The above photo initially baffled me, as I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking at. The honeycomb structure is what caused the confusion, as the Chikuno Cube is normally shown as a black, charcoal cube, and its honeycomb composition is not usually highlighted. If you’re not familiar, the Chikuno Cube is made of activated bamboo charcoal and clay. The cube absorbs odors thanks to its tiny air pockets. To “recharge” the cube, just set it in direct sunlight for a few hours. The simple wood base gives the cube a home, allowing it to make sense amongst your other special things in your closet or bathroom. And, yes, $68 is quite a bit of money to spend on a air freshener, but I’d argue it’s a much better alternative (both in function and in the looks department) to some of your other choices*.
Made by Morihata
MATERIALS: Bamboo charcoal powder (ultrafine powder), minerals, paper
ORIGIN: Kyoto, Japan
CARE: Keep away from water
DIMENSIONS: Cube measures approximately 1.6 inches on each side
*You know the ones- plastic-y, floral-y = gross.
Available from Bigelow Chemists, $68.00.