Essential oil diffuser: gentle heat and ultrasonic diffusers

Essential oil diffusers (or aromatherapy diffusers) pervade our homes to such an extent that we can no longer do without them. Sometimes easily mistakable for real decorative objects, they come in all shapes and sizes to create a sense of well-being and relaxation within our homes. But what is the principle behind an essential oil diffuser? What are the benefits, and how do you choose the right one? Let’s take a look at these questions.

What is the principle behind an aromatherapy diffuser?

An aromatherapy diffuser is a small device that will transform the essential oil into steam to release the benefits of these essential oils into the air. Some types of diffuser are also designed with a small water tank to which essential oils are added. This is true in particular of ultrasonic diffusers, or 2-in-1 devices that also serve to humidify the air. 

What are the benefits of an essential oil diffuser?

An essential oil diffuser will enable the fragrances and benefits of the essential oils to be released into rooms of different sizes according to the model and the type of diffuser chosen. It also makes it possible to diffuse these fragrances for a certain period of time. In addition to giving the air in your home the benefits of these oils, some devices also release water vapour or are dual-use - aromatherapy diffusers and air humidifiers.
To make the most of the benefits of an essential oil diffuser, consider choosing essential oils according to their properties or according to the seasons

Gentle heat diffuser vs ultrasonic diffuser

Different types of diffuser can be found on the market, including gentle heat essential oil diffusers or ultrasound diffusers. What is the difference?

Gentle heat essential oil diffusers :

Here, the oil is used pure or mixed with a little water. The device then gently heats the essential oils and releases them into the air in your home. These devices shouldn’t be confused with an essential oil "burner", which works more like a kind of tea light and damages the properties of your oils. With the gentle heat diffuser, on the other hand, all the properties of the oils are preserved. Evaporation is actually simplified by the device.

Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers :

These types of diffuser contain a tank to fill with water and a few drops of essential oils. This mixture will make it possible to diffuse the fragrance and the properties of the oils while diffusing steam at the same time.

How to choose the right model of aromatherapy diffuser for you

Certain factors will influence your choice, such as the amount of diffusion time, the size of the room or your reason for using it.
For example, gentle heat oil diffusers are ideal for medium-sized rooms and for all-day diffusion.
Ultrasonic diffusers, on the other hand, allow diffusion in larger rooms and diffuse the essential oils continuously for several hours.

Discover our range of essential oil diffusers here.