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The Eco-Friendly Treasure!

The most powerful component of coconut fruit is the coconut shell and also the products made from it like various coconut shell craft, coconut shell bowls are also very durable & coconut shell candles which are very natural. Generally, coconut shell is an agricultural waste and is available in large amounts throughout tropical areas worldwide. Traditionally coconut shells are used for making charcoal. However, in the last few decades, the usage of coconut shells has also evolved. Nowadays various coconut shell products are available in the market and it is used in more than one way. Let us explore a few ways it is used.

Coconut shell craft

This craft is highly in demand as it is used to create a wide range of beautiful handicraft products like coconut shell bowls, cups, coconut shell candles that are in high demand all over the globe. Coconut shell products are popular across the globe due to its durability and it is also environmentally beneficial. Its handicraft market is flourishing by leaps and bounds in tropical nations with strong tourist industries. It is excellent for making handicrafts because it lasts for a long time.

Used as fuel

Apart from aesthetic purposes, coconut shells are also used to produce charcoal that can be used as fuel. Once the coconut shell is burnt the charcoal produced is utilised as fuel and the quality of the charcoal produced from coconut shells is much better than any other type of charcoal.

Used by various industries

Charcoal obtained by the burning of coconut shells is often used to produce active carbon. This active carbon is charcoal that gets treated with oxygen. This treatment helps in removing the stubborn industrial dirt. Besides this, it is also used by many industries for purification operations. This active carbon works great in whitening the teeth, once mixed with water. This is the reason why so many toothpaste manufacturers advertise their products as “charcoal-based.” Charcoal obtained from other sources are not of excellent quality in comparison to the charcoal obtained from the burning of coconut shells.

Used in beauty applications

Coconut shell charcoal and its active carbon are also used in various beauty applications and cosmetics. Mostly matured coconuts produce good quality coconut charcoal. It has a nice fragrance which is why it is also used in scented candles like coconut shell candles and beauty products. The cosmetic industry mixes coconut charcoal with thickening chemicals to manufacture different gels and lotions for the skin which are very natural and safe to use.

Used in musical instruments

Half coconut shells are also utilised to create sound effects of horse hoofbeats. Coconut shells are used to manufacture the bases of some Chinese musical instruments like yea-hu and ban-hu.

Coconut shell powder

Coconut shell powder is used extensively in the manufacturing of incense sticks and mosquito coils. This coconut shell product is also used in plywood manufacturing as a filler in the manufacturing of resin glue and as a phenolic extruder. It has a uniform quality and good resistance to fungal attacks and water. Good quality coconut shell powder is acquired by using matured coconut shells and appropriate machinery. Some of these authentic coconut shell crafts are available on our site too.

 

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