January 23, 2019 3 min read

If natural living is important to you, you have probably heard a thing or two about how using essential oil diffusers can improve your health and well-being. When paired with your favorite scents, diffusers promote a long list of benefits, including:

  • Better sleep and relaxation
  • Elevated moods
  • Immune system health
  • Easier breathing
  • Sharper brain function
  • Pain relief
  • A safe alternative to incense and candles
  • A cost-effective way to use your essential oils

There are several ways to diffuse your essential oils to create a pleasantly scented environment at home or in the office. Two of the best options are ultrasonic and nebulizing diffusers, each offering unique benefits.

Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers

An ultrasonic diffuser is an electronic diffuser that disperses your essential oils into the air. These diffusers break down essential oil particles into micro-molecules and diffuse them into the air as negatively-charged ions. These ions attach themselves to positively-charged ions in the air to not only help your space smell amazing but cleanse and purify the air as well.

How Ultrasonic Diffusers Work

Ultrasonic diffuser models work in different ways. Typically, you’ll fill your diffuser with water and add your choice of essential oils, which will stay on the surface of the water. Diffusers require different amounts of essential oils, so you should read the instructions carefully.

These diffusers work with ultrasonic vibrations, which are sound waves that vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency that humans cannot usually hear. These sound waves agitate the water and cause water particles to separate. When this happens, the particles become lighter-than-air, negatively-charged particles.

You can see this mist when you operate an ultrasonic diffuser. The mist releases your essential oils into the air where they can purify and scent the area.

Benefits of Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers are a good way to diffuse your essential oils without compromising their integrity. Some other methods of diffusing essential oils can denature them, or change their chemical composition by introducing an outside element. For example, a candle diffuser applies heat, which essentially cooks essential oils, changing the aroma and affecting the therapeutic benefits of the oil.

Ultrasonic Diffuser Maintenance

The best way to make sure your diffuser lasts for a long time is to keep it clean. It’s a good idea to clean your diffuser after each use to prevent buildup and ensure the scent you diffuse is the pure aroma of the oils free from the residual aromas of any scents you may have used previously.

Most diffusers are very simple to clean with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol. Mix equal parts of each in a spray bottle, spritz the inside of the machine, and wipe clean with a soft cloth. You can also use cotton swabs to clean gently around the diffuser’s mechanism. Use a gentle touch when cleaning to avoid damaging the diffuser–if it becomes cracked, it will leak.

Nebulizing Aromatherapy Diffusers

Nebulizing diffusers are considered the gold standard in essential oil diffusion, generally delivering the best quality at slightly higher prices. For people who want to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy daily and want to make a lower initial investment in aromatherapy equipment, an ultrasonic diffuser is a great option. For people who want to continue to expand their daily aromatherapy practice, nebulizing diffusers are the answer.

How Nebulizing Diffusers Work

Nebulizing diffusers provide the most effective essential oil dispersal and the fullest scenting experience. These innovative devices are extremely quiet and completely safe and use no heat, water, or elements that may change the composition of your essential oils.

These machines are attractive and stylish, suitable for any décor. They’re ideal for homes, offices, stores, and any other space where you’d like to impart a clean, consistent scent. These diffusers use only pressurized air to transform your essential oils into an ultrafine dry mist that lingers in the air and scents your space with the aroma of your choice.

Nebulizing diffusers work by forcing an air current through a narrow tube to create suction, forcing the essential oils to rise upwards through a separate glass tube. As the oil rises, a stream of pressurized air contacts it and causes it to atomize into extremely small particles that fill up the reservoir. These nanoparticles are then released into the room. This cycle represents the most effective and most efficient use of essential oils. The oils remain pure and strong and their chemical structure is not affected—meaning you’ll receive all the therapeutic benefits of your favorite oils.

Choosing an Ultrasonic or Nebulizing Diffuser from Scent Better

At Scent Better, we offer a range of ultrasonic and nebulizing diffusers along with a line of 100% pure essential and aroma oils. We focus on providing top quality at the lowest prices and pride ourselves on helping our customers enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy right in the comfort of their homes.