I’m often asked which diffuser works best, and well, I can’t answer that as straight forward as you would like, because it depends. The essential oil diffuse you use will depend on factors such as the room you are using it in as well as other factors such as the usage you need it for.
Perhaps, if I go over the different types of oil diffusers you might get a better idea of which essential oil diffuser to use.
When you need to scent an entire room with a certain oil the nebulizer type of diffuser works well. These are ideal for those time when you just don’t feel very good, for people who suffer from allergies or when you think you are coming down with a cold or flu. Just fill the glass nebulizer with an anti-bacterial essential oil such rosemary, or chamomile. It’s these nebulizer diffusers that can run all night, filling the air with healthy oils.
This Greenair Ultrasonic essential diffuser is a nice essential oil nebulizer. Standard 5, 10 and 15ml bottles fit in this machine and it includes automatic shut off timers of 30,60 or 120 minutes. It has an on/off cyle of 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds wih 4 stage timer misting modes.
For Medicinal Purposes
When using an essential oil diffuser for therapeutic or medicinal or therapeutic reasons you should use a larger nebulizer. Some are good for areas up to 1000 square feet. Most of these are high end essential oil diffuses and can cycle on and off when you need. They have a smaller setting for small tranquil areas and a higher setting for lage areas.
The advantages to this nebulizer is that it adds micro
The Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser Works well for this purpose. This is one of the most effective diffusers for medicinal purposes. It is a silent nebulizer that uses the Bernoullis principle. It doesn’t use heat or water so it maintains all of the therapeutic properties of the essential oil you use. It doesn’t use a lot of energy and has a usage cycle of 2 mintus. One On and one Off.
This is a machine that works well in the home, spa, office kitchen, meeting area, classroom or other area, and can service up to 800 square feet.
The unit itself is not that large and measures about 14 inches tall by 4 inches wide and features a beautiful LED mood light.
The one drawback is that nebulizing diffusers rquire more maintenance. You have to add the oil to a glass nebulizer and watch for spilling. You’ll also need to clean the nebulizer once in a while. You’ll need to take preventive care to keep from leaving the essential oil standing in the glass nebulizer which makes it react with oxygen and gunk up.
Cool Mist Essentail Oil Diffusers
These are essential oil diffusers that work with cold technology to make the most of the oil. Diffusing oil without heat or water, makes the most of the essential oil which is idea for people who suffer from infections. These are also known as the Ultrasonic diffuser and works as both an essential oil mister for aromatherapy as well as a humidifier. In this technology, the essential oil is misted throught the use of ultrasound waves that add humidity to the air.
The VicTsing Electric Aromatherapy Essential oil Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier is one of these misting aromatherapy humidifier made with a new Wood Grain look. This Ultrasonic humidifier is also an air purifier in a very compact and portable design. It has a very nice shape and a uniform mist which allows you to absorb all of the benefits of the essential oil nutrients. This is a very quiet diffuster that offers you beautiful skin care and health. It works in any room, spa, office or hotel room. This is made of very high quality materials; it is light weight and portable.
The advantages here is that the mist is pure and there are no breakable parts. These machines often shut themselves off when the water level drops and can be set to run for a certain time period. They come with a night light feature which children adore.
The only disadvantage is that some adults find the light annoying and if you live in a humid climate, well you add extra moisture to the air.
The Aroma Lamp
These are usually ceramics lamps that have an integrated diffuser. It is like an essential oil burner (although the oil is never burned). Fill the bowl with water and light a tea candle under it then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This may not be the absolute best diffuser, as it does heat the oil, and you have to manually control its working, but it is the least expensive of all options.
The Porcelain Tulip Fun Flower Oil Warmer Figures are nice aroma lamps. These offer 3 porcelain aroma lamps with a pinch-waist design and cute tulip shape cutout designs. It comes in a beautiful set of colors and can sit anywhere in the house. Just add a couple of drops to the water in the bowl and warm.
The Cooling Fan Option
While this isn’t a diffuser per se, it does offer a rather simplistic way of dispersing essential oils. Just place a handkerchief or cotton ball infused with an essential oil near a cooling fan. This certainly doesn’t make the most of an essential oil, and there are more than a few better diffuser options. However, this can help disperse the oil when you do’t have a diffuser or it offers a way to enjoy aromatherapy while waiting for your diffuser to arrive.