Cleaners, DIY

Fabulous Finds Friday: DIY Humidifier

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

For today’s installment of Fabulous Finds Friday let’s roll up our sleeves and do a little DIY.  It won’t be too difficult; I promise! The dry winter air is wreaking havoc on our household.  The hubby and I have both been sick for longer than I deem necessary.  Out of sheer desperation, I took to Pinterest to see what solutions I could find for our dilemma. This article, Six Ways to Humidify Your Home Without a Humidifier, came up in my search.  I was intrigued.  There’s a lot of great ideas in here, but the one I found most interesting was to put metal or ceramic bowls of water on heat registers.  This will push humidity into the air, especially when the furnace is going full blast.  That seemed easy enough!

To make the DIY humidifiers you will need some metal or ceramic bowls and water.  I picked up some mini loaf pans (example here) from the grocery store.  I think they were 5 for $1, so pretty cheap.  If you have pets or small kiddos, you might want to get the ones with the lids and cut a hole on top to prevent said pets or kids from trying to drink/spill/play in the water. I also purchased some essential oils to help with our colds (example here). The oil is totally optional. In our sickened state, though, we needed all the help we could get!  All you do is set the container on the register, fill with water, add a few drops of oil, and stand back and admire a job well done! 

These really do work. I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks now. Last weekend we dog sat for my sis-in-law, so I picked up all the pans and dumped them out. I didn’t want him to drink out of them and this was before I had the idea of using lids with a hole cut in them. A day after removing them, I could feel a difference in the air. Our clothes had more static and everything we touched shocked us. Once I set out the pans again, humidity was restored. 
This was a long post. Thanks for hanging in there! If you’ve made it this far, comment below or on the Facebook page with “Spring!” 
Have a great weekend, lovelies! 

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