There are different types of humidifiers available in the market, to add moisture in air through steam. But buying these humidifiers is not always a best choice for all.
Specially if you are bit passionate and love experimenting with things, you can now make a homemade humidifier for yourself to use at home in an easy way.
Homemade DIY humidifiers can be a good option as it can be used to relieve health issues caused due to dry air inside the home.
Whats Included Here?
- Why Homemade Air Humidifier?
- How To Make A Homemade Humidifier: 5 Tips
- Few Other Tips and Ideas To Keep Yourself Refreshed
Why Homemade Air Humidifier?
A dry air inside your home can affect your health very much. Especially when we turn ON the heater inside our home in winters, we make the air hot while also making it dry. Moisture inside the home should be therefore increased, which facilitates to relieve clogged nose, allergies, cold, flu, etc.
DIY air humidifier can help you keep your skin moisturized and prevent it from drying. Besides these, a DIY homemade humidifier can also prevent germs and bacteria from spreading diseases in an affordable way.
For those of you who do not want to spend money on buying a good humidifier device, can now consider making a home made humidifier in an easy way.
So why not look at these following options which might help you out.
How To Make A Homemade Humidifier: 5 Tips
Homemade cool mist humidifier can be made by trying out various techniques (using things you can get inside your house) at home.
Below are 5 good ideas you can try:
1- Making Sponge Humidifier at Home
Different types of humidifiers can be made at home using different things. And among those, sponge humidifier is one of the easiest to make.
For making this you need a large sponge and a freezer plastic bag. First, punch holes on the plastic bag (may be with the help of scissors) and then wet the sponge.
Squeeze all water from the sponge and leave it damp. Make sure that the sponge is not dripping but is wet.
Then, just put the sponge inside the plastic and cling it to the place where you want to moisturize. You can place as many sponge humidifiers as you want in the room so as to make your air comfortable and humid.
2- Add Some Plants To Your Home Interiors
You already know that a cool mist humidifier is important to have if you want to keep your indoor plants healthy during dry conditions.
But do you know that you can also make a DIY humidifier for plants by using indoor plants itself?
Placing some plants inside the living room is another most interesting, simple yet effective way to add humidity to your home/room.
As we all know that plants have an ability to moisturize an area by a process called as transpiration, this can be utilized for humidifying your home well and good.
Through this process, water we use to water the plants is eventually returned back to the air by moving it from roots and stems of the plant to the leaves and flowers.
This process is natural and healthy too.
So why not try adding few plants to your home and living room, in case if you need to humidify your home naturally, safely and effectively.
3- Evaporating the Water Slowly For Steam and Humidity
By Using Glass of Water on Flat Top Heater
One of the simplest and most effective way to humidify your room is by evaporating the water slowly and steadily. This can be done by simply placing a glass of water on a flat top heater that you use in your home during winters. This will help evaporate the water slowly making your room more humid.
If you want to get a better pleasing affect into your room and breathing air, you can even add few drops of essential oils into the glass of water. This will add cool pleasing aroma that also helps in elevating your mood besides providing various therapeutic benefits.
By Boiling Some Water on Stove
If you want to quickly add lots of steam and humidity into your room, this method can obviously help you out.
You can utilize boiling water to keep your room humidified in this method.
For making DIY evaporative humidifier, you need to boil water in a big pan or a bowl by keeping it on the stove. Make sure the lid of the pan is closed when you are boiling the water.
After the whole lot of steam is accumulated into the pan, bring the pan to your room and put it above a wooden table (so as to avoid any risk of fire). Open it instantly to let the steam go out and let add moisture to the room.
With this homemade room humidifier method you can easily add lot of steam instantly and conveniently into the room.
4- Hot Shower Humidifier Method
In case if the bathroom is in front of your room (that needs to be humidified), you can boost the humidity of the room using the shower-humidifier method.
The basic principle on which a humidifier works is by sending steam back into the air. So why not use the hot shower for producing the steam for free!
Leave the hot shower carrying on for around 5 minutes. Ensure that your room door as well as bathroom door are both closed.
After 5 minutes, open both the doors and let steam come inside the room to increase moisture into the air.
You can also send the steam into your room while you take the bath. Just make sure that you keep the door open while bathing with fairly hot water. This can be one of the best DIY humidifier for bedroom method which you can try daily.
5- Adding Open Fish Tank To Your Home
If you are bout creative and nature loving person just like me, you will simply love this method for humidifying your room naturally.
You need to invest few bucks for getting a nice looking open fish tank. This will not only make the atmosphere cool and humid but also helps in making it look more attractive.
An attractive looking glass fish tank in your room acts just like a homemade ultrasonic humidifier to make your room more comfortable.
If you want you can also add few plants inside the fish tank which will provide extra pleasing affects naturally.
Spraying some water to the curtains on your windows can also help humidify the environment slowly and effectively. You just need to spray small quantity of water to the curtains to make them damp. Then allow them to dry out slowly.
Few Other Tips and Ideas To Keep Yourself Refreshed
Besides the above 5 home made ways, there are many other things that can help you keep yourself refreshed, humid and hydrated. You can use these ideas and tips in addition to homemade humidifiers to address the issues caused with dry air.
- Drink good quantity of fluids such as pure water, tea or juice
- Take shower at least twice a day. Warm shower rather than hot shower is recommended
- After shower, do not forget to apply skin moisturizer all over the body to keep your skin free from dryness
Hopefully all the above tips will help you in keeping your skin and health in good condition. All the above tips can be well used for to make a good homemade humidifier for baby, adults, seniors and even pets at home.
Why not try them out at your home and let your homemade humidifier help you solve your dry air issues.
Check Out This DIY Homemade Humidifier (Video)