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Do smell proof bags work?

Yes, smell-proof bags can work to some extent in reducing or containing odours from the items they contain. These bags are designed with multiple layers of materials that help prevent the escape of odours. The innermost layer is typically made of activated carbon, which is known for its odour-absorbing properties. The other layers are usually made of airtight and durable materials like plastic or nylon.

How can you tell if a smell proof bag is effective?

The effectiveness of a smell-proof bag depends on several factors, including the quality of the bag and the strength of the odour of the item being stored. Some items may be so pungent that they can still seep through even the most high-quality smell-proof bags.

Do smell proof bags last a long time?

Over time the effectiveness of the bag may diminish as the carbon layer becomes saturated with odour molecules. So it's important to replace the bags periodically or as recommended by the manufacturer to ensure maximum effectiveness.

What are smell proof bags made of?

Smell-proof bags are typically made of multiple layers of materials that work together to prevent the escape of odours. The specific materials used may vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended use of the bag, but here are some common materials used in the construction of smell-proof bags: Activated carbon: This is a highly porous material that is known for its ability to absorb odours. The innermost layer of a smell-proof bag is usually made of activated carbon, which helps trap odour molecules inside the bag. Plastic: Many smell-proof bags feature an outer layer made of plastic, such as polyethylene or polypropylene. This layer provides an airtight seal that helps prevent the escape of odours. Nylon: Some smell-proof bags are made of nylon, which is a durable and flexible material that is often used in the construction of backpacks and other outdoor gear. Nylon bags may have an inner layer of activated carbon or other odour-absorbing materials. Foil: A few manufacturers use foil as an outer layer for their smell-proof bags. Foil is an effective barrier to moisture and air, and it can help prevent the escape of odours. Mylar: Some smell-proof bags use Mylar as an outer layer. Mylar is a type of polyester film that is known for its durability and moisture resistance. Like foil, it can help prevent the escape of odours.

Odor Proof Bags

There's no getting away from it. Some of the most expensive and potent herbs come with an additional attribute that most people would prefer to control: they're a little on the stinky side. It might be nice to have the herbs in the kitchen but wouldn't it be great to abolish the odours? It's one thing to have the smell of roses pervading your home but the smell of garlic and certain other herbs can be a little overpowering, to say the least.

Shiva has the perfect solution right to hand: our range of Smell Proof Bags, ranging in size from the extra small for tiny quantities of the more expensive (and pungent) herbs, to 2 Gallon and Quart sized beasts - great if your little angel has just filled a nappy in the supermarket and you need to get rid of the smell pronto. Just pop the offending item into one of the larger Stink Sacks and the smell is trapped safely within.

Our resealable range of Smell Proof Bags and Stink Sacks are made from high quality plastic that also happens to be super tough. Just try and tear one - you'll struggle if you're not Hercules. They're puncture resistant, too. As soon as they're sealed, odours are securely locked inside. There's just no way they'll be seeing daylight again until the airtight, waterproof seal on each bag is re-opened.

If you're spending good money on top quality herbs, don't fall at the first hurdle and let the air in and the odours out. Both processes diminish the potency and quality of the herb (oxygen in the air reacts with some of the essential oils in certain herbs, degrading them and eventually ruining them). Show your herbs - and your home - a little love and keep both dry, fresh and odour free with these excellent, low-priced products.