The history of essential oils dates back to ancient civilizations of India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. People use these oils for therapeutic healing as well as spiritual and hygienic well-being. The true essence of aromatherapy, when clubbed with modern-day diffusers, replaced the conventional medicines to treat common illnesses or common disorders. Later, with handy oil diffusers, it became effortless to keep the home fresh and fragrant. Several studies today claim that these diffusers (used with 100% pure essential oils) are incomparable in enhancing mood, relieving stress, easing emotional or physical pain, promoting immunity, maintaining focus, and improving relaxation.
Of all the modes of essential oil application, aerial diffusion tops the charts. It is a simple process of diffusing essential oils into the air for aerial disinfection. Experts consider it as one of the best aromatherapy practices because it follows the practice of natural therapeutic treatment. The users are neither supposed to take any medicine nor apply any oil/lotion on the skin. This way, the chances of any side effects are also nullified. Aromatherapy diffusers diffuse the aromatic oils into the air. These cool mists travel through the nerves of our nose to the brain. The aroma then calms down the part of the brain that controls feelings, emotions, or pain.
There are various diffusers available today, and we need to choose one that completely fulfills our preferences.
A few diffusers are listed below:
Ultrasonic Diffusers: These are among the best oil diffusers available in the market. These diffusers use water and oils to release a cool mist of water/oils into the air. The best part with ultrasonic diffusers is that they utilize non-heat ultrasonic waves, which do not affect the natural healing properties of essential oils. The ultrasonic frequencies create vibrations in the water to vaporize the essential oils. Added features of these diffusers are humidifier functionality (best for winters), auto-shut functionality, and color-changing LED lights. Some selected models are also available with remote-control functionality.
Nebulizing Diffusers: Unlike ultrasonic ones, nebulizing diffusers do not need water to be added to essential oils. They create fine particles with the help of an atomizer and blow them into the air. As far as oil diffusion is concerned, these diffusers provide the most potent concentration of essential oils released into the air. But these are louder than ultrasonic diffusers and do not have any LEDs fitted. Secondly, these diffusers use oils more quickly, have short run-time, and are more expensive than ultrasonic ones because of no water added.
Evaporative Diffusers: These are very basic aromatherapy diffusers in which essential oil is applied on a pad or filter and is then evaporated/vaporized through a fan. Inhalers and clay pendants are some basic examples of this functionality only. Compared to other diffusers, these are not effective in large rooms or bigger areas- but smaller areas like your vehicle. However, if you are traveling, these are wonderful for your personal use.
Heat Diffusers: These diffusers are wonderful to spread the fragrance throughout your home or office. But as far as the therapeutic properties of essential oils are concerned, heat diffusers are not effective. In heat diffusers, the essential oils are heated to get diffused. Well, in that process, the user receives a lovely aroma, but the healing properties of the oils are removed with heat.
The true essence of aromatherapy, when clubbed with modern-day diffusers, replaced the conventional medicines to treat common illnesses or routine disorders.