Today we are going to talk about the best type of essential oil diffuser. We start this conversation by describing the three main types of essential oil diffusers:
- Essential Oil Nebulizers
- Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
- Essential Oil Burners
The next sections of this article focus on distinct advantages and key features of each type of essential oil diffuser.
Essential Oil Nebulizers
The main advantages offered by nebulizers is that they can diffuse essential oils completely unaltered. Because of this, the best essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy purposes will generally be a nebulizer. There are also times when an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser has distinct advantages. We talk about ultrasonic diffusers later in this article.
Nebulizers have a small air pump that they use to compress air. Some air compressors do produce a slight humming noise while they are operating. Most manufacturers have solved this problem and nebulizers for essential oils will operate silently. They use this compressed air to turn the oil into a very fine mist. This mist form allows the essential oil to diffuse into the air. Nebulizers do not add any extra moisture into the air. Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers, on the other hand, will add humidity into your home. We talk about those in the next paragraph.
Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers work the same way a cool mist humidifier does. the only difference is that essential oil diffusers are designed to have essential oils added to their water tank. They generally consists of a base topped by a water tank.
Diffusers produce vibrations that humans will not be able to hear or feel. The vibrations will not disturb you or anyone in your house. These vibrations turn the water into a mist and the mist diffuses into the room. the important thing to consider before purchasing an ultrasonic diffuser is that you will always add humidity to the room when the appliance is running. This is great during winter in cold climates since the air is always drier.
URPOWER has one of the most extensive lineups of ultrasonic essential oil diffusers on the market today. Our top recommendations comes from their products along with Exqline Diffusers. There are minor differences in the products these two brands offer. The decision between them comes down to the outward appearance being a better match for the room you plan to use it in.
The URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser and the Exqline 1500ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser are both great products to consider. We review them extensively in this article.
The one downside to these two products is that they are both quite large when compared to other essential oil diffusers. URPOWER and Exqline both make smaller essential oil diffusers in the 300 and 400 ml range. Smaller units are obviously nicer if space is a concern on your desk or counter.
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Essential Oil Burners
People who are looking to find therapeutic benefit from essential oils can use either type of diffusers we already discussed. Essential oil burners on the other hand may not be appropriate for these people. Essential oil burners do not actually burn the oil but they do add heat to get the oil to diffuse. Usually they consist of a small dish that holds the essential oils. Underneath this dish you may light a tealight candle. The heat from the candle causes the oil to evaporate and diffuse into the air. It is possible that this added heat may damage the oil and reduce its therapeutic qualities. There is still a distinct advantage that essential oil burners offer. If they are using a tealight candle they do not need to be plugged into the wall. If space or placement is an important factor and essential oil burner might be your best solution.