Beauty in a bowl!
A super simple remedy for indoor air
Having a good quality of the indoor air will benefit your health and make you feel so much better.
And besides good ventilation, a certain level of moist is needed for optimal conditions.
But during wintertime, the indoor air easily gets dry due to the heaters.
And if you use air conditioning during the warm season, that’ll make the air dry, too.
So, here’s is a little easy and beautiful trick to add some humidity and amp up your indoor air and climate – to make a change for the better.
A very basic boost
To sort things out to start with: having dry indoor air can affect you in several different ways.
For example, you can get dry skin and eyes, you get dehydrated in general, you might experience a sore throat, dry nose or a cough, dust, viruses, and bacteria will travel through the air easier (yuck!), static electricity get worse (think upward flying hair and interesting hairdos, and electrical shocks from textiles and metal stuff – ouch!).
Just think about how the air in airplanes usually feels after a while… not very fresh…?
And your plants won’t like dry air either – they’ll dry up and die. That would be a pity, too, don’t you think?
So, how to fix this?
Well, I’m happy to tell you.
There’s an old and proven, simple and easy way to deal with this.
Just add a little bowl with fresh water!
Couldn’t be any easier, right?
And if you want to, you can do what my mother does; add some pebbles or shells. Maybe some you found during a walk, or collected at your favorite place or picked on a beach during your vacation. That way, it’ll be a display of memories or a reminder of a beloved place, too!
Also, I believe there’s something to those basic elements, like fire and water and soil – I think they do something with us as human beings, that they affect us on a deeply basic and natural level, adding some kind of connection to nature and creating a great and sort of comforting atmosphere.
And yes, even if it’s as little as water in a bowl.
So, not only will it help to improve your indoor air by adding moist – but it will also connect you to nature, make a beautiful sight and help to create a feel-good space.
Isn’t it great when you can combine function with beauty?!??
Here’s what to do to enhance your indoor air
? Fill a bowl, glass, bottle, jar, or any other open container with fresh water. The wider opening, the more water can evaporate and the easier the humidity can spread.
? Change to new fresh water and clean out the container often – preferably every day.
? Add some pebbles or seashells just for the looks, if you want to.
? Keep one in several spaces at your home, especially in your bedroom and spaces with a lot of techs, like workspaces for example, but make sure it’s not too close to electricity and any tech device.
? If possible, put it on the windowsill if you have the heater below it – that will help to evaporate the water. And your plants, if you have them there, will love it, too.
And then; enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful looks of fresh water in your space!
Over to you!
- What’s your biggest “aha” after reading this?
- Do you have any other ideas or tips about this to tell us about?
Share in the comments below, I’d be so happy to hear from you!
And if you have any questions – ask away below too. Your question might help somebody else, and I’m happy to answer! And, of course, there is no such thing as a stupid question – but you know that already, right?☺️
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
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