Made in the USA - 1 year manufacturing defect warranty
If the motor becomes damaged by misuse, the typical charge to replace it is about $30.
The Breeze uses a virtually unbreakable atomizer that screws onto your 15ml essential oil bottle to diffuse 100% essential oils. The Breeze uses cold air (no heat or water) to naturally diffuse the essential oils without damaging their molecular structure or natural properties. The patented atomizer creates a micro-fine mist of pure essential oils that permeate the air and are readily available to be utilized by your body to help guard and fight air borne viruses and bacteria. Rated to cover a 1500-1800 square foot room. The fairly quiet motor creates 4.5 PSI and has a variable control air supply, but there is no timer built in. Adding a timer will economize the use of your essential oils. As a point of reference, if you turn the output to maximum and run it for an hour, it will use about 3 mls of an essential oil like Orange or Lemon, which are light oils that are consumed more quickly than others. We typically run our Whisper diffuser on medium low for 8 hours nightly with the cycle on for 5 minutes and off for 20 or so minutes, and a 15 ml bottle of Respiratory Relief will last about a week.
The atomizer breaks the oil down to 1-3 microns on low or high settings. The micro mist will stay suspended in the air for 2-3 hours at a level of 4-6 feet in the air and will ultimately evaporate rather than settling on surfaces.
~ We cannot accept returns on diffusers unless unused or defective ~
Other than simply inhaling the oils, the easiest and simplest way of putting essential oils into the air for inhalation is to use an aromatic diffuser. A cold air diffuser uses room-temperature air to blow the oil up through a atomizer. This breaks the oils up into a micro-fine mist that is then dispersed into the air. The oils, with their oxygenating molecules, will then remain suspended for several hours to freshen and improve the quality of the air. The anti-viral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties of the oils kill bacteria and help reduce fungus and mold. Essential oils, when diffused, have been found to reduce the amount of airborne chemicals and metallics. Many essential oils, such as Lemongrass, Lemon, our blends of Purify, Citrus Blessing, and Plague Defense are highly antibacterial and are extremely effective for eliminating and destroying airborne germs and bacteria.
When using on a daily basis, we suggest a very low level of diffusion so that the aroma of the essential oil is faintly noticeable, which in a bedroom would only diffuse a few drops daily.
There are times when we want to diffuse to prevent an illness. Intermittent diffusion is suggested where the diffuser cycles on for a time, such as 30 mintues on and 30 minutes off. In our family, we diffuse 5 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Intermittent diffusion is effective and safe for children.
Daily diffusion over many weeks or months may not be in the best interest of most children, as we feel it's important for their immune systems to be challenged so that it learns to fight.
Unlike candles or aroma lamps, cold-air diffusers disperse oils without heating or burning, which can render the oil therapeutically less beneficial and possibly create toxic compounds. Burned oils may become carcinogenic. Research (from Essential Oil Desk Reference by Essential Science Publishing, Third Edition) shows that cold air diffusing certain oils may:
• Reduce and/or eliminate bacteria, fungus, mold and unpleasant odors
• Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity
• Relax the mind and body, relieve tension and clear the mind
• Stimulate neurotransmitters
• Stimulate secretion of endorphins
• Stimulate growth hormone production and receptivity
• Digest petrochemicals on the receptor sites
• Improve the secretion of IgA antibodies that fight candida
• Improve digestive function
• Improve hormonal balance
• Relieve headaches
• Dispel odors
Cinnamon bark, Oregano, and the oils found in our Plague Defense blend were all tested by Weber State University and shown to kill 100% of the airborne bacteria present when diffused into the atmosphere.
Heritage Diffuser atomizers have been carefully engineered for easy cleaning and operating simplicity. We believe that they are perhaps the most "easy to clean" system on the market.
Thick essential oils such as Sandalwood, Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver and so on can clog your atomizer. If you do need to use a thicker oil, try diluting it with a thinner oil like Lemon. NEVER diffuse an oil with a carrier oil in it.
Very important: Diffuse only quality oils, some fragrance oils have been diluted with a carrier oil. Our diffusers are designed for 100% essential oils. Carrier oils are too thick and will clog the units. There are some pure essential oils that are thick and resinous by nature, so running a thin oil like lemon, or mixing a thinner oil with the thicker oils will keep these units from getting clogged.
If your diffuser does get clogged or begins to run sluggishly, then a quick clean will fix the problem.
How to clean: If the unit is not completely clogged you can put a little rubbing alcohol in an empty essential oil bottle and diffuse for a couple of minutes in a closed room (I'd avoid breathing the vapor). If the unit is too clogged to push the air through, then a deep clean will be required.
1. Remove the atomizer attachment from its base. The oil clogs develop in the attachment piece.
2. Once the attachment has been removed, remove the essential oil bottle, but do not remove the straw-like device.
3. Immerse the atomizer attachment in alcohol. A mason jar works great, you can use rubbing alcohol, vodka or ever-clear. Let the atomizer attachment remain completely immersed in alcohol for some time depending on the thickness of the oil buildup or resin. Ten minutes may be enough, but overnight may be better. This will clean the oil resin buildup and will not harm the diffuser.
4. Rinse in warm water and let dry.
5. Once dry, reconnect it to the essential oil bottle and diffuse. Be sure it's completely dry. You don't want water in your essential oils.