Boveda One Step Seasoning packs are unique because they have a relative humidity level of 84%; this makes them perfect for seasoning cigar humidors. All wooden humidors need to be seasoned before use. The reason is two-fold; (1) to raise the moisture level in the wood so it’ll be in equilibrium with your cigars, otherwise the wood will rob moisture from your cigars if it’s too dry, and (2) to ensure the lid seals properly (a dry lid doesn’t fit as well as it should).
Boveda One Step Seasoning packs are easy to use and take the guesswork out of seasoning your new humidor or re-seasoning your humidor in the winter (if you live in a dry climate it’s not unusual to need to re-season once a year, usually during the dry winter months). Boveda seasoning packets provide the right amount of moisture without causing mold or warping.
Simply place the correct number of Boveda seasoning packs inside your humidor (without cigars) and wait 14 days. Use one packet for every 25 cigars your humidor can hold. For example a 100 count humidor would require four packs. Don’t worry about what your hygrometer is reading while you season. The moisture of the air is not the moisture content of the wood. After seasoning, replace the Boveda 84% with regular Boveda 62%-75% RH.
What do you do with your cigars while your humidor is seasoning? We recommend placing them in a Tupperware container, cooler, or something similar, then using 69% Boveda while you wait for your humidor to season.