Because because of the heating, you must have noticed that too …
The air is getting too dry and it is really painful.
Dry or blocked nose, headache, sore throat … Hello damage!
So for this year, I looked for the best solutions to humidify my house naturally.
And since I started using them, no more dry air and the symptoms that go with it! It works really well.
here is 11 effective tips to naturally humidify the house without buying a humidifier. Look :
1. Aerate regularly
One of the first solutions to humidify your house is to air it regularly.
Since heating tends to dry out the air, you need to ventilate regularly to let in moisture.
Even if it’s cold, open the windows wide for a few minutes.
5 minutes when it is very cold is enough to humidify the atmosphere. You will see, the effect is immediate.
In addition, it is a simple way to eliminate all bad smells and limit the spread of viruses.
On the other hand, remember to turn off the heating when you open the windows.
As my grandmother used to say, there is no point in heating up the sparrows!
But the fact remains that it is an easy solution to humidify the air in a room, including baby’s!
2. Make your own humidifier
Do not worry !
It looks complicated like that …
But in fact, making a homemade humidifier is really very easy.
Just use a bowl of very hot water to humidify the room
Simply place this bowl on the radiator.
The heat causes the water to evaporate and humidify the room.
The advantage is that with this trick, you quickly humidify a room.
This is a good tip for a small room: bedroom, living room, office …
In this way, you also fight against the growth of bacteria and viruses.
But if you have children who are under 7 years old or if you are pregnant, do not use essential oils without medical advice.
Consult a specialist before and read the precautions for use.
3. Place a pot of cold water in the room.
The idea is pretty much the same.
But there, it suffices to put a large pot of cold water in a room.
Of course, it can be a pot, a basin, a salad bowl …
The most important thing is to place this container full of water in the room.
Under the effect of heat, the water will evaporate and humidify the room.
You can slide your water tray under a piece of furniture.
Because we must admit that it is not always very aesthetic!
But in any case, remember to change the water regularly.
You probably know that standing water is the perfect place for bacteria to thrive.
Not great for your health!
4. Heat a pot of boiling water
The solution seems obvious, but we don’t always think about it.
However, it is an economical and 100% natural solution when the air is too dry in the house.
And it is particularly effective when you live in a small apartment or a studio.
Very quickly, the steam from the boiling water spreads everywhere.
This automatically and naturally increases the humidity level.
And then, take the opportunity to cook vegetables or pasta!
It avoids heating water for nothing and wasting.
In addition, you can even recycle the cooking water from vegetables and pasta afterwards.
As you can imagine, what works with a casserole dish works just as well with a pressure cooker.
Do you want more advice?
You can also take the opportunity to prepare a good applesauce, with cinnamon and cloves.
Like that, you prepare a delicious dessert or snack and treat all the gourmets of the family!
Second, you save money.
Because preparing desserts or homemade snacks is much more economical than buying them …
And often better!
Third, you humidify your house. This is still the initial goal sought!
5. Put depolluting plants
The depolluting green plants will help to humidify the air in the house.
It is enough to water them so that they release the water captured in the environment.
This increases the humidity level.
Yes, just like they release oxygen, plants also release water.
And what is true of depolluting plants is also true for other plants: aromatic herbs, plants that grow without light …
In addition, they nicely decorate your interior and season your dishes.
6. Spread wet towels in the bedroom
This idea is very simple and free.
If the air is too dry in a room.
Soak a towel in a basin of water.
Then hang it near the radiator or on a clothes line.
When they dry gently, the moisture released by the towels will spread into the air.
But do not use essential oils if you have children under the age of 7 or if you are pregnant, allergic, asthmatic or epileptic.
Read these precautions for use before using essential oils.
Always seek specialist advice before using them.
7. Let humid air circulate in the house.
It is perhaps the simplest idea that exists.
But it is no less effective.
Usually the wettest room is the bathroom.
Normal since we take very hot showers …
You just have to leave the bathroom door open to the rest of the apartment for the humidity in the bathroom to spread everywhere.
Don’t look … There is no easier trick!
8. Dry your laundry in the living room
Your laundry can be of great help in humidifying the air in your home.
Did you just do some laundry?
Then dry your laundry in the living room.
It is not very aesthetic, but it is practical and efficient.
In addition, you save electricity by not using your dryer.
9. Iron your laundry in the main room
Is your laundry now dry?
Then all you have to do is iron it in the main room!
This generates humidity and mist on the windows.
Suddenly, this natural condensation prevents the air from being too dry.
And best of all, your laundry is ironed and ready to be put away.
You kill two birds with one stone.
10. Heat your home to the right temperature
Better safe than sorry, right?
One way to not have too dry air is not to overheat your interior.
It should be neither too hot nor too cold.
Do you know the ideal temperature for a room?
The ideal temperature is between 17 ° C and 19 ° C.
For a 17 ° C room, it’s perfect.
In the baby’s room, 19 ° C is considered a good average.
You can go up to 20 ° C in the bathroom.
11. A saturator to humidify your room
But what is this stuff?
the saturator is a small stainless steel or ceramic tank that is hung on the radiator.
Water is poured into this small container.
And under the effect of the heat of the radiator, it evaporates …
Which humidifies the air.
You may have seen this in your grandmother.
It is a very good solution to humidify a small room …
Especially since some of these saturators are really cute.
There you have it, you now know how to naturally humidify a room 🙂
It’s easy, efficient and economical!
Very practical, to eliminate all the symptoms due to dry air.
But be careful, the air in your house must not be too humid anyway.
Otherwise it is the assured appearance of mold and their little buddies and dust mites!
How do you know if the air is too dry?
To avoid this, you can use a hygometer.
This device allows you to control the humidity level in the room.
And so you can easily tell if the air in the house is too dry.
It’s the case ?
So use one of our grandma’s tips to humidify the air in a room.
Or you can also invest in commercial humidifiers.
There are three types.
– ultrasonic humidifier : it breaks down water molecules and creates a mist that hydrates the air.
– steam humidifier : it produces steam thanks to the water which boils in the appliance. The steam spreads throughout the room and increases the humidity level.
– evaporative humidifier : it sucks in the air and passes it through wet filters. The advantage is that it purifies the air and eliminates the particles present.
What humidity level should you have in your home?
You are probably wondering what is the ideal level of humidity to have in your home?
The ideal humidity level for healthy air is considered to be between 40 and 60% humidity.
This is what is recommended especially in apartments where the temperature is around 20 to 22 ° C.
In cooler rooms, the humidity can be a little lower (between 45 to 55%).
Why is the air in the house too dry?
Often the air in the house becomes too dry in winter.
The heating is fully fueled … And we ventilate a lot less.
The air stagnates and renews itself less.
And that’s how the indoor air dries up …
Which is bad for your health.
What are the health consequences of too dry air?
Dry air interferes with the operation of the ENT device.
It gets irritated more easily and becomes less resistant.
The symptoms are then the following:
– runny nose
– common cold
– respiratory problems (cough, asthma …)
– irritated eyes
– dry and chapped lips
– sore throat
– dry skin
– disturbed sleep
– difficulty concentrating
Note that too dry air can also damage wooden furniture and floors.
They turn dull faster and can discolor and crack more easily.
Have you tried these grandma’s tips for humidifying the air? Tell us in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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