BioHack Your Humidifier! Chamomile Tea Mist 6


UPC’s “BioHack Your Humidifier”: with Chamomile Tea Mist

I hope you all enjoy the occasional break from my recipe development and sharing! Some of my more popular non-recipe posts have included my Race posts: The 5th Avenue Mile, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K. Let’s not forget, of course, The Bacon Project and The Egg Project, both of which have generated more comment activity than any other post! Obviously, if comments are a measure of success, those have been very successful posts! Today I’m going to share another kind of post: BioHacking.

You can find the basics here at Biohacking 101: The whole idea of BioHacking is a fantastic idea to me! There are all sorts of ways that we can improve our everyday lives, possibly immensely, using just our determination, our knowledge of ourselves and our bodies, and the technology which is already available to us! I love tinkering, probably more than most. And the idea that I can tinker with my environment a bit to make my life better, healthier, and more effectively enjoyable is an exciting one!

Today’s BioHack is astonishingly simple. It’s a little bit embarrassing, in fact, that I didn’t think of it sooner! My wife was having a touch of the throat-clearing, post-nasal-drip stuff that interferes with sleep. It’s one of those self-perpetuating cycles: You lose sleep, the problem gets worse, so you lose sleep. She has always had great results, when this comes around, with slowly drinking a chamomile tea right before bed. Part of that is the relaxation that drinking tea brings. Part of it is likely the chamomile itself, both being ingested, and the vapor from the tea.

Well, a few nights ago I realized that I could give her that tea vapor all night long!

All you need is:


It’s easy to do!

1. Just carefully suspend the tea bag above the mist generator.

2. Put the top on the humidifier so that the top holds the tea bag in place

3. Let the humidifier do it’s magic!

Needless to say, she got perhaps the best night of sleep of her whole life. It was incredibly effective!



  • Do you BioHack your life?
  • What kinds of simple innovative ideas have you come up with that use existing technology to make your life better?

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6 thoughts on “BioHack Your Humidifier! Chamomile Tea Mist

    • urbanpaleochef Post author

      I love using essential oils for all sorts of things; but since my humidifier has a filter, I always avoided doing that thinking the oil would either get filtered out, or would clog it up (or perhaps prove that the filter is useless…). The tea in the mist worked perfectly though, since it’s after the filtration. I love it!

  • Sarah

    This is also very healthy for you! As a gardener, I’ve dealt with having to keep fungus at bay with new seedlings started in the house and watering them with chamomile tea is a natural fungicide! It kills mold and other fungus that some people often have allergies to. And even if they don’t, it’ll keep the fungus out of the bio bedchamber! 🙂

    • urbanpaleochef Post author

      Hi Kenneth – That humidifier can do either, and it’s one of the reasons I picked that model. I now no longer use it, as I only need cool-mist capabilities, and I like to add essential oils to my mists. Oils in that humidifier would end up causing issues; so I now use cool-mist only, as they support essential oils.