Want to know the benefits of aromatherapy? In this article we look at how to use essential oils through diffusion and how this helps our health and wellness. We look at types of essential oils, how they can be used for health and the types of aromatherapy diffusion available.
- How To Use Essential Oils For Diffusion Aromatherapy.
- Oils and Carriers – How To Use Essential Oils
How To Use Essential Oils For Diffusion Aromatherapy.
There are many ways to use aromatherapy essential oils for health and well-being. However most methods can be categorized into three main modes of application:
- Aerial diffusion aromatherapy: for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection *
- Direct inhalation: for respiratory disinfection, decongestant, expectoration as well as psychological effects*
- Topical applications: for general massage, baths, compresses, therapeutic skin care*
Aerial Diffusion Of Essential Oils.
In this post we look at the first mode – Aerial Diffusion.
Aerial Diffusion includes several methods, including:
- Heat diffusers,
- Nebulizer diffusers,
- Ultrasonic diffusers,
- Evaporative oil diffusers
1. Heat Diffusion
The two main types of heat diffusion of essential oils are electric heat plates or candle diffusers.
Electric heat plates use gentle heat of a base plate to very gently heat the oil and disperse the aroma into the environment.
The candle diffuser, possibly the most well known of all methods, utilizes a tea light candle (or other candle types) to gently heat the essential oil which promotes diffusion into a room.
A candle diffuser usually has a bottom space which holds the candle and a bowl on the top which holds water and a few drops of essential oil.
Candle diffusers are usually the cheapest type of diffuser to buy, and to operate as they do not need electricity or batteries.
The main issue with candle diffusers is the safety issue. You basically have a small fire inside your house, and so you must remain vigilant of the burner and the flame.
Candle Diffuser Examples:
Electric Plate Diffuser Examples:
2. Nebulizer Diffusion.
A Nebulizer Diffuser (also known as an atomizer) breaks the essential oils into separate molecules and then disperses these smaller molecules into the environment.
Using a nebulizer is regarded as one of the best for therapeutic reasons as these smaller molecules can be more readily absorbed nasally and orally then via the lungs.
A nebulizer has two main components: a base that contains a motor and pump and a very clear glass compartment that holds and then nebulizes the essential oils.
It is the size of the pump, not the glass container, that determines the speed that the essential oil is nebulized and the coverage of environment.
It is said that nebulizers can supply greater therapeutic benefit than the use of other aromatherapy diffusers because they break the oils down into smaller molecules.
Nebulizers are better used with thinner oils as some of the thicker oils, like sandalwood, require regular cleaning otherwise build up can clog and block the nebulizer.
Nebulizer Diffuser Examples:
Ultrasonic diffusers use ultrasonic waves to diffuse essential oils in water into the room.
There are many types of ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers available and they tend to be the most affordable.
Another benefit is that while diffusing essential oils into our environment they also release the water and so humidify the room.
Ultrasonic Differs Examples:
Oils and Carriers – How To Use Essential Oils
Common Terms Within Aromatherapy That We Need To Know:
These are the most commonly used oils associated with Aromatherapy. Essential Oils are the fragrant oils extracted from plants through either steam distillation or expression.
These oils can be used in all our diffusion methods, as well as reed diffusers, steam diffusion and warm baths/burners.
The Absolutes are also fragrant oils but are extracted from the flowers or some delicate plant tissues. The absolutes are extracted using solvent or super-critical fluid extraction.
Herbal distillates or hydrosols:
These are the watery by-products which remain after the essential oils are removed through the distillation process (e.g., rosewater).
A lot of herbal distillates are used in culinary settings and also have medicinal and skin care uses.
Vaporizer (Volatized) Raw Herbs:
Typically higher oil content plant based materials dried, crushed, and heated to extract and inhale the aromatic oil vapors in a direct inhalation modality.
How Does Diffusion Help Health?
Aromatherapy is often used for holistic and complementary reasons alongside allopathic medical regimes.
Common uses for diffusion Aromatherapy include:
- Relief of pain
- Stress, anxiety and depressive illness
- Enhancement of energy
- Short-term memory gain,
- Hair loss prevention,
- Reduction of skin irritation and eczema-induced itching.
- Treatment of fungal infection
- Anti inflammatory and anti bacterial applications
The reason we use an Aromatherapy diffuser is to enable the essential oils to enter the environment in a controlled way and over a set period of time. The oils become a sensory experience when inhaled and when they enter our body.
Diffusion of essential oils benefits us, and offers remedy against illness, in two main ways.
The first being the influence of the aroma on the brain, particularly the limbic system through the olfactory system.
The other is the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils.
Recommended Essential Oil Aromatherapy Sets.
InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White
- Compact Size for Space-saving: Without occupying much space, you can easily place this palm sized diffuser on your desk, countertop, or pack in carry-on while on the go.
- 2 Misting Modes: You can set it to intermittent mist (6-8 hrs working time) that diffuser mists and pauses every 30s, it goes for almost the whole night; Or set it to continuous mist (3-4 hrs working time) that keep misting until water runs out, it creates an instant fragrance in your room.
- PP Material and Cool Mist: Using PP material, this diffuser disperses a comfortable stream of room-temperature mist, which provides ideal coverage for small or medium sized room.
- Colorful Mood Light: InnoGear essential oil diffuser has 8 soothing colors, light can switch from dim to bright. Great for creating atmosphere, meditation, or using as a night light.
- Wateless Auto-off: You can enjoy a restful sleep and keep this diffuser on at night without worrying about overheating. The diffuser will automatically shut off once the water runs out.
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 550ml 12 Hours Wood Grain Aroma Diffuser with Timer Cool Mist Humidifier for Large Room, Home, Baby Bedroom, Waterless Auto Shut-Off, 7 Colors Lights Changing
$29.99 in stock
- 550ML CAPACITY, RUN OVER 10 HOURS, MORE MIST OUTPUT: Our essential oil diffuser feature 550ml capacity, even in strong mist mode still work for 9-10 hours, and weak mist runs for 12-14 hours, works well disseminating the aroma steam to your room. You can use this as an aroma diffuser and personal humidifier, ideal for apartments, office, studio, child’s room. This is real, rather than other brands claims 300ml capacity run for 10 hours.(VAPOR AMOUNT: 55ml/h VS 30ml/h)
- TIMER SETTING AND MIST CONTROL，WATERLESS AUTO-OFF: You can change the lights to whatever you feel at the moment, constant color or rotation of 7 colors, each light has bright and dim modes. Timer set in 1H/3H/6H/continuous on. When time is up or there is no water, the cool mist humidifier will turn off automatically, no risk of burns.
- REDUCE ALLERGIES SYMPTOMS IN WINTER DRY CLIMATE: This aromatherapy diffuser could provide a large amount of fresh air for those who suffer from Dry Cough, Itchy Nose or Eyes, Allergies Sinus Headaches, and Sleeping Problems, Dry Skin. Helps to improve breathing and sleeping, relieve allergy, reduce static electricity shocks in the dry climate. Add to cart now, great idea for yourself, parents, friends, business partners.
- ADVANCED ULTRASONIC DIFFUSING TECHNOLOGY, SUPER QUIET: Ultrasonic diffusers generate the vapor without any heat, which best preserves the integrity of the essential oil. Diffusers are better than any scented candle, you can even combine two or more essential oils to create a unique blend. The tiny bit of white noise you barely notice it, which may help you relax and sleep better but not obnoxious at all.
- A GREAT GIFT IDEA: In this winter, give a BZseed aroma diffuser to your family or friends to show your love for them. Fine design, and good quality, it blends naturally with the most home decor. Everyone will fall in love with this gift
Essential Oil Diffuser, RENWER 500ml Remote Control Diffusers for Essential Oils, Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode & Waterless Auto-Off
$16.99 in stock
- 【Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser】: The aroma diffuser adopted ultrasonic technology to create a soft environment by adding essential oils. Atomization produces water mist, which can remove the dust in the air to purify the air, increase the humidity of the air, and nourish the skin. Use it to improve your home's atmosphere quality, cover the smell of pets or smoking, and protect your family from the excessively dry season, dust, and more!
- 【Remote Control & Two Mist Modes】: There are 4 timer on the diffuser. (60Min/120Min/180Min/Steady On), It means that you can control the working time. Nowadays, people always want to do something by the easiest way. And our essential diffuser can achieve this. We provide REMOTE CONTROL. You can use it very easy. In addition, there are TWO mist modes. HIGHT and LOW. Press the "HIGH/LOW" button to change the mist mode for intense or weak steam.
- 【7 Soothing LED Mood Lights】: The LED light can be set to 7 different gentle and soothing colors. Press the “LIGHT” button to adjust the lighting color you prefer (steady on/changing color). In addition, you can turn off the lights when sleeping. Of course, it also can be used as a small decoration, especially creates a romantic atmosphere.
- 【500ml Capacity & BPA-free】: Large capacity and more mist. It is up to 10 Hours' Working time. Refreshes and moisturizes the air for rooms of 25 - 60 m². The diffuser is BPA-free. It’s safe for children and pregnant.
- 【Waterless Auto Shut off】: The diffuser will switch off automatically when time is up or water runs out. This means that it will be safer for us, especially for the children. Please DON’T add water over the Max line.
VicTsing 500ml Essential Oil Diffuser with Oils, Aromatherapy Diffuser with Essential Oil Set, Diffusers for Essential Oils with Auto Shut-Off, 4 Timer, Gift Set for Home, Dark Brown
$34.99 in stock
2 used from $26.24
- Diffuser with Oils Set: The set includes our most popular wood grain essential oil diffuser (500ml upgraded version) and top 6 pure essential oils. Lavender, tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, sweet orange essential oils go perfectly with ultrasonic oil diffuser to bring inviting, lively, and aromatic scent.
- Lasting All Day: 500ml water capacity (enlarged water capacity with size unchanged) provides up to 15 hours running time continuously with no effort to refill. With large water tank, you are advised to add 10-15 drops of essential oils. This diffusers for essential oils is perfect for purifying air and creating a healthy and restful home or work area.
- 4 Timers: This essential oil diffuser with oils features with smart function. You can set the timer of on-1H-3H-6H, sit back and then work, study, clean, unwind, exercise, etc. High mist and low mist option for different situations.
- Auto Shut-off and Reliable: The automatic shut-off design and BPA-Free material of aromatherapy diffuser always reassure you. Pure essential oil sets are strictly steam distilled with no pollution. Perfect for air purification, home cleaning and more. Ultra-quiet 23dB for every tender aromatic night.
- Delicate Gift Set: Our essential oil diffuser with oils sets are your perfect gift choice for Valentine’s Day, birthday, for families, friends, teachers, beloved ones, and more. Show gratitude and care for people you love.
Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set - Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 400ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Lavender
- The Complete Bundle - Our Essence Diffuser has a 400 ml capacity and uses state of the art wave diffusion technology to atomize essential oils for ultimate wellness. The Essence diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations. It also includes 4 timer settings and a convenient auto shutoff feature for low water levels. Essence is made of BPA free plastic with a beautiful printed wood grain design.
- Ancient Therapies Delivered As Intended By Nature - Our essential oils are formulated using high quality plants sourced from various regions of the world, such as lavender from France and Tea Tree from Australia. Our modern heat-less diffuser delivers the therapeutic properties of these plant oils as nature intended by using modern ultrasonic waves to atomize the oils instead of burning them with heat.
- 10 Essential Plant Oils - Our Top 10 essential oils include lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemongrass, jasmine, nutmeg, clove, and spearmint oils. All oils are therapeutic grade come in amber 10ml jars to protect from sun degradation
- No Additives or Fillers - Absolutely zero cheap additives or fillers are used in creating our oils. We use local harvest (when possible).It takes longer but is better for the environment and creates a better essential oil. We employ a variety of extraction processes such as steam distillation and cold press depending on plant harvested.
- What's Included – 1 400ml ultrasonic essence diffuser, 10ml lavender essential oil, 10ml eucalyptus essential oil, 10ml tea tree essential oil, 10ml orange essential oil, 10ml peppermint essential oil, 10ml lemongrass essential oil, 10ml jasmine essential oil, 10ml nutmeg essential oil, 10ml clove essential oil, 10ml spearmint essential oil, power cable, and manual.
Lagunamoon Essential Oils Top 6 Gift Set Pure Essential Oils for Diffuser, Humidifier, Massage, Aromatherapy, Skin & Hair Care
$9.99 in stock
- This gift set includes six 10mL bottles of aromatherapy essential oils: lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree. Achieve greater mind acuity & promote & and happiness with this set.Easy to mix and match for blending or dilution purposes.
- Set features lemongrass for calmness & clarity, peppermint for concentration & clear thinking, orange for optimism & peace, lavender for cognitive functions & alertness, eucalyptus for optimism & concentration, & tea tree for mental strength & calmness
- Essential oils are used for aromatherapy, Ayurveda, steam inhalations, skin care, massage, natural perfumery, baths, hair care, saunas, air freshening, compresses, vaporization, chakra balancing, or to enhance shampoos, lotions, creams, soaps & bath bombs
- To protect your rights and avoid unauthorized merchants,please do not purchase outside Lagunamoon Beauty store.Our essential oils are suitable for diffusion, vaporizing, inhalation, cleaning, massage, oil burner, perfume, home care (bedroom, living room, bathroom, study room), office (workstation, conference room), outdoors, campground, yoga room, car and spa.
- Come with gift box and essential oil guide, outside with well transparent protective seal wrapping. A perfect gift set for any accassion.Try Lagunamoon if you've enjoyed products by other brands.