If you are into diffusing essential oil, then you have to know what type of diffuser you should use. Diffusing essential oils with the right diffuser can successfully disperse the invigorating scent into the air, thus successfully achieving the aromatherapy purpose you have in mind.
When it comes to the types of diffusers, there are a few available in the market. However, the most popular ones are the ultrasonic diffusers and the electronic diffusers. They are highly in demand in the market. They have their own pros and cons. Knowing more about them before you make your purchase will allow you to make the most out of your investment.
The ultrasonic diffuser is oftentimes referred to as humidifying diffuser. It is one of those diffusers that produce a fine mist. The method used to accomplish that is quite unique though. With the ultrasonic diffuser, electronic frequencies are used to make the small disk that is located underneath the surface of the water vibrate at high speeds. The ultrasonic vibrations can then break the essential oils into tiny microparticles. After that, the broken down oil will be dispersed in a fine mist. The tiny particles of oil offer easy absorption for the lungs, increasing the therapeutic effect of essential oils on the spirit, mind, and body.
- Helps in humidifying the air. The diffuser creates the fine mist that humidifies the air. It also features a gentle trickling sound of water.
- Conserves oil. Only a bit of essential oil is necessary for the diffuser. This means you need to add less oil into it. Compared to the other diffusers, you only need a tiny amount of essential oil for this.
- Only diffuse a little oil. This diffuser requires a large volume of water. On the other hand, the essential oil needed is only a few drops. With the fine mist, only a small fraction is made up of essential oil. Dispersing the essential oil throughout the room is affected by the air current too.
- Requires regular cleaning. The oil generally settles at the bottom of the diffuser. Oil build-up is inevitable. To avoid lowering the performance of the diffuser, it is only a given to clean the diffuser regularly. It prevents damages to the diffuser too. You can effective clean the diffuser using a Q-tip.
It will take a long time for you to use up even one bottle of essential oil. After all, it will take only a few drops if you use the ultrasonic diffuser. Overall though, this should be a good option if you do not want to waste your essential oil.
Technically, there are two types of evaporative diffusers. One of them is the type that takes advantage of a fan. On the other hand, the other one makes use of air current. Operating the evaporative diffuser is pretty basic. There is no need to go through a lot of trouble for that.
If you have the fan type, it uses a fan that blows air through a filter where the essential oil has been dropped onto. The oil evaporates faster with this particular method. If you have the other type, it does not have a fan. It just takes advnatage of the air current currently blowing inside the room.
- Gives off aroma in small areas. The said diffuser is perfect at getting the aroma of the essential oil around smaller rooms or your personal space.
- If you do not count the fan noises, then you will notice that this type of diffuser is very quite. It actually does not make any noise.
- Different rates of evaporation. The oil components typically evaporate at a different rate. The lighter ones evaporate faster compared to the heavier ones. You will most likely receive a higher percentage of the lighter essential oils at the start of the diffusing process while the heavier ones are easily noticed at the latter part. This may also mean that the therapeutic benefits offered by the essential oil decreases.
Indeed, the therapeutic properties of the essential oil may diminish simply because the whole oil is not evaporated at the same time. Other than that, the evaporative diffuser is still a good choice for getting the scent of essential oils dispersed through the room. It is perfect for spreading aroma within a personal space.