Asked by: Eva Riudavets
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st January, 2020

Can I put anything in my humidifier?

Do not put essential oils in the tank of any humidifier as the oils can damage the humidifier and void the warranty. Only water should be put in the tank of the humidifier. With most humidifiers, adding essential oils to the tank can breakdown the tank plastic and ruin the internal parts of the humidifiers.

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Besides, what can I add to my humidifier water?

Vinegar is also an effective way to disinfect the filter of this appliance.

  • Dump out the water in your humidifier. Do this daily to prevent mineral deposits or bacteria growth.
  • Add fresh water to the humidifier.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar into the water in the unit.

Secondly, can I put Vicks in my humidifier? It is a common cold and decongestant remedy that is safe when used appropriately but should not be added to a humidifier. But the company cautions against using the ointment in warm-mist humidifiers and, instead, makes Vicks VapoSteam, a product that contains no petrolatum, to be used in a vaporizer.

what can I put in my humidifier to help with congestion?

They may increase mucus production. Make sure you're drinking enough fluids to help thin your nasal mucus. Put a humidifier in your bedroom to increase the humidity while you sleep.

If you have any of these essential oils on hand, try steam inhaling them a few times per day:

  • tea tree.
  • eucalyptus.
  • peppermint.
  • oregano.

Why can't I put essential oils in my humidifier?

When you add essential oils, they clog the Nebulizer causing the humidifier to be unable to produce mist and the water tank to crack. If you want to use essential oils, we would rather you use our warm mist humidifiers. Warm mist humidifiers heat the water and therefore don't use ultrasonic technology.

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