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Essential Oil Diffuser

There are many essential oils such as lavender oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, and rosemary which you can use in your home, office, hotel, and many other places as a room freshener. But to get the benefits of real aromatherapy, you need to diffuse the essential oils to spread their aroma, fragrance, and benefits around the room.

There are many benefits to diffusing essential oil scents.  These oils spread the goodness of natural aroma around which soothes and calms frayed nerves. In fact, if you sit in a room where essential oil is diffused, you may experience a complete rejuvenation of your body and mind.

In order to diffuse essential oils in a proper manner, you need a method of diffusion.  There are many different methods and types of diffusion - this page will help you pick the right essential oil diffuser for you.

Nebulizers

Many experts consider nebulizers to be the single most effective way to diffuse essential oils.  A small machine uses air pressure to vaporize the essential oil, where the machine blows the small essential oil particles through a glass bulb.  If the particles are too big, the bulb captures them and they are nebulised again.  The primary benefits of this method are that the integrity of the oil is not impacted through heat and the method of diffusion is very efficient.  Also, this is a very safe method of diffusion since you are not dealing with flames or boiling water as you are in the other methods below.

While nebulizers are one of the most effective ways to diffuse oil, many people don�t want to initially invest in a nebulizer.  With some of these methods below, you can diffuse essential oils with materials commonly available in your home.

Steam Diffusion

Steam diffusion diffuses essential oil a little more effectively. Boil water, pour it in a cup and add in around ten drops of essential oil. Depending on the concentration of aroma you require in the room, you can reduce or increase the drops. Oils such as cajuput, thyme, pine, rosemary, eucalyptus, and cinnamon can be diffused with this method. The oil is heated by the steam and thereby diffuses quickly across the room spreading its enriching aroma. There is one disadvantage with steam diffusion, though. The aroma and fragrance diffused does not last long. Also, certain ingredients in the oil may also be altered due to the heat and steam thereby reduce the therapeutic benefits.

Tissues

Tissues can act as simple and inexpensive essential oil diffuser. Just add a few drops of essential oil on a tissue and keep it anywhere in the room. As you move around, you will notice the enticing fragrance and aroma that the tissue has released. This is one of the simplest and easiest methods of diffusing essential oils.  Unfortunately, it is not the most effective method although it does serve the purpose to some extent.

Candles

Candles can be an effective essential oil diffuser. Light the candle and allowed it to burn for a few minutes. After extinguishing the candle, drop the oil on to the melted wax. As you light the candle again, you will find the aroma spreading all over the room. However, it is very important to use caution with this method as some essential oils are highly inflammable. Do your research about the essential oil first to make sure it is not flammable!

Lamp rings

Lamp rings are made of terracotta which sets in a light bulb. A grooved lip in the ring holds the essential oil. Oil is diffused with the help of the heat generated from the bulb.

Clay pots

Clay pot diffusers come in various shapes and sizes and are usually closed with a cork. As you add essential oil into the pot, the aroma spreads inside the pot and comes out to spread all around the room. However, the aroma may not be very consistent.

Electric Heat Diffusers

Another very effective essential oil diffuser is the electric heat diffusers. These diffusers make use of heat and a fan which heats the oil in a gentle manner to spread the aroma evenly across the room. This diffuser works best with thick oils such as sandalwood oil.

Whatever method of diffusion you plan to use, be sure to use caution - especially when flames are involved.  And especially be sure to enjoy the wonderful benefits of essential oils!

There are many essential oils such as lavender oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, and rosemary which you can use in your home, office, hotel, and many other places as a room freshener. But to get the benefits of real aromatherapy, you need to diffuse the essential oils to spread their aroma, fragrance, and benefits around the room. There are many benefits to diffusing essential oil scents. These oils spread the goodness of natural aroma around which soothes and calms frayed nerves. In fact, if you sit in a room where essential oil is diffused, you may experience a complete rejuvenation of your body and mind. In order to diffuse essential oils in a proper manner, you need a method of diffusion. There are many different methods and types of diffusion - this page will help you pick the right essential oil diffuser for you. Nebulizers Many experts consider nebulizers to be the single most effective way to diffuse essential oils. A small machine uses air pressure to vaporize the essential oil, where the machine blows the small essential oil particles through a glass bulb. If the particles are too big, the bulb captures them and they are nebulised again. The primary benefits of this method are that the integrity of the oil is not impacted through heat and the method of diffusion is very efficient. Also, this is a very safe method of diffusion since you are not dealing with flames or boiling water as you are in the other methods below. While nebulizers are one of the most effective ways to diffuse oil, many people don�t want to initially invest in a nebulizer. With some of these methods below, you can diffuse essential oils with materials commonly available in your home. Steam Diffusion Steam diffusion diffuses essential oil a little more effectively. Boil water, pour it in a cup and add in around ten drops of essential oil. Depending on the concentration of aroma you require in the room, you can reduce or increase the drops. Oils such as cajuput, thyme, pine, rosemary, eucalyptus, and cinnamon can be diffused with this method. The oil is heated by the steam and thereby diffuses quickly across the room spreading its enriching aroma. There is one disadvantage with steam diffusion, though. The aroma and fragrance diffused does not last long. Also, certain ingredients in the oil may also be altered due to the heat and steam thereby reduce the therapeutic benefits. Tissues Tissues can act as simple and inexpensive essential oil diffuser. Just add a few drops of essential oil on a tissue and keep it anywhere in the room. As you move around, you will notice the enticing fragrance and aroma that the tissue has released. This is one of the simplest and easiest methods of diffusing essential oils. Unfortunately, it is not the most effective method although it does serve the purpose to some extent. Candles Candles can be an effective essential oil diffuser. Light the candle and allowed it to burn for a few minutes. After extinguishing the candle, drop the oil on to the melted wax. As you light the candle again, you will find the aroma spreading all over the room. However, it is very important to use caution with this method as some essential oils are highly inflammable. Do your research about the essential oil first to make sure it is not flammable! Lamp rings Lamp rings are made of terracotta which sets in a light bulb. A grooved lip in the ring holds the essential oil. Oil is diffused with the help of the heat generated from the bulb. Clay pots Clay pot diffusers come in various shapes and sizes and are usually closed with a cork. As you add essential oil into the pot, the aroma spreads inside the pot and comes out to spread all around the room. However, the aroma may not be very consistent. Electric Heat Diffusers Another very effective essential oil diffusers is the electric heat diffusers. These diffusers make use of heat and a fan which heats the oil in a gentle manner to spread the aroma evenly across the room. This diffuser works best with thick oils such as sandalwood oil.