Winters are coming. Although winters are loved by all it comes with many drawbacks too. The dry skin problems, the itchy scalp, and the lack of moisture hinders. Are you facing the same problems? Do you wish to add humidity to your home? Read this article and find out some excellent ways to make a homemade humidifier.
Why spend a lot of money when you can make a humidifier at home? You can make your own humidifier by using homemade products like candles, water bottles, sponges, etc. Now you don’t have to bear the unwanted skin allergies, Asthma, and psoriasis due to lack of humidity. Make a homemade humidifier and bring warmth to your home.
In this article, you will discover what is a humidifier, different types of humidifiers, the benefits of using humidifiers, Ways to make a homemade humidifier, and many more. Be creative and try your hands on homemade humidifiers as a part of your summer break activities.
If you were thinking to invest in some expensive humidifier, I will suggest you to wait. Try making this homemade humidifier and save your expenses.
What is a Humidifier?
Humidifiers are devices used to maintain the air humidity inside our home. Many times we feel the air too dry or too rough to breathe. Especially in winters, when the chilled air outdoors is artificially heated using heaters and blowers. The humidity levels may drop causing breathing difficulty or other respiratory dysfunctioning in the body.
You might have noticed that during winters our joints are very loose and cause cracking sounds. This is due to lack of moisture in our bodies like we use moisturizers to keep our skin hydrated and moisturized, in the same way, humidifiers are used to add moisture to the air. But using them in excess may have adverse effects on the health.
These Humidifiers are also used for medical ventilators to provide comfort and warmth to the patients. To give your house and furniture the moisture it needs in extremely dry weather like in winters, humidifiers provide a great protective layer to them.
Types of Humidifiers
You can choose from a variety of humidifiers available in the market, depending on your budget, requirement, and size preference. The five main categories of humidifiers are:
- Central Humidifiers: This is a bit costly but is the best choice for your house as it maintains the perfect humidity in the entire hall or room.
- Impeller Humidifiers: If you are looking for something less costly and effective too, then Impeller Humidifiers are the best choice. These are children-friendly as they are easy to use without the risk of getting burned.
- Ultrasonic Humidifiers: These humidifiers work with ultrasonic vibrations. These humidifiers are available for both the cooling and warming effects.
- Evaporators: Not recommended for Asthma patients. This one is a good choice as it can generate a lot of moisture in the air but it can be used in one single room only at one time.
- Steam Vaporizers: The most affordable and combat humidifiers. This works on electricity with the simple heating and cooling method. Keep it away from the reach of children.
Benefits of using a Humidifier :
- Useful for people who experience dry skin issues.
- Helpful in relieving bloody noses.
- Helpful for people with allergies.
- Relieves headaches, especially effective for sinus.
- It helps to fight against viruses and influenza.
- It helps in reducing snoring.
- Helpful to keep your skin and hair moist.
Ideas to make DIY Homemade Humidifier at home
If you are looking for something that costs you less and has good humidifying qualities then read these tips below:
Try making a Sponge Humidifier
This is the simplest and the easiest DIY humidifier you can make sitting at home. You just need a sponge, pour some water in a bowl, and dip the sponge in the bowl. Let it absorb all the water and leave it open in your room. This will keep releasing moisture in the room for hours.
Boiling Water on Stove Helps
This is an effective way to produce moisture in the environment. Don’t think that you have to keep boiling water throughout the day. While cooking a dish that requires boiling water you can leave the lid open to get some moisture released in the air.
Try Spraying Water on Curtains
This is the best technique to have fresh air inside your home. Since curtains keep hanging around the windows, so spraying water on curtains will allow fresh and moist air to pass inside the room. This will improve air quality.
Use Candle Warmers
Talking about DIY humidifiers, A candle warmer can be used to make it easier. All you have to do is collect some candle warmers, now place a bowl filled with water on it, choose a size that fits. The water will keep getting warm slowly leaving moisture in the room.
We at deasilex have researched a lot on how to make humidifiers at home and came up with the list provided above. If you are unable to buy the humidifier from the market, then make it at home. We will be waiting for your reviews in the comments section.
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