Bushfires, Breathing and Babies

by Laura Klein

The recent bushfires in Queensland and NSW have had a devastating effect on families, property, wildlife and bushland. As a result, the air quality is currently worse than Beijing, as haze from bushfires blankets many communities. 

Poor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and affect the heart and cardiovascular system.

Queensland's chief health officer Jeannette Young has issued a formal alert and is urging everyone to stay indoors if you can see smoke or dust in the air.

"Treat this seriously and don't be complacent. Everyone needs to limit time spent outdoors while these conditions remain," Dr Young said.

The Health Department has issued serious warnings for respiratory conditions for all ages groups, but particularly the elderly, children under 3, and anyone with a pre-existing respiratory condition, including asthma, lung disease, hayfever, sinus and allergies. 

With a long, hot Summer ahead, families need to address the issue of air quality in their homes and workplaces. Breathing polluted air for a long period of time can cause more serious problems.

We have the safe, affordable solutions you need, for daily use to purify the air and help your family breathe and sleep better. 


Ultrasonic vaporisers are becoming a more common household item, and with good reason. The water vapour and essential oils are released into the via a cool mist and can hydrate, purify and cleanse the air of smoke, dust and allergen particles, allowing your family to breathe cleaner air. 

As they create no heat or condensation, they are safe and recommended to use in a closed environment, so parents can keep windows and doors closed. Our range of ultrasonic vaporisers have a built in air purifier function and can run 24 hours a day, and operate with only 300ml of water. 

They are completely different to traditional steam vaporisers, which had no air purifier, and created heat and condensation, as they use a lot of water and steam to operate. The technology has now improved, and the safe, sustainable way to purify your home is with ultrasonic technology. 


Aroma Snooze releases a purified mist to cleanse the air of smoke particles


With smoke haze and dust in the air, compact ultrasonic vaporisers like the Aroma Snooze or Aroma Bloom are an affordable, stylish way to purify the air in your home. And a free Breathe oil is currently available on selected colours. Click the link for all the details.

Cheaper ultrasonic vaporisers and air purifiers have a short run time, and a small mist dispersal range. Expensive air purifiers are large, bulky machines and can cost over $600, with filters that need changing on a regular basis. Our range of ultrasonic vaporisers combine function, style and value. Right now, $5 from every vaporiser sold goes to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.  We will keep our customers updated via Instagram stories as the bushfire crisis worsens. 

Once the bushfire and smoke haze reduces, doctors recommend continuing to use these energy efficient machines every day, to continually purify and hydrate the air for optimum well-being benefits, in sickness and in health.  


Aroma Bloom uses 200ml of water and has a built in air purifier and ioniser for good health. 

Ultrasonic mist vaporisers can be used with essential oils that support respiratory health like eucalyptus, tea tree, clove and lemon. Alternatively they can be used with calming essential oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood for restful sleep. Remember, aromatherapists recommend diffusing plain tap water only from birth to 3 months. Generally, after 3 months of age, a few drops of 100% pure essential oil can be added to the water for therapeutic benefits, as the oils and mist are absorbed through the mouth, nose and skin. 

During the bushfire crisis and in times of extreme dry heat, also ensure your little ones are drinking extra water or breastmilk, to stay hydrated and keep the throat clear. The Australian Breastfeeding Association recommends lactating Mothers increase their own fluid intake and offer an extra feed, especially if your baby has been outside in the smoke haze.  It is recommended to spend more time indoors until the smoke haze has eased. 

The Asthma Foundation has also released these tips, to help families stay aware and be prepared. 

Babies can only breathe through their nose. If you notice your little one is sneezing, congested or has a runny nose, the battery powered "Snotty" aspirator can gently and easily clear the nose in seconds, so your little one can breathe, feed and sleep better. It can be used multiple times a day, all year round, by babies, toddlers and older children to keep your little one's nose clean and clear. 

For real time information on air quality, please visit the Queensland Government Air Data Register.

Stay safe and well during the bushfire season. Remember, $5 from every purchase of an ultrasonic vaporiser is donated to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. Thank you for your support. 


Laura and the team xx