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Pros and Cons of Heat Diffusers

Aug 14, 2020

Heat Diffusers

A heat diffuser is just what it sounds like - a diffuser that uses warmth to evaporate essential oils. Generally speaking, models of this variety, like our eWarm Essential Oil Warmer, don't even use electricity; instead, they make use of a candle that heats a reservoir of oil from below. Though this makes heat diffusers a more economical choice than other varieties, that affordability comes at the cost of sacrificing control over the diffusion over the oil. Additionally, they're not appropriate for any areas in which open flames are not allowed.



  • The most inexpensive variety of diffuser

  • Lack of power source means that they can be used even when no electricity is present

  • Easy to clean and maintain


  • No way to control the strength or duration of diffusion

  • Not appropriate for office-based environments or anywhere else open flames are discouraged

  • Aromatherapy benefits lessened by the scent of candle mixing in with that of the oil


As you can see, the world of diffusers is so big that there's bound to be a model out there which perfectly suits your needs. If you're interested in a diffuser for your bedroom or office, the all-around capabilities of ultrasonic models may be what you're after. If you need a powerful diffuser to fill a large space, nebulizers are likely the way to go. Those in need of a travel or desk diffuser will likely find their ideal model among the evaporative varieties. Heat diffusers, meanwhile, are perfect for those looking for truly all-natural aromatherapy. If you have any further questions about the differences between the models, please feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly customer care representatives.