Types of Essential Oil Diffusers - Style vs Functionality

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Types of Essential Oil Diffusers: Style vs. Functionality

Which diffuser is the best to fit your needs and style?

There are a lot creative diffuser strategies for essential oils; anything from a single tissue to a nebulizer can spread the therapeutic benefits of your favorite oil around. Really, the way you diffuse may also be a choice of style and how you want to accentuate the room you’re using it in.

For instance, are you loud and proud about your love and devotion to essential oils?

If you want a diffuser with a method that is not only effective but also a possible conversation starter with other enthusiasts, an essential oils nebulizer might be just right for you! It doesn’t look at all like the more common ultrasonic diffusers with its unique design. To use it, a 10 mL bottle of your oil of choice goes directly into the diffuser for powerful, continuous diffusion. There is no heat or water needed – instead, an air pump atomizes the essential oils and releases the oil into the air in the form of tiny droplets, like a fine mist or spray. 

Advanced Aromatherapy DiffuserBy not using heat, which affects the chemical composition of the oils, and no water, which dilutes the oils, a nebulizer lets you enjoy 100% of all you oil’s benefits. Plant Therapy offers the Advanced Aromatherapy Diffuser; with built in on/off timers and output volume control for easy adjustment, this diffuser is powerful, compact, and simple to use.  No pouring, no mess! Simply put your bottle directly on the atomizer and enjoy!

Next, there are the ultrasonic diffusers. When you think of an essential oil diffuser, this is the type that probably comes to mind.  Ultrasonic Essential Oils DiffuserWith a bit of water and some drops of your favorite oil(s), it puts off a fine mist that is readily absorbed by the lungs. Plus, because it uses water, this unit doubles as a humidifier. Plant Therapy’s AromaFuse Diffuser gives off 10 hours of continuous diffusion and covers about 500 square feet. It has a modern and stylish style so that it easily compliments any room. With ultrasonic diffuser, it is important to remember to give them a good cleaning whenever they need it, so that it will continue to work optimally. Here is a great resource for learning more about cleaning your ultrasonic diffuser:

How Do I Clean My Essential Oil Diffuser?

For a nerve-calming and delightful blend for your ultrasonic diffuser, try this recipe! Just add and relax!

Weekend Wind-Down

What if you don’t want any kind of diffuser “machine”, but still want to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy?

Diffuse essential oils in a room spray

Room sprays are a cinch to make! All you need to do is fill a 4 oz. spray bottle with water or witch hazel and add 9 drops of oil for every ounce of liquid (this would be a 1% dilution – use 18 drops per ounce for a 2% dilution). If you choose to use water, keep in mind that you will need to use a preservative, such as Optiphen Plus, to keep the mixture fresh. Shake it before you use it, spray around the room, and there you are! Nothing to it.

A reed diffuser is another choice to gently fill a space with an oil’s aroma, similar to how a fragrant bouquet of flowers would. Plus, you can create your own unique look by using whatever types of reeds and bottles fit your style.

Reed diffuser for essential oils

What you will need:

  • Glass jar or vase with narrow opening
  • 4-5 diffuser reeds
  • ¼ to ½ cup carrier oil
  • Splash of  vodka
  • 20-40 drops essential oil of choice

What you will do:

  1. Add all liquids to the bottle and blend
  2. Place reeds in the bottle and let sit for 1 hour, then flip them over.
  3. Turn the reeds over every five days or so for a burst of freshness.
  4. Add a few more drops of your oil when the scent starts to dissipate.

If you’re looking for a way to diffuse in a subtle way that stays with you, aromatherapy jewelry may perfect for you. Plant Therapy offers different styles of aromatherapy necklaces and these make perfect gifts – either for yourself or someone else. Essential Oils diffusion with Jewelry - necklace diffuser These are very straight forward and a great way to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of whatever oil you want- without the aroma filling up the whole room. Our aromatherapy jewelry has a small felt pad inside the locket; put a couple drops of an essential oil on this pad and as the oil evaporates, the aroma reaches you! This is a very simple and subtle way to enjoy essential oils.

Try this blend to help lift the spirit with child-like joy and optimism:

Inner Child

Like aromatherapy jewelry, personal aromatherapy inhalers are a great way to enjoy essential oils on-the-go. Aromatherapy Inhalers Our Aromatherapy Inhalers are small enough to carry in your purse, keep in the car, or even bring to work without disturbing the people around you. Personal inhalers include a wick for the oils and a case that keeps it covered so that the aroma is trapped inside until you are ready for it. You can make your inhaler to customize exactly what you think you’ll need it for – whether you’ll need oils to help you relax, focus, feel confident, or help ease specific ailments or concerns.

For an energizing recipe, try this zesty recipe for your inhaler:

Afternoon Refresher

Still perplexed about how to use essential oils? Read Diffusing 101: Everything you Need to Know about Diffusing Essential Oils

Like anything, choosing a diffuser is a personal choice. Still trying to decide? Learn how to choose the best essential oils diffuser for you.


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