My Homemade Vaporizer

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    Jan 31, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
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    I just thought I'd share something I discovered today. I have severe allergies and one of the things that alleviates them is a steam room. But within an hour of leaving the steam room my eyes start itching again and I start sneezing all over. My store bought vaporizer does a good job at night if I close my bedroom door but does almost nothing in the day when I'm walking around the house. So today I filled my pressure cooker with water and added a spoonful of Vick's Vaporub. I took the jigger off after it started to build up pressure and it provided a lot of steam in a short period of time. Within half an hour my sinuses started to calm down and I could breath. Of course this is something you'd only want to do attended. I searched Google for other people who have done this but found nothing so just thought I would share my little discovery.
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    Jan 31, 2015 4:12 AM GMT
    Get a himalayan salt lamp that will put ions in your air and help curb the dust mites and allergens.
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    I add concentrated peppermint oil, oil of oregano, concentrated lemon oil and tea tree oils to it and it purges the air and cleans it up.

    No allergies, no colds and nice clean air. Just another invention to your steamed aromatherapy!!

    Nice idea.
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    Jan 31, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    Here is my vaporizericon_smile.gif

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    Jan 31, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    I've used a whole-house humidifier for years now. Costs about $120 or so.
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    Add some eucalyptus oil or oils like the other guy listed and you'll be amazed at the difference.
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    Jan 31, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    My mum used her pressure-cooker to deodorize the house , she used to send us pick eucalyptus leaves ( common in Australia ) , and then cooked them in the cooker .
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    Jan 31, 2015 5:51 PM GMT
    I can't stand eucalyptus smell. Is it only me? icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 31, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
    neffa saidMy mum used her pressure-cooker to deodorize the house , she used to send us pick eucalyptus leaves ( common in Australia ) , and then cooked them in the cooker .


    Wow. That's a cool idea. Love the smell of Eucalyptus.
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    Feb 05, 2015 1:29 PM GMT
    MMTM is right! A vaporizer or your pressure cooker is fine for when you need a concentrated dose of humidity, like when suffering severe cold or allergies.

    But, for daily use in cold winter climes, you really need to add humidity to your entire house!

    Notice your wooden furniture squeaks, you constantly shock yourself indoors, and your cats/dogs seem bitchy?

    Humidify, humidify, humidify!!

    Every form of heat (except propane gas logs, hot water radiators or baseboard heaters) rob the house of humidity.

    You'll suffer less "feeling" cold, less stuffy noses and less colds/viruses if you humidify!

    Viruses love dry nose membranes.
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    Feb 05, 2015 2:48 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidMMTM is right! A vaporizer or your pressure cooker is fine for when you need a concentrated dose of humidity, like when suffering severe cold or allergies.

    But, for daily use in cold winter climes, you really need to add humidity to your entire house!

    Notice your wooden furniture squeaks, you constantly shock yourself indoors, and your cats/dogs seem bitchy?

    Humidify, humidify, humidify!!

    Every form of heat (except propane gas logs, hot water radiators or baseboard heaters) rob the house of humidity.

    You'll suffer less "feeling" cold, less stuffy noses and less colds/viruses if you humidify!

    Viruses love dry nose membranes.


    More general humidity is not something we need here in New Orleans. We have days here that are 100% humidity believe it or not. This is only something I do during an actual allergy attack. In fact, I have a DEhumidifier that I have to run quite often because it's so humid here the walls will sometimes sweat and drip water.
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    Feb 05, 2015 7:34 PM GMT
    Radd said
    StudlyScrewRite said

    But, for daily use in cold winter climes , you really need to add humidity to your entire house!



    More general humidity is not something we need here in New Orleans. We have days here that are 100% humidity believe it or not. This is only something I do during an actual allergy attack. In fact, I have a DEhumidifier that I have to run quite often because it's so humid here the walls will sometimes sweat and drip water.