Life hack: how to use your slow cooker to unblock your nose this winter 8



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Did you know that your slow cooker is not only for food? You can use it as a vaporiser to clean the air in your home. This will save you money since you won’t need to purchase a humidifier.

This is what you need to do:

  1. Half fill a clean can with water (this is more for weight so the can doesn’t float) however, if you use a heavy glass jar then you can use less water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of Vicks (you can add as much as you wish).
  3. Place baking paper on the bottom of your slow cooker and put the can or glass jar on it (this is to stop the can from marking your insert).
  4. Fill insert to half way up the can.
  5. Leave lid off and place the slow cooker on high (you will need to leave on high so water is hot enough to heat the Vicks owing to the lid being off). The lid is left off so that more vapours are released.
  6. If you need to add more water, use hot water.


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Will you try this in your home? Have you ever tried this life hack before?

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  1. Ok, someone clarify this for me please. This article speaks of doing this to avoid purchasing a humidifier. So what are all the dehumidifiers that we’ve already purchased, used for ? (I’m assuming that a humidifier does the opposite of a dehumidifier, and if so, couldn’t we all just use neither and achieve the same end result ?)

  2. one of the best tricks I have ever come across is standing over the chopping board and chopping up a couple of onions, you can breathe again instantly

  3. much easier; 3/4 fill electric frypan, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil or vicks, half open vent, set pan on simmer. place near head of bed.
    This will last all night and make breathing easier.

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