Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways of scenting your home. In addition to making the home smell good and creating an ambience, it’s also an easy way for you to benefit from the aromatherapy properties of the oils.
Diffusing essential oils is the gentlest and most natural way of introducing fragrance to your home as pure essential oils are plant extracts without the addition of any chemicals or artificial ingredients. A diffuser typically mixes these natural oils with water to create a fragrance that fills the air and moves throughout the room. There are several different ways in which to diffuse essential oils in the home, and there is often debate as to which one is the best: Reed diffusers, heat diffusers, evaporative diffusers, nebulizer diffusers, and ultrasonic diffusers. Of these options, the ultrasonic diffuser is the newest on the market. With other options already available, why was it necessary to develop a new one? To put it simply – to offer an improved alternative. Ultrasonic devices are in a class of their own, taking your home fragrance experience to the next level. Here’s how they compare to the various diffuser models on the market:
Thin reeds are dipped in a bottle containing a mixture of essential oils and water, allowing them to soak up the infused liquid. These reeds are left to sit in the oil, being turned occasionally to allow the dry ends to soak up the oil and become saturated. Reed diffusers give off a subtle scent, providing fragrance in a small contained area such as on a desk or a bathroom counter. For many, they are too subtle. They aren’t designed to carry a scent throughout a room, and are not able to fill a substantial area with aroma (so you likely won’t be getting the full therapeutic benefits from them).
A heat diffuser utilises a candle or electric heating system to warm essential oils, causing them to evaporate like steam and permeate a space. Heat changes the properties of essential oils – by essentially boiling them, the oil molecules are pulled apart and permanently changed. This affects their scent as well as their therapeutic benefits. They also carry the risk of causing burns if spilled.
Evaporative diffusers use a highly absorbent wick to hold essential oil. An internal fan blows on this wick, slowly pushing out the essential oils through natural evaporation without the use of any heat. Evaporative diffusers work, but they work a little harder than they need to, and may be difficult to clean.
These types of diffusers are traditionally the top choice for aromatherapy and complementary medicine practitioners. They break essential oils down into atoms with a very powerful atomizer, creating a fine mist that consists of pure, undiluted essential oil. They go through essential oils very quickly and need to be kept on a timer and monitored as they can use a lot of oil in a short amount of time. While they deliver, they do so expensively.
Ultrasonic diffusers use silent and subtle ultrasonic vibrations to break apart essential oils and water, sending them into the air in a cool mist. The oils evaporate through the tiny vibrations and because this type of diffuser does not use any heat, their fragrances aren’t changed. The device dilutes essential oils with water before sending them out into the air, fragrancing the room and allowing occupants to reap the therapeutic benefits of the oils.
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