I’m often asked what type of essential oil diffuser is best.
People are curious about why glass diffusers are better than plastic.
And they want to know which is the best waterless essential oil diffuser.
That’s why today I’ll be reviewing aromatherapy diffusers that don’t use water.
Let me tell you about the different kinds now.
What Is a Waterless Diffuser?
I’ll begin by telling you what a waterless diffuser isn’t. It isn’t an ultrasonic humidifier.
Ultrasonic diffusers that produce cool mist from a water tank are inexpensive and popular.
But there are two cons.
First, they add moisture to the air. That’s not always desirable if you live in an area with high humidity.
Second, most of what they diffuse is water vapor. The aroma of the essential oil isn’t very concentrated.
For therapeutic benefits, I recommend a waterless diffuser. You’ll reap the benefits of inhaling pure essential oils.
The best-known kind of waterless diffuser is a nebulizer. It atomizes the essential oil and disperses the tiny particles into the air.
Generally, it has a glass reservoir. That’s because glass doesn’t interact with the essential oils. The oils won’t break down the glass like they do with plastic.
You’ll need to clean the reservoir with alcohol. Thick oils like sandalwood might clog some types of nebulizers unless you thin them first.
Evaporative diffusers come in different styles.
You’re probably familiar with reed diffusers: a narrow-necked glass bottle with sticks poking up out of it.
There are clip-ons for your car vents or visors and jewelry lockets with felt pads inside.
Or you might see terra-cotta or sandstone evaporative diffusers.
Also, some use fans and a felt pad to disperse the aroma. [Read more…]