An aromatherapy nebulizer is especially good for getting the full therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
Here's why: The nebulizer processes essential oils into a near gas-like state, releasing microscopic oil particles into the air. This makes it super-easy for your body to absorb the essential oil, so you get the most benefit from its restorative properties.
Aromatherapy nebulizers are very powerful. They're ideal for large spaces, and for situations where you want the essential oil to permeate the room, such as purifying the air in a sickroom or reducing airborne mold.
These aromatherapy machines come in many shapes and sizes.
Generally, you simply place your essential oil in the glass cylinder and turn the nebulizer on - no water, no heat, just essential oils.
An essential oil nebulizer should generally be used with a timer, because it should only be turned on for a few minutes at a time, usually up to 10 minutes. Running the nebulizer continuously could put too high a concentration of essential oils in the air.
Note: This type of essential oil diffuser can't easily handle thick essential oils, so if you want to disperse oils like patchouli or vetiver, you need to use a different method.
Like aromatherapy vaporisers, essential oil nebulizers may not be silent, so if constant low level noise bothers you, look for another alternative. I have yet to find a silent nebulizer I love.
My go-to supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Check out these two options:
Browse Amazon for a great selection of nebulizing diffusers. Go nuts browsing, comparing and reading reviews. (I did trying to find a silent nebulizer!) There's lots of price ranges to fit any budget. Plus with Amazon Prime, you can have it delivered for free!
One of my friends swears by this nebulizer, found on Amazon and manufactured by Diffuser World:
It is so easy to lift your mood and protect your health with a few drops in an aromatherapy nebulizer. Here are a few ideas to get you started...
There's so much more to essential oils than meets the eye. Their
molecules are so tiny that they absorb deep into your body in a matter
If the essential oil you buy is filled with additives (to "stretch"
the scent) and fragrance boosters, those potentially harmful ingredients
are also absorbed straight into your body. Not ideal!
For instance, my mom and I get instant headaches with most kinds of
lavender oil. That's because of the extra "lavender" scent that's added
to make it smell stronger. But when it's pure lavender - nothing else -
I've used many brands over the last 12 years or so and what I know
for sure is, you get what you pay for. So I recommend buying the highest
quality essential oils you can afford.
Here's how I break it out...
Click the links below to learn more about other aromatherapy machines such as oil burners or vaporizers and get some yummy aromatherapy diffuser recipes...