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Benefits And Limitation of 4 Types of Diffuser
- Jul 17, 2018 -

There are 4 basic types of natural essential oil diffuser.

Each of these aroma lite diffuser uses a different process to disperse the essential oils into the air and come with their own unique benefits, and in some cases, limitations.

* Ultrasonic (Ultrasonic Vibration)

Ultrasonic room scent diffusers get their name from the ultrasonic vibrations used to break down the essential oils into microparticles, allowing the oil to be dispersed as a very fine mist, mixed with steam, into the air. The process does not create a lot of noise, allowing the diffuser to run extremely quietly - ideal for relaxing, sleeping and working.

DOES AN ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER USE HEAT?

The ultrasonic diffuser process is adiabatic, meaning that the oil changes states without the use of heat. Because no heat is used in process, the integrity of the oil is fully preserved upon dispersal.

CAN AN ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER DOUBLE AS A AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER HUMIDIFIER?

Yes, an ultrasonic diffuser uses water as part of the dispersal processes, adding the benefit of humidifying the room. Added water is sometimes criticized as it dilutes the potency of the oils, but for those who do not prefer overwhelming smells and for their oils to last longer, mixing them with water for dispersal can be seen as a good thing.

* Heat (Heat)

A heat diffuser heats the essential oils until they evaporate into the air. All models of heat diffusers use a tray where the oil is held next to the heat source so that it will heat and evaporate.

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF HEAT DIFFUSERS?

While heat diffusers are an economical option that do a good job of their basic function - dispersing the essential oil - the use of heat changes the essential oils at the chemical level - changing and in many cases, limiting, the health benefits of the oils.

* Evaporative (Wind/Fan)

While heat diffusers also distribute the oils via evaporation, evaporative diffusers use a fan to generate a wind vs. heat, to cause the oil to evaporate into the air. This scent come from this machine can not be long-lasting in the air.

* Nebulizer (Force/Atomization)

HOW ARE NEBULIZERS USED FOR AROMATHERAPY?

Unlike other aromatherapy air diffuser , Nebulizers require no heat and no water. They deliver a concentrated and pure stream of essential oil dispersion, though you will likely need to place it on a timer in order to prevent the oil from quickly running out. This concentration and purity makes nebulizers a great option for aromatherapy.

WHY SHOULD I USE A DIFFUSER?

Aside from being a great smelling alternative to candles or wax melts, home essential oil diffusers can help you to relax with calming lavender, lift your spirits with a fun vanilla scent, remove airborne pathogens with tea tree or thyme, open your airways with cooling eucalyptus and more. The health benefits of using a diffuser that contains water also include doubling as a humidifier to help your dried out airways.


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