Remove the Kuro-Bo stick from its packaging & boil it in a shallow pan of tap water for 10 minutes.
- Allow the stick to cool, then fill your water cooler or container with up to 3L of tap water. Insert the single Kuro-Bo stick. (For larger volumes of water, simply add more Kuro-Bo sticks.)
- For best results, allow the stick to rest for at least 4-6 hours or ideally overnight, either at room temperature or in the fridge.
- After one month of daily use, reactivate your charcoal stick by simply boiling it again for 10 minutes, allow it to cool, and reuse as before. Repeat again after 2 months of daily use.
- After 3 months of daily use, if your water still tastes beautiful, refreshing and pure, keep using your stick and reboil each month. Otherwise, recycle & replace the stick.
Did you know?
More and more South Africans are welcoming this special water filter into their health-conscious homes. Kuro-Bo Activated Charcoal is the first and only 100% plastic-free, scientifically-proven, natural and biodegradable water filter in Africa. Activated Charcoal, or Binchotan, has been used for centuries in Japanese culture to purify, mineralise and pH-balance water. The charcoal attracts positively-charged toxins and heavy metals, and draws them out of the water, while depositing beneficial minerals into the water. Activated Charcoal also balances the pH of acidic water. A single stick of Kuro-Bo charcoal can give you 3+ months of cleaner, healthier, better-tasting water with zero waste!
125 out of 128 people would recommend this product28/11/2021, By HeidiThese charcoal sticks have become a regular purchase as we love how they purify our water and makes it taste delicious.28/09/2021, By DI love these abs will always buy05/07/2021, By AndreaMy water jar's best friend. Tastes sooo clean without that weird pipe-y edge.15/06/2021, By HeidiI love this face wash as it cleans well, washes off easily and doesn't leave my face feeling dry thereafter.15/06/2021, By HeidiWe always buy oasis or wonderwater, so thought we'd give this one a try. It works really well. The water definitely tastes different after the Kuro Bo has been in it for a couple of hours. Yum.23/05/2021, By LesleyGreat tasting water. Saves all those plastic bottles and the water is sparkling clear.15/05/2021, By ClairLove the taste of the filtered water. Convenient to have filter in the water in the water container as we use it. Easy to clean the filter once a month.
The concept of charcoal is nature's perfect solution for filtering water.02/05/2021, By JessicaIt really
Does change the taste of the water!11/04/2021, By ZoeI have struggled finding filters for my water tap, and this takes that stress away. I find the whole process quick and easy and the water tastes so fresh!07/04/2021, By MishLoved this product. We use it directly in our fridge water dispenser. After 3 hours the water tasted clean but still had a tinge of chemical aftertaste, after 12 hours it was as clean tasting as spring water.19/03/2021, By AdeleThe taste is different from conventionally filtered water, but now, used to the taste, I love it! The water is crystal clear, we just fill the decanter every night before bed and clean, healthy water for everyone to enjoy on hand. It's plastic free, economical and really easy to use.05/12/2020, By ChantieJust buy it! This product is a must-have. It does the job and more; and it's budget friendly.26/11/2020, By MichelleReally excellent18/11/2020, By lucieI love my Kuro-Bo water filter! It's so easy to use (and pretty to look at) - I just can't believe I wasn't using this sooner.11/10/2020, By ClairThe taste of beautiful, pure mountain spring water.
So easy to use!09/09/2020, By YolandeI am so pleased that I discovered this! The water tastes great and I love that you can use it in any existing jug or container of your choice.31/08/2020, By AmyImmediately notice difference in taste of water. I was put off drinking enough water daily because of the municipal taste. This makes a huge difference20/08/2020, By AmzWinning purchase for me! I used to shlep 5L bottles around for refilling so this has made my life so much easier. With the aim of drinking 2L of water a day, I'd say the quality of your water is super important.06/08/2020, By DeeStill working well and enjoying it.03/08/2020, By CaitlinBought this charcoal filter to try and get the horrible chemical taste out of our Strand water. We use a tap filter already but wanted to try something else to get a better flavour. This really helped a lot, the water tastes a lot more fresh and pure so we have ordered another one and will be purchasing a big water urn to use daily. Thanks!29/07/2020, By OceanAwesome27/07/2020, By TasniemThere such a huge difference in taste feels like you drinking out of a fresh spring, hubby is blown away with it. Every household definitely needs this.29/06/2020, By MariusLove the eco-friendliness of these filters. Not sure if i can pick up a different taste but Amazing what it claims to do.20/06/2020, By TracySo simple yet amazingly effective, natural and eco-friendly, what's not to love - for sure a product we will use from now on.11/06/2020, By DanaeMy mom bought one of these and she absolutely loves it. The water filter beautifully (taste, not colour) and she's now learned that if there is more chlorine in the water than usual, a few more hours does the trick. I'll be getting one or two of these with my next order, for sure.09/06/2020, By GoodnessTrusted brand28/05/2020, By RockStep towards a healthier lifestyle22/05/2020, By BrookeI really like this filter. So easy to use and you can taste a difference. Will keep buying18/05/2020, By StaceyI have happily used Kurbo sticks and coins for over 6 months now. They are effective, environmentally friendly and affordable. There is no need for overcharged plastic filters; Kurbo charcoal does the job brilliantly.15/05/2020, By BiancaThe first thing I did when I bought my new fridge...
You guessed it!
This Kuro-Bo stick lives in the fridge water dispenser.
We clean it out once a month and then boil it for 15minutes. I must actually order a new one, coming to think of it. ????
To give you an idea, I grew up on bottled water / oasis / reversed osmosis water, since the age of 13.
Taking the 25litre bottle for a refill every Saturday morning was part of my chores.
Since discovering these charcoal sticks & disks, I have never looked back! I can’t imagine not having these around. I even have a box of disks in my Kuro-Bo water bottle.
Definitely a thumbs up from me!11/05/2020, By CindyI have a glass water urn that holds 7 litres of water. I use this charcoal filter in there and one can taste the difference in the water. Brilliant product!11/05/2020, By AnnlerieFantastic product - easy to use and water tastes a lot better!30/04/2020, By JanishaKuro-Bo has completely revolutionised how we drink water. Thanks to this amazing product, we have not purchased a plastic bottle of water in over 2 years, both at home and on-the-go. Delicious filtered water that's cost-effective and eco-friendly ... now that's a game changer!29/04/2020, By HappyWater has a fresher taste27/04/2020, By CandyCan taste a difference25/04/2020, By KirstenStarted using this again as my tap water started to taste funny.
So quick and easy to prepare and use, and has taken the funny taste out of my tap water.04/04/2020, By BlueFilters the water thoroughly01/04/2020, By WinnerPromotes good health27/03/2020, By SanetI've had the coins and the stick. This really makes a difference to the taste of the water. Even after the recommended 3 months, I still taste a difference. So happy that I don't have to buy bottled water any more.05/03/2020, By AntoinetteI'm no scientist, so I won't comment on the cleanliness, but the Kuro-Bo makes the water taste absolutely amazing and it even looks clean. Easy to use and maintain02/03/2020, By GoSeems to be working25/02/2020, By TracyI can really taste the difference in my water, I love this versatile easy to use product.24/02/2020, By KerryNot sure how we lived without these, they make the water taste amazing, so easy to clean and use and really so cost effective. Absolute winner!23/02/2020, By ColWhat a delightful product. Functional and adds a lovely subtle flavor to the water. Will most certainly continue to use this product.21/02/2020, By ColleenThis is a product you have to trust that its working.
I have a very old porcelain water filter with a sandstone filter and I add the charcoal to it. Living in South Africa I believe we have to do everything possible to make sure the water is pure.10/02/2020, By PiaI put my tap water through a big filter and then give it the charcoal treatment as well. And it's the charcoal that makes the water so much nicer to drink - I love it!03/02/2020, By Vicky (J.M.)I Have Been Using This Product Since It Hit The Market And I Urge Everybody To Try It. It Works Very Well And Saves You So Much Money!!! Please Read Up On All The Uses Before Ditching Your Sticks20/01/2020, By AndreaHout Bay's mountain water is fairly clean tasting already but this just takes it to the next lever - really pure.14/01/2020, By SupportEnjoy nature03/01/2020, By JudithI've been using these for a couple of years now - it definitely improves the taste of the water, plus it provides some peace of mind that we are drinking "good" water.21/12/2019, By EstherLove my charcoal water filter! My husband doubted if it would really make a difference in the taste and quality of water, after a taste test the Kuro-Boo water quickly proved to taste WAY fresher than normal tap water. It even removes the "kettle taste" from boiled water!28/11/2019, By LaurieFantastic! Can't live without it!25/11/2019, By EIm happy with these!17/11/2019, By KatieMy new favorite zero waste product-- I use this as a water filter and its cheaper than Brita and no plastic! Plus when you're done, it can be used in your garden. I love it.08/11/2019, By AnnicaOnce I started using this product, there was no looking back. I don't know if the claims about what it can remove are true, since I haven't tested my drinking water for bacteria and harmful metals, but what I do know is that it removes the unpleasant taste that unfiltered water has, leaving my drinking water tasting like absolutely nothing, the way it should.06/11/2019, By YumniReally amazed by this product. Water tastes crisp and clear. Will definitely recommend it.24/09/2019, By lynneI am not convinced about the effectiveness of this product.
I found tiny black pieces of the product in the water.
I found that the limescale build up in my kettle was much more compared to when I used the Brita filter.
welcome any comments
11/09/2019, By MelisThis makes your water soft, taste amazing and it is just the best product on the market.31/08/2019, By LaurieI was a bit skeptical, but now I'm converted! Great product! Will definately be using it all the time. I even bought the large water storage bottle..............21/08/2019, By RoseThis product works so well, the water tastes amazing19/08/2019, By MeganI love the reduced environmental impact of this product and find that it keeps our water tasting delicious for at least 3 months each time if we re-activate by boiling each month.22/07/2019, By JoyI love the idea of using a filter but really did not like purchasing the plastic refills. This is such a brilliant solution and will now be the way forward for my family.
16/07/2019, By ClaudineWonderful water filter. Makes the water taste better and cleaner!20/04/2019, By CindyAmazing product. Have this in my water urn which I fill with tap water and the taste difference is very noticable.05/04/2019, By AngelLoving the opportunity to return to nature in a modern manner, whilst a fresh river is not near. Simple, delicious and replenishing. We are grateful28/01/2019, By WarrenReally great way to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Our water definitely tastes better with the stick compared to out the tap.27/01/2019, By CindyHave been using this filter for a year or so now and they are great. I can defintely taste the difference in the water. I keep mine a glass water urn so we have filtered water on tap all the time.23/01/2019, By CarmenCannot recommend this enough, great cost-effective way to filter water, and makes the water taste great too22/01/2019, By AnitaReally great product, makes the water taste delicious! Able to use it for the full 3 months, with a re-boil every month. Happy to have found this product.22/01/2019, By EllieSo effective, really worthwhile product. Great innovation.11/01/2019, By MarynaThis is one product that I cannot live without. What a pleasure to be drinking and using clean, fresh-tasting water.18/12/2018, By JanetExcellent product. I live in a rural area and this works very well to purify my water. water tastes good too.19/11/2018, By MitziThis is a lovely simple way to purify your water. I leave it in a beautiful glass decanter, so it adds a touch of romance too!
25/10/2018, By NellySo handy and necessary17/10/2018, By ShanHonestly, I didn't think it would work as well as it actually does. Pleasantly surprised.16/10/2018, By PrincessI was honestly and pleasantly surprised at how well the charcoal filter worked. After tedious work of sourcing "quality" water, this charcoal filter has not only saved me time, energy and money but it has saved my taste buds and health. The water filtered by the charcoal tastes amazing, and also refreshing, so much so that I don't snack as much as I used to. I think it has to do with the minerals deposited by the charcoal. I can't get enough of this water:)11/09/2018, By DeeThis is such a great product. Water just tastes so much different from any other water filter systems that I have used in the past. This is a natural water purifying system that works and I can highly recommend it.10/09/2018, By CherylI really like this product. It makes water taste cleaner and it's cost effective. I've used one stick for the full 3 months. Filter cartridges only last 1 month and are, of course, plastic!
20/08/2018, By Michelle LouiseI love this form of water filtering because it is 100% friendly to the environment.17/07/2018, By JudithI have been using these for over a year, and won't go back .. really makes a difference to the taste of the water. thanks for the tip about putting "used" ones in the fridge - will try that!
28/06/2018, By BavishaLove it and it's not a hassle to reactivate the charcoal. After three uses I dig a little hole in my garden and allow it to compost my soil.19/06/2018, By KirstWas a little nervous at first but honestly loving the quality water filtered by KuroBo!06/06/2018, By Carol Annegood product25/04/2018, By JackieOur whole family uses KURO-Bo and we couldn't imagine living without it.11/04/2018, By AnkieWonderful product, makes the water tastes so much better!!24/03/2018, By JasmineThis is my second time purchasing the charcoal stick and it always makes the water taste clean and pure.24/03/2018, By JasmineThe water always tastes pure and clean and I actually enjoy drinking water now unlike before when I was drinking tap water.18/03/2018, By SamanthaHave bought these time and again for myself as well as friends and family. Fantastic and the water definitely tastes better.23/02/2018, By AldoDefinitely better and more eco friendly than any other water filter23/02/2018, By RobinBeen using this product for more than a year now and really happy with the quality and taste of the water. So easy to use and hundred time better than any cartridge filters.
Once my stick is over I use it to vanish all the smell from my fridge and it also works amazingly.21/02/2018, By LoriBeen using Kuro-Bo sticks for over a year now. I have 3 products which I cannot do without and Kuro-Bo is at the top of my list. Even though they are a bit pricey, they are worth every cent !18/02/2018, By VeezI like the theory of the product but it will take some time before I am convinced of its benefits. We've been using it for less than a month and I must admit, the water feels softer. There isn't a noticeable change in taste as I expected though. It's also a little expensive for just one piece.15/02/2018, By KateAwesome product and actually works out cheaper than most filters which need their very expensive cartridges changed once a month. Water tastes great and I like that the kuro-bo adds minerals back into the water.06/02/2018, By RozI love that this is so easy to use and I can have my drinking water in a re-usable glass canister instead of going through plastic bottles or using a plastic filter jug. It is pretty pricey though...28/01/2018, By BronwenI've used it now for two months and we all love it. The water tastes more neutral and softer. If I drink tap water after I drink my kurbo water, I can taste the difference.22/01/2018, By LindsayI am not totally convinced as the taste of the water didn't change much. I will keep using it but I don't think I will purchase this product again.21/01/2018, By RebeccaAwesome product! Also reduceert waste cause you drink tap water now! Would be awesome if it came in multi packets and there was no plastic at all
*Faithful To Nature Team Response:
Thanks for the great review, we love getting feedback like this & appreciate you taking time out of your day. The packaging around the stick is made of compostable corn starch, making this a completely sustainable product from its packaging through to re-using the stick once you've finished using it as a filter.20/01/2018, By FatimaI love this. I don't think I can drink normal tap water after tasting this
The water feels softer and you can taste it's cleaner
And it lasts 3 months so it's really worth it, especially if you normally buy bottled water
09/01/2018, By NatalieWhat an awesome product! Works really well and leaves my water tasting much cleaner.09/01/2018, By SandiI am so impressed, the water tastes cleaner and a can visibly see less impurities floating around in my water after filtration. I will be taking a large supply of these, when moving to Vietnam in the next few months!15/12/2017, By DamienAwesome find it works perfectly. I would have honestly never guessed it would have worked so well.13/12/2017, By LeandaLove the product, water tastes fantastic. Also easy to travel with.
Will never be without one.11/12/2017, By AngieThis is such a great product -so easy and convenient to use!!
Can definitely taste the difference - Will never drink tap water again!12/11/2017, By AnonymousExcellent product - really improves the taste06/10/2017, By TraceyEasy to use and makes you feel like you have given your body a gift by drinking clean water04/10/2017, By NicoleMy Mom bought this incredible gift for me for my birthday. I absolutely love it! Water definitely tastes much better and cleaner27/09/2017, By CRExcellent product! Effortless, great taste. We have used now since the beginning of April 2017. Wonderlike produk.26/09/2017, By Kellywe use rainwater with no filter so adding the Kuro-bo ensures it filters out any nasties that may have been absorbed.23/09/2017, By ValerieKA really nice alternative to chemical filters!11/09/2017, By HeatherReally makes the water taste softer. Spring water was quite acidic, so I am interested to see if this adjusts the pH as claimed. I must still do the test for this after using the filter.14/08/2017, By KathleenThe easiest and most effective water filter I have ever used and I have tried several.17/07/2017, By JudithI've recently started boiling our drinking water and it tasted ok, but adding the Kuru-Bo stick to the water has made such a positive difference - it really tastes good! I did a blind taste test on my husband and child and they both preferred the water that had been filtered with the Kuru-bo stick. I have recommended it to many friends.17/07/2017, By SusanI have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. Because, well basically you put a charcoal stick in the water and you think a miracle will happen. But it exactly does that. I normally get the heavy metal taste after drinking a lot of water during the day. After started using this you can't imagine the big difference it makes. It tastes like fresh water!06/07/2017, By patriciaThe water tastes very nice and my whole family loves it.05/07/2017, By SophiaVery user friendly product to be used at home and camping. My pets just love their water filtered with the charcoal. So important to drink pH balanced water with a bonus of naturally adding calcium and minerals through out the day without taking extra supplements. Removed bacteria (e.Coli) from your water that can cause a lot of health problems is important also. Water filtered with charcoal, tasted very nice and my pets also love it. Thank you faithful to Nature for the quality organic products available03/07/2017, By SHARLAINVERY EFFICIENT PRODUCT02/07/2017, By MimiIts too soon to give five stars but wow this stick actually works!!! It has transformed the taste of our 'chlorine treated' tap water tremendously.22/06/2017, By MaryThis is my new best friend - already ordered another one. Water tastes like it used to. Now to tell my friends...19/06/2017, By AyandaSurprisingly enough, it works.07/06/2017, By JTook this with on my last overseas trip, so no more worries about quality of tap water wherever I go.05/06/2017, By DebbieI was in desperate need to find an alternative to filtered bottled water after a rather nasty incident with water from a very reputable source. I boil filtered water for my son's milk bottles, tea and water bottles and have found that this is really the perfect alternative to bottled filtered water. I now only use this water for any consumption in my home, drinking, cooking, tea or coffee and the best thing is that I won't run out of bottled water. I trust and love this product.02/06/2017, By AndreaI just can't get over how fresh and clean my water tastes - no clunky filters to clean out and replace - just this wonderful product. It even makes the water carafe look quite classy ;p01/06/2017, By NickyI have had my Kuro-Bo for more than a month and have done the 10 minute re-boil - the water still tastes great! Tested versus tap water and water from a jug filter and it's really a huge improvement on the tap water, and better than the jug - removes chlorine taste, metallic taste and muddy taste. Great product!30/05/2017, By Yu-tingEasy, convenient and eco-friendly. Not sure if its just a placebo effect but I do feel like the tap water tastes a lot better04/04/2017, By FatimaKuro-Bo is a very effective water filter. The quality of tap water is improved 100%. There is a huge difference in the taste and feel of the filtered water compared to water straight from the tap. Ive been using it for a couple of weeks. I heat the tap water before adding the charcoal and leave it for 10-12hrs and it works perfectly every time.09/03/2017, By NinaWe tested Newlands Spring Water, ordinary tap water and kuro-bo filtered water and kuro-bo was without doubt the best, most refreshing tasting water! Our whole family loves it! Would highly recommend it - and I love the easy and natural way the charcoal can be disposed of when its done its job after 3 months.24/02/2017, By lisaLove the product, water tastes great.14/02/2017, By RobynThis is the single best product I have bought anywhere in a very long time. Although I adore my stefani filter, it does not have the edge on this very simple, extremely innovative, effective and eco-friendly product. So easy to use, the water tastes magnificent (my son calls it loving water) and I love the fact that it is so versatile and can be used in water containers of my choice. Now all we need is for someone to design a filtered drinking bottle for water on the go!
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