Docuated records reveal that the history of essential oils dates back to ancient civilizations of China, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. People used these oils for the therapeutic healing as well as spiritual and hygienic well-being. Later with the advent of handy oil diffusers, it became very easy to keep home fresh and fragrant. The true essence of aromatherapy, when clubbed with modern-day diffusers, replaced the conventional medicines to treat regular illness or routine disorders. Several studies today claim that these diffusers (used with 100% pure essential oils) are incompatible in terms of enhancing mood, relieving stress, easing emotional or physical pain, promoting immunity, maintaining focus and enhancing relaxation.
Of all the modes of essential oil application, aerial diffusion tops the charts. It is a simple process of diffusing essential oils into air for aerial disinfection. Experts consider it as one of the best aromatherapy practices because it follows the practice of untouched therapeutic treatment. The users are either supposedly to take any medicine nor apply any oil / lotion on skin. This way, the chances of any side effects are also nullified. Aromatherapy diffusers just diffuse the aromatic oils into 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 the feelings, emotions or pain.
There are various diffusers available in the market today and we need to choose one that completely fulfills our preferences. Two most popular diffusers are listed below:
- Ultrasonic Diffusers: These are one of the best oil diffusers available in the market. These diffusers use water along with the oils so that a cool mist of water / oils is released 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 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 air. As far as oil diffusion is concerned, these diffusers provide the strongest concentration of essential oils released into air. But these are louder that ultrasonic diffusers and do not have any LEDs fitted. Secondly, because of no water added, these diffusers use oils more quickly, have short run-time and are more expensive as compared to ultrasonic ones.
- 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 of the basic examples of this functionality only. As compared to other diffusers, these are not effective in large rooms or larger area – but smaller area 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 through your home or office. But as far as the therapeutic properties of essential oils are concerned, heat diffusers are not at all effective. In heat diffusers, the essential oils are heated to get diffused. Well, in that process, the user gets lovely aroma but healing properties of the oils are removed with heat.