Proper cigar storage is essential to enjoying the best smoking experience. Keeping your cigars at proper temperature, humidity level, and light exposure will not only make your cigars taste better but also that good taste will last longer. The ideal storage scenario is 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but as a general rule, an acceptable range is 65% to 72% humidity and 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Both store-bought and homemade cigars must be stored properly to get the maximum enjoyment from them.

Ways to store your cigars

There are several methods of storing your cigars to preserve their freshness and flavor. Although a humidor is the traditional way to store cigars, there are other options available. Here are some of the methods for storing your homemade or store-bought cigars to preserve them:

  • Plastic Zip Bag with Humidor Pouch (sold online and in smoke shops)
  • Plastic storage container and a damp sponge. Although less scientific, this method uses common household items you probably already have around the house. Simply wet a clean sponge with distilled water and add to a plastic storage container with cigars. Add lid to seal. You may only need half of a sponge for a small container.
  • Small Cooler. This is a great option if you have a lot of cigars. This is great for longer-term storage. A sponge in the cooler will help it keep appropriate relative humidity.

Cigar Storage Tips

When you purchase cigars from an online store or smoke shop, they often come wrapped in cellophane. When you receive your cigar, take it out of the cellophane unless you are traveling with it. This will allow the cigar to breathe; keeping the cellophane on will protect it during travel. Use a hydrometer to monitor humidity; they’re inexpensive but a smart investment and may save your cigars.

Where can you find top quality whole leaf tobacco online?

If you’re interested in purchasing whole leaf tobacco for making your own cigars at home, we’re proud to offer you the most competitive wholesale pricing on the best top quality whole leaf tobacco. When you order from us, you get the highest quality whole leaf tobacco available at the most competitive prices.

Contact us today with any questions you have about our product line, or to place a wholesale order. You can talk to one of our helpful, friendly staff members directly at (434) 247-1504, or drop us an email today at We look forward to becoming your “go to” source for the absolute finest in whole leaf tobacco products for sale online. Get the best whole leaf tobacco available from Total Leaf Supply and make your own cigars to fill your homemade humidor!