Operating a halogenerator, which is a device used to produce and disperse dry salt aerosol for salt therapy or halotherapy, involves several steps.

Here is a detailed step-by-step instruction manual:

Preparing the Halogenerator

Location and Setup:

  • It is advisable to delegate the operation of the halogenerator device, and the handling of salt, to one or two people maximum, in order to ensure that these procedures are always followed. This will ensure the longevity of the device.
  • Place the halogenerator in a well-ventilated area, preferably inside a salt room or chamber designed for halotherapy.
  • Ensure it is on a stable, flat surface and positioned according to the manufacturer’s guidelines to maximize aerosol dispersion.

Power Connection:

  • Connect the halogenerator to a power source. Make sure the voltage and power requirements match the specifications of the device.

Salt Loading:
USP Grade sodium chloride
USP Grade sodium chloride

  • Open the salt chamber or reservoir of the halogenerator.
  • Fill it with the recommended type and grade of salt, usually pharmaceutical-grade or USP Grade sodium chloride, without exceeding the maximum capacity.
  • It is not advisable to re-use salt that has been sitting from a previous session. Discard any left-over/old salt before starting a new session.
  • If salt is clumpy (or has been exposed to moisture), you will have to pre-dry the salt.

Pre-Drying Salt

  • Salt can be baked in a metal container or tray, in an oven or toaster oven at 400 °F for approximately 4 – 5 minutes, or just enough time to evaporate any moisture, and the removal of clumps.
  • Do not over heat the salt — it should not turn black.
  • Do not use a microwave oven.
  • Use protective gloves to avoid getting burned.
  • Once you have pre-dried your salt, you can store small quantities in mason jars, enough salt for a single session, per jar. This will help you conserve and maintain your halogenerator salt.

The Exhaust Fan

Make sure an exhaust fan is installed in your salt room. You should install an exhaust fan running from your salt room ceiling to outside (are any of your walls or ceiling adjacent to outside?). This is a basic in-line 200-300 CFM bathroom exhaust fan. The fan will sit inside of the flex-pipe. One grill end of the ductwork will be exposed to the salt room, and other end of the ductwork will run outside. There will be an on off switch controlling this fan, connected via a standard 110 volt line.

Operating the Halogenerator

The Halospa-03 Halogenerator
The Halospa-03 Halogenerator
Device Settings:

  • Turn on the device using the power switch.
  • Set the desired concentration of salt aerosol, session duration, and particle size if your device has these adjustable settings.
  • These settings may vary depending on the intended therapy use and the size of the room.

Starting the Session:

  • Initiate the halotherapy session by pressing the start button.
  • The device will begin to grind the salt and disperse the aerosol into the air.


  • Monitor the session to ensure the halogenerator operates smoothly.
  • Some models may have indicators or alarms for issues like low salt levels or mechanical faults.

After the Session


  • Once the session is over, the device will automatically shut off if it has a timer. Otherwise, turn it off manually.
  • Allow the room to ventilate — turn on the room’s exhaust fan for approximately 5 minutes.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Clean the halogenerator according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This may involve wiping down surfaces and cleaning the salt chamber.
  • Regular maintenance checks are crucial to ensure the longevity and proper functioning of the device.


  • If the device will not be used for an extended period, store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.

Safety and Precautions

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines.
  • Do not use the device for longer than the recommended session duration.
  • Keep the device away from water or damp environments to prevent damage.
  • Ensure that only qualified personnel handle the maintenance and repair of the device.

Remember, the specific instructions can vary based on the model and make of the halogenerator, so always refer to the user manual provided by the manufacturer for the most accurate and detailed instructions.

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