Here at Essentially Yours, we love helping our community work out new ways to use essential oils. Our favourite way to use our collection is with a diffuser that disperses the oil into the air to create a special mood and a beautiful scent. There are loads of different types of diffusers out there, and it can get confusing trying to choose! So, in this blog, we will talk about how you can find the best essential oil diffuser for you and your family.
What do I need to consider when choosing the best essential oil diffuser?
The cheapest type of essential oil diffuser uses heat, so if you are on a tight budget that might be the best for you. The most expensive type is the nebulising diffuser, but this is considered better quality because it maintains the composition of the oils. Nebulising diffusers are particularly expensive not only because of their initial cost, but they also require much more of the oil, meaning you will need to restock your collection much more often. If you are looking for a great value diffuser that keeps the essential oils pure and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we recommend choosing an ultrasonic diffuser, which will provide great value for money.
If you live in a humid climate, you might not want to use an ultrasonic diffuser, because it will add even more humidity to the air. Instead, you could use an evaporative diffuser, which uses a fan to push the scent around the room. If, on the other hand, you live in a dry climate, an ultrasonic diffuser can double up as a humidifier!
If you are planning to use your diffuser in your bedroom, you might need to consider how much noise it makes. A nebulising diffuser is popular in living areas, but it is the noisiest variety. If you are wanting to disperse the scent of lavender and chamomile to help your children dose off, a noisy diffuser will probably prove quite disappointing! For a silent but effective diffuser, we recommend the ultrasonic diffuser. It is not as silent as the heat or evaporative diffusers, but still allows for maximum aromatherapy benefits!
If you are looking to gain the most benefits from your essential oils, a heat diffuser or evaporative diffuser might not be your best option. The reason for this is that these tend to alter the chemical composition of the oil, breaking it down and therefore not providing the best aromatherapy healing. Evaporative (or fan) diffusers disperse the oil’s molecules in parts, in the order in which they evaporate. Some heat diffusers also compromise the oil’s structure, but others use a low heat to gently disperse the oil. If aromatherapy is your main goal, it might be best to stick to an ultrasonic or nebulising essential oil diffuser, which do not alter the chemical composition of the oil. If, on the other hand, you simply want to use essential oils for their beautiful scents, you won’t need to worry so much about their composition remaining intact.
Which is your favourite type of essential oil diffuser? How do you look for the perfect one? As always, the Essentially Yours team loves hearing all about your favourite oils and accessories, so feel free to reach out to one of us today!