PLEASE READ FIRSTHow to protect yourself from breathing ozone (not ozonated oil)
What is ozonated oil breathing?
What equipment you need
How to put the equipment together and how to use it
Risks and how to avoid them



Ozonated Oil Breathing is performed when ozone is first bubbled through olive oil (usually olive oil is used, but it can be also a variety of other oils) and then inhaled. The person avoids breathing in the harsh raw ozone and instead breathes in soothing ozonides. Ozonides are created when ozone bonds to oil. Ozonides retain all the therapeutic properties of ozone without irritating the lungs. This protocol is often used for all sorts of respiratory issues from sinus congestion, asthma, to bronchitis.



In order to be able to do ozonated oil breathing (or “breathing ozone bubbled through olive oil”) you need:

oxygen + ozone generator + trap + oil bubbler + oxygen mask

ozonated oil breathing

Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used. Both the oxygen concentrator and oxygen tank have to allow for oxygen flows between 1/8 LPM and 1/2 LPM.

Oxygen concentrator: There are several possibilities. One can either use a low flow oxygen concentrator which allows for oxygen flows of 1/8 LPM to 1/2 LPM, which is enough to ozonate oil, or one can use a regular oxygen concentrator (which usually allows for oxygen flows of 1/2 to 5 LPM) and attach an external low flow regulator to bring the flow down to 1/4 to 1/8 LPM and so to be able to achieve higher ozone concentrations.

Oxygen tank: You can use either industrial or medical oxygen tanks. Most pediatric regulators allow for flows of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 LPM and up.

Ozone generator: It should be a generator which uses ozone resistant materials in the air chamber, can be fed oxygen from an oxygen concentrator or an oxygen tank, and can reliably produce stable ozone concentrations at given oxygen flows.

Accessories: 1) trap or check valve. A trap is preferable, which is usually an empty humidifier. 2) Oil bubbler: this is a glass container which allows for ozone to be infused through oil. It should not have a bubbling stone since the oil would clog its pores. 3) Oxygen mask.



Suggested are the following settings:
Oxygen flow: between 1/32 and 1/2 LPM
Ozone concentration: 20 to 40 gamma
Duration: Start with 5 min per day. Increase slowly until you reach 30 minutes.

For an overview of the different connectors and tubing, please go to How to connect ozone equipment.

Take some tubing and connect the oxygen output (from either tank or concentrator) with the oxygen inlet on the ozone generator. Take a separate silicone tubing and attach one end to the ozone generator’s “ozone out” outlet, the other end to the trap inlet (be careful to get that right! Be sure to connect the ozone output hose with the inlet of the trap, not the outlet, as explained here). Take a new shorter piece of silicone tubing and attach one end to the outlet of the trap and the other end to the inlet of the oil bubbler. Pour the desired amount of oil into the oil bubbler (1/3 to 1/2 full). Take yet another piece of silicone tubing and connect the output of the oil bubbler with the oxygen mask.

Turn the oxygen source on and set it at a flow of for example 1/4 LPM. Turn on the ozone generator and set it at the desired ozone concentration.

Put the oxygen mask on. Breathe normally during the application.



How to correctly connect humidifiers and traps:

Make sure the outlet of the trap is connected with the inlet of the bubbler, not the other way around. You can tell which one is the inlet by checking whether it’s connected to the glass rod which extends inside the belly of the container.

how to connect humidifers




Risk: The oil becomes saturated with ozone over time and does not produce ozonides anymore. You end up breathing raw ozone instead of ozonides.

How to avoid it: Change the oil frequently, especially if you start experiencing harshness or irritation after the procedure.





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  1. Theresa

    I bought two gas glasses off ebay
    can I use one for the trap and one for the oil?
    they are the same .
    you say make sure you use the outlet of the trap to the inlet of the humidifier
    they both are the same that i have , so confused on that.

    • paola d

      Hi Theresa,
      “can I use one for the trap and one for the oil?” – Yes.

      “you say make sure you use the outlet of the trap to the inlet of the humidifier
      they both are the same that i have” – Yes, both have an inlet and both have an outlet. So just make sure that the sequence how you connet ig goes [ozone generator]-[inlet of trap]-[outlet of trap]-[inlet of humidifier]-[outlet of humidifier]-[oxygen mask]. Look under the “Important!!” drawing again, it’s all there!
      Hope this helps…

    • Theresa

      My oil is not bubbling , maybe it not enough ozone going through
      Hoping it will heal some yeast in my lung
      The silicone tubing is pretty small but I can smell the ozone
      Thank you …

    • paola d

      Hi Theresa,
      if the oil is not bubbling, that means that your bubbler is most likely hooked up the wrong way. Make sure that the output line out of the generator goes into the right inlet on the bubbler, and not the outlet. And make sure you are using a trap between ozone generator and bubbler, otherwise you are running the risk of getting oil into your machine.

  2. Richard

    May I ask what purpose is served by the Trap?

    • paola d

      The purpose of the trap is to protect the machine from liquids which tend to flow back through the tubing with continuous ozone applications.

  3. Gary

    I assume that it would be ideal to have the trap container at a higher elevation than the oil container to help miminize possible back flow into the ozone generator. Please comment.

    Also what percentage of oil should the oil container be?

    Should the oil be changed after every application?

    If not after every application, what are the change factor and their order of significance? (Such as ozone oil breathing time, number of day intervals between ozonated oil breathing treatment, non use storage of oil filled container,etc.)

    • paola d

      “I assume that it would be ideal to have the trap container at a higher elevation than the oil container to help miminize possible back flow into the ozone generator.” – Yes, that would be an additional safety precaution. Good idea.

      “Also what percentage of oil should the oil container be?” – 1/3 to 1/2 full. Most important is that the outlet of the oil container is submerged in oil.

      “Should the oil be changed after every application?” – No need. Only once it is saturated with ozone and does not produce anymore ozonides. Once your lungs start to feel raw after the procedure, it is time to change the oil. This can take weeks or months, depending how often and how long you do it.

      “If not after every application, what are the change factor and their order of significance? (Such as ozone oil breathing time, number of day intervals between ozonated oil breathing treatment, non use storage of oil filled container,etc.)” – number of day intervals is not significant, non use is also not significant. What counts is the combined breathing time, type of oil, and ozone concentration. The higher the ozone concentration used, the faster the ozone will get saturated. Some oils take longer to reach saturation than others. You will have to experiment with those. But the most important factor is the combined usage time.

    • paola d

      With outlet of oil container I mean the part that lets ozone out into the oil container. Basically that part of the container which hangs down vertically inside and through which ozone flows in.

  4. Susana

    Hello 🙂
    I have the ext50 with a pediatric regulator from longevity resource, what setting do would I use for this procedure? 1/4, 1/8, 1/32, etc.?
    Also, how long do you breath it for?
    Thanks for the great details you provide!

    • paola d

      set the oxygen at 1/2 LPM.
      With “breathing in” I hope you mean bubbled through olive oil?
      If so, start with 10 min and increase slowly. Always make sure, there is enough olive oil in the bubbler.

  5. Susana

    sorry, I forgot to ask one other question regarding the link you provide to the jars and lids. You mention that the jars should be glass, do those lids fit on mason jar or other types of glass jars? Thank you Paola!
    btw, if you ever want to come back to visit the US, you can stay with me in Washington. lol

    • paola d

      Hi Susana,
      the links lead to bottles already designed for bubbling oil, same with the low budget gas washing bottle.
      Those bottles / bubblers require a special lid which will not fit onto a mason jar, I am afraid.
      Some people find DIY solutions with silicone tape from Home Depot. So you can do without a lid completely, just use the tape instead …
      Thank you for the invite! Is it Washington state or D.C. 😀 ?

  6. susana

    sorry, I’m confused about the bottle types (plastic vs glass).
    yes, breathing through bubbled oil. Do you agree that previously treated/ozoned oil is better for breathing through bubbler or is untreated oil purchased from a store just as good?
    Washington State 🙂

    • paola d

      You should only use untreated, unozonated oil for the “ozonated oil breathing”.
      Once the oil is fully saturated with ozone, it cannot and should not be used for breathing.
      Best is definitely glass.

      Washington State? – I’m coming! 😀 !!

  7. Gabby

    Is the oil suppose to rise through the canal and reach the nose?
    We just started and stopped it because the oil was coming up.
    Please advise.
    Thank you.

    • paola d

      “Is the oil suppose to rise through the canal and reach the nose?” – Definitely not! The oil is supposed to stay put in the oil bubbler. Not sure what went wrong … did you pour too much oil into the bubbler and it came out of the output?

    • Gabby

      Im guessing too much oils. So is the oil suppose to be below the bulb? The bulb was totally saturated when I first did it.
      What level would you suggest?
      Thank you.

    • paola d

      Hi Gabby,
      the oil is supposed to cover the bulb of the bubbler, so that you see bubbles in the oil when oxygen flows.
      I would suggest to pour enough oil to reach around 1/3 of the bubbler.

  8. linda

    I have mild asthma. The first time is breathed the ozonated oil for 15 min., I began to experience a little bronchial irritation and stopped the process. I coughed for about 30 min. afterward. Is this something to be concerned about?

    • paola d

      This is likely an indication that you have accidentally breathed in some raw ozone.
      Your oxygen flow might be too high or the ozone concentration too high as well or you didn’t use enough oil.
      It likely didn’t do any lasting damage, but you should avoid using wrong settings or too little oil.

  9. kim lundy

    What are the different oils you can use to breathe ozone thru?

    • paola d

      Hi Kim!
      You can use most vegetable oils which are liquid at room temperature.
      The most popular is olive oil.
      The Russians stress the importance of using refined oils.
      Hope this helps!

  10. Kellie Berns

    If my my oil was just above the bubbler itself is that safe? I am using a 500ml promolife beaker and i filled it to 300ml which covered the bubbler in oil but not much higher. I did 4 treatments of 5-10 minutes each at 20 mcg and now i have a severe upper respiratory infection. I have had a low grade repiratory infection for many months and i either bothered it with the breathing treatments or im having a herx reaction. Its hard to tell…

    • paola d

      Hi Kellie,
      sounds like a Herx reaction.
      How are you doing now?

  11. Elizabeth Maupin

    I have the PromoLife bubbler. I must have waited too long to change the oil, because the oil has begun to congeal inside the bubbler bulb, even though it still bubbles. Is there an efficient way to clean the clumps of ozonated oil from the bulb? (I could get a bit with a pipe cleaner down the tube, but it will not clean the entire bulb.)

    • paola d

      Hi Elizabeth,

      some people use acetone or alcohol to dissolve the oil.

      A warm bath with soap should do it, too.


  12. Chrissi B

    Hi Paola,
    I am just about to try inhaling ozone and watched a video with Dr Rowan where he said he uses pine and eucalyptus oil. Do you know anything about this and do you think it’s safe to add some eucalyptus oil to the olive oil?

    • paola d

      Hi Chrissi,

      I think this should be safe if Dr. Rowen says so … but I have never tried it …


  13. Swisstoph

    Hi Paola
    You are so fantastic in your informations and your courage to confront the big ones. I’m gratefull.

    Now to the oil bubbeling. I find it very impotant at the end of inhalation to stop the whole thing, that one stops first the oxygenbottle and after the oxygen regulator to prevent for 100% that no oxygen reaches the oil. That would be very dangerous (fire or explosions).
    Is that true?
    Grüsse aus den Schweizer Bergen 🙂

    • paola d

      Hi Swisstoph,

      no, it’s not true. Olive oil does not combust spontaneously when in contact with oxygen. Otherwise no one could use it for salad dressing ;-).


  14. heinz kissmann

    Hi Paula,
    First time for me to be with you.
    I think you are during a great job for all us beginners.
    Thanks a lot!
    Heinz der ” BERLINER”

    • paola d

      Thank you Heinz!

  15. Tan

    Hi Paola,

    Happy 2019! Everytime after doing the olive oil bubbling, I could feel my throat is dary. I only us 3/4 LPM. Please advise.

    Thank you,

    • paola d

      Hi Tan,

      I don’t understand: what do you mean with “dary”?


  16. Tan

    Hi Paola,

    Sorry typo error. I mean my throat is dry.

    • paola d

      Hi Tan,

      make sure you have enough fresh oil in the bubbler. And don’t use a too high ozone concentration.


  17. Tan Hock Ling

    Hi Paolo,

    I got so much ozonated bubbling oil, and I am not making ozonated oil, what should I do with it.

    • paola d

      Hi Tan,

      You can store it an use it to apply on your skin, give it to family and friends, or toss it!


  18. Ed Von

    Hi Paola, thank you so much for all your work. Why do you use the safety mask, it does not seem needed. Thank you

    • paola d

      Hi Ed Von,

      the safety mask prevents me from accidentally breathing in raw ozone.
      I find it is needed very much. If you do VI or EI for longer than a few minutes, you realize that there is lot of ozone around. A mask prevents me from inhaling it. Once I tried it, I never wanted to miss it.



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