Here at Essentially Yours we are obsessed with essential oils and how to get the most out of them. As a company we don’t just want to produce gorgeous oils, but we also want to educate our community so they feel well equipped when using their oils - regardless of being a beginner or a seasoned professional! In this blog we’re going to talk about the 5 major types of essential oil diffusers. So, if you want to learn more - keep reading.
- Ultrasonic diffuser: These are the most common diffusers on the market as they require very little essential oil expertise, as well as being easy to maintain and clean. These work through using water and essential oil to create a water vapour which then disperses the essential oil into a room. They can work in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms and allow for very small concentrations of the oil to be mixed with high volumes of water - but still leaves a gorgeous scent. They are electronic and can be cleaned using a damp cloth and hot water.
- Reed diffuser: This is probably the lowest maintenance diffuser out there, and it’s using reed (which look like small sticks) in a bottle filled with essential oil to soak up and disperse the oil into the air. Each time you flip the sticks around the scent will intensify as the bottom of the sticks (soaked in oil) will then be left in open air to allow the scent to spread. Reed diffusers are easy to access and can be beautifully designed to fit the aesthetic of your home.
- Evaporative diffuser: Similar to a reed diffuser, this will use either a pad or wick soaked in oil to diffuse the oil with the power of a small fan to help the scent spread. Again, this is low maintenance but usually evaporative diffusers don’t last very long and you’ll need to purchase new pads or wicks to get the same amount of scent saturation. They are great if you want pre-made blends, too.
- Nebuliser: Nebulisers are often used by professional aromatherapists and this works on a similar pretence to a perfume spray. It doesn’t require heat, wind or water - just the atomisation of the essential oil particles. This is used more by specialists rather than your average Joe, as it often requires more oil and an eye for detail to create the perfect blends for aromatherapy.
- Heat diffuser: Whether it’s in an oil burner or a lamp ring, heat diffusers use heat to disperse the oil into the air. Although it’s effective, it can change the overall composition of the oil which is the only downside of using this method.
What do you think of essential oil diffusers? Which one is your favourite and have you tried more than one? We love hearing your stories - so, feel free to share them with us today.