If you want to scent your space without using candles, vaporizer aromatherapy machines are a safe, economical and practical alternative.
There are four basic types of this electric essential oil diffuser.
One type of aromatherapy vaporiser works by gently heating pads where you apply your essential oils, which slowly releases their scent. These are usually the least expensive electric diffusers you'll find.
A drawback to using heat for diffusion is that over time your essential oils can start to smell "cooked". Also, when the oils are heated, some of their therapeutic benefits are lost.
The second type of this essential oil diffuser uses a fan rather than heat to diffuse aromas.
Place a few drops of essential oil onto the aromatherapy vaporiser's pad, plug the unit in and turn it on. The fan creates a gentle breeze that carries the aroma through the room.
A down-side to using fans for diffusion is that no fan is completely quiet. If the background noise is going to bother you, use a different type of essential oil diffuser.
To use these diffusers, pour in water and drops of essential oil.
Ultrasonic vibrations break up the water and essential oils into micro-molecules and the diffuser sends out a fine mist.
Moisture is added to the air along with the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils. The mist water becomes negative charged and purifies the air.
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.
Generally, you simply place your essential oil in the glass cylinder and turn the nebulizer on. Check out the Aromatherapy Nebulizer page for more tips on this special kind of diffuser.
Mountain Rose Herbs, my go-to supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients, offers a selection of diffusers - at least one of each type!
Plus non-electric diffusers and supplies.
And don't forget Amazon for choices. You can compare, read reviews, and there's lots of price ranges to fit your budget.
I started using essential oils from doTerra after comparing them to the other brands in my stash.
I found myself using fewer drops per recipe and actually getting better results. Plus, I've never had a bad reaction, which sometimes happens with other brands.
doTerra's oils cost more than other brands, and that's as it should be. It's like buying a BMW vs. a Kia - the more expensive car is the better quality vehicle.
If you can afford them, I recommend giving doTerra's oils a try and comparing them for yourself.
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I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs if you're on a tight budget. Their oils are more affordable and the quality is good. Click the links for...
Or... If you love having tons of options to choose from, browse through Amazon and see what looks good to you. Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?
Click on the links below to learn more about other types of aromatherapy diffusers
and get some great diffuser recipes. Or some fun ways to use scent!