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Ellen Humphreys is an actress, freelance content producer and micro-influencer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born and raised in Oklahoma, trained in Boston + refined in Los Angeles, she’s chosen the high desert as her home base to build a career as a creatrix, thinker + writer. A devoted stewardess of the Earth and the life around her.

ROOTS is an everyday resource for a mindful + beautiful life, built on the values of integrity, responsibility, practicality, and authenticity.

Beautiful, Modern Humidifiers + How They’ll Change Your Life

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Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But as a recent desert transplant, I have found the addition of a humidifier to my desk setup to be A. Life. Changer. All you desert babes shouldn’t suffer one more day without a humidifier in your life. Consider how much we’re made of water — how can we function at maximum capacity while remaining minimally hydrated?

The benefits of putting one of these bad boys in your home are endless: good for your skin, hair, + eyes; keeps allergens and sneeze-inducing desert dust at bay; eases the symptoms of season allergies + the flu/cold yucks; I could go on.

But I grew up with my dad having to lug the bulky, unsightly humidifier to my room and set it up by himself when I was sick, because he was the only one strong enough to deal with the damn thing. Or patient enough, at least.

Thank you for having that around to make us feel better, mom + dad, but I needed a sleek and beautiful solution that works for our little studio apartment — and our limited storage.

Oh, and they work double duty. Throw a couple drops of your favorite essential oil into the humidifier, and soak up the good vibes along with the moisture. Yep: an “essential oil diffuser” and a humidifier are essentially… the same damn thing.

I’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful (but affordable) humidifiers for y’all, so now you don’t have an excuse.

1) If you’re short on this space,    this adorable cactus humidifier    plugs right into your USB port for maximum benefit + minimal intrusion.

1) If you’re short on this space, this adorable cactus humidifier plugs right into your USB port for maximum benefit + minimal intrusion.

2)    This marbled humidifier    looks like a million bucks — but costs under $40.

2) This marbled humidifier looks like a million bucks — but costs under $40.

3) Sleep soundly with    this black wood-look humidifier    that runs silently, has an auto-shut-off feature when the water level is low, and doesn’t use any LED lights.

3) Sleep soundly with this black wood-look humidifier that runs silently, has an auto-shut-off feature when the water level is low, and doesn’t use any LED lights.

4) I can personally recommend the    ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser    — while I’d like to get a humidifier with a bigger tank, this diffuser has color-changing LED lights, a sleek wood finish + an option to buy a package with a starter set of essential oils. Perfect for a desktop set-up if you have a bigger humidifier in the bedroom.

4) I can personally recommend the ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser — while I’d like to get a humidifier with a bigger tank, this diffuser has color-changing LED lights, a sleek wood finish + an option to buy a package with a starter set of essential oils. Perfect for a desktop set-up if you have a bigger humidifier in the bedroom.

5) If you love the sleek wood look but want a bigger water capacity,    this white diffuser    from Lemon holds 300mL and features 7 light colors and 4 time settings.

5) If you love the sleek wood look but want a bigger water capacity, this white diffuser from Lemon holds 300mL and features 7 light colors and 4 time settings.

6) Speaking of capacity,    this high-tech humidifier    holds almost a full gallon of water at a time (yay, fewer trips to the sink during the work day!) while still retaining a streamlined profile.  

6) Speaking of capacity, this high-tech humidifier holds almost a full gallon of water at a time (yay, fewer trips to the sink during the work day!) while still retaining a streamlined profile.  

7) If you’ve got a little more to spend,    this handmade ceramic diffuser    brings the champagne vibes, and it comes in black or white.

7) If you’ve got a little more to spend, this handmade ceramic diffuser brings the champagne vibes, and it comes in black or white.

If you’re moisturizing, drinking plenty of water + making sure you get your greens in, this is the next step to employ in order to function at absolute max capacity. 

Has your humidifier / diffuser changed the game for you? Share how in the comments!

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