Selecting the Right Type of Essential Oil Diffuser


With all the rage nowadays with spas, massages, and relaxation, it’s not surprising that massage oils, incense sticks, and essential oils are also very hot in the market. Many people even go to such lengths as designing certain parts of their house to look like a spa or at least to have the ambiance of a spa.

Aside from using mood lights and relaxing music, more and more people are using an essential oil diffuser in their homes. If the mood lights are meant to appeal to your sense of vision and music to your sense of hearing, this diffuser is used to appeal to your sense of smell, so that everything would contribute to an overall spa experience.

A diffuser is a small device that uses diffusion to disperse essential oils. Using the best oil diffusers in Australia will allow the aroma of the oils to fill a room or an area with the oil’s natural fragrance. Depending on the oil used, a diffuser serves as a natural and inexpensive air purifier. Aside from filling your room with fragrance and removing unwanted odors, it can effectively eliminate airborne pathogens like mold and mildew, dust and dust mites, and viruses and bacteria. There are several kinds of essential oil diffusers available and you can even make your own. If you are planning to purchase one, it is good to inform yourself about the common types available.

Candle Diffusers. These are diffusers that use candles, usually a tea light. The candle is used to gently heat the essential oil. Most candle diffusers are made of ceramic or steel. Most of the time, the candle diffuser has a small bowl or pot where you put the essential oil which is often diluted in water.

Lamp Rings. These devices contain a lamp and a ring, which is usually made of terra cotta, metal, or ceramic. The ring, which contains a few drops of oil, is placed over the lamp. These are one of the most inexpensive diffusers available in the market although it’s also considered unsafe because the risk of getting burned or starting a fire is high.

Fan Diffusers. Unlike the first two diffusers discussed above, fan diffusers don’t use heat to release the molecules in essential oils. Instead, they blow cool air through an absorbent pad that contains the oils. These diffusers come in many sizes so it’s easy to use them if you have a large room.

Nebulizers. Unlike the other diffuser, nebulizers are more complex. They turn the oil into vapor, dispersing a more concentrated aroma into the air. They come with a motorized base and can provide a more serious type of therapy.

Electric Heat Diffusers. These are diffusers that use heat. However, aside from the heat, they also use a fan to gently disperse the aroma into the room.

It is important to carefully choose the type of essential oil diffuser that is best for you. Consider the size of your room and the diffuser that you would be most comfortable with.

To find out more about Essential Oils and their diffusers, please visit the Essential Oil Blog.

May good health be yours and your family.