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How to use the basic oil diffuser?

Jul 23, 2020

What you need to know

With so many options, you should know a few things to help you get the right thing you need. After all, knowledge is power, and when it comes to the power of essential oils, the more you know, the healthier you are.


There are 4 main types of essential oil diffusers on the market today:


Nebulizing Diffusers

Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers

Evaporative Diffusers

Heat Diffusers


The best essential oil diffuser is the one that best meets your needs, so in order to make the right choice, please consider your needs when reading.


Nebulizing Diffusers

For many reasons, atomized essential oil diffusers are generally considered the best type of diffuser. They do not require heat, water, and do not contain plastic, which is a great benefit. It works by using compressed air and oil. The air stream blows through the small tube, creating a vacuum, pulling the oil to the surface of the tube, and then blowing it away in a fine mist. Many of them can be used with timers, which can be set to burst at the right time, but you may just choose to fill it and forget.


More important than ease of use is the way the atomized essential oil diffuser perfectly distributes the product. For those who use essential oils for physical and mental health and physical and mental health, or for aromatherapy, this is the essential oil diffuser to buy because it can discharge a large amount of oil into the air when you need it most.


Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers

They also produce fine mist like sprayers, but they work in a different way, using electronic frequencies to generate ultrasonic vibrations, which break up molecules for distribution. These use a mixture of water and essential oils, which means you will dilute the potency of the essential oils when you use them. In addition, because essential oils corrode plastics, they need to be cleaned regularly to keep them running smoothly.


However, the use of this type of essential oil diffuser has a humidifying effect, so it works well when the weather turns overcast and dry. During cold and flu season, it is important to add moisture to the room. One caveat is that you cannot use any type of citrus oil in this type of device because it will corrode ultrasonic parts.


Evaporative Diffusers

As you might suspect from their names, they work. As the essential oil evaporates, it will be released into the air when it changes from liquid to gas. These models usually use a small fan to blow air through the oil, causing the oil to evaporate at a faster rate than normal.


One disadvantage is that as essential oils evaporate, lighter components disperse faster than heavier components, making it difficult to obtain the full benefits of these oils. Evaporative aromatherapy oil diffusers are usually the cheapest and are a good choice for those who occasionally need freshness.


Heating aromatherapy oil

These work the same way as evaporative diffusers that use fans to release essential oils, but they use heat instead. They are relatively cheap and quiet, but they can change the chemical composition of the oil when heated. Some use higher calories to make the smell stronger, but this will not serve the purpose when you are trying to get the basic therapeutic benefits. Lower calories can keep things subtle without changing the compound too much and still make your house smell good.


Now that you understand the surroundings, you can make better decisions and be satisfied with your purchase.

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