Wood Vinegar

Charcoal liquid and naturally derived Wood Vinegar. Used to brighten plants, repel dogs and cats, and deodorize fertilizers.

Our distilled wood vinegar is made from safe and trusted natural ingredients.

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Characteristics and Features of Wood Vinegar

Inspection of ingredients for distilled wood vinegar

Analytical Test Items Results Detection Limit Detection Method
Moisture content 88.80% Karl Fischer method
Acetic acid 5.37% High performance liquid chromatography method
Propionic acid 0.38% High performance liquid chromatography method
Other organic acids 5.40% High performance liquid chromatography method
Specific gravity (15 degrees Celsius) 1.02% Floating method
Titratable acidity (acetic acid equivalent) 2.3 Glass electrode method
Acetone Not detected 5 ppm Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry method
p-cresol 130 ppm Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry method
3-4 Benzopyrene Not detected High performance liquid chromatography method

Wood vinegar is a naturally derived liquid.

Highly Acidic Liquid

The pH of wood vinegar is acidic and is inversely proportional to the refining temperature of the carbonized material (the higher the carbonization temperature, the greater the charcoal alkalinity and the greater the wood vinegar acidity).
For example, the pH of wood vinegar refined with Bincho Charcoal, etc., at high temperature is around 2.5.

High Acidity and High Organic Acid Content

The main component of wood vinegar is acetic acid.
In addition, there are hundreds of known types, and they have a variety of applications.

Wood vinegar is also widely used in private applications such as baths, horticulture and agriculture.
This is proof of the results that have been recognized with wood vinegar in the field of horticulture.

However, there are still many unclear points that will be issues in the future for concrete and objective demonstrations of the components of wood vinegar.

However, as the recognition of wood vinegar increases among consumers, it has come to be utilized in various fields and applications.

Why does wood vinegar need to be refined and distilled?

Wood vinegar itself is used in various places for the following applications.
However, crude wood vinegar can contain ingredients that have adverse effects (3-4 Benzopyrene, acetaldehyde, etc.) in addition to its useful compounds.
For these reasons, when using wood vinegar for applications related to people and plants, we recommend that you select a wood vinegar that has been made using purification/distillation methods.
As a standard, please use transparent wood vinegar instead of amber wood vinegar.

Applications and Uses of Wood Vinegar

  • For foliar spraying, dilute to 1:400 before spraying (diluted solution of 500-600 L per 10 m3)
  • When mixing with pesticide, dilute to 1:300-500
  • For soil spraying, dilute to 1:50-100
    (diluted solution of 1,000-1,500 L per 10 m3)
  • Perform planting 7-10 days after spraying.
Precautions for Use
  • Please avoid using together with alkaline pesticides.
  • Please avoid using on fruit trees when they come into bloom.
  • Please avoid using undiluted solutions.
  • Seal when stored and avoid direct sunlight.

Horticultural Wood Vinegar

By adjusting the dilution of wood vinegar in water, the colors of leaves and flowers can be made more vivid, and leaf thickness can be improved by unclogging leaf stems (the specific dilutions of wood vinegar depend on the soil environment and type of plant. We recommend that you start with a wood vinegar dilution of 1:1,000 or more).

Wood vinegar solutions can also be used as a countermeasure (deodorant) for pots and compost making.

Deodorizing Wood Vinegar

The unique musty (burning) scent of wood vinegar is particularly effective at suppressing odors of raw garbage (garbage, drains, etc.).

Applications that keep away dogs, cats, ants, slugs, and centipedes, etc.

The unique scent of wood vinegar is effective in keeping away small animals such as dogs and cats, and repelling ants and slugs, etc., which are common around homes.

Garbage Dumps, etc.

The following are possible reasons why spraying wood vinegar directly into a plastic bag keeps dogs and cats, etc., away.

  •  The strong smell of burning and acetic acid substances.
  •  The high acidity that animals recognize as “something that can’t be eaten.”

Because of the high acidity, wood vinegar never decays as impurities don’t mix with it.