Remember the clunky plastic humidifier that sat by your childhood bed when you were sick? The humidifiers of yore were huge (the size of small inner tubes) and unsightly. They got the job done—but they were difficult to clean and always ran the risk of accumulating mildew and mold. Not to mention nearly impossible to fill up in the bathroom sink and carry to the bedroom.
Fortunately, the humble humidifier is the latest in a long list of household wares to get a modern, direct-to-consumer revamp in the form of Canopy. The white and clear body is sleek and surprisingly good-looking, like something out of Muji, with dishwasher-friendly parts that are easy to clean. Plus, there’s a little tab on top where you can dispense a few drops of essential oils for subtle scent.
Canopy’s model, they say, is good for combating winter dryness, with cleaner technology—and the petite silhouette actually looks good in the bedroom. Take a look:
According to Canopy’s FAQ page: “Canopy uses evaporative technology, where water is filtered and then evaporated as an invisible vapor into the air. Traditional humidifiers utilize ultrasonic technology, where unfiltered water is turned to a mist and forced into the air. This mist carries with it any particles, bacteria, metals, and other irritants that may have been in the water. Canopy’s technology is clean and protects you from unwanted particles landing on your skin or in your lungs.”
Note also the small white square on top, where you can dispense a few drops of essential oils for a little aromatherapy.
The Canopy humidifier on its own is $150 and comes with a white, blue, green, or pink top. You can also purchase Canopy with a filter subscription for $125 and then $10 for a new filter every 45 days.
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