Essential Oils Diffusers
If you have either been using essential oils or just been researching, I am sure that you have come across some information about Essential Oil Diffusers. If you have never used a Diffuser, you might be wonder what exactly are these devises and what do they do. Well to answer your question, basically a Diffuser is a device used to disperse essential oils into the surrounding area of a room. There are several types of diffusers, but before I go into the different kinds lets cover a couple of things you also might not be aware of.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are oils that are extracted from different flowers, leaves, roots and even fruits. Pure oil can be extracted using one of several methods such as steam distillation, resin tapping and cold pressing. As they are processed differently, they are usually much more potent and you should always know how to use each one safely and what are the characteristics of each essential oil. If you're unsure of anything with using an essential oil, please contact me and I am sure I can help.
Selecting a Essential Oil Diffuser.
If your looking to purchase a diffuser for your essential oils, there are some things you should know and decide before selecting a diffuser. If you need help please contact me, this can be a difficult decision for some, depending on your circumstances such as if you want to use with kids or pets, in an office or car, etc.
- Know where you want to use it. If your going to use it at home, with no pets or kids around. If you want to use it in a small confined area, such as a cubical, or on the go.
- Will you have electricity? If you're going to use it on the go or camping, some diffusers only run on electricity./li>
- Why are you going to use it? This might seem silly but some people want to fill the air with a sweet smelling essence, while others might want a stronger dose for Aromatherapy.
- You should know if your allergic to more potent scents. You might be ok with the Botanical scent, but as stated, oils are much more potent and if your allergic to certain scents, a diffuser might irritate your body. Remember with a diffuser, the scent is sent into the surrounding area, so should check with your doctor before using any diffuser, its always better to be safe than sorry.
- Make sure you know how to safely use any diffuser you select. This includes HOW LONG you are going to use it. There are many different websites that will tell you different lengths of time that you can use a diffuser; which can also be determined by the type of oil used, so make sure to consult with someone that has knowledge in this field.
- There are basically four different types of diffusers, but they come in different styles.
Different Types of Diffusers
Wondering which type of diffuser is good? We will cover the major types so that you can get an introduction to each, however, make sure you know some of the previous items before selecting one to purchase. Again, if you need help, contact me.
Nebulizer Diffuses basically break down the essential oils into tiny particles using a pressurized air stream and nozzle and is dispersed into the area.
Some of the additional benefits of Nebulizer Diffusers are:
- They do not need heat or water to be used;
- They do not use any plastic, so it can't be melted;
- They use the entire oil at once (instead of diluting or in stages) so you get a stronger pure scent,
- They are the considered one of the best if your using it for therapeutic benefits.
As with some Diffusers, there are some downsides like:
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- Due to the process of using the oil, people have reported using more oil than those that are diluted;
- They are a little noisy, so this can be a problem if your going to use it in an office with other people around or right before bed.
Ultrasonic Diffusers are popular types of diffusers that uses water and electronic frequencies to create a fine mist to be released into the air. To be more specific, water is placed in a reservoir, and there is a small disk just under the surface of the water, add drops of essential oils per the instructions.
The disk than creates Ultrasonic vibrations to break up the oils into tiny micro particles into a fine mist. As this type of process uses no heat its best for anyone that doesn't want to use anything with a flame. These types of diffusers are also great in an small office cubicle, a small to medium size living room or kitchen. Ultrasonic Diffusers
Some of the additional benefits of Ultrasonic Diffusers are:
- Because they use water, they also help humidify dry air;
- They make less noise, so its good for nighttime use;
- They tend to cost less than a Nebulizer Diffuser;
- They use less oil, so they are for more budget friendly.
As with some Diffusers, there are some downsides like:
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- If you live in a high humid area, you might not want to use a diffuser that creates a more humid area;
- As they use more water, they use less oil, so if you want a stronger scent, you have to use more oil;
- It as also been reported that some Citrus Oils can erode some parts in Ultrasonic Diffusers;
- Essential oil are corrosive to plastic, so it needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it running smoothly.
Heat Diffusers uses heat (as the name applies) elements to gradually evaporate oils into the air and a small fan to disperse the scent. Some Heat Diffusers may mix the oils with water, the process would be the same.
Some of the additional benefits of Heat Diffusers are:
- They are less expensive and more budget friendly;
- They are relatively quiet;
- Lower levels of heat can heat the oils without changing the compounds much and still make your home smell nice.
Some of the downsides of a Heat Diffuser are:
- Some use high levels of heat to cause a stronger aroma, and as it can change the composition of the oils, it can also defeat the purpose of any therapeutic benefits.
Evaporative Diffusers uses the same process as most Evaporative Systems in a house, oils are dropped onto a tissue or pad and a fan blows air (and evaporates) through this tissue/pad to disperse the scent. The oils are basically turned from a liquid to an airborne gas, so the scents can be lighter at first, then slowly get heavier.
Some of the additional benefits of Evaporative Diffusers are:
- They are usually quiet;
- They use a fan to disperse the scent more quickly throughout the area.
Some of the downsides of a Evaporative Diffuser are;
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- They are usually not as therapeutic due to the process used;
- All the oils are not dispersed at the same time, so the quality of the scent varies over time;
- Most Evaporative Diffusers need electricity to run. there are other types of diffusers, each having their own pros and cons, safety and quality concerns.
No matter which diffuser you select, always make sure that you take all safety precautions including, keeping away from pets, younger children, fire prevention, etc.
Special Reminder: In the United States, essential oils can be labeled 100% and actually contain only 5% oil. Meanwhile they are not required to disclose other possible toxins used as a filler which can cause adverse reactions in your loved one.
None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.
Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.