If you are a fan of the fragrant Middle Eastern incense known as bakhoor, you may be wondering whether you can add it to your humidifier. After all, adding scents to your humidifier can make your home smell pleasant and welcoming. But is it safe to use bakhoor in your humidifier? Let’s take a closer look.
The first thing to consider is whether adding any substances to your humidifier is safe; you do not have to add anything to your humidifier if you don’t want to. However, there are some additives that can make your humidifier work better and alleviate certain discomforts that come from unhealthy air. So, adding something to your humidifier is not necessarily a bad idea.
So, what about bakhoor?
Bakhoor is a type of incense made from a blend of natural ingredients, such as oud wood, sandalwood, and amber. When burned, it produces a pleasant, long-lasting aroma that is often used to mask unpleasant smells or to create a calming atmosphere. While it is certainly tempting to add this lovely scent to your humidifier, doing so is not recommended.
Bakhoor should be used in a mabkhara, which is a type of traditional Middle Eastern incense burner. You light a charcoal tab and place it in the mabkhara, then sprinkle the bakhoor on top of the tab. This causes the bakhoor to release its fragrance slowly over time.
Using bakhoor in a humidifier is not the same thing. Bakhoor is not designed to be mixed with water, and doing so could potentially damage your humidifier. In addition, the scent of bakhoor may not diffuse properly in a humidifier, leading to uneven or ineffective scent distribution. Finally, as mentioned earlier, adding any powders or small granules to your humidifier is not recommended due to the potential respiratory risks.
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While it may be tempting to add bakhoor to your humidifier, doing so is not recommended. Instead, it is best to use bakhoor as it was intended, in a mabkhara, where it can release its fragrance safely and effectively. If you want to add scents to your home, consider using essential oils, which are designed to be used in humidifiers and have been tested for safety. Just be sure to choose oils that are safe for pets and children, and use them in moderation.