A Natural Solution to Musty Odors
Does your laundry room or basement have a damp, musty smell? You may be reluctant to use scented air freshers, not only because they don’t last, but more importantly, they contain harmful chemicals. So how can you safely and effectively get rid of that musty odor?
Let’s look at a natural way to freshen and purify the air; let’s look at activated charcoal.
A Brief History
Charcoal has been used as a remedy for poison for thousands of years. Activated charcoal use generally increased in the 1900s, although bamboo activated charcoal has been used for water purification in Asian countries for centuries. You may be familiar with activated charcoal as part of your water filtration system, or as a natural detoxifier. It is so effective it is even listed in the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
What is Activated Charcoal?
The activation process begins with heating the charcoal without oxygen at temperatures over 1000⁰F. The charcoal is then chemically treated with argon and nitrogen, followed by a second round of superheating with the addition of oxygen and steam. This causes its surface area to expand and creates a network of tiny pores, through which water or air can pass, but leaving pollutants behind.
Are There Different Kinds of Activated Charcoal?
Yes! While bamboo activated charcoal is also called activated charcoal, not all activated charcoal is made of bamboo. Activated charcoal can be made from a variety of raw materials that can include bamboo but may also include wood, bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, sawdust, and other materials. Bamboo charcoal is derived solely from natural bamboo; a renewable, sustainable, all-natural and clean resource.
Yes! While bamboo activated charcoal is also called activated charcoal, not all activated charcoal is made of bamboo. Activated charcoal can be made from a variety of raw materials that can include bamboo but may also include wood, bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, sawdust, and other materials.
Bamboo charcoal is derived solely from natural bamboo; a renewable, sustainable, all-natural and clean resource.
How Does it Work?
The porous structure of the charcoal helps remove bacteria, harmful pollutants and allergens from the air. It also absorbs moisture, preventing mold and mildew by trapping impurities inside each tiny pore. The bad smell you notice is the result of moisture-causing toxins, mildew, pollutants, and allergens.
Is Charcoal Safe?
Yes! Bamboo charcoal is 100% natural, fragrance-free, allergen-free, odor-free, and non-toxic. It is safe for your children and your pets.
How Long Will It Last?
Simply place the bamboo activated charcoal bag in direct sunlight once a month for refreshing. Our highly rated charcoal bags can be used for a few years, after which you can simply pour the contents of the bag into your garden for natural recycling. They are completely sustainable and eco-friendly!
The laundry room or basement contains the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow. Finally, there is a safe way to treat it, safely, effectively, and naturally. OdorCrush? Air Purifying Bags with bamboo activated charcoal will have your laundry room smelling fresh and clean again in no time.