Why is my new Boveda so “squishy”?

If you’re new to using Boveda, you might be surprised when you feel one for the first time. A brand-new Boveda is pliable. Because the pack feels “squishy” new customers sometimes wonder if it “melted” in transit. Not so.

The signature formula inside Boveda is a saturated saltwater solution. We add all-natural salts and a food-safe thickener to purified water then seal it all in a leakproof membrane. Hardening of the corners is normal.

As you use Boveda, the pack will begin to harden. A simple touch test will tell you when it’s time to replace your Boveda—there will be fewer “squishy” spots and more hard ones.