Can we put essential oils in a humidifier?🤷♂️😕
No, according to many studies, we should not put essential oils directly into a humidifier. It’s generally not safe to put essential oils in your humidifier. While many humidifier manufacturers may claim their products are compatible with essential oils, it is generally not recommended for a few reasons:
👉 Damage to the humidifier: Essential oils can break down certain materials used in humidifiers. Because humidifiers are not designed to handle them. Essential oils can corrode or degrade certain materials used in the humidifier, such as plastic or rubber parts. This may lead to leaks, malfunctions, or a shorter lifespan for the device.
👉 Potential for reduced life of humidifier: Essential oils can leave behind a sticky residue in the humidifier, which is challenging to clean. The residue can accumulate over time and increase bacterial growth and mold inside the unit, which pose potential health risks.
👉 Safety Hazards: Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent substances. When dispersed into the air too quickly through a humidifier, they can create some problems in the respiratory system, cause allergies, and also cause asthma symptoms in some individuals.
👉 Fire probability: In some cases, if the essential oils come into contact with the heating part of the humidifier (in a warm mist humidifier), it could potentially create a fire hazard.
To avoid all types of negative impacts, always remember to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for your humidifier and consult a healthcare professional or aromatherapy expert who has experience in this field. Otherwise, it causes many problems. For more information, you can also contact the most trusted Indian manufacturer of essential oils, Mr. Piyush Gupta, who is the founder and CEO of Kanha Nature Oils.