International Heritage Pro
with Variable Output and Timer built in. Very similar to the Heritage Pro and Heritage Whisper
. This is a very compact model, and instead of the atomizer attaching to the motor via tubing, it is secured directly on the motor just like the Heritage Pro
. The International Pro comes with 4 power adapters to fit the various plugs in different countries. Our International Pro diffuser will work with any voltage and any frequency because it converts the power to 12 volts DC, and the frequency (Hz.) does not matter. It has a 5-year warranty for manufacturing defects.
The motor is not silent, but it is quieter than typical atomizing motors; the noise level depends somewhat on how high the diffuser output is adjusted. This is a great diffuser. It will cover a very large room (1500-1800 square feet), and if used in a smaller room, you just turn down the output. The fairly quiet motor creates 4.5 PSI and has a variable control air supply. 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 ours 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. Two (2) quick-change atomizer attachments are included.
Our other diffusers will NOT work properly with a typical, international voltage converter that converts the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts because the frequency needs to be 60 Hz. for the motor to opperate at full power. Even if you have a power converter to convert 230 volts to 120 volts, these converters do not affect the frequency, and at 50 Hz. the pump will only have ⅓ of the power that it would have at 60 Hz. Our International Pro diffuser will work with any voltage and any frequency because it converts the power to 12 volts DC, and the frequency (Hz.) does not matter. The manufacture will not warranty the non-international diffuser if it has been run on 50 Hz. power.
The Pro has a timer that controls the how long the diffuser runs (maximum 20 minutes) and a separate timer that controls the how long the diffuser is off (up to 20 minutes off). It will run 24/7 until you turn it off.
Dimensions: 4 x 4, 5" tall
~ 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 minutes 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. We try to run Lemon essential oil through the diffuser weekly to keep it clean. Lemon acts like a solvent to remove sticky build up.
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.