How Does Activated Charcoal Work?


Let’s get scientific, brainy!

What is activated charcoal? To put it simply, bamboo is burned to make charcoal, then that charcoal is treated with steam at a very high temperature, creating millions of microscopic holes inside and out. This porous surface now has a negative electric charge that attracts particles and gases - which are all positively charged - like a magnet. So… as air passes through these tiny holes, the chemicals and pollutants in the air are attracted to the charcoal and attach themselves to it, thus leaving the air filtered. This extremely clean, scent-free process traps moisture and any other particles from the air to help reduce unhealthy irritants and leave you with a fresher environment.

Leaving your bag in the sun for a few hours each month repurifies and charges it, and it’s ready to suck up more yucky stuff! They last for up to two years and then you can pour out the activated charcoal on your lawn or in your garden to help your grass and plants grow.

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Odors, Excess Moisture, Toxins

Colin & Bella natural activated charcoal air purifying bags absorb moisture while helping to reduce odors, toxins, chemicals, allergens and bacteria. These safe, fragrance-free bags can be used anywhere in your home, car and office to help create a cleaner, fresher space.  Our bags last for two years. Just leave them in the sun for 1-2 hours each month and they’re re-charged and ready to freshen up your life! 


Just set our medium size bag for fridges and freezers on a shelf in the main part of the fridge or freezer to absorb the moisture that can spoil food.


Hang the air purifying bag from the towel bar or set it on a ledge or counter where it won’t get wet.


Put a purifier on the floor next to the cat litter box to help filter any unwanted smells. Keep one in the indoor space where your pet sleeps to keep the air fresh.


For normal use, leave the small bags in your shoes overnight and let them help absorb the moisture and odor from your shoes. If you have old shoes that have built up odors over time, leave the bags in for a few days before you wear the shoes, then put the bags back in when you take them off.


Put a large bag or two under the seats, in a side pocket or right on the dash. You can also put one in the trunk if you need to handle musty odors or moisture.


Leave the purifier on a counter that will not get wet or hang it in the main kitchen area.


When you’re done exercising, remove the clothes from your gym bag and leave it open with a Colin & Bella air purifier inside. Keep your purifier in a ziplock or different section of your gym bag when carrying wet clothes.


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