What Is Essential Oil Diffuser – Which One To Buy?Posted by: Connie Varricchio | Posted on: January 24, 2021
What is Essential Oil Diffuser – I wanted to spend some time looking into the many types of Essential Oil Diffusers.
- An Aroma Diffuser uses a mixture of oil and water and can also keep a mist in the room along with the Essential Oil Scent.
- A Nebulizing Diffuser does not use water – it uses pressurized air and delicately hand blown Pyrex glass and a wooden base.
- An Ultrasonic Diffuser. This type uses water to disperse the Essential Oils into the air.
- Oil Lamp Diffusers that work similar to a kerosene lamp. In my opinion these are quite dangerous.
- Candle Diffusers that are quite popular – These heat up your Essential Oils also and can change them a bit along the way.
All are effective in getting the scents of the oils in the air – my two favorite types are the Aroma Diffusers and the Nebulizing Diffuser. I will discuss both below.
Use water to disperse the Essential Oils of your choice into the air. There are a few models that are very quiet – some models you can hear the water droplets falling as the unit is working. An Aroma Diffuser puts a small amount of oil into the air and the aroma will be subtle – not strong. Many of these units are a small humidifier and even a night light as most tend to have colored lights as part of the design. Very pretty. These units can be very quiet and diffuse approx 400 sq feet. It takes a while to fill the room with the scents yet it will work nicely given time. These units are normally quite affordable and a great choice for someone new to Essential Oil Therapy. Gives someone a chance to try it out on a small more affordable scale before jumping right in. The aroma diffuser has plastic pieces inside and will need proper cleaning to avoid corrosion and mold from building up. The cleaning is not complicated – this is just something to be aware of. Your Aroma Diffuser can handle thick and thin oils yet it does not do well with Citrus Oils. Citrus Oils are more corrosive to the plastic pieces inside the diffuser. It is best to avoid these scents.
Amazon has many (mostly aroma diffusers) to choose from and in all different price ranges with many bells and whistles. Click on the link above for the Amazon Essential Oil Diffuser page. You can toggle back and forth from that page to this article. I will talk about one of my favorites below.
Anjou 300ml Ultrasonic Aroma Model Number AJ-ADA019 has a 5 star rating and has close to 5000 reviews! I would say this is a pretty good one. 🙂 It is reasonably priced at 24.99 and at the moment of this article there is a $6.00 coupon. They have a patented oil flow system that continually puts the scents into the air without the need to constantly add more essential oils.
If you like quiet, this is the one for you. With some diffusers you will hear water droplets throughout the cycle. Not the case with this model. It is super quiet so you may relax and rest and enjoy the peacefulness you are searching for. Less noise means fewer interruptions to your “me time”. Undisturbed working, learning, resting, sleeping – whatever it is you are seeking.
Two mist outputs that last up to 8 Hours. No need to worry about forgetting to turn your diffuser off – This diffuser will shut itself off when it detects the water level getting too low for safe operation.
All the Anjou Diffusers have the same basic system and bells and whistles – the difference is in the size and the amount of time they will run before needing more oil or water.
Reviews on this model – At the time of writing this article – 89% of close to 5000 people that left a review, gave this diffuser a 5 star rating – stated it was quiet, it worked exactly as expected, was enjoyable. Ran a long time between refills. They were over all very pleased with this model.
There are at least 5 other models from the same company on the Anjou Amazon page and I cannot see how anyone could go wrong choosing any of these products. They all have a 4.5 to a 5 star rating with thousands of reviews. They have to be doing something right for sure.
Are their Other Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffusers?
The answer to this question is a huge YES. You can find Essential Oil Diffusers in a thousand different places. Amazon just happens to have a great place to view a ton of them and what is nice about shopping Amazon is you get reviews right on the pages – and questions that other users have left with answers so you can really read for yourself the struggles others have had and the successes as well. You can tell right away if something is going to suit you or be a big waste of energy, time and Money. No one like wasting time and money. Let us next look at one of my favorite places to purchase
These do not use water – They atomize essential oils into fine droplets which are then sprayed into the air in the room. With these units you will get the maximum effect from the oils. The nebulizing diffuser is a bit noisier – pure essential oils come at this small price. They have a steady hum which is the air pump doing its job. This steady hum does not stop me from enjoying my diffuser as you only should be running the diffuser for 15 to 20 minutes at a time as that is all the time you need to get the oil droplets to saturate the room with all of their wonderful qualities. You do have to be careful of the thickness of the oils that you put in a nebulizing diffuser – You should only run thinner oils through your nebulizer. Cleaning these units is quite easy – you return any unused oil back into it’s bottle and wipe off the glass of the nebulizer with rubbing alcohol. Should your diffuser get clogged because you left the oil in for a few days – not to worry. This can be easily cleaned up by soaking in rubbing alcohol and then wiped clean. Nebulizing diffusers are very effective and easy to use and clean. Below I will write about a company that has very cool nebulizing diffusers. Enjoy.
Organic Aromas – Nebulizing Diffuser -Needs NO WATER
The Organic Aromas link above is another site – non amazon – that has 4.8 to 5 star diffuser ratings. What is really cool about this site is that you can purchase hand carved diffusers and personalized Essential Oil Diffusers. You can have your picture on the diffusor, or your family, your children, grandchildren, pets – whatever picture you want.
These are quite pricey yet the price is worth it. Every day there are people, pets, places and events that warm your heart as will your essential oil scents. I truly believe these Nebulizing Diffusers to be the best way to disperse your oils into the room. These work without Heat or Moisture. Which means your oils release into the room in the purest form possible. This is a very safe way to disperse also since there is on heat, no added water, no plastic. Professional grade aromatherapy will fill the room.
Choosing an Essential Oil Diffuser
Wondering which Diffuser is right for you? Here are a few things to think about before you decide.
- Oils Mix with Water which can weaken them
- Aroma is Not as Intense
- Small humidifier as well as a night light
- Very quiet
- Diffuses up to 400 sq. feet
- Uses small amount of scents but takes time to fill the room
- Plastic pieces inside need proper cleaning to avoid corrosion and mold
- Easy to Use and Clean
- Can break down any oil no matter the thickness
- Citrus Scents tend to wear parts down quicker
- Oils are not diluted – Pure Oils disperse into the air
- Uses approx 3ml per hour of Essential Oils
- Oils scents are more intense
- Just a Diffuser – not a small humidifier and most are not a night light
- A bit noisier
- Diffuses 1000 sq. ft.
- Used more Essential Oil – Scents Happen Quickly
- Made of Glass, Wood and Ceramic Parts – More Fragile
- More Expensive
- May require more frequent cleaning
- Should not use with thicker oils unless oils unless diluting with a thinner oil first
What Conditions Do People Use the Nebulizing Diffuser For?
- Emotional Imbalances
Below are a few oils that can be an anti-inflammatory – which could perhaps help with asthma and respiratory conditions
- Roman Chamomile
Always consult a doctor before starting a treatment of Essential Oils and start with a small amount to make sure the oil is right for you.
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