I will forever be a candle lover, but unfortunately, I needed to find another way to maintain the wonderful smell in my home since my kids are at that age when they just can’t keep their hands to themselves. Indulging in aromatherapy and investing in an essential oil diffuser for my home turned out to be a great decision, especially since now I know how bad it is to breathe the candle’s synthetic fragrance and the tiny little soot particles that can cause a lot of respiratory problems. I also must confess that the pleasant smell coming from essential oils cannot be compared to the one coming from candles. These devices are simple to use, with an appealing design which except spreading beautiful smell in your home, can also be a lovely decorative piece which you can place anywhere you want. All you need is a little water, a few drops of your favourite essential oil (which is completely natural and can do no harm), and a power outlet.
I’m not an expert in aromatherapy, but speaking from my personal experience and from the things I’ve read about essential oil diffusers, I want to share with you some tips on how to find the right one for your home.
There are four types of essential oil diffusers and they all work differently.
I must start with these ones as they are my first choice. Ultrasonic diffusers are amazing aromatherapy devices worth every penny, mainly because they need only a few drops of essential oil to produce long-lasting and pleasant aroma. They are practical, soundless, and economical devices that need no more than a small amount of water in order to create the finest and coolest mist that is to be released from the oils. The greatest advantage of these diffusers is that can be used as humidifiers, especially in winter and when it comes to choosing ultrasonic diffusers Australia online stores have the best deals.
Benefits of ultrasonic diffusers:
- Easy to use, clean and maintain;
- Quiet operation;
- Extremely efficient when to comes to breaking down oils with different viscosity and volatility;
- High air saturation;
- Higher air-humidifying effect;
- Wide area covering;
- Can create a strong fragrance result with a small amount of oil.
What’s more, the benefits, appealing design with fancy lights and functionality are what makes these ultrasonic diffusers Australia spa owners first choice. Thanks to their soft light, appealing design and pleasant aroma they can create the perfect soothing and relaxing atmosphere for their clients.
Unlike ultrasonic diffuser, the nebulizing ones make noise when turned on, are more expensive than ultrasonic, and use the content of the essential oil bottle more quickly (since the bottle of essential oil is directly attached to the diffuser). On the other hand, they also offer a strong smell of essential oil released into the air and do not need water or heat to release the scent of the oils into the air. However, the aforementioned disadvantages are what me choose the ultrasonic ones instead of nebulizing.
Generally speaking, there are two types of evaporative diffusers: the first one uses a fan while the other uses the existing air current. Both of these types are pretty basic in how they operate, but their main drawback is that the lighter and more volatile components of the oil evaporate much faster than the heavier ones. This means that you won’t get a constant scent, instead, at the beginning, you will feel only the smell coming from the lighter oil components, and at the end the heavier ones.
Just like evaporative, heat diffusers also have the power to quickly evaporate essential oils, and their main difference is that they use heat instead of blowing air. You also need to bare in mind that some diffusers use high levels of heat to produce strong smells while other use very low ones which make them better.
Well, these are the types of essential oil diffusers present on the market today, and according to my previous research, the first two types are the best option, be it for residential or commercial use. The other important things that will determine the quality of the diffuser are the brand and the store’s reliability as well, and if you want to have the best of both worlds (quality and affordability), make sure you shop on sale or to take advantage of discounts or promotions.