What is an Oxygen Bar
What is an Oxygen Bar?
If you have already used an oxygen bar then the material here will be a little easier to follow. But regardless, I thought it would be best to start with a simple definition and explanation.
The fact is that the equipment and processes that go into making an oxygen bar work are in fact very simple.
It is nothing more than taking the air we breathe, converting it to almost pure oxygen, “flavoring” it with an aroma and delivering it to a nasal cannula so we can breathe it in this new form.
Let me try to first address a few common questions:
- There are no oxygen tanks. All of the oxygen is made by a machine. You do not store any oxygen.
- Oxygen is not flammable. It cannot burn or explode.
- You breathe in the final product through your nose. You never use a face mask.
- We do not make medical claims. We are not allowed to.
- You do not get “high” from an oxygen bar. Not in the same sense as someone on drugs or alcohol.
- Yes teenagers can use it without any problem.
- No, we have never heard of any state or city requiring a special license other than whatever you normally need to conduct a business.
I hope this clears up a few misconceptions.
Here is a simple step by step breakdown of how it works. I will go into more detail of each piece of equipment in the next section.
We start out with a device called a concentrator. It draws in the room air, filters out just about everything but the oxygen and delivers almost pure oxygen out the other end. There are no tanks of oxygen around. This machine gives you an endless supply.
Next the oxygen is routed to a device called an Aromarizer. Some manufacturers call it an Infuser.
The Aromarizer has bottles with water mixed with an aroma. The oxygen is routed into the bottle below the water line.
The oxygen picks up the aroma from the water and rises up in the bottle.
There is a nasal cannula sometimes referred to as a nose hose that is connected to the other end of the bottle. You breathe in through this hose to receive the aromarized oxygen.
This is a very simplified explanation. But if you are serious about all of this I suggest you go on to the next article that describes the equipment and operation in little more detail. I keep it simple so you won’t have any difficulty following along.
Here is a short video that might make this all a bit clearer.