How to create a scented dehumidifier for the home in a simple and inexpensive way
Often at home, busy in our daily routine, we do not notice that there are little problems that deserve our attention. Humidity is one of these and often, due to the sudden changes in temperature or perhaps the coating of the walls not being adequately insulating, it can accumulate and even cause unpleasant mold stains to appear.
This is certainly not a rare event and also not healthy for those who live in the house: for this reason, if it should happen that your home is particularly humid, it can be useful to know how to make a very practical moisture absorber yourself. With this DIY find, to be prepared with a few ingredients available to everyone, you can breathe drier and much more fragrant air, with very little expense.
To make it you just need a few cheap "ingredients":
2 glass jars with lid or stopper closure (such as for jams or preserves)
500 grams of coarse cooking salt
3 tea bags or flavored infusions; alternatively a little essential oil of your favorite fragrances
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Here is the method to prepare your very useful home-made moisture absorber:
Wash well and dry the glass jars
Pour 250 grams of coarse salt in one jar and the same amount in the other
Cut the top of the tea bags with scissors and pour the contents over the salt (half per jar). In the case of essential oils, simply wet the salt with drops
Once this is done, you will need to take two pieces of cloth and put them on top of the salt, one per jar
After closing the containers with the cap, shake them vigorously and put them in the refrigerator
Leave the jars closed for 3 days then remove them from the fridge and open them: at this point, their perfume will be a great way to make the rooms where you will put them more pleasant and, at the same time, protect them from excessive humidity.
If you want to give your perfumed dehumidifier an even more personal touch, you can also paint and decorate the jars to your taste. Remember that, after some time, the salt inside the containers must be replaced, because it risks dissolving.
What do you think? Is this not a practical and useful solution? Try it for yourself, and good work!