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Vicks Cool Moisture Humidifier

Written by: Amanda January 29 2010 Currently, my husband and I live in the great state of Colorado. It's a beautiful place, but the weather here is a little different than it is in the humid climates where we grew up. I can honestly say I don't miss the hot, sticky humidity that made the...

Written by: Amanda

Currently, my husband and I live in the great state of Colorado.

It's a beautiful place, but the weather here is a little different than it is in the humid climates where we grew up. I can honestly say I don't miss the hot, sticky humidity that made the air feel stagnant and my hair perpetually flat, but I do miss having effortlessly moisturized skin. After a year of living in the dry air, we've gone through more lotion than either of us would have dreamed of purchasing in a lifetime, and I think I'm getting eye-wrinkles. To make matters worse, I'm currently ushering in cold and flu season with a horrendous dry throat and itchy, raw nose. Lucky for me, Vicks came along with their Cool Moisture V3900 humidifier before I completely shriveled into a raisin.

Their germ-free cool moisture humidifier is truly a life-saver. Unlike warm-air humidifiers which, I think, can be a tad on the stuffy side, the cool air is refreshingly easy to breathe in. This particular model is also compatible with Vicks VapoPads, which provide light,soothing scents for up to 8 hours. (Their sleepytime lavender and rosemary scent is lovely, but I have to mention that the original menthol scent is amazingly soothing when you're feeling a tad under the weather!)

Best of all, this machine is ultra easy to use: just fill the water tank, plug-in and you're good to go. I appreciate that it's small enough to fit neatly on a shelf or night stand, and quiet enough to leave on in the bedroom while we sleep. And I really, really appreciate how clean it is: ultraviolet light kills up to 99.9% of bacteria, germs, fungus and viruses, so I don't have to worry about it spreading anything icky into the air we breathe.

After just a few days of using the Cool Moisture humidifier my dry throat is becoming less of a problem, and I'm hoping that after a couple of weeks my skin will soak up enough moisture to kiss those eye-wrinkles bye-bye, too! It's going to be a good winter.

Price: $80
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