If you have ever had a cold, flu, allergies, or congestion, chances are you have used a steam vaporizer vape. These are an effective, natural way to help clean out your sinuses, and when used with a vapor medication, such as you might find from companies like Vicks, it can relieve symptoms without the dangers of over-the-counter medications. It also works as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral air purifier, as the heat is enough to kill most germs that can become airborne and cause an illness to persist.
But if you are looking to use one for the first time, there are some things you should know. First of all, several brands have a very short shelf life, sometimes breaking down after just a few uses. That’s why when purchasing a steam vaporizer, it’s important to pay close attention to warranties and return policies, which will depend on either the type of vaporizer you buy, or what store you buy it from.
Second, never buy anything used. It may sound silly, but I know there are one or two of you out there that think you may find something on eBay that the buyer claims still works, or at a garage sale for $3.00, that works fine but has a few special illustrations from the person’s 5 year old. Try to keep in mind that whatever this releases into the air, you and your family will be breathing it back in, so always buy it new, and keep it sterilized. While the steam will kill most bacteria, it won’t kill it all.
Third, keep it out of your child’s reach. Steam vaporizers get very hot, reaching temperatures of several hundred degrees, especially once they have been running for awhile. Be careful that if it’s in their room, that it’s far from where they can pull it down, burning those adorable little head’s of theirs. You may also want to watch to make sure it’s not located somewhere in your room where you could step on it in the middle of the night when you decide for a late cup of lemon tea. Second and third degree burns are never fun, especially on top of a cold. And, finally….
Fourth, when you are looking around for the perfect steam vaporizer, make sure that it has some kind of safe guard that causes it to switch off when the water gets too low. There is a fire risk, as with all electronics, and I am sure it won’t take too much imagination to picture what an empty plastic container will do as it sits on a carpet or piece of polished wood at two hundred degrees for a few hours. Can you hear the fire engines blaring? I know I can, and I have to say it makes me a bit anxious.
If you follow by these guidelines I am sure your experience with steam vaporizers will be a pleasant one, and that you will be feeling in tip top shape in no time. So good luck, feel better, and enjoy.