Which Essential Oil Diffuser is Best for Your Home?
One of the best ways to ensure the health of your entire family is to diffuse essential oils in your home.
During this time of year – when the weather is colder and there are pesky germs everywhere – I like to have a diffuser going when the kids (and their germs!) get home from school.
So when it comes to essential oil diffusers, there are many options. Here are the different type of diffusers and which ones I recommend:
These are the most common essential oil diffusers you’ll find. They use water to distribute your favorite oils into the air by using electronic frequencies. It creates vibrations in water which produces a fine mist of water and essential oils that is released into the air.
These diffusers are more expensive, so they’re not as popular. A nebulizing diffuser does not use water, so the only thing released into the air is the oil and there is nothing added to change its composition. This provides optimal therapeutic benefits.
As the name suggests, these diffusers use heat elements to release the oils into the air. Sometimes the oil is mixed with water. The issue with heat diffusers is that the heat – depending on the strength – can change the properties of the oil at the molecular level.
This type of diffuser uses air flow to spread the oils around the room. There is a fan that will release the lighter components of the essential oils first, then the heavier components last. This may not be as therapeutic because you’re not always getting the benefits of the oils.
The cheapest option is a reed diffuser. Reed diffusers use a glass bottle to contain the oil and rattan sticks, which have small channels that allow the oil to travel up the stick and scent the room. It’s best to use lighter essential oils in reed diffusers, like lemon or grapefruit.
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