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Company Bio: Ever Bamboo’s bamboo charcoal is produced from the rapidly growing moso bamboo. This type of bamboo can grow two feet or more in a single day, reaching a height of 60 feet in two to three months.
Due to the growth characteristics of moso bamboo, millions of tiny holes are created as the plant densifies as it matures, a process taking approximately five years. It is these tiny holes that ultimately give the resulting bamboo charcoal its revolutionary abilities as both a deodorizer and dehumidifier. These benefits have been enjoyed for more than five centuries in Asia.
Personal Experience: Ever Bamboo provided me with a selection of their products for the purpose of this review. I chose the Boot Deodorizer, Premium Closet Deodorizer, Bin Deodorizer, and Fridge & Freezer Deodorizer.
Each of these products are made from bamboo charcoal. Bamboo charcoal has a porous surface that absorbs odors, moisture, and pollutants. This makes it effective as a deodorizer and dehumidifier for multiple areas inside and outside your home, office, and car. It can be used to filter water, making it especially useful for drinking water and aquariums. Imagine aquarium rock that filters the water! Bamboo charcoal even works in the garden… use it around plants indoors or out to control your plants’ moisture levels. It really is an amazing product!
Our foyer closet is used to store all of our coats and jackets for the year as well as our entire collection of shoes, boots, and sandals. As I’m sure you can imagine, this can create quite an odor problem within this small space. First, I placed the Boot Deodorizer in the worst offender… my husband’s work boots. Then I hung the Premium Closet Deodorizer on the closet rod. The combination has made a huge difference in that space. Your nose is no longer assaulted by the smell of feet when you open the closet door. I’d almost venture to say that it smells pleasant!
The Boot Deodorizer sacks are sized just right to give plenty of odor control to the largest of boots, but still tuck into a smaller woman’s boot or shoe. The closet deodorizer has a clever keyhole shape that allows you to easily hang it among your clothes.
Our next odor demon was the garbage pail. We don’t put food waste in the trash, but our potty training toddler still has the occasional accident in his training pants. Even when you dump solids in the toilet, you’re still left with a lot of odor in the trash. The Bin Deodorizer sticks right inside the pail to tackle the odors right at the source.The actual little bamboo charcoal sack fits inside a black sleeve with a sticky back and velcro. so you can easily remove it for “recharging.” (I’ll explain that later.)
I originally placed the pouch under the lid, but the sticky back came loose and we nearly threw it out with the trash. I relocated it inside the pail on the side wall. I didn’t find this as effective as the Closet and Boot Deodorizers, but this had an even tougher odor to handle. It did help some.
The Fridge & Freezer Deodorizer has proven itself. It gets moved around in our fridge constantly as we shuffle things around and it is holding up very well to the activity. It has been hard at work keeping fridge odors under control. It’s doing to well that I completely overlooked a container of moldy strawberries! This is actually a good thing… it proved to me just how well it was working… and then I cleaned my fridge thoroughly.
To “recharge” the bamboo charcoal, it just needs to be placed outside under direct sunlight (2-3 hours per side) every 30-60 days. With proper care, the products can last up to one year. When it’s time to move on, the bamboo charcoal pieces can be mixed with gardening soil or used in decor pieces in your home. Clever, right?
Pros: Renewable, green method for absorbing odors, moisture, and pollutants. Effective and easy to use. Many uses all over your home. Recyclable.
Cons: May not handle really strong odors as well as other less green methods.