June 29, 2022 5 min read

Keeping a cigar collection can be addicting, and in the long run, the quest for the best humidor supplies and accessories becomes a pastime. 

However, every cigar enthusiast knows that the secret to continuous enjoyment of good quality cigars is proper maintenance and efficient tools to maximize its lifespan. So, we've compiled a list of humidor supplies and cigar accessories to guarantee long-term storage of your cigar collection. 

Whether you're a beginner or a cigar aficionado, this complete checklist of humidor supplies will surely help you out.

What accessories do you need for a humidor?

The accessories you’ll need to get the most out of your humidor include supplies for seasoning your humidor, humidity solutions, hygrometers and cleaning supplies. These humidor accessories are the basic things you’ll need for the day-to-day use of your humidor. Thankfully humidor supplies are easy to round up, and are all available from Your Elegant Bar

Supplies for Seasoning a Humidor

Supplies for Seasoning a Humidor with numbers

Seasoning is a vital process that you need to perform before placing any cigars inside the humidor cabinet. This entails a few days to properly pull off and usually requires a hygrometer to reach the desired 75-80% RH level (Relative Humidity). Below are the cigar humidor supplies you would need for adequate seasoning.

  1. Cigar humidifier
  2. Calibrated hygrometer
  3. Large clean bowl
  4. New kitchen sponge
  5. Plastic bag
  6. Paper towel
  7. Distilled water or propylene glycol
  8. Seasoning wipes

Humidifiers and Humidity Solutions

Cigar Ultrasonic Humidifier for Walk-in Humidors EB-03C | 700-4000 Cu Ft


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Maintaining the optimum humidification levels inside your walk-in humidors is integral for maintaining that ideal atmosphere for your prized cigar collection. Cigar Ultrasonic Humidifier for Walk-in Humidifiers EB-03C can use up to 6 liters per hour to maintain an optimum humidity level inside your humidors.
It also comes with a powerful fan that creates a balanced airflow that quickly distributes moisture throughout the huge cabinet humidor. A dedicated water line linked to the humidifier saves time and effort, which is especially beneficial when maintaining walk-in humidors.
With Eb-03C you can easily adjust the relative humidity settings according to your needs. You can also set up a timer to suit your needs. The EB-03C uses wheels and handles for easy mobility and a strong grip. 


  • The Cigar Humidifier EB-100 for Cabinets & Lockers


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The Cigar Humidifier for cabinets & lockers EB-100 is a high-performance humidification system that's ideal for humidor cabinets and lockers that hold a lot of cigars. With a strong motor operating at 60 Hz, and 2 powerful fans that work simultaneously to uniformly circulate humidified air, the EB-100, is the perfect fit to keep your cigars fresh for a long time. The humidifier is also relatively easy to set up, which means anyone can install it, eliminating the need for professionals to handle the task. All you have to do is fill up the reservoir through the water inlets, and plug it in. A water level indicator makes the process even more user-friendly.

EB-100 uses cutting-edge technology to give the finest humidity for cigars and provides very precise humidity management; The humidifier also has a sufficient water tank capacity and can be filled manually. The auto-fill version makes the task even easier by eliminating the usage of buckets to fill up the tank.

  • Cool Mist Humidifiers

Cool Mist Humidifiers
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Cool mist humidifiers are often the choice for large walk-in humidors. It is low maintenance, easy to clean, and works better in larger areas and warmer climates. It uses a filter to trap minerals and impurities to produce the purest mist evaporating into the air. 

Changing its filter should be done regularly to avoid algae and mold build-up. The downside to this humidor supply is that it makes more noise than expected.

  • Ultrasonic Humidifiers

Ultrasonic Humidifiers
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This cigar humidifier works like a speaker, wherein it uses a metal diaphragm vibrating at an ultrasonic frequency. Water droplets are then generated into the air through a fan. 

This humidor humidifier is virtually silent and creates a cool fog when using distilled water. It's also low maintenance and user-friendly, perfect for cigar enthusiasts who enjoy daily to weekly smokes in their backyard or balcony.

  • Crystal Gel

Crystal Gel
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Another popular humidor supply is crystal gel cigar humidifiers. These crystal gels feature highly absorbent polymers, which work best when soaked in distilled water.

Gel crystals boost humidity levels effectively and quickly release moisture so that cigars won't dry out. It's pre-treated with propylene glycol. Perfect for newly-enthused cigar lovers, soaking it in distilled water is the only necessary step to remember when using this type of humidifier - simple and straightforward.

  • Silica Beads

Crystal Gel
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Made from silica gel, this humidifier is quite granular and is the porous form of silicon dioxide created synthetically from sodium silicate. It releases moisture and can absorb up to 40 times its weight in water. 

They are pre-treated with propylene glycol, which helps them maintain a specific humidity level, from 60 to 70%. The way you use it is the same as the crystal gel, soaking them in water then waiting for the expansion.

  • Humidification Solution

Humidification Solution
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This is an essential part of maintaining your humidor and quickly falls on the top three must-have humidor supplies. Humidification solution stabilizes the moisture levels inside the cabinet humidors. It comprises 50% pre-mixed food-grade propylene glycol solution and 50% distilled water to help keep the RH level at 70%.


Hygrometers are also part of the maintenance kit any cigar lover would have in their arsenal. It's a handy tool used to measure the moisture inside the humidor accurately. Here are two types of hygrometers many cigar enthusiasts have owned at some point in their journey.

  • Analog 

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This variant is commonly made with a metal spring, while traditional ones are created with natural or synthetic hair. It boasts a mechanical function that lets you know the humidity levels in your humidor through a needle. It moves up and down according to the fluctuation of the moisture inside the humidor.

  • Digital

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Digital hygrometers are more in demand since they work best with smart apps that many new models are compatible with. This hygrometer still uses analog sensors to measure humidity, but it has unique features like storing previously recorded humidity levels and temperature readings via memory mode. 

Salt Test

This is a method used to calibrate the hygrometer, and despite the time-consuming process, it's relatively simple and helps achieve your humidor's longevity. You will need the following:

  • Salt
  • Distilled water
  • Plastic bag

Humidor Cleaning Supplies

Humidor Cleaning Supplies

When preserving your humidor, it is best to come prepared with all the right cleaning supplies. The most common ones used are as follows:

  • Propylene Glycol activation solution
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Distilled water
  • Sponge

Travel Humidor Accessories

If you travel often you may already have your travel humidor system dialed. Many of the best cigar humidor accessories are small enough to be stowed in your luggage. If you’re just getting into traveling with your humidor and cigars you might consider checking out our selection of travel humidors. We have travel humidors as small as a leather-bound book, and humidors with storage for as many as 60 cigars.

If you’ve already got a travel humidor and just need accessories then take a look at our cigar humidor accessories. We have hygrometers, seasoning wipes, humidity beads, and more. The best travel humidor accessories add value to your cigar experience without adding unneeded bulk and weight.

Hassle-free Shopping at Elegant Bar

No need to complicate your humidor starter kit. With our list of excellent humidor supplies, you wouldn't have to look far and wide for hyper-specific products. We hope this post helped you choose the right humidor accessories that work best for you.

If you already have the necessary humidor supplies covered, you can learn more about our air purifiers and smoke eaters to help give your space clean and breathable air after a solid cigar session.

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