How Nilodor Works

How Nilodor Works:

Nilodor Concentrate, the original, non-toxic odor neutralizer was introduced to the American Market in 1955. Since then, it has become famous for its immediate and long term effectiveness in malodor control. This document explains why the concentrate is so effective.

Malodor Control Methods:

There are 5 ways to combat malodors. Each has advantages and disadvantages. They are as follows:

  • VENTING: Venting a malodor simply involves moving the odor away through forced air ventilation. This technique is generally effective in the short and long term. However, it is not a method conducive to good neighbor relations or air quality and can require expensive equipment.
  • ANESTHETIZATION: This method involves using chemicals, such as formaldehyde, to deaden the sense of smell. It is a method which is immediately effective using low cost chemicals. It has no long-term benefits, however, as it does not treat the malodor. The chemicals employed are usually toxic.
  • SOURCE REMOVAL: This method involves eliminating the source of the odor. Obviously, it is the most effective long-term solution to a malodor. It is often, however, the least practical method. Sick room odors cannot be cured by disposing of the patient. Disinfectants and enzyme products are designed to eliminate bacteria or remove one specific odor source.
  • MASKING: Masking an odor involves overpowering a malodor with a higher level pleasant scent. The chemicals can be inexpensive and provide immediate effectiveness. Masks wear off in about 2 hours and require constant reapplication. Masking is not a popular method today as people become offended by the mask itself after a period of time.
  • NEUTRALIZATION: Neutralizing an odor involves lowering the malodor level to a less noticeable degree. The best known odor neutralizer is baking soda, which neutralizes refrigerator odors. Neutralization is an effective means of dealing with malodors on a longer term basis. Neutralizers can be easily applied in almost any situation as they can be non-toxic. They lack immediacy, however, as it takes time to absorb odors.

Nilodor Concentrate combines the best attributes of two methods to provide immediate and long-term malodor control. A single drop of the concentrate can handle almost any malodor in a 1,000 cubic foot area for 24 hours.

How it works:
  • TOP NOTE MASK: Unique masking agents provide immediate relief for up to 2 hours.
  • LEVEL 1 NEUTRALIZER: Begins neutralizing immediately. After about 2 hours, the neutralization has taken hold and continues to work through hour 6.
  • LEVEL 2 NEUTRALIZERS: Takes hold of malodor from hour 6 through hour 24.
  • IMMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS …that’s Nilodor Concentrate every product manufactured by Nilodor, Inc. contains this unique deodorizing concept.
Odor Neutralization:

How Do People Detect and Recognize Odors?

Human beings detect and recognize odors by a complex set of physiological and biochemical processes. Detection begins when odor molecules (like benzaldehyde from Maraschino cherries) enter the nose and attach to areas in the nose called “odor receptors”. By precisely fitting into the odor receptors, the odor molecules cause an electrical signal to reach the brain. The brain translates the electrical signal and allows us to recognize the particular odor. If the electrical signal is strong (i.e many odor molecules attached to many receptors), we sense a weak odor. We attach meaning to the odor (good or bad) simply based on experience.

What is Odor Masking and How Does it Work?

One approach to odor control has been odor masking. Masking an odor simply involves setting up a competition between a malodorous molecule and one with a pleasant odor. The two types of molecules compete for their particular odor receptors in the nose. By using an overwhelming amount of masking agent, the masking agent receptors in the nose become highly stimulated and the malodors are not able to compete to produce a detectable odor. This approach, substituting one odor for another, will only be effective against persistent malodors, if the masking agent remains present and in sufficient concentration, to continue winning the competition. However, when employing odor masking, the malodor is not modified and remains in the air.

Nilodor Products are Odor Neutralizers

In order to neutralize an odor, a product must do at least one of two things: remove a malodorous molecule from the air so that it never reaches nasal receptors or change the shape (molecular geometry) of a malodorous molecule so that it won’t fit properly into its nasal receptors. If the malodorous molecule is either removed totally or unable to fit in its receptors, no odor will be detected. Nilodor products contain a unique chemical formulation which not only removes malodors from the air but also chemically modifies many malodorous molecules so that they can’t fit into their nasal receptors. Thus, Nilodor products are true odor neutralizers. As an added bonus, the products also leave a mild, pleasant fragrance which accents any environment.

How Does Nilodor Neutralize Odors?

The chemical compounds present in Nilodor contain a variety of organic, functional groups (aldehydes, carboxylic acids, alcohols, etc.) which are capable of performing specific chemical and physical interactions with molecules containing common odor-causing functional groups like amines, mercaptans and others. For example, volatile, low molecular weight amines can be removed from the air by forming inert and nonvolatile quaternary ammonium salts with certain components of Nilodor, and mercaptans (sulfhydryl-containing) compounds can form thiohemiacetals which are basically odorless. These effects, in conjunction with hydrogen bond-based and chelation-based complex formation processes which alter odoriferous molecule shapes, combine to generate the powerful odor neutralizing effects of Nilodor products.

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Nilodor’s Private Label Program

Nilodor’s Private Label Program:


The best private label program

Private Label These Products and So Much More!

Not all private branding companies are the same. We guarantee you will not sacrifice quality when Nilodor puts your name on the bottle.

Is it Difficult to Get Started?
No, with Nilodor’s in-house creative team all you really need is the product you would like to private label, product name, colors and a scannable logo… we will do the rest. We will supply you with a paper proof for your final approval. Within 10 business days of final art approval, your customized products will be on your docks.

What Are The Minimums?
For most products, an initial opening order of 25 cases per product/fragrance and a minimum reorder of 15 cases is all you need.

What Can I Private Label?
All products in our full line brochure can be custom branded. Including registered GREEN products. We also private label our pet and home products.

Commercial Carpet Care and Odor Control Products

Private labeling of Nilodor's products

Pet and Home Products Catalog

Shampoos & Grooming

Browse through our website to see if there are any products that you would like to private label.

Silk Screen Or Paper?
With our in-house graphics and printing team, you have the option of silk screening (up to 3 colors) or developing a pressure sensitive label on a white or natural style bottle.

Can I Custom Blend?
Yes, our technical department can help you custom blend any product and fragrance to fit your needs.

Am I Getting The Same Product As A National Brand?
Yes, you will be getting the same quality products as our nationally branded items.

Can I Put My Customer’s Name On Products?
Yes, we currently private label for schools, airports, healthcare, etc. Custom branding your customer’s name or logo will make you stand out from your competition.

So Is It Time?
Call Nilodor today (800-443-4321) or ask your manufacturer’s representative for more details.

All-Purpose Deodorizer with Advanced Bacteria Strains

BioBREAK Multi-Purpose Deodorizer:

 BioBREAK Green Multi-Purpose Cleaner & Odor Eliminator

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BioBREAK is a multi-purpose deodorizer with advanced bacteria strains an odor counteractant to eliminate odors at their source. Great for deodorizing a wide variety of surfaces, including hard surfaces, carpeting, and drains. May be used in combination with most carpet care cleaning chemicals. Eliminates odors deep in carpets.

This product meets Green Seal Standard™ GS-53 based on effective performance, concentration of product, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on VOCs and human & environmental toxicity.


Green Seal Certified Logo

How to get rid of bathroom odors


How to get rid of carpet odors

Carpeted Lobby

READY-TO-USE: Can be diluted 8 oz. (237 mL) per gallon (3.785 L) of water

RESTROOM ODORS: Can be mopped or sprayed straight or diluted 6 oz. (177.4 mL) per gallon (3.785 L) of water. Apply on and around urinals, toilets, on floors and in trash receptacles

GENERAL DEODORIZING: Dilute 4 oz. (118.2 mL) per gallon (3.785 L) of water

PLUMBING MAINTENANCE: Drain sinks, disposals, toilets. Pour 4 oz. (118.2 mL) of SBN into drain pipes 2 times per week when drain flow is lowest.

GREASE TRAPS: Daily pour 6-16 oz. (177.4-473 mL) of SBN into the drain depending on build-up

ADD to MOST CLEANING SOLUTIONS: Clean and deodorize in one step. Dilute 2 oz. (59.1 mL) per gallon (3.785 L) of water. Do not add to hot water, disinfectant,  or bleach

Shelf Life: 2 years

BioBREAK™All-Purpose Digester
Quarts Fresh Scent 12/cs. 32 BBZYM
Gallons Fresh Scent 4/cs. 128 BBZYM


The following isn’t a normal use for the product, but it is an interesting customer testimonial.

Michael R. · Pennsylvania

“I thought I would drop by and tell you a story about your BioBreak Odor Eliminator. A while back, I was working for a Janitorial Supply Co. One very hot & humid Summer afternoon, I finished my last call of the day and decided to come home early. As soon as I opened my car door, it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks…..freshly killed skunk! It was just down the street and it was really strong. So, I thought I’d put your product to the test. I grabbed my sample/demo spray bottle of BioBreak and went to the skunk. I soaked that malodorous critter with probably 1/4 of the bottle and I went into the house. I came out about an hour later and, I’m not exaggerating here, no stink. The skunk odor was completely neutralized! I thought maybe it would lessen the smell, but I never expected the result I got. I thought, if this product can get rid of skunk odor, there’s nothing it won’t work on. Kudos to a great product!!!”



BioBREAK can also be purchased from one of our distributors.

A natural process of digesting organic waste which causes undesirable odors.

Nilodor Odor Control and Carpet Care Mobile Apps

 Our NEW Nilodor Apps are informative and useful tools focusing on odor control and carpet care. The APPs contain information and training materials on restroom cleaning/deodorizing procedures, F.A.Q.’s, carpet spotters, dumpster cleaning, graffiti removal, and Market-Specific solutions/product recommendations. There are also built in cost calculators to show you just how much you can save by switching to encapsulating products. The apps also contain tips on carpet maintenance & how to reference guides for bonnet cleaning, extraction cleaning, rotary shampooing, and low moisture cleaning. More content is being added all the time.
The Nilodor Apps are available for Tablets and Phones in the Google Play Store. You can also get the universal version for iOS in the Apple App Store
Below are some screenshots. (OLD VERSION) Find the latest screenshots on the app stores and on our website.

NIlodor’s Chute and Dumpster Cleaning and Deodorizing Program



Welcome to Nilodor’s multi-purpose, odor control program for dumpsters, trash rooms, loading docks, compactors trash chutes, recycling areas, and more.

Don’t just deodorize…clean and deodorize…with professional Nilodor power

Dumpster Cleaning and Deodorizing- Dumpster Wash is a Concentrated all-purpose cleaner with odor neutralizing power. This product is safe, non-toxic, & environmentally friendly. It is concentrated and perfectly diluted through the special applicator spray system. Simply hook up to a water hose, turn the dial to solution spray and begin applying to the inside and outside of dumpsters, to eliminate severe odors and dirt and grease build-up. Your customers will appreciate the odor free, clean, and long-lasting fragrance of this easy-to-use cleaner.


Chute & Dumpster Wash PLUS is a safe, non-toxic, & environmentally friendly, concentrated Bio-Enzymatic cleaner. This product has been formulated with friendly, grease loving, enzyme producing bacteria and citrus oils. Simply hook up to a water hose, turn the dial to solution spray and begin applying to the inside and outside of dumpsters, to eliminate severe odors and dirt and grease build-up. It is great for outside of dumpster & surrounding areas. Extra build-up may require agitation with brush or broom. Turn the dial to water and rinse areas if necessary.

Your customers will appreciate the odor free, clean, and long-lasting fragrance of this easy-to-use cleaner.  Eliminates severe odors 24/7

Use Nilodew Deodorizing Granules between cleanings. This powerful, natural clay granule is easy to apply, safe and non-toxic. It contains Nilodor’s highly effective odor counteractant. Simply shake or pour 1-2 pounds of Nilodew into an average size dumpster to control odors for up to 7 days.

Use Dumpster Wash or Dumpster Wash Plus to clean and deodorize loading docks.

Turn the dial to on position to clean, wet area and agitate if required. Turn the dial to water and rinse areas if desired

Trash Can cleaning and deodorizing. Simply spray outside & inside of can…

A brush may be required for areas with extra build up.

Try our new Odor Fighting Super Sock. This Super sock is a great alternative to the hazardous para blocks. Contains the Nilodor concentrated odor neutralizer for effective, long-lasting odor control. Fights odors 24/7 for 30 days and has a convenient loop for hanging.


Use the super sock in Sewers, elevator shafts, dumpster rooms, water treatment facilities, garbage collection areas, and fire restoration.


If you are ready for professional power contact us at 1.800.443.4321 or visit us at



Nilodew Deodorizing Granules and Chute & Dumpster Wash Plus

Nilodor’s one-two punch allows you to control and eliminate odor-causing residue often associated with your dumpsters and trash chutes.  Chute & Dumpster Wash PLUS is specially formulated with grease loving bacteria, citrus oils and our a proprietary odor concentrate to clean dumpsters and neutralize severe malodors.


NiloDew Deodorizing Granules

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Nilodew is a clay and Zeolite based granular deodorizer that contains a natural odor absorbent, our proprietary odor neutralizer to fight odors.   Used to control odors in dumpsters, compactors, ashtrays, waste baskets, etc., for up to seven days.


Chute & Dumpster  Wash PLUS is specially formulated with friendly bacteria, citrus oils, and our proprietary odor neutralizer to clean, cut grease and counteract severe malodors.

Chute & Dumpster Wash Plus

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Directions for use:

Chute & Dumpster Wash PLUS: Spray or pressure wash on walls, inside the container, and over problem areas.  Allow 5-10 minutes dwell time.  Agitate with a brush if needed.

32 oz. Dilution Bottle 6/cs.  32DMPRTUFD Gallons 4/cs. 128-DMPFD 5 Gallon 130-DMPFD
Dumpster Kit- One Dilution Sprayer, One Gallon of Chute & Dumpster Wash PLUS and One 8 lb. of Nilodew. DMPFDKIT

Nilodew: Sprinkle the granulated odor neutralizer on or near the odor source to eliminate your malodor problems long term. One to two pounds applied to an averagely sized dumpster will effectively neutralize garbage odors for up to 7 days.

Original  8 lb.  – 8-ND / 2 per case   Original  60 lb. – 50-ND each

Purchase Nilodew Deodorizing Granules HERE and Chute & Dumpster Wash Plus Here or Purchase them together in a kit Here.     You can also call 1.800.443.4321 or find the nearest Nilodor Distributor.


A Concentrated Water Soluble Odor Neutralizer

Nilium Water Soluble Deodorizer:

Nilium Water Soluble Deodorizer

Choose  Nilium to enhance your cleaning efforts. Simply mix one ounce of Nilium into your regular cleaning solution to deodorize every time you clean.   Nilium can be used in conjunction with cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides…anything water soluble. It can be used daily to counteract odors every time you clean. Applications for Nilium are practically UNLIMITED!

It is very effective when used in: mop water, rinse water, carpet extractors, carpet shampooers, floor scrubbers, chemical foggers, peripheral spray devices, trigger sprayers, etc.


Add one ounce of Nilium per gallon of cleaner/disinfectant solution. Severe malodors may require more.


Add 1-2 ounces of Nilium with water per quart spray bottle.


Pretest for color fastness:  Add 1/2 ounce of Nilium to one gallon of carpet cleaning solution.  Compatible with all water soluble carpet chemicals…including fifth generation cleaners.

NILIUM™ Super N Broad Spectrum Water-Soluble Deodorizer:

Nilium is the most effective water-soluble odor counteractant available. Nilium will neutralize malodors instead of simply masking them. Most other deodorants contain perfumes which merely cover up or provide a fragrance for a very short time. Nilium will provide immediate relief from the malodor leaving a pleasing fragrance, while Super N Concentrate works to physically neutralize the malodor. One application of Nilium will counteract odors up to 24 hours.

Go to our website to see our latest fragrance offerings.

Suggested Uses and Directions:

  • Automobiles: Dilute Nilium to 1-2 oz. per qt. and spray dilution to eliminate smoke odors, pet odors, etc in Automobiles.
  • Carpet: To eliminate smoke, mildew, and pet odors, add 1/2 oz. concentrate to 1 gal. extraction or shampoo solution. Inject undiluted directly into matting for hidden odors.
  • Clean-up: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal. and use in conjunction with cleaners or disinfectants to neutralize inherent chemical odor.
  • Floor Care: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal. and add to mop water. Nilium is great for eliminating odors absorbed into porous surfaces; i.e., concrete, grout, wood, etc.
  • Fire: Dilute Nilium to 1 – 2 oz. per gal. and spray on any water-safe surfaces where smoke odor might linger to eliminate the smoke odor from fire damage.
  • Garbage: Dilute Nilium to 4 – 6 oz. per gal. and pour or spray dilution down garbage chute or into dumpster or trash compactor to eliminate the odors.
Use Nilium to Deodorize Dumpsters


  • Insecticides Odor: Dilute Nilium to 2 – 4 oz. per gal and add to water-based insecticides to eliminate their inherent odor.
  • Kitchen: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal and add to mop water or cleaner. Pour in garbage disposals to eliminate odor and help cleanse.

Use Nilium to deodorize kitchen floors and garbage disposals

  • Paint: Dilute Nilium to 1 – 2 oz. per gal. and add to latex paint to eliminate odors during application.
  • Pet: Dilute Nilium to 1 – 2 oz. per gal. and spray dilution in kennels/pens. Use in conjunction with bleach to eliminate inherent odor.
  • Public Transport: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal. and add to cleaner for clean-up and maintenance.
  • Restroom: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal and use in conjunction with disinfectants/cleaners oras spray dilution. Nilium is great for mop water and drains.
Nilium is great for eliminating odors in restrooms

Mop bucket in restroom

  • Room Odors: Dilute Nilium to 1 – 2 oz. per qt. and spray for room deodorization.
  • Sewer: Dilute Nilium to 1 -2 oz. per gal. and spray dilution over problem areas during peak periods of water treatment.
  • Sickrooms: Dilute Nilium to 1 oz. per gal. and use in conjunction with cleaner/disinfectant to neutralize odor on contact.


Nilium can also be purchased through a distributor, or by calling 1.800.443.4321. Site Map

At the original writing of this post, we had created a simple Nilodor sitemap so that people who visited our website could find things easier, but the sitemap became completely null and void once we created our new website. Our New website is organized with the end user in mind! Everything is easy to find. Our website now has enhanced search functions and easy-to-navigate categories.

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