How to Choose the Right Essential Oil Diffuser?


Essential oils diffusers in Australia have grown increasingly popular thanks to spas and the understanding that they can improve the air we breathe. The oils are extracted from fruits, flowers, plants, and trees. They are diffused into the air and breathing them in is beneficial to both humans and animals.

A diffuser is a device that allows someone to take a therapeutic grade essential oil and disperse them so that the natural fragrance fills a room. The benefits are improved physical, mental and emotional well-being, with therapeutic benefits to the brain as well. Depending on which oils you are using you may begin to feel the cleansing effect as your body eliminates toxins, negative emotions maybe released, the soothing of muscle tension. There are a number of diffusers each having a different delivery method for dispersing essential oils in to the air.

    1. Lamp Rings
      A lamp ring is a device that contains a lamp and a ring which can be made from various materials such as metal or ceramic and placed over the lamp with a few drops of oil placed in the ring, the lamp then heats the oil. This type of lamp is not expensive but if any oil comes in contact with the bulb it could break the lamp or start a fire so care must be taken, heating the oil in this manner is less effective and could alter and change the therapeutic benefits of the oil.
    2. Candle diffusers
      Candle diffusers are similar to lamp rings; the chief difference is the method by which they heat the oil. Most are a clay pot type looking device where water is placed in the burner then a few drops of essential oils and the burner placed over the candle which heats the oil directly, this type of essential oil diffuser must be treated like a candle and not left unattended for fear of starting a fire.
    3. Atomizers
      If you are new to diffusing, then this is a good place to start. Atomizers disperses oils into the air via a fine mist of evaporated water. You can generally use any therapeutic grade oils with this type of model, controlling the strength of the aroma can be done easily by adding more or less oil as needed. They can be plugged in and should be cleaned after every use.
    4. Nebulizers
      Nebulizers are complex devices that turn oils into vapor, nebulizers disperse a more concentrated aroma in to the air and is more for a serious type of therapy. The essential oil diffuser is used typically for a more targeted emotional treatment, the molecules are broken down into a fine mist and disperse into the air through a glass nebulizer making a hissing sound as the oil infused molecules escaping the glass nebulizer which should be cleaned out after every use.
    5. Fan diffusers
      Fan diffusers come in a number of models, you can get models that can do a large room or a small space. They can run on batteries or can be plugged in. Fan diffusers do not use heat to release the molecules in essential oils, they do it by blowing cool air through an all-natural pad that contains essential oils. These types of fan diffusers can be a little noisy, there is no doubt that aromatherapy offers a number of emotional benefits and choosing the right diffuser can ensure that the therapeutic grade essential oils can do their job and provide targeted therapy.