Essential Oil Diffuser - More Than One Type That Works Great For Aromatherapy

An essential oil diffuser is an apparatus whereby an essential oil is placed into it and it causes the essential oils to evaporate into the air around it which would allow your home, office, store, or other space to smell fragrant. You can opt for scents that help you to feel relaxed, those that remind you of a special place or some that give you an energy boost. A wide range of diffusers are also available, allowing you to obtain the scent you want in a device convenient and aesthetically pleasing to you.


Diffusion is the process that enables essential oils to disperse so that their aromatic qualities spread throughout an entire floor or room. This process can occur by any of several methods, some of which are simple while others quite complex. In either case, the use of an essential oil diffuser and the diffusing process that resulting in its creation started hundreds of years ago, as the importance of aromatherapy was known to early civilizations.

Choosing an Essential Oil Diffuser

If you are looking for an essential oil diffuser, whether it is your first one or tenth, you would be spoilt for choice, as you can choose from many options. Modern technology provides you with electronic and battery operated models while traditionalists continue to use reeds and bottles, as well as plates or burners to house candles and the oil.

Ultrasonic Diffuser - One of the more modern choices is the ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, which uses electronic frequencies to create vibrations and carry them toward the surface of the device where the oil is floating. These vibrations allow the oil to vaporize, thus dispersing it through the air.

Cold Air Diffuser - Another modern option is the cold air diffuser, a device that works based on the temperature of a room. While a simple concept, this type of diffuser’s design execution was poor; it is noisy, messy, and cannot diffuse the thicker, heavier oils.

Evaporative Diffuser - The evaporating essential oil diffuser is among the more common types of devices and its end result is the same as that of the ultrasonic diffuser. The difference is that, while the ultrasonic diffuser uses vibrations, the evaporating device uses a fan to blow air through a filter specially designed to vaporize the oil. Using this diffuser, you are sure to notice the rapid vaporization of light oils but also the delay in dispersing heavier oils. This choice of diffuser is best if you are a frequent traveler and need or like to take your aromatics with you.

Heat Diffuser - The heat diffuser involves, as its name suggests, the application of heat in order for the oil to disperse. However, this method comes with the lowest recommendation, as the heat may alter the chemistry of a particular oil. Still, this diffuser is the best for the job, as it brings out the strongest aromas and allows the scent to disperse evenly through a large space. This is the most common type of diffuser in the market and can be found in most stalls selling essential oils.

Homemade Diffuser

Taking on the task of making a diffuser at home can be fun, simple and cost effective.

Tissue Diffusion - One method you might try is basic tissue diffusion, in which you simply add three or four drops of essential oil onto a clean tissue. Place the tissue nearby and as motion occurs in the area, the aroma of the essential oil spreads. The advantage of this method is that you can use it anywhere and it takes no time to create this type of diffuser. However, you are not going to obtain the strong aroma you may desire.

Steam Diffusion - Another at home oil diffusing technique you may use to create a sweet smelling space. Simply boil two cups of clean water, pour it into a deep bowl, add ten drops or less of the essential oil, depending on the scent you are using and how strong you want it, then simply let it sit or you may heat it up. This technique offers quick diffusion but the aroma may not last too long

Candle diffuser - The essential oil diffuser that requires the use of a candle is probably among the most popular forms of scent dispersion because it is simple and aesthetically pleasing. To use this type of diffuser, simply place a candle of your choice under the dish holding the oil, light it and enjoy hours of your favorite scent. Just remember, essential oils are flammable and using a candle can lead to the outbreak of a fire so, handle these items with care.

Inhaler Diffuser - A final type of essential oil diffuser is the inhaler, which is a plastic device, complete with a storage pouch, sold over-the-counter. This diffuser is helpful for users requiring quick refreshment, rejuvenation fighting headaches, curing muscle pain and alleviating emotional ailments. The inhaler has the advantage of being small and light-weight, so it is ideal for travel or for you to enjoy the benefits without bothering your office neighbor with a scent he or she may not enjoy. Personal diffusers also tend to be cheap however, they can still be costly, as some are only for a single use and the reusable ones tend to become rather dirty because cleaning them is not easy.

The essential oil diffuser has become quite popular in all its various forms, being common in day spas and other holistic health establishments. They are also widespread in other business environments, commercial stores and throughout people's homes. These simple devices enhance the ambiance of any area by dispersing a delightful fragrance but at the same time, the aromatics also provide physical and emotional comfort. Indeed, diffusion can be helpful across many aspects that allow you to live a better quality of life.

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