If you want to make your room smell amazing, you are probably wondering whether you can put Fabuloso in your humidifier. This might seem like a great way to overcome odor issues and spread some pleasant scents throughout the home.
You cannot put Fabuloso in a humidifier. This cleaner is not intended to be inhaled, and it could cause lung irritation, headaches, or other problems. It may also damage your humidifier and could invalidate any warranty on the machine.
Can you add Fabuloso to your humidifier?
You really should not add Fabuloso to your humidifier, because there is a high chance of this breaking the humidifier, and a high chance of irritating your lungs and the lungs of anyone else in the house.
Fabuloso is a great cleaning product and many people love it, partly because of how good it smells. A lot of cleaning products have pleasant scents, but Fabuloso has some particularly nice ones. We find that the sweet, fragrant lavender makes it stand out from the crowd.
However, that does not mean that Fabuloso is something that you should put in a humidifier, no matter how good it smells. Fabuloso has a lot of strong chemicals in it because it is designed to disinfect and clean surfaces. These chemicals will get into your lungs along with the water vapor, and this could be very unpleasant.
You shouldn’t clean your humidifier with Fabuloso for the same reason. Keep strong chemicals away from this appliance.
Can you put cleaning products in a humidifier?
You should not clean your humidifier with any strong chemicals, for the reasons listed above. Cleaning products other than Fabuloso will contain nasty chemicals that it is not safe for you to inhale, so you need to make sure you don’t put them in the humidifier. Wiping the outside with cleaning products to remove stains should be okay.
That said, your tank’s going to need cleaning sometimes – our certainly does. We use our humidifier in the summer to keep our plants happy and freshen up the downstairs of our house, and occasionally, it produces an odd smell that lets us know we haven’t cleaned the tank for a while!
The simple solution isn’t to add something like Fabuloso, though. Instead, to clean your humidifier tank, you should unplug the machine and empty the tank out. Take any parts that are removable off the tank, and remove the air filter if the machine has one.
Next, pour some white vinegar into the humidifier tank and rinse it around. This will help to disinfect the surfaces and clear any limescale. Allow it to soak for 20 minutes, and then gently scrub with a soft bristled brush if you can.
Rinse the humidifier thoroughly and let it dry. The vinegar will evaporate from the surface. You can give it a second rinse if you choose, and then run it again and it should be clean and free from bacteria or limescale.
Overall, this is a pretty quick process, and we try to make it part of our weekly or biweekly cleaning routine.
What can you put in a humidifier to make it smell nice?
You can buy specific humidifier treatments that are designed to clean the tank and make the resulting vapor smell fresh. However, if your humidifier is clean and you regularly disinfect the tank with vinegar, you should find that you don’t need to add anything to make it smell nice.
Sometimes, though, you want a fresh scent to accompany the puffs of vapor. If that’s the case, you should look for a humidifier that contains an essential oil diffuser. This will let you add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the water tank.
The lemon juice is a trick we use when we want to make the house smell fresh. We tend to avoid strong cleaning products in our home, but that does mean we often feel it lacks the “clean smell” that comes when you’ve had a good scrub and polish.
Lemon juice really helps to replace that smell. It gives the house a fresh scent that makes us all feel relaxed and happy.
If you don’t like lemon juice, try a tiny drop of vanilla extract for a sweet scent that is non-harmful. Put it into the essential oil diffuser, and enjoy the delicious aroma. You only need a small amount of vanilla extract, because it has a strong smell and this will quickly spread through your house. Putting too much in can be eye-watering – I know from experience!
Similarly, if your humidifier has an essential oil diffuser, you can add a few drops of essential oil. Personally, we prefer to use lemon juice most of the time, but it’s nice to have the option of altering the smells occasionally.
Essential oils that smell good include lavender, which may be the best option if you want to replicate a popular Fabuloso aroma. Alternatively, try jasmine, sandalwood, or tea tree.