The Best Humidifiers to Fix Dry Winter Air
Your dry eyes and scratchy throat will thank you.
Every winter, the air in your home and office is zapped of moisture, which is no help for your already-chapped lips, dry hands, and scratchy throat. Fortunately, boosting the moisture level in the air is as easy as turning on a humidifier. Invest in a large machine for your entire home, or get a tiny portable device for your desk at work, and you’ll find yourself breathing a little easier this winter.
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Easter Egg USB Car Humidifier
With a cute design and a very affordable price, this egg-shaped humidifier charges by USB and was made to fit inside your car's cup holder (to keep your skin hydrated during your commute). With more than 700 positive reviews on Amazon, this tiny machine proves its power.
To buy: To buy: $13; amazon.com.
Honeywell Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier
If you’re looking to soothe your winter cold, you definitely don’t want to inadvertently add more germs to your home. To make sure the air that wafts from your humidifier is clean, invest in a model with a water filter and a UV light that works to kill bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses.
To buy: $70; amazon.com.
VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier
This option’s wood grain-textured exterior is just what you need to make your bedroom feel more like a spa. The base is less than seven inches wide, so it will fit on your nightstand, but it’s capable of running for 10 continuous hours, so you can let it run all night.
To buy: $35; amazon.com.
Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier
This small-but-mighty humidifier is a lightweight option that fits in the palm of your hand. Simply screw a regular plastic water bottle into the top of the device, and it will create a gentle mist. Leave it out on your desk at work, and the USB charger will keep it working for as long as you do.
To buy: $25; amazon.com.
Modern Essential Oil Diffuser
If you want a humidifier that will infuse the room with style as it infuses the air, choose this elegant ceramic essential oil diffuser. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to help clear up your congestion, or use plain water for a scent-free mist.
To buy: $59; urbanoutfitters.com.