Secret of Activated Charcoal and Activated Carbon for Odor Elimination and Removal

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Innofresh Activated Charcoal Products is a leading supplier of U.S. manufactured activated charcoal odor absorbers for the consumer and commercial markets.  Since 1992, we have provided superior activated charcoal odor absorbers for home, work, dorm, pet areas and automobiles and outdoor recreation from musty odors in cabinets and closets to power outage problems in refrigerators and freezers.   Our activated charcoal with VAC technology provides effective odor removal and elimination even from the toughest odor causing environments including outgassing, dead rodent odors, diaper pails, musty basements, college dorm rooms and office break rooms.  


Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about Activated Charcoal:

Photo activated carbon 2What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a highly porous, natural material that attracts and removes organic chemicals and gas from the environment.  It is manufactured by burning various carbon materials, such as wood, coconut shells and other organic material in a specialized oxidation – oxygen free process that results in literally, millions of microscopic pores and cracks inside the carbon that provides an enormous amount of interior and exterior surface area in which odor molecules are attracted to and neutralized.

What is the difference between Activated Charcoal and Activated Carbon?
Actually, there is not any difference.  Both of these terms can be used interchangeably and are synonymous with each other.

What can Activated Charcoal remove?
Activated charcoal is used in many fields including water treatment and medical devices to eliminate various organic pollutants from the water and the air including some toxic chemicals including VOC’s such as benzene and some other oils.   At Innofresh, we use this amazing material to create superior carbon filters for elimination of household, pet and car odors including smoke, food, animal, musty and other unwanted odors.  For additional information about Innofresh Activated Charcoal, click on this link to our website page – What is Activated Charcoal?

Is there a difference between regular charcoal briquettes used for barbeque grills and activated charcoal for odor elimination?
The answer to this is a big “YES”.  And, even more importantly is the safety of not using ordinary barbeque charcoal for odor control.  Activated charcoal or activated carbon goes through an extensive process which significantly increases the microscopic pores that attract and eliminate odors.  To explain it further, not all activated charcoal is the same and this makes a difference in performance.  Our activated charcoal filters are made from high quality materials and undergo a porous binding process that eliminates black powder and small particles common to most activated charcoal.   
Safety – Another important distinction is that, in addition to not being “pure” or oxidized as activated charcoal, charcoal briquettes generally have other chemicals added to them to make them combust better for use in grills.   So, keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and use activated charcoal specifically made for odor elimination for a safer, more effective way to eliminate odors.

photo - made in AmericaAll our products are proudly manufactured in America with safety, quality and top customer support our prority.  Visit our website at www.innofresh.com and read our other blog postings for more tips on how to get the most effective use of activated charcoal.

Cleaning and Safety Tip: Charcoal Briquettes compared with Activated Charcoal for Odor Control

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Activated Carbon

Regular Charcoal compared to Activated Charcoal for odor control….and, is it Safe?

Q & A Forum:
Here’s a question that we are often asked about how to get rid of various household odors. “Does activated charcoal (or activated carbon) really work better than regular charcoal briquettes used on the barbeque grill to absorb and eliminate odors?”

Activated Charcoal works much better but more importantly is the safety of not using ordinary barbeque charcoal.  Activated carbon or activated charcoal is actually special oxidized charcoal that has gone through a pretty extensive process which significantly increases the microscopic pores that attract and absorb odors.  Click here to learn more about activated charcoal at this link –   http://www.innofresh.com/activated-carbon/ To explain it even further, not all activated carbon is the same and this makes a significant difference in performance.   Our Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal is made from the highest quality materials such as coconut shells compared with other products that use a lesser grade of materials.   This makes a difference in the end-product.

Safety – This is something very important. Another distinction is that, in addition to not being as “pure” or oxidized as activated carbon, charcoal briquettes generally have other chemicals added to them to bind and make them combust better for use in grills. This is another reason we do not recommend charcoal briquettes for eliminating odors to avoid cross contamination with chemicals.

Keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and for a much more effective and safer way to eliminate odors, use activated carbon. Innofresh activated carbon with VAC technology utilizes a patented ventilated porous system to provide maximum odor absorption and elimination effectiveness.    This all adds up to superior odor control performance compared with other products.    For more information, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and learn more about our popular FRIDGE IT and Innofresh fragrance free activated carbon odor absorbers and how to use them effectively.

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety, quality and top customer support, our priorities.      Visit our web site and read our other blog entries to learn more about Innofresh Products and some other helpful tips.   Visit our on-line store to shop conveniently for our fragrance free collection of activated carbon odor absorbers.   http://shop.innofresh.com/main.sc Fast ship is important –   We strive to ship all orders within just 1 – 2 business days and with PRIORITY United States Postal Service for quick delivery  (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  Thank you for visiting Innofresh Products.

Fitness Magazine “Editor Tested” Innofresh SPORT odor eliminator – Best odor buster!

Are you suffering from smelly shoes, pungent gym bag odor, malodorous athletic gear or musty closets?   Tired of just “covering up odors with smelly and irritating fragrances?    Suffer no more!  Innofresh has developed a ventilated activated charcoal odor eliminator that is fragrance free, allergen free and amazingly effective in absorbing and neutralizing the toughest “athletic odors”. 

We are pleased to share the most recent review of our incredible Sport odor eliminator.  Fitness Magazine has featured Innofresh Sport Odor Eliminator in their February issue available at Newstands now.   On page 68 of Fitness Magazine, Innofresh Sport odor eliminator is featured as Editor Tested –  the editors “lent stinky sneakers to sniff out the best odor busters”   

The results – Innofresh Sport Odor Eliminator “got out a lot of the stink, and they’re still going strong after a month’s worth of daily runs”.    

Innofresh Sport activated charcoal odor eliminators are designed to safely eliminate the toughest odors in, not only athletic footwear and shoes, but also in sports equipment, gym bags, lockers and closets.   These convenient activated charcoal odor absorbers make it easy to use anywhere.  The advanced natural activated charcoal filter traps and neutralizes odors that linger on fabrics, athletic shoes, apparel, sports gear and inside gym bags and lockers.   Innofresh SPORT is great for all sport odors including hockey equipment, football pads and other athletic gear you can’t easily wash.

All our activated charcoal odor eliminators are proudly manufactured in the USA.   For more information about Innofresh Sport odor eliminators, click on this link – Innofresh SPORT.

You can conveniently shop on line for Innofresh Sport at Shop Innofresh.
  Fast delivery is important – we ship orders within just 1 – 2 business days at most and ship all orders RUSH priority US Postal Service for quick delivery (U.S. orders).  International orders are shipped first class US Postal Service.   Look for savings on Innofresh SPORT odor eliminators now on sale at Shop Innofresh.

Travel Tips – Smoke and Musty Odor Eliminator with Fragrance Free Activated Charcoal

Photo - luggagePlanes, Trains and Automobiles ….. “Best Travel Aid” to eliminate Smoke and Musty Odors from travel bags.    Do you have a problem with a purse or handbag that has a distinct smoke odor inside and out that you just can’t get rid of?  How about a backpack or gym bag that is musty or something spilled inside?  Even luggage that just has an unwanted smell inside can be a problem and then your clothes take on the same smelly odor?  

Photos - smoke odorThere are many products available that claim to help eliminate odors including smoke odor.  Most use fragrances, chemicals or burning candles.   But now, with our ventilated activated charcoal odor absorbers, you can actually eliminate the odor rather than covering them up with fragranced sprays or lit candles.   With FRIDGE IT and INNOFRESH activated charcoal odor absorbers, you can safely eliminate smoke odors and musty smells from pets, food and other unwanted odors.    Our activated carbon odor absorbers are 100% fragrance free, allergen free porous activated charcoal and are amazing at helping reduce and eliminate unwanted odors – without candles, sprays, fragrances, powders, gels or harmful chemicals.photo - backpack

Perfect for traveling, Innofresh and FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor eliminators are easy and convenient to place in purse, travel bags, luggage photo handbag and purseand backpacks to eliminate odors.  No worry about getting these through airport security.  Our activated charcoal odor absorbers are safe and chemical free.   Just place one or two in each bag, suitcase, purse to help keep the musty and smoke odor in control and for suitcases, will help keep your clothes smelling fresher and cleaner too.

ISPORT WITH PRODUCTf traveling, when you arrive at your room or other destination, just keep the Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers in your suitcase to continue with the powerful and effective odor eliminating activity.   We also recommend that you bring a few extra of our FRIDGE IT or INNOFRESH odor absorbers and place them in the any musty smelling drawers or closets.  The convenient size and shape of our odor absorbing filters is even perfect for room mini refrigerator in hotel rooms.   Works much better than baking soda!FRIDGE IT PKG W_PRODUCT

Easy to travel with and easy to use to eliminate the unwanted smoke odors and musty smells that make our FRIDGE IT and INNOFRESH great travel aids.

For the tough travel odors, you can use our FRIDGE IT CUBE activated charcoal odor absorbers with maximum ventilated activated charcoal technology and micro-pockets for greater odor control and air freshening quality.

Now is a great time to take advantage of our special prices and “warehouse buys” for free ship.   Please visit our website at www.innofresh.com to learn more about Innofresh Products, activated charcoal and our full line of fragrance free activated charcoal odor eliminators.    Fast ship is also important to us.  Orders are generally shipped within just 1 -2 business days and we ship US Postal Service PRIORITY (U.S. destinations) for very quick delivery.   International orders are shipped US Postal Service First Class.

photo - made in AmericaAll our products are proudly manufactured in America.  We guarantee our quality and look forward to having your visit us on – line at Innofresh.   You can also contact us at customerservice@innofresh.com.

Travel Tip – Travel Size Odor Eliminators That You Can Bring With You.

The Perfect Travel Size Odor Eliminator.   Safe and Effective Travel size activated charcoal odor eliminators.  Now for limited time, special 6 packs on sale for only $19.49 plus s&h. 

Every year, we hear from customers that ask if our household odor eliminators can be used for traveling.   Not only is the answer a big YES and all fine for travel through airport security, but we now have an activated charcoal odor eliminator designed for your travel needs – Innofresh SPORT activated charcoal odor eliminators.   If you need an effective and easy way to eliminate smelly and musty travel bags, handbags, backpacks, leather purse and stale hotel rooms, closets and drawers, we have the answer for you too.

With Innofresh SPORT odor eliminator, just place one or two in your bag, handbag or suitcase before you pack and just leave it there.  No worry about messy powders, sprays, gels or chemicals.   Our ventilated activated charcoal odor eliminating filters are a single unit that can be packed easily and conveniently and takes up almost no room.    Best of all, when you arrive at your destination, just keep the Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorbers in your suitcase and bags or you can use these same odor absorbers in hotel rooms, closets and drawers to help keep your clothes smelling fresher.   We even recommend bringing a few extra for whatever might come your way.

Completely 100% fragrance free, non-toxic with no chemicals, liquids, sprays or powder, it’s the perfect travel helper.  The convenient size and shape is great for even the hotel room mini-fridge or musty closet and drawers.  It’s the perfect travel aid for every suitcase and makes a great gift also for the Holidays.

To learn more about our activated charcoal and our entire line of activated charcoal odor eliminators, please visit us at Innofresh website.   Family owned since 1992, we are also proud that all our products are made in America.   Come visit us on-line to learn more about us and for easy, convenient shopping, just click on this link ShopInnofresh .   Now, take advantage of all our sale prices plus our feature promotion – Free Shipping on all orders over $70.00 (U.S. domestic orders only)- Any of our warehouse cases qualify and no coupon needed.

Fridge IT Activated Charcoal odor absorbers now available in New Zealand

 Do you say “odor” or “odour”?   Well, however you spell it, Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor (odour) eliminators have been available on-line  from us directly for our customers in Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.   But now, FRIDGE IT air freshening, odor absorbers are available locally in New Zealand from Mr. Cool Refrigeration Services directly.   Mr. Cool, a leading refrigeration service and sales company,  sells, installs and services an extensive line of commercial refrigeration equipment and air conditioning systems for residential and commercial applications throughout New Zealand.    We  are proud to team up with Mr. Cool to make Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers available.  

For our friends and customers in New Zealand, you might even see one of their service trucks driving around.   Look for the license plate and decal on the Mr. Cool Refrigeration Services truck that tells you they sell FRIDGE IT odor absorbers .   

Fridge IT activated charcoal odor eliminators are great, of course, for fridge odors.  BUT, also amazing for under sinks, near trash, cabinets, closets, storage, musty basements, dorm rooms and so much more.  Also, try our Innofresh activated charcoal odor eliminators for PET, HOME and AUTO that are also available on line with us directly at www.innofresh.com    If you’re not familiar with our complete line of fragrance free, allergen free, ventilated activated charcoal air fresheners, come visit us at Innofresh website to learn about why activated charcoal (activated carbon) is the better choice for eliminating even the toughest odors.   Don’t settle for covering up odors – eliminate odors and purify the air with activated charcoal.   For our entire line of specialized activated charcoal air fresheners,  shop conveniently at ShopInnofresh.

All our activated charcoal odor eliminators and air fresheners are proudly manufactured in the USA.   Since 1992, providing the highest quality, eco-friendly and fragrance free, activated charcoal air filter products for odor control for residential and commercial applications.

Fridge IT Activated Charcoal Odor Absorbers receive 5 stars

FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorber receives 5 out of 5 stars from many customers.   Best odor absorber! 

We are always pleased to receive customer feedback and particularly happy to share some of the comments about FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor eliminators.   Below are just a few comments from customers just like you.    You can read these and others at Amazon Reviews – FRIDGE IT. For convenient shopping, you can also order direct from us at ShopInnofresh

5.0 out of 5 stars It really works!,
One of my tenants recently vacated a unit in my apartment building. I know for a fact that the electricity was shut off in his unit for an unknown period of time, and the smell coming from his (thankfully now empty) fridge was atrocious. I was afraid I would have to replace the fridge. First I scrubbed with bleach, and that wasn’t good enough, so I put “home remedies” in the fridge for a few weeks. These odor – removing home remedies included coffee grounds, some cotton balls soaked in vanilla extract, and baking soda. I had piles of these sitting open on plates. After a week and a half or so, the fridge smelled more tolerable (from the coffee & vanilla) but you could tell it was just masking the odor, since it smelled like coffee vanilla with an underlying nasty smell. Finally I threw all those items out of the fridge, turned the fridge on, and let it run for a few days with just baking soda loose on plates and 2 fridge its in the fridge with 2 in the freezer. After a day or two the fridge was smelling better, and the smell was GONE by the end of the week! I highly recommend this product!

 5.0 out of 5 stars Fridge It is the best!!
I put this in my freezer and it started working right away! My ice doesn’t smell or taste oniony any more. The only problem I am having is that if it is knocked into it falls off the shelf very easily because of the small hook.  

 5.0 out of 5 stars Love this product!,
Works much better than baking soda! and lasts much longer! The only beef I have is that the hanger is kind of lame and I knock it off pretty easily when rummaging through the fridge/freezer. I definitely will buy it again!

 5.0 out of 5 stars FRIDGE-IT Refrigerator Deodorizer,
I brought 4 FRIDGE-IT odor absorber and they did a great job I had a head of cabbage that went bad and the smell and taste went through my side x side and I clean with very thing to get rid of the smell and taste in the ice maker. the only thing that did the job was FRIDGE-IT NATURAL ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ODOR ABSORBER!!

 5.0 out of 5 stars good product for removing odor
This item does a good job of removing odors in both the refrigerator and freezer.

 5.0 out of 5 stars Works Great!,
I couldn’t believe how quick this worked. 24 hours later the odor was gone.

 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than baking soda,|
I’ve purchased this product at a camping store and feel that the charcoal deodorizer is the only way to go. I’ll not buy baking soda for a refrigerator again

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.   FRIDGE IT and Innofresh activated charcoal odor eliminators and air fresheners actually eliminates the odor rather than covering up with a fragrance.   Our ventilated activated charcoal odor eliminators absorb and neutralize even the toughest odors.   Use with confidence for home, pets, car, dorm, work area, basements, garage.   Safe for baby’s room and strong enough for even “dead mouse odors behind walls”.
To learn more about Fridge It and Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorbers, visit us at Innofresh and shop directly with us at ShopInnofresh

How To Safely and Quickly Eliminate Dead Mouse Odor In Walls and Vents

Dead Mouse Odor

Dead Mouse Odor

Let’s face it.  Musty smells and unpleasant household odors are very common, especially this time of the year.  Not surprisingly, one of the most popular odor problems that our readers are interested in is “Dead Mouse or Rat or Rodent Odor” and how to eliminate this pungent smell.

This is why I am writing this blog on how to eliminate dead rodent odor. It’s that time of the year when little creatures come out and visit.  Unfortunately, sometimes they leave more than some crumbs or droppings inside the house.   We often hear from our readers that a mouse or rat is dead and hidden behind a wall, in a vent or in a crawl space and leaving noxious odors.    A frequently asked question is “Does Innofresh activated charcoal really work to eliminate the odor from a dead animal hidden in the wall?”

The answer is YES. Of course, our first suggestion is to try to trap the critters in the open first, by using mouse traps or other devices so that it doesn’t just eat poison bate and then die behind the wall. But, despite best efforts,  they often simply are dead behind a wall and the smell is pretty bad.    Dead mouse or other rodent odor is tricky because you often never really know where exactly the mouse is and you certainly do not want to start drilling holes in the wall, crawl space or vent.     Also,  another challenge is knowing what really is dead behind the wall.   If the problem odor is from a larger animal, I’m afraid that you really should try to have it removed.

In the case of a small mouse, using a few of our powerful, fragrance free FRIDGE IT cube odor absorbers will have positive results. FRIDGE IT, originally made to eliminate very tough refrigerator and unwanted household odors, is powerful for other difficult household odors including dead mouse odors. It’s our strongest odor absorber for the job. All you need to do is place them in the area that you feel the dead mouse is likely located.   If behind a wall, just place FRIDGE IT near the baseboard on the floor and also, up higher on a shelf or top of dresser.     If the smell is coming from in a closet, you can just place a few of the FRIDGE IT cubes in the closet to absorb the lingering odor.

FRIDGE ITcontains a powerful and effective, ventilated, activated charcoal filter that absorbs and neutralizes the toughest odors that pass through it.  The millions of micro-pockets and pores in our activated charcoal has an enormous surface area that make it so incredibly effective.    Yes, a dead mouse odor that is coming from behind a wall is particularly difficult to eliminate since the source of the odor is hidden.     However, placing our FRIDGE IT cube odor eliminator in the area will help absorb the smell that is lingering in the air.  And, no chemicals and irritating fragrances that just cover up odors.  We usually recommend placing at least three (3) of our FRIDGE IT cubes in the area for this difficult problem odor.

Please visit our other blog articles to learn more about FRIDGE IT and our other activated charcoal odor absorbers.   Also, visit our website at www.innofresh.com to learn more about Innofresh and our products.   You can also conveniently shop on line at our shopping cart.     Fast ship is important – We’ll ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days at most and it automatically will ship RUSH PRIORITY US Postal Service so you receive your order quickly.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with quality, safety and your complete satisfaction top priorities.    We love referrals and all your comments, so please visit our website, blog, facebook and twitter pages.

Regular Charcoal vs. Activated Charcoal as an odor eliminator

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Mark Twain

Why use activated charcoal?  Our readers and customers ask “does regular charcoal work as an odor eliminator?”   I’d like to share some additional information on this topic of Activated Carbon or Activated Charcoal and explain why this material is such an effective odor eliminator for a wide range of odors including cigarette smoke, moisture odor, food, pet, footwear and so many other musty household odors.

For even more detailed information about how activated charcoal works, link here activated charcoal –  another blog entry where I talk about the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal (used interchangable with activated carbon).     We hope that it helps our readers understand the powerful difference and safety issues between ordinary charcoal used for grilling and specialized activated charcoal that is manufactured as an extemely effective fragrance free odor eliminator.  Keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and use activated charcoal for eliminating odors.  Did you know that activated charcoal is even more effective in eliminating refrigerator and freezer odor than baking soda.

So, why the photo of Mark Twain above?   Here is where Mark Twain comes in to explain the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal.
“The difference between the “right” word and the “almost right” word is the difference between “lightning” and “lightning bug”  
– Mark Twain

In other words,  when it comes to eliminating odors,  make sure you look for the important word “activated”.  You’ll find this term “activated” in all Innofresh and FRIDGE IT odor absorbers to describe our “VAT” technology – Ventilated activated charcoal.  It’s what makes the difference.    For safer and more effective activated charcoal odor eliminators,  look for the original FRIDGE IT  and Innofresh brands.  Visit our web site to learn more about our products and also for fast and easy on line shopping  www.innofresh.com

All our products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.   Fast ship is important, so we make every effort to ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days and, now take advantage of our Free automatic UPGRADE to ship PRIORITY US Postal service for quick delivery. All you pay is our standard s&h.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery). Shop on line – shopping cart

Fitness Enthusiasts – keep sports odors from following you. Product Review

Safely eliminate sport & athletic odors


Are you a fitness enthusiast or have an active family?   Taylor Sparks from the
Raleigh Green Fitness Examiner gives Innofresh SPORT odor eliminator from Innofresh Products 5 stars for eliminating odors from smelly athletic footwear to stinky laundry rooms.

As Taylor says in her review “if you work out, you stink”.   Not only that, but your shoes stink, your gym bag stinks and your locker stinks.    “The Innofresh Sport odor eliminator is exactly what you need”

Link here for more from Taylor Sparks at the Examiner and read how Innofresh SPORT completely eliminated the stinky odor from a pair of running shoes.  The result – “No smell at all”.  

The Really Tough Odor Eliminator Test

They wanted to take the test to the next level of challenge so “we placed two Sport Odor Eliminators in the laundry room…that also hosted the cats litter box, dogs cage, both cat and dog food bowls, 5 loads of dirty laundry and workout gear from the week.   In just 24 hours, no odor”

Innofresh Sport odor eliminator is great, not only for athletic footwear and sports gear, but great for lockers, gym bags, drawers and cabinets.   The activated charcoal is 100% fragrance free and allergen free.  No more covering up odors with irritating fragranced air fresheners.  Now, safely and effectively eliminate the stinky odor with Innofresh activated charcoal odor eliminators.   So, if you’re  a World Cup soccer fan, an NBA basketball enthusiast, a weekend sports warrior that just loves football, hockey, softball, baseball or yoga;  then discover Innofresh fragrance free activated carbon odor eliminators for a cleaner, fresher way to eliminate odors.

Click on this link “buy now” to go directly to Innofresh shopping cart.  All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.    Buy more and save with our special “warehouse buys”.

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