Wondering how to make bags that absorb moisture? We have a tip on how to prepare a versatile DIY moisture absorber for your home step by step!Moisture not only favours the appearance of unpleasant smells but above all the growth of dangerous fungi and mould! Learn well-proven household ways and say no to moisture once and for all!

An idea for a Christmas gift - organza pouches with aromatic dried content

An idea for a Christmas gift – organza pouches with aromatic dried content

What to make a moisture absorber for the home

There are many household ways to effectively get rid of moisture. Here’s a few tips on what you can use to prepare scented bags absorbing unpleasant smells and moisture in your home:

  • Silica gel

Silica gel will be an excellent base for the home moisture absorber. It can be found in paper sachets with text saying ‘silica gel’, usually attached to handbags and shoes. This mineral has a surprisingly high ability to absorb moisture. You’ll also find it in so-called silicon (in fact it’s ‘silicate’) cat litter! Yes! It can also be used as a base for your refreshing moisture-absorbing sachets.

Silica gel is perfect if you want to get rid of moisture from your shoes.

Silica gel is perfect if you want to get rid of moisture from your shoes.

  • Black tea

Dried content of tea bags effectively extracts moisture and absorbs bad smells.

  • Baking soda

Soda is appreciated by many housewives – not only in the kitchen. It’s also worth using it when tidying up the household. Soda effectively absorbs unpleasant smells as well as having strong antibacterial properties.

Moisture absorber and a scented bag – a 2in1 solution

Perhaps you want to make a scent bag (perfect as a gift!) that absorbs moisture instead of a simple odour absorber? All you need to do is to put one of the following ingredients in your sachets!

Fragrance pouches

Fragrance pouches

Aromatic content for homemade scented bags:

  • slices of dried fruit (e.g. orange)
  • freshly roasted coffee beans
  • dried potpourri
  • dried lavender flowers
  • scented wax
  • your favourite essential oil (e.g. lavender or tea tree oil)
  • fragrant cosmetics – such as natural soap or bath salt
  • aromatic spices e.g. cinnamon stick, star anise seeds, cloves
  • dried herbs such as thyme, mint, sweet balm, or basil

DIY moisture-absorbing bags – a step-by-step instruction

Making a moisture absorber for your home is really easy! You just need to have a bag made of high-permeable fabric (organza bags and linen bags will be perfect for that) and put the filling of your choice inside! For your DIY moisture absorber to serve also as a fragrance pouch, you can sprinkle the contents with a few drops of your favourite essential oil. It’s a great idea to choose oils with anti-fungal and bactericidal properties, such as tea tree oil.

Essential oils will strengthen the smell of the dried bag contents

Essential oils will strengthen the smell of the dried bag contents

What to make a moisture absorber for the home

  1. Prepare an empty bag.
  2. Fill your bag with the previously selected moisture-absorbing ingredients.
  3. If you want to obtain a 2in1 bag, i.e. a scented bag that absorbs moisture, also add dried fragrant ingredients or natural essential oil.
  4. Tie the bag’s drawstring.
  5. IT’S READY! Now you can put your moisture-absorbing sachet anywhere in the home (or give it to someone as a present).
    Do you dream of a fresh scent in your wardrobe or dressing room? Use the fragrance pouches!

    Do you dream of a fresh scent in your wardrobe or dressing room? Use the fragrance pouches!

Moisture-absorbing bags – where to use them

You can use moisture-absorbing fragrance pouches at home, for example by hanging them in your wardrobe or placing them in the drawer with bedclothes and towels.

A lavender scented bag will give your towels a beautiful fragrance and provide protection from clothes moths

A lavender scented bag will give your towels a beautiful fragrance and provide protection from clothes moths

Moisture-absorbing bags are also ideal for cars. Especially if you use silica gel, which has a high moisture-absorbing capacity, you will considerably reduce the steaming of the windows!

A pouch with silica gel - refreshing fragrance for your car

A pouch with silica gel – refreshing fragrance for your car