Diffusers Diffusers

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There are many essential oil diffuser brands on the market.  We have tried many brands and types of essential oil diffusers and we think most importantly is choosing one that is high quality, durable, user friendly, and easy to clean.  I want to share my experiences with you and list out the pros and cons of the various types of essential oil diffusers. We do recommend Serene House Scentilizer®, designed by famous Swiss-Danish designer Carsten Jörgensen who has received numerous honors and design prizes in Germany, Switzerland, USA, England, France, Italy, Sweden and Denmark. The most common five types of essential oil diffusers;

  • Nebulizer Diffuser
  • Ultrasonic Diffuser
  • Heat Diffuser
  • Aroma Lamp
  • Ceramic Scent Stone Diffuser

Nebulizer Diffuser

Pros:

  • No water or heat required, the atomizer creates microscopic particles of essential oil and release to the air.
  • Undiluted, strong concentration of essential oils.

Cons:

  • Louder than the ultrasonic diffuser because it uses a motor pump.
  • Avoid using thick oils, they have the tendency to clog the nebulizer.
  • Some essential oils have strong scent and works better after diluting.
  • Putting oil into the nebulizer is slightly tricky.
  • Consumes oils faster.
  • More expensive.
  • Very fragile, the glass piece can break.  Not suitable if you have young kids or running pets around.
  • Compare to other diffusers, cleaning is difficult.

Ultrasonic Diffuser

Pros:

  • Dilute oils in water and uses ultrasonic to create mist in the air.
  • Some essential oils have very strong scent and diluting in water will work better.
  • Can use all kinds of essential oils.
  • Function both as an essential oils diffuser and a humidifier.
  • No breakable glass parts.
  • Automatically turn off when water level reaches low and some can set timer.
  • Some have color changing lights.
  • Less expensive and commonly found.

Cons:

  • Less concentration of essential oils since they are diluted in water.
  • If the area is already humid, you may prefer not to add the extra moisture.

Heat Diffuser (Electric Incense Burner):

Pros:

  • It is quiet, and warms the essential oils with heat without the need of water.
  • Easy cleaning, just wipe with paper or rub with alcohol.
  • Travel friendly, it is easy to pack for traveling.
  • Uses electricity.
  • It can be use to heat resins or other burnable incenses.

Cons:

  • For safety, it is best turn off or unpolug  when unattented.

Aroma Lamp:

Pros:

  • Dilute oils in water and heat with tea candle below.
  • Do not require electricity and it is silent.
  • Friendly price.
  • A traditional and effective way of diffusing essential oils.
  • Creates a very warm relaxing mood, great for emotional uses.

Cons:

  • Must be aware of water level.
  • Adding cold water to hot bowl may break the glass / ceramic.
  • Risk when handling with fire.  Not suitable with children and pets around.

Ceramic Scent Stone Diffuser:

Pros:

  • Quiet.
  • No need water, electricity, nor hear.
  • Travel friendly.
  • No need cleaning.

Cons:

  • Suggest for use in small areas such as toilet, office cubicle, wardrobe, or drawer.
  • Need stone replacement after many uses.

There are many essential oil diffuser brands on the market.  We have tried many brands and types of essential oil diffusers and we think most importantly is choosing one that is high quality, durable, user friendly, and easy to clean.  I want to share my experiences with you and list out the pros and cons of the various types of essential oil diffusers. We do recommend Serene House Scentilizer®, designed by famous Swiss-Danish designer Carsten Jörgensen who has received numerous honors and design prizes in Germany, Switzerland, USA, England, France, Italy, Sweden and Denmark. The most common five types of essential oil diffusers;

  • Nebulizer Diffuser
  • Ultrasonic Diffuser
  • Heat Diffuser
  • Aroma Lamp
  • Ceramic Scent Stone Diffuser

Nebulizer Diffuser

Pros:

  • No water or heat required, the atomizer creates microscopic particles of essential oil and release to the air.
  • Undiluted, strong concentration of essential oils.

Cons:

  • Louder than the ultrasonic diffuser because it uses a motor pump.
  • Avoid using thick oils, they have the tendency to clog the nebulizer.
  • Some essential oils have strong scent and works better after diluting.
  • Putting oil into the nebulizer is slightly tricky.
  • Consumes oils faster.
  • More expensive.
  • Very fragile, the glass piece can break.  Not suitable if you have young kids or running pets around.
  • Compare to other diffusers, cleaning is difficult.

Ultrasonic Diffuser

Pros:

  • Dilute oils in water and uses ultrasonic to create mist in the air.
  • Some essential oils have very strong scent and diluting in water will work better.
  • Can use all kinds of essential oils.
  • Function both as an essential oils diffuser and a humidifier.
  • No breakable glass parts.
  • Automatically turn off when water level reaches low and some can set timer.
  • Some have color changing lights.
  • Less expensive and commonly found.

Cons:

  • Less concentration of essential oils since they are diluted in water.
  • If the area is already humid, you may prefer not to add the extra moisture.

Heat Diffuser (Electric Incense Burner):

Pros:

  • It is quiet, and warms the essential oils with heat without the need of water.
  • Easy cleaning, just wipe with paper or rub with alcohol.
  • Travel friendly, it is easy to pack for traveling.
  • Uses electricity.
  • It can be use to heat resins or other burnable incenses.

Cons:

  • For safety, it is best turn off or unpolug  when unattented.

Aroma Lamp:

Pros:

  • Dilute oils in water and heat with tea candle below.
  • Do not require electricity and it is silent.
  • Friendly price.
  • A traditional and effective way of diffusing essential oils.
  • Creates a very warm relaxing mood, great for emotional uses.

Cons:

  • Must be aware of water level.
  • Adding cold water to hot bowl may break the glass / ceramic.
  • Risk when handling with fire.  Not suitable with children and pets around.

Ceramic Scent Stone Diffuser:

Pros:

  • Quiet.
  • No need water, electricity, nor hear.
  • Travel friendly.
  • No need cleaning.

Cons:

  • Suggest for use in small areas such as toilet, office cubicle, wardrobe, or drawer.
  • Need stone replacement after many uses.