How to Increase the Humidity Without a Humidifier

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How to Increase the Humidity Without a Humidifier
Add humidity to the air in your home when you shower. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The moisture content in the air is typically higher during warm weather months. As the temperatures go down and air becomes colder, the humidity decreases. Dry air contributes to static cling and dry skin and hair. The use of a humidifier during dry weather or in a dry climate increases the humidity in your home to a more comfortable level. In the absence of a humidifier, you can use home remedies to increase humidity in your home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Bowls
  • Cooking pots
  • Houseplants
  • Spray bottle
  • Slow cooker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place small bowls of water throughout your home where you want to increase humidity. If you have radiant heat, set the bowls on top of the radiators. Replenish the water in the bowls before it dries up to keep the air moisture level consistent.

  2. 2

    Boil water on the hob and leave the bathroom door open when you shower. Steam from both sources quickly adds moisture to the air in your home.

    How to Increase the Humidity Without a Humidifier
    Add humidity to the air in your home when you shower. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Grow houseplants in your home. Arrange the plants in groups of four to seven plants and mist them each morning with a spray bottle of water. The misted water evaporates into the air and adds moisture.

    How to Increase the Humidity Without a Humidifier
    Houseplants increase humidity in the home. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Fill a slow cooker with water and set it to the "Low" setting. Leave the lid off so steam can add moisture to the air.

  5. 5

    Line-dry your laundry inside the house. The laundry dries as the moisture evaporates into the air.

Tips and warnings

  • Mist water into the air with a spray bottle.
  • An open fish tank naturally adds moisture to the air in a room.

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