How do essential oil diffusers work

How do essential oil diffusers work

Here at Essentially Yours we are passionate about everything essential oil related. Whether it’s sharing the best blends with you or explaining to you how essential oils could improve your mental health - we’ve got you covered. In this blog we’re going to talk about essential oil diffusers and how they work. So, if you want to learn more - keep reading 

Essential Oil diffusers are used to disperse essential oils into the air so you can either experience their beneficial scent, or, feel their therapeutic benefits in aromatherapy. There are a few different varieties of essential oil diffusers, but for the purpose of this blog we’re going to talk about two different types: ultrasonic and nebulisers.

How does an ultrasonic oil diffuser work?

Ultrasonic diffusers are the most commonly seen on the market, as they produce a small cloud of smoke when used - however this won’t trigger your smoke alarm. This is vapour that is produced by the water that you put in your diffuser before use. Ultrasonic oil diffusers are popular because you have to use very little essential oil mixed with a large concentration of water - thus extending the life of your essential oil overall. These are commonly used in offices or massage parlours as they are electronic, easy to maintain and produce a beautiful scent without changing the properties of the oil at all.

How does a nebuliser work?

Nebulisers are more commonly used by professional aromatherapists as they deliver a consistent stream of essential oil without using heat or water. They work on a similar basis to a perfume bottle, however more subtle and using as little essential oil as possible. These are more expensive due to the technicalities of them, but they are still suitable to be used in the home. You’ll find that professional aromatherapists will use nebulisers because of the intensity, and also because you can create powerful blends using these, too. The strong concentration and purity is what makes these so effective in aromatherapy.

In conclusion

Although there are a number of diffusers on the market, we recommend starting out with an Ultrasonic (evaporative) diffuser if it’s your first time purchasing, as these are the easiest to use. They are also low maintenance and will extend the life of your essential oils. However, if you’re looking to buy a diffuser to practice aromatherapy, then we recommend buying a nebuliser as this would be the most effective option for you. Please note that you should not practice as an aromatherapist unless you’re qualified.

What do you think of essential oils? Have you used them in a diffuser before and what was the outcome? We love hearing your stories - so feel free to share them with us today.