About Aqua Stone

Aqua Stone is a clay humidifier sold by Telebrands that claims to be an all-natural way to moisturize the air in any room of your house. They promise it uses no electricity or batteries; just fill the basin with water and they state it will absorb and disperse it automatically.

But is Aqua Stone Humidifier really as revolutionary as it sounds? Or is it just another product from Telebrands that on the surface seems cool, but…

How Aqua Stone Works

Aqua Stone Humidifier is a piece of round clay of unknown size and density that looks like an egg; it comes with its own black basin. To use Aqua Stone, they instruct you to pour cold or room temperature water over the Aqua Stone, filling the basin. They claim the clay will naturally and silently absorb the water and then the moist clay will release tiny water droplets into the air. Yay, science is fun!

Aqua Stone Humidifier promises it works in rooms of any and that you won’t have to constantly fill or clean it. They add Aqua Stone will naturally regulate the perfect amount of moisture into the air. They claim a humidifier is beneficial to the health, especially in the winter, when lips and skin get dry. They add humidifiers can help treat colds or flu as well as ease asthma and reduce static electricity in the air; however, they provide no source to back up these claims.

Aqua Stone Humidifier Pricing and Returns

Aqua Stone costs $12.99 plus $7.99 S&H for a total of $21.98. At checkout time you can order an additional Aqua Stone for another $7.99 in fees. These fees are non-refundable.

Telebrands offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on Aqua Stone Humidifier; however, you must include a written explanation as to why you are returning it, otherwise they could reject your request. They will keep your $7.99 shipping fee and you will also have to pay to send it back yourself.

Bottom Line: Is Aqua Stone Humidifier a Scam?

The science behind Aqua Stone is valid; clay can serve as a natural humidifier. But there are a few things we feel we should point out about Aqua Stone.

First, and perhaps most importantly, they don’t tell you how big it is. This will directly affect the size of the room/area it can moisturize. Without this info, it is difficult to tell if it will work in any room as indicated (Telebrands uses an automated ordering system and customer service cannot be reached without a purchase order number).

Second, this is an “As Seen On TV” Product – in fact, the manufacturers Telebrands invented the ubiquitous red-and-white logo now used by all other companies. These types of products advertised by infomercial may look like a great idea, but are usually cheaply made and consumers end up being disappointed with them upon arrival.

In addition, Telebrands does not have a good track record when it comes to consumer satisfaction. In 2014 they lost their accreditation with the BBB and their rating plunged to an F due to over 1700 complaints in the last 3 years about advertising, products, and billing issues.

If you are experiencing dryness from the cold winter months, there are a few easy remedies aside from buying Aqua Stone or any other humidifier. You can add some plants to the room, boil some water on the stove, or even use a plain terra cotta pot soaked in water. Here are a few more inexpensive ideas.

Let us know what you think of Aqua Stone Humidifier below. Did it moisturize your room or did it leave egg on your face?

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58 Consumer Reviews for Aqua Stone

Average Consumer Rating: 2.9
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5 star: 13 4 star: 15 3 star: 6 2 star: 2 1 star:  22
Bottom Line: 55% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Nice little humidifiers

    These seem to work pretty well. It's worth it not to have another appliance plugged in. If you feel the need for more humidity then buy more. I plan too. They look nice on my furniture or you can tuck them behind something. Either way, no noise and no electricity. They are cheap and don't break the bank.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Sometimes it’s how you use a thing that counts most.

    We got an Aqua Stone last winter. Small apartment. Hubby had a hernia and couldn’t lift the tanks on our regular humidifiers. We put it in the bedroom, as I am disabled and am there mostly.

    The first fill evaporated very fast. Afte that, the dryness was gone (even though we open a bedroom window at night, except in very low temperatures, then we air the room out before we lay down). Normally it took 2 days to need a refill even I could do. Mold? Nope. Like anything with water, we kept an eye on it, and if either the bowl or stone felt at all slick at refill time, followed the directions to use a small amount of mild soap on both and rinse well.

    We are going to get more for this winter to put in our living room and dining room this winter. We got rid of our 2 electric humidifiers and will never use them again; noisy, constantly need refilling, and they get moldy easily.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Total crap

    • Florida,
    • Mar 1, 2017
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    Okay, I've read all the reviews and can only surmise that they are paid for.

    I bought a pair of these "humidifiers" over two months ago and put them immediately to use in two separate, small bedrooms. Well, all I can say to the positive is that they suck up water, but there is no difference in humidity in either room, and now each of them has black mold spots on them. Mold is NOT a good thing for anyone's lungs.

    I would NOT recommend these to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Worth the investment

    • Florida,
    • Dec 22, 2016
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    I have been very happy with my humidifiers. I have the smaller one in my bedroom and the larger one in the living room. I have not needed to get my big electric one out although I have been running the heat for a couple of months now.

    No sore throats, no static electricity, no noise, and easy to fill. I use filtered water and so far have not noticed any mold. The large ball has recently (about a week) developed about a quarter size solid white ring that looks like salt crystals (white powdery dust).

    I'm not sure what to do with it but it does seem that the ring has gotten larger in the last couple of days. I haven't read that anyone else has had this problem.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Worked great for me

    I didn't want to get an electric humidifier because they can be messy. I decided what the heck, I'll give it a try. From day 1, it worked great in my 16x15 bedroom, it really helped with my respiratory issues. My daughter ordered mine on Amazon for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Good for my Purpose

    • Clifton Park, NY,
    • Oct 16, 2016
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    I purchased two of the Aqua Stones for my Recording Studio. As a musician, I own quite a few guitars. Some very expensive. Guitars being wood, can naturally dry out and crack (not a good thing). They sell many small humidifiers made out of clay or a material that will "wick" the moisture into the air and regulate the humidity.

    But these are for guitars kept in their cases. I think guitars are a work of art and are meant to be displayed and played. I have used humidifiers, but in a recording environment, you can't have them running. Hence I found the Aqua Stone.

    I have had mine over two years and only use Distilled Water in them. I believe this has made a big difference. I even use it in humidifiers as well. Then you won't get that salt or calcium build. But now even mine has developed a quarter sized spot of Black Mold. It's very faint but did cause me to stop using them for the past 4-5 months.

    One person said that they "bleached" it and it went away. I might try that, or for the price, just throw them out and buy two more.

    If I can get two years out of them with distilled water, then they are worth the price. I use a digital temp/humid meter in the room, which also has solid red oak flooring and they need the moisture up here in upstate NY and the cold winters.

    My stones evaporate completely in less than 24 hours. So I fill them every day. I have recommended the aqua stones to other musicians and also to just about everyone we know because hardwood floors are very prevalent here.

    Unless I install a whole home humidifier onto my furnace (which I might) this is definitely the next best thing that I have found. They are esthetically pleasing as well.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Stone has black marks on it

    • Staten Island, NY,
    • Apr 29, 2016
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    Ok so I purchased 5 of these, three for me and two for my big kids. I fill them every other day. I love them, but the stone has black marks on them. I clean it, but the marks do not come off so it looks terrible. One has more marks on it then the other. I have them in my bedrooms. I purchased them in Bed Bath and Beyond. Does anyone know why this is happening?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Loving it

    • Oxnard, CA,
    • Mar 15, 2016
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    I bought my humidifier for only $1.99 at DD's. It is working great. I use water and a drop or two of my favorite cologne and it smells up the whole room. I even use lavender oil. It's a great product. Using the additives I put in I don't get any mold. But I do recommend washing the ball every two days.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Unhappy

    • Michigan,
    • Dec 19, 2015

    It has developed mildew all over the stone. What should I do?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 3, 2016

      Anonymous

      It does need to be washed. That would prevent any mold and mildew.

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Aqua Stone growth is not mold

    • Nov 29, 2015

    We have had the Aqua Stone for several months and while it helps somewhat I think it is too small for the room. I see some complaining about mold but the deposits I see on mine are not mold. It appears to be calcium/lime collecting as the water evaporates, like the ring you get when you boil water in a pan.

    The humidifying effect would probably work just as well as a bowl of water without the stone, but looks better.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Aqua Stone

    • Birmingham, Al,
    • Nov 6, 2015

    I've only used mine for a week now, so no problems with mold or peeling paint. I do feel I've had improvement from my dry, scratchy throat.

    I will say, however, to those who have had a mold problem that it needs to be emptied every morning and rinsed with very hot water. Then the best thing to do would be to allow it to air dry while you are at work.

    As a registered nurse I still remember my microbiology teacher explaining that standing water grows bacteria. I had never thought of that before that class. Thus, I altered my habit of adding water to my dog's dish and instead rinsing it with hot water and putting in fresh water daily. This, too, may be the solution to the mold situation. If it does not work I will not use it any longer. Mold is worse than a dry, scratchy throat.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Nov 20, 2015

      Solee

      Try using 'distilled water'.

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