08 8371 5777

boveda 2 way humidity control 62%


From: $2.00 AUD

or 4 payments of $0.50 AUD with Afterpay


Perfect for keeping your Herbal Medicine at the right humidity these are the 62% version , (we also have cvault tins for sale that these are used with)

Starts with a frustrated cigar lover. Keeping his cigars properly humidified was a job. That job was labor-intensive. That labor didn’t always work. It was the ’90s and he was limited to distilled water and sponges or distilled water and shot glasses or foam and chemicals. (Some people still use those one-way humidifying methods. We don’t know why. But that’s another story.)

So he called a guy to solve the problem. That guy was Dr. Albert Saari, a retired General Mills chemist. Saari found the answer in salt. Turns out salts keep a fixed relative humidity (RH) level. Supersaturate those salts with pure water and they humidify the surrounding air.

So Saari called a guy he knew, Robert Esse, a General Mills packaging specialist. Waterproof packages, no problem. Packages to let moisture pass in and out, never been done. So Esse found a material that had a high water-vapor transmission rate but stopped salt. Bingo! Let’s patent the packaging. (And patent it many times over around the world.)

So Esse and Saari called Sean Knutsen and Timothy Swail, two friends with business and marketing backgrounds to run the company. And in 1997, Boveda (then Humidipak) was born.