Smelleze® Reusable Book Smell Deodorizer Pouch
Book & Antique Odor Problems
One of the problems that has plagued old books and antiques is the harmful result of exposure to moisture over a long period of time. This can cause mold, mildew, odors and numerous other problems. The latter can result in damaging valuable articles if corrective action is not taken.
The Smelleze® Reusable Book Smell Deodorizer Pouch was specially developed to adsorb, neutralize, and encapsulate musty mold and mildew odors from all types of books and antiques. Smelleze® can also be stored with any item to absorb moisture thereby preventing moisture condensation, mold and mildew.
According to the results of tests conducted on smelly books by Edith Reynolds of The Bookoligist, she states 'I placed Smelleze® in the bottom of a plastic bin and placed the book on a rack directly above it. I closed the lid and checked the next day. It worked!’'
It's No Cover-up
The Smelleze® Reusable Book Smell Deodorizer Pouch is a natural deodorizer that can be used to effectively eliminate and prevent musty and moldy odors from books and antiques instead of merely masking them with fragrances. Smelleze® is negatively charged whereas musty and moldy odors ride on positively charged particles. As a result, Smelleze® draws in these odors like a strong magnet. Thereafter, it traps, neutralizes, and encapsulates the odors without smelly cover-ups. The molecular structure of Smelleze® is made up of a lattice structure arranged to form a honeycomb framework of billions of interconnecting channels. This gives Smelleze® an enormous surface area that is larger than several football fields. The latter enables Smelleze® to adsorb phenomenal amounts of musty and moldy odors and work for months.
The Smelleze® Reusable Book Smell Deodorizer Pouch is non-toxic, safe, non-hazardous, natural, non-scented and non-caustic. Furthermore, it does not contain any ozone depleting substances. It is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating musty, moldy odors from books and antiques without adding pollutants to the air and improving indoor air quality. Smelleze® does not contain chemical additives and is especially beneficial for those suffering from chemical sensitivity.
Smelleze® can be used by anyone to effectively eliminate musty, moldy odors from all books and antiques without damaging them.
To eliminate musty, moldy odors from books and antiques, simply remove the plastic cover and place one or more Smelleze® pouches with the item in a sealed plastic bag, plastic container or glass container. Store the item you are treating with Smelleze® until the odors are eliminated.
Books, antiques, clothing and other items may also be stored with Smelleze® over long periods of time to absorb moisture and to prevent musty mildew and mold odors permeating books and antiques.
For larger items, you may use Smelleze® General Purpose Deodorizer Powder to eliminate odors. Simply sprinkle the powder on the item to be treated, leave overnight and vacuum. Repeat until the odors are eliminated.
Eliminate Musty Book Odors & Increase Value
One of the problems encountered in old books is the harmful result of exposure to moisture over a long period of time. Humid conditions promote the growth of mold and mildew which results in books having a musty odor. Smoke and other odors can also be absorbed by books over time and result in unpleasant book odors. Some collectors are very sensitive about book odors and this could negatively affect their value.
The Smelleze® Reusable Book Smell Deodorizer Pouch was specially developed to eliminate musty odors from all types of old books, magazines, papers, antiques and other unwashable objects without harming them. It works by effectively absorbing and encapsulating phenomenal amounts of musty and other book odors without masking them with fragrances.
For a breathe of fresh air, simply place a reusable Smelleze® pouch with up to 12 books in an airtight plastic bag, plastic container or cooler for about a week or until the odors are eliminated. Books, magazines, documents, antiques and other unwashable items may also be stored with Smelleze® over long periods of time to absorb moisture and to prevent musty mold and mildew odors permeating them. To rejuvenate periodically, simply heat in a microwave 2-4 minutes or place in direct sunlight for a day and reuse. Replace when rejuvenation does not help. Smelleze® can work for years so it is very cost effective.
Smelleze® is non-toxic, safe, reusable recyclable, natural, odorless, non-flammable and non-caustic. It is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating musty book odors without adding pollutants to the air you breathe. Smelleze® does not contain VOCs, harmful or ozone depleting chemicals and is especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies and chemical sensitivity. No fossil fuels are used in the production of Smelleze® odor control media.
According to the results of tests conducted on smelly books by Edith Reynolds of The Bookoligist, she states 'I placed Smelleze® in the bottom of a plastic bin and placed the book on a rack directly above it. I closed the lid and checked the next day. It worked!'
Q & A
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I have old family newspapers, photos and documents that were kept in a chest for 70 or more years. There were also mothballs in there at one point. I want to archive and scan these items but the odor is overpowering. Do you think this will help? it's not just musty smell.
I would recommend using Smelleze® Reusable Mothball Smell Deodorizer Pouches to eliminate mothball odor from your old books. For a breath of fresh air, simply place a reusable Smelleze® pouch with documents in an airtight plastic bag or plastic container (for documents or papers we suggest using a container) for about a week and smell the difference. If all the mothball odors are not are not eliminated, rejuvenate the pouches and repeat the process.
The Smelleze® pouches can be rejuvenated by exposing to direct sunlight for a day or microwaving for 2-3 minutes and reused over and over until all the mothball odors are eliminated. They are engineered to outlast the problem and are built to last for years. So they will save you money since you won’t need to any buy additional replacement pouches. Furthermore, they can be used to treat multiple batches of books as well by reusing them.
Smelleze® is an eco-smart odor remover that is safe for people, pets, and the planet. It’s engineered to eliminate the targeted odor at its source naturally without masking with harmful fragrances or using toxic chemicals.
I have a bunch of old vinyl record album covers with musty, maybe moldy smells. How do I reduce or remove the odor from them without causing damage?
This is a common problem with old books and you can use the same technique for album covers. Just store the items with a SMELLEZE Reusable Book Odor Absorbing Pouch in a plastic container or bag for a week to allow it to pull the smell out. If necessary, repeat this procedure until you are happy with the results.
What is the dimension of the bag? Will it accommodate a 14" x 11" magazine?
The product (pouch with contains the odor remover) itself is only about 4 x 6 inches but the books do not have to be placed inside this bag to deodorize. What you can do is place the about 10 magazines with a pouch in a plastic bag or container for about a week and allow it to pull the bad odors out. Rejuvenate the pouch and repeat this procedure if necessary until you are satisfied with the results. The process will go faster if you can stand the magazines up and fan them so the odors can be allowed to be drawn out more easily.
Does this deodorizer help with the smell of new books as well? I have a lot of problems with this and sometimes I just have to give up and not read the book.
Yes, absolutely! The SMELLEZE Reusable Book Odor Eliminator Pouch will remove the 'new book' smell that comes from the inks and solvents used in the printing process. When the latter have not completely dried in the manufacturing process, they continue to outgas after you buy them and stink. Simply store the new book or up to 10 new books with a pouch for a week to neutralize the new book odor. You can repeat the process if needed and reuse the product in the future as well.
Does this deodorizer cover up perfume smells on books?
Thank you for taking time to consult with us about your old book odor problem. This product absorbs the perfume smell like a sponge rather than covering them up to eliminate the perfume aroma from your books safely without fear of damaging them.
Is there an odor remover that will remove the nasty odor found in old, antique furniture?
Fortunately, there is! You can use Smelleze Book and Antique Deodorizer Pouch: X Large. We have many customers who have had very good success using this product to eliminate odors typically released from expensive antique furniture and very old objects.
Found your website when searching. We have found cardboard archive box of books in garage (from about 30 + years ago during my travel overseas). Sometime ago a mouse must have got into box and chewed old newspaper and left fecel matter and urine smell behind. Would Smelleze work on these books? The books are virtually okay a small amount of mould but really problem is smell.
Yes, place a few bags of Smelleze with the old smelly books and it clean the odors without harming the books.