Aromatherapy Diffusers – Which Oil Diffuser Is Best?
Four different types of essential oil diffusers exist:
Before purchasing an aromatherapy diffuser, it’s important to note the difference between the types of diffusers.
So let’s discover which type is the best essential oil diffuser.
Evaporative diffusers are the most basic, as they work by moving room air through a filter and picks up the essential oil which is the pushed through the room. This type of oil diffuser works well at dispersing the aroma throughout the room, but there is a drawback. Any time an EO is evaporated, some of the components evaporate more quickly than others. So you get some of the light element first and then heavier elements later as opposed to getting them all at the same time.
Nebulizing diffusers work without using any water. Much like a perfume atomizer, they work by jetting air across a tube which creates a vacuum and sucks the liquid up the tube and disperses it. It creates a very fine mist and has much better therapeutic qualities than the other types of diffusers.
Ultrasonic diffusers add water to the oil while creating a very fine mist of particles into the air. They use electronic frequencies and a disc under the water which vibrates rapidly. The vibrations break down the oil into minute particles which is was develops the mist. Ultrasonic diffusers make a very nice mist and have a warming sound, but a very small amount of the actual mist is the EO. If you prefer just a small amount of oil be dispersed into the room, the ultrasonic diffusers may be best for you.
Heat Diffusers are very similar to evaporators. They evaporate the EO much more rapidly and use heat in place of air to operate. Some of the heat diffusers use more heat to have a stronger aroma, but the better ones use only a very low heat and develop more of a subtle scent. Higher levels of heat will actually change the composition of the oil, so while they may appear to work better, they are actually doing more harm than good. Many people like heat diffusers because of their quiet operation.
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