Here is one of my favorite ways to add moisture to the air in my home while also cleansing the air. It is crazy, silly simple and I set this up any time the air just feels to dry (like it does right this second here in Colorado) or when some one in my family seems on the edge of getting sick.
Make a herbal steam for your home...
- Big Pot
- Lots of Water
- Aromatic Herbs
Fill the pot with water set it on the stove and bring it to a steamy simmer. Then add your herbs. If you have a nice big pot and plan to simmer for a while use a nice big handful of herbs to insure you get a nice amount of essential oils into the air. That's it! Within minutes your house will fill with a lovely fragrant smell while moisture circulates easing dryness. Be sure to choose herbs rich in essential oils such as rosemary, thyme, lavender, mint, lemon balm, basil, sage, cinnamon, and cloves. The simmering water releases the essential oils from the herbs into the air and the essential oils being anti-viral and anti-bacterial in-turn clean the air. Plus your house will smell great. If we are home, I let this simmer all day long adding water and even more herbs as the day goes on. To insure safety keep an eye on your pot to be sure it doesn't boil dry.
My daughter recently had a slumber party and before her guests arrived I set up a pot on the stove with the simple additions of cinnamon sticks and cloves. Every person who entered our home commented on how great it smelled!