Today we are going to talk about the best type of essential oil diffuser. In most cases this will be a nebulizer. There are also times when an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser has distinct advantages. For most situations a nebulizer or an ultrasonic diffuser will do just fine. There is also a third option of using an essential oil burner. We will talk about essential oil burners at the end of this article. Whether or not an essential oil burner is appropriate for you is a very specific decision that you will need to make on your own. We will, however, provide all the information you need to decide on the most appropriate essential oil diffuser.
Essential Oil Nebulizers
The main advantages offered by nebulizers is that they can diffuse essential oils completely unaltered. 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 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. However, during the summer you may not want to increase the humidity.
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.