AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier Bag Review 2023

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Poor air quality in our homes can cause a number of health issues. Bamboo charcoal air purifier bags are thought to be a potential solution. However, there isn’t much information out there showing a clear benefit to using bamboo charcoal air purifier bags. To make matters worse, some bamboo charcoal bags don’t work or their exact intended use is unclear.  

In this article, we tested out the AirJoi bamboo charcoal air purifier bag. I’ll share the results below as well as some extra information about the product.

In this article:

  • What Is An AirJoi Bamboo Air Purifier Bag?
  • Do AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags Really Work?
  • Where Can I Use AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags?
  • Where To Not Use AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags?
  • Other Pros and Cons
  • How Much Does AirJoi Cost?
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What Is An AirJoi Bamboo Air Purifier Bag?

AirJoi is a company that makes activated bamboo charcoal air purifier bags. Activated bamboo charcoal is regular bamboo charcoal that has been processed in such a way to create a lot of pores within the bamboo. As air passes through the pores, pollutants get trapped while the air continues to pass through. This results in cleaner air. 

Activated bamboo charcoal has been studied in laboratory settings, but there is little to no information on how they work in our homes. Further, there is even less data on the effectiveness of the AirJoi air purifier bags in our homes. 

With this in mind, we ran some tests to figure out if the Airjoi bags really work and how to best use them.

Do AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags Really Work?

AirJoi bamboo charcoal air purifier bags were effective at cleaning the air of various pollutants under the right conditions. They were effective at removing VOCs, odors, and particulates in the short and long term.

VOCs

Overall, I found AirJoi is able to remove VOCs in a small space in just an hour or so. The effect wasn’t very large, but still noticeable. 

VOCs or volatile organic compounds come from a number of sources within our homes. Some common sources include paint, furniture, sealants, rugs, and carpeting. This means we are often surrounded by sources of VOCs. Even after they dissipate, you may still have paints, sealants, and other VOC emitting products in your home. 

To test out the effectiveness of the AirJoi bamboo charcoal bags on VOC removal, I left a can of primer paint open in a small box alongside an Airthings Air Quality Monitor. The level of VOCs in the box quickly shot up to extremely high levels. I then waited several hours for the connection to level off. Then, I put the AirJoi into the box and record the results.

AirJoi Impact on VOC
AirJoi Removing VOCs - Air Quality Test

The AirJoi was able to bring levels of VOCs back down into an acceptable health range. Interestingly, once I removed the AirJoi from the box, the level of VOCs went back up. They didn’t go quite as high as when I originally removed the lid on the paint can, but still were in a range considered to be in need of ventilation.

This gives us two strong indicators that the AirJoi is able to remove VOCs from the air in both the short and long-term in a small space. 

Also, many cleaning products create high levels of VOCs in our homes. We found that conventional cleaning products create high levels of VOCs. On the other hand, the non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner Force of Nature, caused almost no detectable increase in VOCs. 

Impact of Conventional Cleaners on VOCs
Impact of Conventional Cleaner on VOCs
Impact of Force of Nature on VOCs
Impact of Force of Nature on VOCs

In addition the AirJoi was able to help control VOC levels from conventional cleaners. If you are trying to improve the air quality in your home, consider switching to an eco-friendly cleaner and/or making use of AirJoi.

Odors

We all have bad odors in our homes from time to time. To remove these smells, we often turn to solutions such as opening windows or using some sort of air freshener. However, the air quality outside can sometimes be worse than inside or it can be too cold out to open windows. 

In addition, air freshener sprays contain chemicals that are known to make air quality worse. They are also bad for the environment.

The AirJoi offers a solution to this problem because it’s able to remove odors without any chemical use. In our tests, the Airjoi was able to remove bad odors from a sneaker in under one hour. At first, both sneakers smelled bad. I rated them at about 5/10 in terms of how bad the smell was. 

It wasn’t the worst, but not something I wanted lingering in my home. After leaving the AirJoi bamboo charcoal bag in the shoe for one hour it had a noticeable better smell. I’d rate the new smell at about 8/10, with only minor “shoe smell” remaining. 

Air Purifier Bag in a Shoe

In contrast, the other shoe still had a bad smell of about 5/10. Of course, this is a subjective statement, but in my opinion the smell was significantly better. Actually, I was also able to collect a bit of data here. The particulates in the smelly shoe were much higher than the deodorized shoe. It’s possible that particulates are the very molecules that we detect as bad odor. The Airjoi was able to capture these particulates and make the shoe smell better.

Air Purifier Bag Impact on odor

On a related note, charcoal air purifiers are used in other applications for controlling odors such as indoor compost bins.

Particulates

In addition to reducing the concentration of particulates that may have been causing bad odors, the AirJoi was able to control particulates from the Canadian wildfires. However, it should be noted this was only in a small enclosed space and was not an effective strategy for a larger area such as a living room.

With that said, the Airjoi bamboo charcoal bags are not intended for use to purify an entire home, or even an entire room. Like any other product, they have a specific use.

Where Can I Use AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags?

AirJoi bamboo charcoal bags should be used to remove odors, VOCs, and particulates from smaller spaces. Possible uses include:

AirJoi bamboo charcoal bags should be used to remove odors, VOCs, and particulates from smaller spaces. Possible uses include:

  • Deodorizing coat/shoe closets
  • Deodorize laundry and gym bags
  • Deodorizing small bathrooms
  • Deodorizing cars
  • Controlling VOCs in paint storage areas
  • Controlling VOCs in cleaning product storage areas
 

Where To Not Use AirJoi Bamboo Charcoal Bags?

AirJoi bamboo charcoal bags don’t work well in all settings. Instances in which they are likely not effective area:

  • Reducing VOCs and particulates to safe levels in medium to large spaces
  • Deodorizing medium to large spaces
  • Controlling humidity over short periods of time

Other Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The bags are the perfect size for a shoe, drawer or closet
  • Each bag has a loop hole so you can hang it up for maximum purification
  • Compared to air purifiers, AirJoi is inexpensive
  • AirJoi is safer for human and environmental health compared to deodorizers
  • Simply put the bag in the sun for 1 hour per month to refresh

Cons

  • Limited ability to clean medium to large spaces
  • May not be helpful for controlling humidity in short-term
  • Unlike an air purifier, you cannot set levels of purification. You need to purchase more bags.

How Much Does AirJoi Cost?

The AirJoi bags cost are listed below:

  • 1 Bag: $19.99 – Cost per bag: $19.99
  • 3 Bags: $39.99 – Cost per bag: $13.33
  • 5 Bags: $59.95 – Cost per bag: $11.99

Summary

The Airjoi Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier Bag is a sustainable option for removing odors, VOCs and particulates from small spaces. If you are looking for ways to deodorize without the need for air fresheners, AirJoi may be great for you. If you need deodorizing within a few minutes, or if you need to remove odors, VOCs, particulates, or humidity from larger spaces, you may want to consider an air purifier.

How To Purchase AirJoi

You can purchase the AirJoi bamboo charcoal air purifier bags on Amazon, as well as from the company website.

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Want To Make Your Purchase More Sustainable?

If you want to make your purchase even more sustainable, consider doing all of your Amazon shopping while purchasing the AirJoi purifier bags. Also, consider having all items delivered to your home one the same day. Doing so reduces the carbon footprint associated with processing, packaging, and shipping your order.

Interested In Other Bamboo Products?

Check out our review of the Sustainable Tomorrow Bamboo Electric Toothbrush.

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