Information on Moso Air Purifying Bags
What are Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags
Maybe it’s your musty basement. Maybe it’s kitty litter. Maybe it’s a diaper pail, a doggy smell or your gym bag. Maybe it’s that new car smell. Or that old car smell. Or your shoes. The Moso Bag can help. This relatively small bag is going to make your life a whole lot better.
The Moso Bag is a non-toxic, eco-friendly, fragrance free, extremely effective air purifier that absorbs odors, bacteria, harmful pollutants and allergens. It also dehumidifies, which helps prevent excess moisture, mold and mildew. Made of 100% Moso bamboo charcoal, the Moso Bag is a natural alternative to standard air fresheners, many of which contain toxic and/or carcinogenic chemicals such as formaldehyde, petrochemicals and p-dichlorobenzene.
After the charcoal is exhausted as an air purifier, the bamboo charcoal makes a wonderful addition to your garden, where it promotes plant growth and completes its lifecycle as a product that comes from the earth and ultimately gives back to the earth. Cut open the bag and put the charcoal into your soil, where it promotes plant growth due to its mineral-rich nature and ability to retain moisture.
Moso bamboo is a species of giant timber bamboo native to China that grows to 55 feet and up. We get ours from a farm in China’s Fujian Province.
The process of converting the bamboo into bamboo charcoal begins with cutting down the bamboo (it then grows back). The cut bamboo is dried for a few weeks, then treated in a kiln at 750°C for two weeks to create the charcoal.
As it cooks, the charcoal develops millions of tiny, porous holes. It is through these holes (one gram of bamboo charcoal has as much as one thousand square meters of surface area) that the charcoal absorbs impurities in the air such as chemicals and allergens.
Where is the best placement for the Moso Bag?
It depends on the bag’s size and purpose. For the 200g and 500g sizes, it’s best to put the bag in fairly open areas where air can pass through – it’s not good to tuck it away or place it underneath things (unless, of course, you’re using it for a gym bag or hamper – but when you’re placing it in a room or a car, you want to have air circulation around the bag). The Mini Moso Bag is designed for small spaces such as shoes, lockers, etc. And the Moso Bag for the Refrigerator is meant for cool storages spaces including refrigerators, freezers, wine coolers, etc.
How long does it take for the bag to work?
It begins working immediately after you open the bag. However, because it doesn’t give off a scent like an air freshener, it can be difficult to know if it’s working right away. But you’ll know soon. In just a few days, you will notice major improvements. Within a week, odors will be completely neutralized.
How long will the bag last?
The Moso Bag will last up to two years.
Is the Moso Bag safe around pets?
Yes! The Moso Bag contains one ingredient only – bamboo charcoal – which has no chemicals or toxins, making it safe to use around pets and children.
How do I rejuvenate the bag?
To rejuvenate, we recommend placing your bag in the sun once a month for at least one hour. We recommend flipping over the Moso Bag occasionally while it is in the sun so all of the bamboo charcoal can rejuvenate. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have much sun, know that the Moso Bag will last for more than 30 days without sun, and in some cases as long as 90 days. However, you’ll get the best performance when you put it in the sun every 30 days.
Will the Moso Bag still rejuvenate in winter? Yes, simply place your Moso Bag outside in direct sunlight.
What happens if I accidentally get the bag wet?
It is not permanently damaged. Simply place the bag in the sun to let it dry out. Once it’s dry, the charcoal will begin to work again.