Best Essential Oil Diffusers:  5 Types of Diffusers

Are you one of those people like me who are scared to use candles out of fear you might forget to blow it out one day? Do you want to come home to a good smelling house? If so, diffusers are the perfect solution for you.

Why should you use an essential oil diffuser?

Diffusers are devices used for aromatherapy. They allow an aroma to spread throughout a room creating a continuous scent of your choice. You simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a diffuser and let it disperse in the air while you reap in the benefits. Diffusers are a great alternative to the traditional use of candles or even air freshener sprays that can be dangerous or short lived. These aromatherapy devices are a convenient way to turn any room into an inviting serene environment. Use diffusers to relax or even boost your mood. Allow essential oils to purify the air and calm your mind at your convenience.

The 5 types of oil diffusers

Choosing which essential oil diffuser to use for can get overwhelming with how many options there are out there. Not all diffusers are created equal. They range in price, benefits and how good they work. I have broken down the known types of diffusers in hopes of making your choice more clear. The commonly used essential oil diffusers are:

  1. Ultrasonic/Humidifying
  2. Heat
  3. Evaporative
  4. Nebulizer
  5. Natural Wood

Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers dispense essential oils by creating a fine mist. Ultrasonic vibrations break down the oil into particles. These particles mix with steam creating a mist that is dispersed into the air. These diffusers can also double as a humidifier by simply using the diffuser with solely water. This is an added benefit, in those cold dry winter months allowing you to add moisture to the air. This diffusion process makes little to no noise making it convenient to use in a room while you are sleeping or working. An ultrasonic diffuser mixes essential oils with water resulting in a diluted release of the oil into the air. If you use primarily citrus oils you may want to consider a different diffuser because the acid in the oils may erode parts of this diffuser.

Heat Essential Oil Diffusers

Heat diffusers work in a very similar fashion to evaporative diffusers. Essential oils are heated up until they reach a point of evaporation where it is released into the air. This type of diffuser is ideal if you like to use thicker oils such as sandalwood. These diffusers are overall quiet and fairly affordable making them a commonly used diffusal method. You may see them in different forms such as candle heat diffusers or electric heat diffusers. Regardless of the type of heat diffuser you choose they all work by heating up the oil until the point of evaporation. Although they are convenient they may not be the best for you depending on the benefit you wish to get. By using heat, the chemical composition of the essential oil may change bringing you an even stronger scent. You may say how is a stronger smell a bad thing? The stronger heat can change the chemical composition therefore changing the benefits you may get from inhaling the oil. If you are using essential oils for their healing benefits rather than for their aroma you may think twice before using a heat diffuser that operates on a high heat rather than a lower subtle heat.

Evaporative Essential Oil Diffusers

Evaporative diffusers distribute the oils throughout a room by allowing the oil particles to evaporate in a room. Unlike heat diffusers evaporative diffusers use a fan to generate wind causing the oil to evaporate.The essential oil soaks into an absorbent material such as a pad or lining. The wind flows through the lining causing the oil to evaporate allowing the scent to enter the air.

Nebulizer Essential Oil Diffuser

Nebulizers are unique in the aspect that they do not use heat or water like other diffusers. They break down the oils into atoms creating a concentrated pure flow of essential oils for aromatherapy. Air is blown through a tube forming a vacuum that brings the oil to the surface. The oil is then blown as a thin mist into the air. Due to this diffusers pure form of dispersal it is recommended to use a timer to get the most out of your essential oil over time. If you are interested in all natural ingredients essential oils and obtaining the purest diffusing experience nebulizing diffusers are perfect for you.

Natural Wood Essential Oil Diffusers

Essential oils can seep into many different materials while giving off their aroma. What if i told you that you could get the same great smell by using wood. If you are looking for an all natural way to aromatherapy, wood diffusers are the best alternative for you. Simply put a few drops of your essential oil onto the japanese cypress wood diffuser and let the wood naturally release your scent. The oil will absorb the oil giving off the aroma slowly over time. This diffuser is non electric making it cordless and convenient to use while traveling. 

Before buying a diffuser weigh your options. What are you looking for? All natural, non heat, or cordless? Everyone has their own preference. Regardless of what you choose, diffusing will help change your mood while purifying the air you breathe. Relish in the benefits essential oil diffusers bring while filling any environment with an invigorating scent.