Presently there are different types of humidifiers available in the market to choose.
But buying these room 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 DIY homemade humidifier for yourself to use at home in an easy way.
Below we discuss about the 10 easy ways by which you can naturally humidify your room without using an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier. Lets check them out…
- Why Choose Homemade Air Humidifier?
- 10 Easy Ways To Make A Natural Humidifier
- Few Other Tips and Ideas To Keep You Refreshed
Why Choose Homemade Air Humidifier?
A dry air inside your home can adversely 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.
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.
DIY air humidifier can also 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.
10 Easy Ways To Make A Natural Humidifier
When you are searching for some clever tricks on how to humidify a room without a humidifier, using a natural homemade humidifier can be your best answer.
Homemade DIY cool mist humidifier can be made by trying out various techniques (using things you can get inside your house) at home.
Below are few good ideas you can try:
1- Making Sponge Humidifier
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 humidifier as you want in the room so as to make your air comfortable and humid.
2- Adding Indoor Plants
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 beautiful plants inside your living room is 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 for watering 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- Glass of Water Near Heater
One of the simplest and most effective way to humidify your room is to let evaporate the water slowly and steadily.
This can be done by simply placing a glass of water near your room 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.
4- Bowl of Water On Registers
Simply placing a bowl of water (metal or ceramic) on top of the floor registers or heating vents can also work to humidify a home slowly and steadily.
Depending upon how much heat is blasting through the duct or baseboard heaters, the water from the ceramic bowl will slowly evaporate into the air making it more humid.
If you have the registers placed on the wall or ceiling, you may consider placing the bowl of water on a sunny windowsill.
The daily heat of the sun will slowly work to warm up the water making it evaporate slowly into your indoor air.
5- Boiling 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. This is one of the best methods to make homemade humidifier for congestion and stuffy nose.
With this homemade room humidifier method you can easily add lot of steam instantly and conveniently into the room.
6- Placing An Open Fish Tank
If you are bout creative and nature loving person just like me, you will simply love this method for humidifying your room with air conditioning naturally.
By just investing few bucks on a beautiful open fish tank not only you can make your interiors more attractive but also can help make your room atmosphere extra cool and humid.
An attractive looking glass fish tank in your room acts just like a homemade ultrasonic humidifier to make your room more comfortable, even when your ac is on in summers.
If you want you can also add few plants inside the fish tank which will provide extra pleasing affects naturally.
7- Air Drying Your Clothes and Dishes
Drying up your clothes after washing, on your radiators or a drying rack, is another great way to add some extra moisture into the air.
You can also hang your wet shower towel on a radiator present in your bedroom – to dry it naturally making your room more humid.
If you have an extra space to accommodate a foldable drying rack you can surely try this easy method to hang additional clothes.
On a similar note, you can just open up your dishwasher after rinsing your dishes.
et these dishes air-dry by themselves and the heated air or steam produced release in the room air.
Both of these methods are easy to accomplish and can also save some energy.
8- Spraying Water on Curtains
Spraying some water at 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.
The water that will evaporate into the air will automatically add extra moisture in the room naturally.
✓ For easy spraying, I make use of my emptied water bottles and cleanser sprays.
After cleaning up these useless bottles you can use them to make a water sprayer for humidifying the room or for watering the plants in garden.
9- 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.
10- Using Your Candle Warmers
Candle warmers you have in your home can also be used to add humidity to your room atmosphere.
If you do not want to use a new one, you may consider re-purposing any old one that you do not use – into a humidifier.
Just fill a cup or glass vase with some clean water and place on a candle warmer top. The water will slowly evaporate into the atmosphere to make it more humid.
If you want you may add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make the atmosphere soothing and filled with aroma.
Few Other Tips and Ideas To Keep You Refreshed
Besides the above 10 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 and dehydration.
- Drink good quantity of fluids such as pure water or fruit 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 hydrated and 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.
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Eliana is a nurse by profession who loves writing online, spending time with her family and caring for seniors. She has already worked as an associate editor on various mom, baby, home appliances, kitchen and healthy living blogs. In her spare time she also enjoys drawing, reading/writing kindle eBooks and improving her skills a bit.