Breathing Ozonated Olive Oil
Breathing ozonated olive oil means breathing ozone which has been bubbled through olive oil. When ozone is bubbled through oil it creates ozonides or LOPs, lipid oxidation products. Those molecules retain the therapeutic properties of ozone without damaging the lungs. Breathing ozonated olive oil, or BOOO, can help with a wide range of respiratory issues like asthma, COPD, bronchitis, or congested sinuses.
1. Oxygen source:
Use either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator which produces oxygen of at least 90% purity. Whatever oxygen source you choose, make sure your ozone generator is able to produce concentrations of around 10 mcg/ml at an oxygen flow of 1/2 LPM.
2. Ozone generator:
It should be an oxygen fed generator which can produce ozone concentrations of around 10 to 20 mcg/ml at an oxygen flow of 1/2 LPM. Any of the recommended generators on this page can be used.
A trap is made of glass, it has an inlet which is connected to a stem, and an outlet. It protects the ozone generator from back-flowing oil.
An oil bubbler is another gas washing bottle. The oil bubbler is where you pour olive oil in to ozonate it.
A trap serves to prevent oil from entering the ozone generator. Liquids which are ozonated can flow back into the generator and damage it. Once oil gets into the machine it can’t be salvaged. So it’s very important to prevent oil back-flow. In the photo above I use a cheap gas washing bottle which is originally intended as laboratory equipment. They are perfect for traps and oil bubblers. You can buy them in various forms and sizes on amazon or ebay. The drawback is that different gas washing bottles call for different silicone tubing. So you may have to try several tubings out first, before you find one which fits. The solution is to buy a trap from Promolife or SimplyO3. They come with already attached silicone tubing and connectors.
4. Oil bubbler with olive oil
You can use a second gas washing bottle as an oil bubbler, or you can get one here or here. The bubbler is where ozonides or LOPs, Lipid Oxidation Products, are produced. Those are molecules which are generated when ozone is run through oil. They retain all the therapeutic properties of ozone but are not damaging to the lungs. After a while the oil can get saturated with ozone at which point it’s important to exchange it for a fresh batch, otherwise you’re running the risk of breathing raw ozone instead of ozonides. The more oil is poured into the bubbler, the longer it lasts and the less often it needs to be substituted with new one.
There is some discussion about what type of olive oil to use, whether it should be organic or if lower quality oils can be used as well. The Russian ozone pioneers I visited in Russia were adamant about using refined oils only. They claim that refined oils render better results than unrefined ones. Since during BOO the oil is not ingested nor does it enter the human body in any significant amounts, I personally do not see the importance of using unrefined or organic oils, and tend to go along with the Russian suggestions. Since it is very difficult to find refined olive oil anyway, this discussion is mostly theoretical. In my opinion any olive oil will do the job.
There are many different ways to connect the nasal cannula with the silicone tubing which leads from the oil bubbler. The above connector is only one of many possible solutions.
5. Cannula, connector, silicone tubing
You need either a nasal cannula or a mask. Both Promolife and SimplyO3 carry them. The best type of cannula is one made entirely out of silicone, like this one. It’s more expensive, but ideal for ozone applications. In order to connect the cannula with the silicone tubing (which leads from the oil bubbler), you will need a special connector or a pair of luer locks. Extra silicone tubing may be necessary to connect the two gas washing bottles with each other. Depending on the circumference of the inlets and outlets of the bottles, different sized tubing may be required.
You will find detailed step-by-step instructions here.
1. Set everything up: plug the ozone generator into the socket and connect your oxygen source (either oxygen tank or oxygen concentrator) with the ozone generator. Then connect the inlet of the trap (the part which is connected to the stem) with the ozone outlet of the ozone generator. Connect the outlet of the trap with the inlet of the oil bubbler. Connect the outlet of the oil bubbler with the nasal cannula. Pour olive oil into the oil bubbler. The more oil you pour in, the less often will you have to exchange it. I suggest to fill the bubbler around 2/3 full.
2. Turn on the oxygen source. If it’s a tank: open the valve of the tank and the regulator at 1/2 LPM. If it’s an oxygen concentrator: let the machine warm up for a few minutes, then adjust the external regulator to 1/2 LPM. The moment you turn on the oxygen, you should start seeing bubbles in the oil bubbler.
3. If you’re using an ozone generator with a dial knob, set the ozone concentration relatively low at around 10 mcg/ml. If you’re using a non-adjustable ozone generator, set the oxygen flow so that the resulting ozone concentration does not exceed 20 mcg/ml.
3. Put the cannula on.
4. You can read a book, work on your laptop, or take a nap during that time.
5. After you’re done turn off the ozone generator and the oxygen. After you close the oxygen source the oil bubbler will stop producing bubbles. You can reuse the oil and the cannula.
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.
Use enough oil. The more oil you use, the more distance do the ozone bubbles have to travel through the oil and the less raw ozone is left over. I suggest to fill the bubbler a good 2/3 full. Long shaped bubblers may be preferable to shorter and thicker ones.
Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. No health claims for these products or diagnostic tools have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA nor any other medical authority approved these products to diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. Neither The Power of Ozone nor the manufacturers of these items are responsible for the misuse of this equipment. It is highly advised to receive professional council from a licensed doctor before using ozone therapy or any of the mentioned products or tests on yourself.