Do Moss Walls Smell?

When you first get them real preserved moss walls often have a unique woody-earthy scent - specifically the mood moss. Some people absolutely love the smell, others do not. (We joke that moss walls are like cilantro - you love it or it tastes like soap!)

Fresh moss walls can release a scent of nature for the first 1-4 weeks after the installation as they adjust to their new surroundings. However, there's no need to worry about the new natural aromas in your space!  We send mint aromatherapy sprays for the first couple of days (which also function like an insect repellant), but you can also use candles, air fresheners, diffusers, zero odor, and other smell masking sprays in the area. If you decide to use something you procure yourself, please do not spray it directly on the moss wall, but rather 2-3 feet in front of it. Keeping the ventilation going or opening the windows (where possible) for the first few weeks will also help with any smells.  

We've never had issues with our clients past the first week or two (and we've done over 1,000 walls) - and most of the time they say they love it and the beauty of their piece outweighs any short-term olfactory situation.