Humidifier Basics – What you need to get the best out your essential oils

humidifier basics

Appropriate moisture levels in the home and office help considerably to prevent and remedy dry skin, coughs and irritated throats. It also helps to prevent wooden floors and furniture from becoming desiccated and brittle. And of course, your indoor plants simply thrive on moisture.

If you live in a particularly dry climate, you will need a humidifier to help you with this.

Types of humidifier

There are two types of humidifier:-

  • Warm Mist
  • Cool Mist

Cool Mist humidifiers break down into two further categories:-

  • Evaporative Humidifiers
  • Ultrasonic Humidifiers

We’re most interested in the latest, greatest type, which is ultrasonic humidifiers, which have a range of characteristics and advantages over the older types.

How Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers Work

The first thing to note is that ultrasonic devices don’t use fans. The word ultrasonic has two components – ultra and sonic. The ultra means ‘extreme, beyond’ and the ‘sonic’ means ‘sound’. So ‘ultrasonic’ really means ‘sound beyond’ that which you can hear – it’s a very, very high frequency disturbance of the air around you.

Because they don’t have fans, ultrasonic humidifiers are extremely quiet and have extremely low maintenance needs. They work instantly on switch-on and use minimal electricity. The ones we are promoting here on Mystical Breath actually run of a computer’s USB plug – or a mains driven USB plug.

Even though they are small, ultrasonic humidifiers produce impressive amounts of vapour and so they are an ideal choice for maintaining proper moisture levels in smaller rooms, cars and offices.

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