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Japanese Activated Charcoal

Like the Himalayan salt, activated charcoal is best known for its purification and detoxification properties. In the water vessel assemblage, activated charcoal serves dual purposes of filtering water for drinking and for subtle air balancing by adding negative ions to the air in the vicinity of the charcoal.

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Himalayan Salt

The blocks of Himalayan salt literally add an ancient raw element of the earth into some of the water vessel assemblages as carefully balanced counterweights. Although I was initially attracted by its pristine and rough beauty, and have cooked with this colorful salt for many years, I have grown to appreciate the history and health benefits of rock salts mined at high altitudes. These particular blocks are from Mark Bitterman’s store ‘The Meadow.’

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