Check out this amazing Japanese humidifier on Spoon & Tomago.
It works without electricity, the water wicks up into the thin sheets of Cypress and evaporates into the room. Amazing!
I’ve tried to get our humidifier going multiple times in this awful dry cold, but even tea-tree and lavender oil aren’t keeping the water from getting mucky anymore. This one is available only in Japan, with no sign of plans to export it. Darn.
I wonder how hard it would be to make something similar?