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Are you searching for the best humidifier that’s safe for essential oils? Read about our experience with the Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier.
I love diffusing essential oils in our home. We can use different scents for different times of the year and our moods. We all love it!
In the past, I’ve found myself wishing that I could put essential oils in a humidifier. We live in the mountains where it gets extremely dry during the winter – all the way down into the single digits some days.
If you’ve done much research on essential oil safety, you’ll know that it’s not recommended to put essential oils into plastic containers, especially citrus essential oils. So I have avoided doing that, and have only used diffusers specifically made for essential oils.
A Humidifier That’s Safe for Essential Oils
This winter, I received a humidifier that’s safe for essential oils for review – the Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier. While the humidifier is made of plastic, the space where the essential oils go is lined with silicone, so they’re never sitting in the plastic reservoir!
The Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier already saved me once this winter! I had a bad reaction to the oxygen supplementation during my colonoscopy and endoscopy. I developed a pretty severe case of rhinitis after the procedure.
I was sneezing and everything felt dry and irritated. I read online that to help rhinitis caused by oxygen supplementation, it was recommended to use a humidifier.
So I loaded my Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier up with water along with some lemon and eucalyptus essential oil. Those were just the scents that resonated with me at the time, so you can choose whatever oils you like.
You can also control the humidity level and how much mist comes out of the humidifier. I cranked it way up and it worked amazingly well for me.
As long as I stayed in my bedroom with the humidifier, I felt okay. The second I stepped out of my room into the hallway, the rhinitis acted back up. It took about 4 days for it to clear up, but the Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier kept me comfortable in the meantime.
The one thing I don’t like about this humidifier is the extremely loud beeping noise it makes when it runs out of water and shuts off. So I wouldn’t recommend putting the Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier in a bedroom overnight unless you like waking up to loud noises! You can set the timer so it runs for a shorter time and shuts off before it runs out of water.
However, I’ll deal with that little inconvenience to have a humidifier I can safely put essential oils in this summer. Speaking of which, it’s time to go fill up my Ümi 2-in-1 Ultrasonic Humidifier & Air Purifier.