Hospitals in the late 19th century were not the most salubrious of places, and sepsis infections were rampant. In 1898, a young pharmacy technician named Maurice Berger decided to tackle this by creating the Lampe Berger, forever changing indoor air.
Berger's solution was phenomenally successful, and it wasn't long before the popularity of the Lampe Berger caught on. It was embraced by designers and celebrities alike, from Baccarat to Lalique, to Coco Chanel and even Picasso.
Similar to Berger's original model, the modern diffuser is a small air purifier using a catalytic burner to purify the air in enclosed rooms. It removes airborne bacteria while simultaneously generating delicate indoor fragrances. In fact, Maison Berger purifiers kill up to 68% of airborne bacteria in a room!
Today the Maison Berger's diffusers are used in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, basements, offices and yes, hospitals, in over 50 countries around the world to significantly reduce bad odours, cooking smells, smoke, airborne mold and mildew while increasing the amount of oxygen in the air.
Over 5,000,000 litres of Maison Berger fragrances are sold annually, subject to more stringent internal standards than the IFRA (International Fragrances Association.) There are many different fragrances, or you can go neutral for straightforward odour elimination.
You can breathe easy knowing the air you breathe is clean!
1. Fill up the lamp bottle with Maison Berger fragrances not more than 2/3 of the bottle level
2. Let it sit with the stopper on and let the wick soak for 15-20 mins. Then remove the stopper
3. Light up the catalytic burner for 2-3 minutes. (The flame will be very large at the beginning but there is no smoke. The burner gets heated up. Never leave a burning lamp unattended and keep it away from things that catch fire.)
4. Blow the flame off the catalytic burner after 2-3 minutes
5. Let the fragrance diffuse for 30 -60 minutes
6. Put back the stopper to stop the lamp from diffusing