A cold essential oil diffuser release oils into the air in a very, very fine mist. Because no heat is involved, the whole oil molecule stays intact, and you’re breathing essential oils into the lungs, the air around is ionized and cleansed, odors and mold are neutralized, and the room smells great.
If you have a lot of lung problems, are dealing with asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, coughing, sore throat or a stuffy head, consider using a diffuser around the house and at the office. It is one of the easiest ways to be introduced to essential oils and incredibly effective for cleaning the environment.
With the use of therapeutic grade essential oils like cinnamon and tea tree, in your diffuser you can combat mold spores, mildew, pet dander, allergens, pollen and many airborne bacteria. Use lemon or peppermint to lift up everyone’s mood, or lavender to help you sleep at night. The uses are endless.
Be aware of oil diffusers that HEAT up your oils – think tea candle warmers, aroma lamp rings, and wall plug-ins. All these DESTROY the therapeutic value of your oil. Molecules are broken up and never make it into the air, let alone your lungs.
Sure, it may smell nice in the room but you will not benefit a whole lot physically from their use and you are basically pooring oils down the drain. These warmers are best used for heating up potpourri.
Or actually, an even better idea, I use frankincense resin in the warmers. Great for meditating and around Christmas time.
How to Find A Good Essential Oil Diffuser
Always go for a quality diffuser even if you must spend a little bit more money. You will have your diffuser for a long time so it should be easy to operate and easy to clean.
Do not get contraptions (and that’s what they’ll truly look like) where you have to screw a glass nebulizer onto an oil bottle. The nozzles plug up all the time and you can’t use different size bottles.
Some of the best essential oil diffusers are the steel base diffusers that hold a glass nebulizer and have a small well that can hold an essential oil bottle upside down.
A separate airpump with tubing provides the power to nebulize the contents of the bottle, and the stainless steel base will be very easy to clean with some alcohol or hot soapy water.
It’s important that you have a quiet airpump supplied with the unit preferably with a built in timer, as this is the only drawback of a cold air diffuser. They can be a little bit noisy. It helps to have a long airtube so you can display your beautiful diffuser on a table, but put the pump under the desk or couch.
Only last year the ultrasonic diffuser was introduced. A state-of-the-art atomizer that can diffuse every essential oil out there, even the thicker oils like myrrh and sandalwood. You add both water and essential oils to this diffuser, And with an optimal frequency, the molecules are broken up into a microscopic mist.
This awesome diffuser extends the use of your oils, does not use heat, and comes with a soothing light system (great for children’s bedrooms), different power settings and several timer settings.
Take an Essential Oil Diffuser With You On The Road
There are several travel fan diffusers on the market. Be sure you use one that has a fan to get oils into the air. Generally they have insertable pads to apply your oils to. A travel diffuser is not as effective as using a nebulizer because some of the oil will stay on the pad. But they will sure make your hotel room smell fresh and kill odors.
What can you put into your diffuser?
You can add almost any oil to a diffuser with the exception of viscous ones like vetiver, sandalwood and myrrh (the ultrasonic will take any oil). You can blend up to three single oils together. But never add a blend to a blend and certainly don’t use essential oils that have been mixed with olive oil or almond oil to your diffuser.
As a general rule, diffuse a room for approximately ten minutes every hour to saturate the air. But if you need immediate relief, for instance for bronchitis, diffuse at a low power for an hour.
With an essential oil diffuser in your home you won’t need those synthetic scented wall plug-ins anymore!
What exactly are those little units spraying out anyway? I personally believe they highly contribute to your allergies and headaches. Save money by getting rid of them, and start using a diffuser!
A quality essential oil diffuser will cost between $75 -$100. Make sure you keep them clean so they will last a long time.