Essential Oils Basics

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? What You Need to Know

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work?

The diffusion of essential oils is like nature walk explorations. They refresh and purify the air, which leads to an enhanced health. Thanks to their therapeutic effects, they can induce a special sense of well-being too. We can enjoy all these through Aromatherapy and diffusers. But how does an essential oil diffuser work, right?

As I give you a very explicit answer in this post, you’ll also find out about:

  • What an aroma diffuser is and why it runs on essential oils.
  • Its benefits and what you can use your Aromatherapy diffuser for.
  • Safety words for safe use on a daily basis, for a long period of time.
  • Types of essential oil diffusers, with pros and cons and how they work, plus tips on how to clean them. You’ll also get an Aromatherapy recipe for each, so you can enjoy your oils better.
  • Tips and ideas for your diffusers.
  • Comparisons between some of the most common Aromatherapy diffusers. This last section is meant to help you understand which one to use, depending on situation.

 

Uses and Benefits of Aromatherapy Oils, plus Safety Tips

 

Today’s lifestyle makes people extremely busy. It’s becoming increasingly hard to take a few moments for yourself and learn to relax a bit.

 

A simple trip outside your place of residency can charge you with good mood and energy. Unfortunately, not everybody can do it regularly. Luckily, we can turn towards Aromatherapy for more support and benefits.

 

The best way of enjoying the many benefits of Aromatherapy is by inhalation. The most effective way to do it on a regular basis is by using an essential oil diffuser. But why and how exactly does an aroma diffuser work? Time to find out…

 

What is an essential oil diffuser?

An essential oils diffuser is a device created especially to disperse fine oil particles into the air. The goal is to cover up large areas and change the existent odor.

 

The therapeutic effects of essential oils are well-known by diffuser manufacturers. Thus, a powerful enough device can help you inhale potent essences at all times. Providing that they’re high quality and used correctly.

 

In nature, the wind and sun act like diffusers. The sun causes plants and trees to release aromatic oils to protect themselves.

 

Whether it’s from the sun or predators, or to attract pollinators, plants emit essential oils all the time. The wind then carries away these oils, which are also highly aromatic.

 

That is why nature walks are the best. You get to inhale a very fresh and clean air, filled with lots of microscopic therapeutic molecules. In Japan, this is actually a popular practice known as “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku).

 

Usually, forests of coniferous trees like the pine and fir (but not only) are a perfect start. Many studies show that forest bathing has a lot of health benefits.

 

It can strengthen the immune system up to the point that its ability to kill pathogens remains active for a whole month.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? Aromatherapy Oils

 

Why use essential oils to diffuse?

With the above mentioned intro, it’s easy to see why essential oils are the basics of Aromatherapy. It actually means therapy by scent (or inhaling). Inhalation is the best method to use most of the oil’s active molecules.

 

It ensures that 50% – 70% of the oil reaches your brain and lungs. Air diffusion represents the highest rate of Aromatherapy absorption. The only other more efficient way – injections – is totally prohibited.

 

Essential oils are part of the plant’s immune system. They are extracted by steam distillation from roots, stems, flowers, leaves, bark, etc. Each essence is unique and affects the human body in a different way. Their chemical compositions are different from each other.

 

No one plant extract coming from high altitude will be the same as one from lower altitude. This chemical profile is made of tens, even hundreds of different volatile molecules. They evaporate very fast and thus, they can enter our bodies in a matter of seconds.

 

Active oil molecules are very small (microscopic). It is thought that they can pass through the blood-brain barrier. This ability affects the limbic and nervous systems.

 

This is why aroma oils are able to make us feel good. They will also reach the lungs and kidneys, where they’re processed.

 

Are essential oil diffusers safe?

Most oil diffusers are safe to use, as long as it’s done properly. This involves the use of moderate amounts of oils, diffused for 30 minutes tops, every 2 hours. Once you stop the device, the oils will continue diffusing.

 

Studies show that 60+ minutes of inhalation can actually stress the body. Normally, Aromatherapy oils can help lower blood pressure. They can also regulate breathing and relieve tension from the muscles. Too much of it has opposite effects.

 

The way a diffuser works could potentially lead to nervousness and anxiety. Especially if it’s left to run continuously.

 

The safest way to enjoy only their benefits is to diffuse oils for 20 – 30 minutes, every 2 hours in a well-ventilated room. Air saturation can lead to poisoning, nausea, anxiety, etc.

 

Most aroma diffusers need to be stopped manually, even if they have a program. Or, they can work as programmed in uninhabited, well ventilated rooms. For example, you can diffuse a relaxing essential oil in your bedroom, several hours before going to bed.

 

But how does an essential oil diffuser work? Depending on the technology used, oil diffusers may work in different ways:

 

  • Use heat (candle burners or aroma stones).
  • Use ultrasonic sounds and vibrations (ultrasonic diffusers).
  • Use the latest atomizing technology (nebulizers).
  • Use cold vapors and mist, etc.

 

How safe an essential oil diffuser is depends a lot on the device itself too. You’ll see many types of diffusers and their pros and cons soon. Some are better only for temporary use, while others can be used for years.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work?

 

What is an essential oil diffuser used for?

An essential oil diffuser can be used for many purposes. Its benefits and uses depend a lot on the type of essential oil used. But generally speaking, you can use an aroma diffuser to:

 

  • Eliminate bad odors from a place (working, playing, living spaces, etc.)
  • Prevent viral and fungal infections, especially during the cold season.
  • Help with a congested nose and improve breathing caused by allergies or the flu.
  • Keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay.
  • Strengthen the immune system.
  • Relax.
  • Sleep better.
  • Enhance mood.
  • Create a romantic atmosphere.
  • Etc.

 

Most essential oils are antibacterial and antiviral. Some are more powerful and so, you can choose different oils for different moments and situations in life.

 

Here are a few characteristics of aromatic essences:

 

  • They are volatile. It means they can and will evaporate/disperse fast into the atmosphere.
  • Aromatic oils are very concentrated, giving you the possibility of using only a few drops at a time. This will make a small 10 ml bottle last for a few good months, especially if you have other varieties too.
  • They are not oily and don’t leave greasy traces on surfaces. Thus, they make the perfect essences for diffusion, because they’ll not clog the device either. Thicker essential oils must always be diluted with other lighter ones or pure alcohol. Otherwise, they can stick to the walls of the diffuser and/or clog it.
  • Essential oils are sensitive to heat and UV light. Hence, they can oxidize fast if they’re not stored in cool, dark places. Read more about the shelf life of Aromatherapy oils.
  • As far as their therapeutic effects go, many studies reveal they do indeed have a beneficial effect on our health. More studies are being carried on so we can better understand their mechanism of action.

 

How Do You Use a Diffuser with Essential Oils?

 

A proper use of a diffuser with essential oils depends on a few factors:

 

  • Manufacturer’s guidelines – It’s important to follow these guidelines to keep the device in good condition.
  • Essential oil choice – Some essences are milder, others are more potent. You can add the essential oil to the water reservoir as it is, or you can mix it with a bit of alcohol (if it’s too thick).
  • Type of diffuser – Your aroma device may use water or it may not, maybe it’s electric or maybe it needs a candle. Whatever the type, the best ratio is between 5 and 10 drops of essential oil. The larger the room, the closer you’ll get to the 10 drops to use. The closer it is to your nose, the less oil you’ll use. Jewelry diffusers for example, need only a drop or two, tops.

 

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Safety Words for a Safe Aroma Diffusion

Before finding the answer to how does an essential oil diffuser work, you must know a few safety tips. Essential oils might be natural, but they can cause health complications, if mishandled.

 

  • Any new oil bottle you receive must be tested for allergic reactions. Even if you’ve used that same oil in the past! Each new batch of oils is usually slightly different in composition and can cause allergic reactions. Mix a drop of essential oil with a drop of carrier and massage it into the inside of the forearm. Wait until the next day to use it on wide skin areas.
  • Some essences can interact with medications. Make sure you talk to a doctor before using plant oils if you’re diabetic or have asthma. People with epilepsy or prone to seizures should also seek medical approval first. Peppermint oil for example, can induce seizures.
  • Pregnant women must also use aroma oils with their doctor’s permission. It is thought that essential oils can penetrate the placenta.
  • Breastfeeding women should also be careful. The oil molecules can be eliminated through milk.
  • Avoid the use of Aromatherapy oils on babies and children without medical approval. Since their immune system is still developing, aroma oils may be too strong and cause them problems.
  • For pets and cats especially, there are lots of precautions to be taken while diffusing oils around them. Most oils are actually not safe to be diffused around cats, because it can harm them. Cats can’t properly metabolize all volatile molecules, only some.

 

That being said, it’s time to meet all the different types of aroma oil diffusers. Learn more about how they work so you can make the best of your favorite oils wherever, whenever.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? Types of Diffusers (Pros & Cons), Recipes, Tips & Comparisons

 

How do Aromatherapy oil diffusers work, is a good question. But the answer depends on the type of technology the diffuser uses. We have diffusers that work with a source of heat like the candles.

 

We also have those that get heated electrically. Then there are also those that work with ultrasonic sounds. Let’s take a closer look at each one and see what they’re all about and how they work.

 

1) Nebulizing Diffusers

Nebulizers are the most advanced type of diffusers. They use the atomizing technology. Because of it, they’re the most effective at dispersing the oil molecules in the atmosphere.

 

Nebulizers are known to release a cool mist. This mist is entirely made of essential oil molecules.

 

How does a nebulizing (cool mist) diffuser work?

  • Essential oils go into a beautiful hand-blown glass (drop shaped).
  • There are two separate small glass tubes on the bottom of the glass. The smallest is where essential oils go through. The other one is where they get out from (into the bigger reservoir).
  • This cycle is possible because of air pressure, which pushes the oil out.
  • Once it gets out, the oil vapors are already atomized. This means that the mist you’ll see coming out is made of very fine microscopic drops of oil molecules. The steam contains only concentrated plant essence, no water at all.

 

Pros of a nebulizer:
  • A nebulizer is more effective than the next best diffusion method: the ultrasonic diffuser.
  • It allows you to control the diffusion rate and strength of aromatic oils.
  • Delivers the best concentration of active molecules, ensuring great undiluted therapeutic oil effects.
  • The active oil molecules remain suspended in the air a lot more than with an ultrasonic.
  • Using a nebulizer will not leave greasy residues on the furniture. Pure essential oils are not greasy and once released, they will evaporate completely.
  • Because of it, essential oils also leave fewer traces on the walls of the diffuser itself. There are a few exceptions though. Whether it leaves traces or not, the viscosity of the oil matters a lot. However, it can be cleaned very easily.
  • Doesn’t use water, so there’s no risk of diluted oil potency or mold growth.

 

Cons of a nebulizer:
  • The hand-blown glass of a nebulizer is prone to breakage. Luckily, most manufacturers sell these parts separately too, so they can be replaced. Close attention must be employed while cleaning the glass. It must be set somewhere out of reach of everyone, to prevent accidents.
  • It is the most expensive among all other diffusing options.
  • It’s best suited for large areas.
  • It can consume more oil than others. The good part is that you can diffuse for very short periods of time and enjoy the full benefits of the essence used. It compensates in therapeutic effects for the amount used.
  • It is said to be noisier than other diffusers. This may not be a problem if the nebulizer is used in large rooms.
  • Must be stopped manually, after 20 – 30 minutes.

 

How to clean a nebulizing diffuser:

Since it doesn’t use water, there’s no risk of mold growth. Nonetheless, it must still be cleaned at least twice a month, or before changing the essential oil. If it’s a blend you like to diffuse, then cleaning the device between diffusions is not really necessary.

 

Make sure there’s no essential oil left in the glass before cleaning it. Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of white vinegar or regular alcohol inside the glass, then wipe it all off with a dry, clean cloth.

 

At this point, some French sellers also recommend turning on the device for 10 – 15 minutes. Turn it off and empty the remaining alcohol/vinegar.

 

Floral Essential Oil Recipe for Nebulizer

You’ll need:

  • Neroli essential oil: 6 drops
  • Rose essential oil: 4 drops
  • Sweet Orange essential oil: 10 drops

 

Mix these ingredients in an empty glass bottle and use as recommended.

 

2) Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers are the second best diffusers in Aromatherapy. These devices release mist. The science behind ultrasonic diffusers is quite simple.

 

It uses ultrasonic sounds that create very powerful (imperceptible) vibrations. These vibrations break the water and oil molecules into microscopic droplets. This activity creates cold mist.

 

How does an ultrasonic diffuser work and how do diffusers make mist?

  • These devices can have a very large water capacity.
  • Fill the water tank with distilled water, if possible. Then add 5 – 10 drops of an essential oil.
  • When you turn it on, this device has a membrane that starts to vibrate at high frequencies.
  • Even though they all have a programmed cycle, you’ll still have to shut it down yourself. Most programs work for hours continuously, which is not wise.
  • You might be tempted to think it’s steam what you see coming out of the diffuser. It is in fact, a cold mist made from very small drops of water and oil molecules. This mist will not linger as long in the atmosphere as the mist of a nebulizer does. Steam is made of gaseous vapors, which are invisible.

 

Pros of an ultrasonic diffuser:
  • An ultrasonic diffuser uses cold mist, which doesn’t adulterate the oils. Only high temperatures can do that.
  • It works very well for small rooms. It can fill them with beautiful scents. In a small manner, it can increase the humidity levels too. Ultrasonic diffusers are not the same as humidifiers, in that they don’t have that kind of power.
  • These devices are very durable and resistant. They’re made of solid plastic and sometimes, ceramic too.
  • Depending on their water capacity, cold mist diffusers can be used for large rooms also.

 

Cons of an ultrasonic diffuser:
  • Because it uses water, there’s a high risk of mold growth. That’s why it’s necessary to wash them very often. Mold is thought to start growing in 24 – 48 hours.
  • Since some water molecules will bind to the oil ones, they’ll all disperse into the air. That takes away some of the oil’s power and benefits. Sadly, with the recommended 5 – 10 drops of essence, the diffuser will just change the room’s odor. There won’t be much left for therapeutic benefits.
  • Using an ultrasonic diffuser may leave oily residues on the furniture, because of the water. Make sure you put protection underneath it.
  • The oils don’t linger too much in the air.
  • The potency of essential oils is diminished because of the water.
  • Being made of plastic, in time, some essences will damage the reservoir. Citrus oils can do that. However, some high quality ultrasonic diffusers have ceramic water recipients, which is ideal.

 

Now that you know how ultrasonic diffusers work, it’s time to see how to clean them. For that you can use regular alcohol or white vinegar and a clean, dry cloth. Throw away any remaining contents and then wipe it clean.

 

Even though it needs to be done almost daily, or at least every other day, ultrasonic devices are easy to clean.

 

Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Relaxing Recipe

You’ll need:

  • Melissa essential oil: 10 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 10 drops
  • Mandarin essential oil: 10 drops

 

Keep this blend stored in a dark glass bottle and use only 5 – 10 drops per diffusion.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? Reed Diffusers

 

3) Reed Diffusers

Also known as a diffuser with sticks, a reed diffuser is very popular in Aromatherapy. How does a diffuser with sticks/reed diffuser work?

 

  • You fill a glass bottle, not too tall preferably, with oil or alcohol. The oil-based diffuser is more common though. Alcohol evaporates very fast and lasts very little.
  • You add in your favorite essential oils or blend and give it a good stir.
  • Then you add in some bamboo or rattan sticks.
  • These sticks are highly absorbent. They slowly draw out the oil mixture and release a beautiful scent. This scent can be mild or strong, depending on what aromatic oils you use.

 

Pros of a reed diffuser:
  • It’s very easy to DIY.
  • All necessary recipients and ingredients are cheap to replace and easy to find.
  • You can control the intensity of the aroma they release by turning the sticks upside down. Or by making a blend with very powerful fragrances.
  • It can change the odor of a room fast.
  • It can be placed anywhere and it is very resistant too.
  • There’s no risk of mold growth, unless you accidentally spill water inside the blend.
  • It should be cleaned only before refills.

 

Cons of a reed diffuser:
  • The bottle must be refilled periodically with a new oil-based perfume. This refill must usually be done at home, or buy a new reed diffuser.
  • The therapeutic effects of Aromatherapy oils are weakened.

 

You now know how a reed diffuser works, but how do you clean such a diffuser? You can clean your diffuser with sticks when the contents are all used up. Simply wash the recipient with warm water and detergent.

 

Dry it really well before adding a new oil blend to prevent mold growth. Use new sticks for each new scent you try. These sticks may become saturated and so the diffusion will be very mild and slow. New sticks ensure a good diffusion.

 

Reed Diffuser Essential Oil Blend

You’ll need:

  • Jojoba oil: ½
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil: 60%
  • Jasmine absolute: 20%
  • Vanilla extract/absolute: 20%

 

Depending on how big the reed recipient is, you will have to half fill it with Jojoba carrier. Then calculate the necessary drops of extracts and stir really well. Throw the reed sticks in and stir the blend every time you want a more pronounced fragrance.

 

4) Car Diffusers

Car diffusers are relatively new on the market. They are however, very useful and beneficial.

 

Recent surveys show that people who own a car spend hundreds of hours, in a year, driving. Most do it alone also. So no wonder the interest for Aromatherapy to spread into that environment grew.

 

How does a car diffuser work? An essential oil car diffuser works because of electric heat or ventilation. Or it can be done through USB ports that plug into the car’s computer board. Thus, your car diffuser might have to be clipped to the AC vent or introduced into the USB port.

 

The warm heat or air from the AC will diffuse the oils. The USB diffusers use ultrasonic technology. It gives them features like mist, time programming and colors.

 

Pros of a car diffuser:
  • Small and resistant.
  • Easy to carry around and use.
  • Diffuses great for the small room of a car.
  • The potency of the essential oils is not diminished, thus the health benefits are there.
  • Does not alter the chemistry of the oils.

 

Cons of a car diffuser:
  • It needs refilling, especially with sudden breaks that may empty the diffuser.
  • USB car diffusers need more types of adapters.
  • It’s harder to clean.
  • Car diffusers that need to be clipped must be stopped manually. You’ll have to take it off after 20 minutes to stop the diffusion and prevent headaches.
  • There is also the possibility of leaking.
  • Clipper diffusers need their cotton pads changed with every new essence used.

 

How to clean a car diffuser depends on the device. One that needs clipping to the AC vent doesn’t need much cleaning. You only have to change the cotton pad inside its locket.

 

USB car diffusers need some cleaning, but that can be done just like any other ultrasonic diffuser.

 

Car Diffuser Aromatherapy Recipe

You’ll need:

  • Eucalyptus essential oil: 10 drops
  • Lemon essential oil: 20 drops

 

Use 2 – 4 drops of this blend per diffusion. Keep a window ajar to ensure good ventilation and stop the diffusion after 20 – 30 minutes.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? USB Aroma Diffusers

 

5) USB diffusers

USB diffusers are great to carry around. They can be used in a car, a laptop and any other device that has a USB port. I’ve explained to you the science behind USB diffusers.

 

The way a USB diffuser works is with the help of ultrasonic vibrations. They start vibrating when the device is plugged into a power source. Then they release microscopic drops of oils and water.

 

Pros of a USB diffuser:
  • Can be carried in the luggage, purse or by car.
  • Works easy by plugging it to a USB port.
  • It does not alter the chemistry of the oils but if it uses water, it may weaken their potency.
  • It helps you relax or focus better, depending on the oil used.

 

Cons of a USB diffuser:
  • Doe not have the power to scent large rooms.
  • Only if it uses water, this device can weaken the effects of the essential oils.
  • It’s very light so it can be spilled over or broken.

 

Cleaning a USB essential oil diffuser should be done just like you would an ultrasonic diffuser.

 

Better Focus Recipe for USB Diffuser

You’ll need:

  • Rosemary essential oil: 2 drops
  • Sweet Orange essential oil: 1 drop
  • Peppermint essential oil: 2 drops

 

These oils are known to improve mental focus and maintain an alert state of mind. Connect your USB diffuser to the laptop and inhale deeply. You can pull it off after 40 – 50 minutes and set it somewhere else, far from your nose.

 

6) Jewelry Diffusers

Jewelry diffusers are becoming very popular these days. People want to have their oils with them all the time, which is understandable. Especially since we know how relaxed, confident or focused they can make you feel.

 

There are many types of jewelry diffusers, but they’re all dependent on body heat.

 

How do jewelry diffusers work? They have to be made of absorbent materials like lava rock beads. Others have special metal lockets in which you keep a colored cotton pad.

 

Both the lava beads and the cotton pad need to be moistened with essential oil. When they come in contact with body temperature, they start diffusing gently.

 

Pros of jewelry diffusers:
  • Easy to carry.
  • Beautiful to wear, as most of them are very fashionable.
  • They can adorn an outfit very well.
  • They are not high maintenance either.
  • It’s easy to “refill”.

 

Cons of jewelry diffusers:
  • The diffusion can’t be stopped, unless you take the piece off. That’s why you only need to use a drop or two of essential oil at a time.
  • Some jewelry diffusers don’t go well with an outfit. If that’s the case, you’ll have to leave your jewelry diffuser at home that day.

 

How do you clean jewelry diffusers? If it’s a lava rock bead bracelet, you can simply wash the beads with a soft cloth. Wet it with warm water and wipe clean each bead. If it has a locket, simply wipe it clean with a bit of warm water and vinegar. Then replace its cotton pad.

 

Perfume Recipe for Jewelry Diffusers

You’ll need:

  • Grapefruit essential oil: 1 drop
  • Rose Geranium essential oil: 1 drop

 

Pour these drops on the bead closest to the skin (for bracelets). Or pour directly onto the cotton pad inside the locket.

 

7) Aroma Stone Diffusers

Aroma stone diffusers or aroma heaters are very nice Aromatherapy and decor pieces. They’re usually made of ceramic and look like small lamps. They are very easy to clean and maintain.

 

How does an aroma stone diffuser work? If it has room for water, you’ll have to add some and then a few drops of essential oils.

 

It needs to be plugged, after which it’ll start heating the water to baby bottle temperature. This does not damage the chemical profile of the oils. The diffusion is slow though and not very powerful.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work? Candle Oil Burner

 

8) Candle Diffusers

Candle diffusers are also known as essential oil burners. There are special ceramic or clay diffusers made especially to hold a bit of water. They have a special “chamber” underneath, for a candle.

 

A candle oil diffuser works when you lit the candle. The gentle heat will start warming up the water and diffuse the oils.

 

You must be careful though, as too much heat can damage the oils and weaken their effects. Put the candle off after about 20 minutes.

 

It’s easy to clean candle diffusers. Wipe the water recipient with some warm water with alcohol or vinegar and let it dry. This must be done daily or every other day because of the high risk of mold growth.

 

Are there any doubts left on how does an essential oil diffuser work? If so, don’t hesitate to ask me, I’m here to help you.

 

Tips and Ideas for the Best Aromatherapy Diffusion

Aromatherapy is a nice way of relaxing and feeling better every day. Essential oil diffusers help us do that by dispersing the active oil molecules.

 

We can then inhale these beneficial molecules and enjoy their effects on our minds and bodies. Here are a few good practices and tips to help you diffuse safely all the time:

 

  • Make sure you clean your diffuser at least twice a month, if not more often.
  • If the device rests unused for a long time, you must also wash it clean to remove the dirt and eventual bacteria.
  • Never try to diffuse carriers or vegetable oils. They are fatty oils and are not volatile. They will also clog the diffuser and ruin it.
  • You can also diffuse your favorite essential oils on pieces of paper towel or cotton pads. It will not be very efficient for large spaces though.

 

Which One to Try First?

Nebulizer vs. Ultrasonic Diffuser vs. the Others

 

The answer to “how does an essential oil work” was not simple or short. It’s because they are so many, I had to talk about each type of diffuser in particular.

 

But now you know everything there is to know about the way essential oil diffusers work. The only question that remains is which one to go for?

 

Obviously, the fastest and most accessible method is also the simplest. You can try inhaling from the bottle for a few seconds, though it’s not too effective.

 

Or you can simply pour a few drops on a piece of paper towel and place it next to you. That’ll indeed make a difference, being so close to your nose.

 

Candle oil burners are also a lot more accessible than other higher quality devices. I recommend using them carefully, to avoid spoiling the therapeutic effects of the oils.

 

For household use, the best Aromatherapy diffusers are nebulizers and ultrasonic devices. In a battle between nebulizers vs. ultrasonic diffusers, the first one would clearly win. It can be used for all spaces and you can control the strength of the fragrance and the benefits you want to reap.

 

Nebulizers are also the healthiest, medically speaking. That is so because there’s no water involved in the diffusion, which eliminates the risk of mold growth.

 

If an ultrasonic diffuser is used properly and cleaned regularly, it can be very efficient too. On top of dispersing the oils throughout the house, it can also add a bit of humidity to a dry air.

 

Do not rely on an ultrasonic device to help too much with the humidity. It’s better to simply use a humidifier for that purpose only. Checkout the difference between a humidifier and an ultrasonic diffuser.

 

How Does an Essential Oil Diffuser Work for SPA at Home

 

If you want your oils with you at all times, you’ve got the other options. You can wear a piece of jewelry and infuse it with your favorite scent. That would also play the role of a personal perfume.

 

Or you can use an USB diffuser at work, plugged into the laptop, or on the way home, in your car.

 

Whatever strikes your fancy, you have lots of options. Technology keeps developing and we’ll probably have new diffusers to choose from. Until then though, it will not be a problem to wait to enjoy your favorite essences with all these diffusers.

 

Conclusion

As you can see, there are lots to know about the diffusion of Aromatherapy oils. I tried to give you all the details possible so you have all your facts right before using a diffuser. Regardless of which one you’ll choose, your decision will be a well-informed one.

 

How does and essential oil diffuser work is no longer a mystery. How to clean one is also known, which makes things easier. If you want to put your diffuser to the test, you also have a few simple recipes to choose from.

Do you have a favorite diffusing method or diffuser? If you do, how many others have you tried before?

 

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