Winters may be your favorite season of the year, but the cold season can lead to the onset of various health risks, as allergies are widespread during this time of the year. The central heating systems lead to a lack of moisture in the air, and the dry environment in your home triggers allergies further.


The best way to avoid the dryness and relieve the symptoms is a humidifier, which increases air moisture. If you want to save money, you can make a humidifier at home yourself! Follow these simple steps and learn how to create different types of humidifiers:


  • Place a pot of water on top of your heater. This is an effective way to humidify your home. You can also add a few drops of therapeutic oils, like lavender oil, and give a relaxing environment to your room.


  • Create a sponge humidifier by punching holes in a plastic bag and placing a wet sponge within it. Remove to squeeze out the water from the sponge. Cling this bag in the room that you want to humidify. Re-soak the sponge everyday.


  • Make a shower humidifier by turning on the hot water in your shower. Keep the bathroom door open. The steam released will moisturize the air.


  • Add indoor plants in the room to effectively humidify the air. Through the plants process of transpiration, the air is moisturized. Your air will also get cleaner with plants around the house.


  • You can also boil dome water over the stove to create steam around the hose. Simply boil water, and cover the pot with the lid. When the steam gathers within it after a few minutes, take the bowl into the room you want to humidify, and remove the lid. The room will instantly be humidified.


  • You should spray your curtains with water to increase the humidity in a room. Use a spray bottle to simply drench the curtains with water.


  • Fish tanks may be used to beautify a home and calm a person, but they also increase the humidity of the room too! An open fish tank increases the humidity of the room.