diffusers

I love diffusers, never had one till a few months ago, now I’m a convert, along with family and friends. There are so many sizes and shapes, some mains operated others from batteries or USB connectors so there’s one to suit all homes.They’re simple to use, lift off lid, add water to tank with jug supplied and whatever you want to use for fragrance and close up. You can use plain tap water, no special stuff required. Switch on lights and mist and that’s it. Its got an auto shut off when water runs out, so no worries about that.

I use essential oils for fragrance, but you can use whatever you like, fragrance oils are chemical ones that smell like natural oils, but are artificially created and cheaper – I like the real stuff, less chemicals in the air the better. A friend uses a little zoflora disinfectant, another add a bit of her favourite perfume. If you or family have colds this is great with some mint of eucalyptus oils to help breathing. You’ll find trial and error the right amount to use, some are stronger and 3-4 drops plenty but other need 8-12 drops. I like combinations, so I’ll add clove bud 2 drops and sweet orange, 6 drops, or lemongrass 2 drops and grapefruit 6. Its a matter of how big a space you’re in, how big the tank ( they go from 100 ml to 800 ml) and how scented you want it to be. We had fish for tea last night, I love it but not smelling in next day so I used lavender oil, about 12 drops in a 100 ml tank and kitchen smells of lavender this morning, not fish!

Some have timer settings but I tend to just leave them to run out. Periodically its a good idea to wipe out the inside of the tank and the oils do start to coat it.

The colours are lovely, they rotate through a cycle lighting up the room when its dark, but you can lock them on one colour if you want or even switch them off and just have the mist if required, the mist fascinates all the grandkids, it’s not hot like steam, just a cool mist that is great for rooms in winter when heating dries the air out so much. Most are very quiet to use and portable so you can move from room to room.

This resource site gives some really useful info on essential oils and diffusers. I’ve copied some of the relevant info here but the full site can be found at http://webessentialoils.com/the-best-essential-oil-diffusers-based-on-actual-reviews/

What are Essential Oils?
Made from the parts of plants, essential oils are typically distilled from the petals, leaves, or stems. Although technically not in the scientific category of “oil” because they are actually a concentrated hydrophobic liquid that comes from the “essence” of the plant. Essential oils give off the strong aroma of the plants they are made from, and they are often used for various natural health purposes. According to many aroma therapists and natural medical practitioners, essential oils can help with dozens (if not hundreds) of different ailments, symptoms, and injuries. Most essential oils are used topically, some can be taken orally, and almost all of them can be diffused into the air for the benefits of aromatherapy. Whether looking to relax with lavender or clear a stuffy nose with peppermint, diffusing essential oils can bring a plethora of benefits to mental and physical health. Essential oils have micro-molecules which make them easy for them to be absorbed by the skin or projected into the air.
Why Do I Need an Essential Oil Diffuser?
In order to get the most out of your essential oils, you’ll want to be able to diffuse them into the air so that you can breathe them in to absorb the benefits into your system. The benefits of aromatherapy are many, including effects on the mental health as well as the physical and even the spiritual. Although scented candles have been the aromatherapy choice for many people, there are many reasons that this is not ideal based on concerns about toxins as well as the safety of an open flame around smaller children. A much more effective way to make your home smell good—and get the added health benefits of essential oils—is by using an essential oil diffuser.
Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
Creating a fine mist which is diffused with water into tiny particles in the air, an ultrasonic diffuser is one of the most effective essential oil diffusers for the cost. This type of diffuser also provides humidifying effects because of the water particles that are emitted into the air with the essential oil. This is particularly beneficial in winter months when the air is dry and needs moisture. There are a variety of brands, colors, and style options to choose from in the category of Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers. Do be careful in making a purchase of an ultrasonic diffuser because many of them have lights and if you plan to use them at night then you’ll want to make sure that the lights can be turned off.
Many fans of ultrasonic diffusers find that they disperse negative ions in the air, which are believed to be healthful by reducing stress, increasing the flow of oxygen, increasing concentration, and even eliminating headaches.


 

500ml Aroma Essential Oils Diffuser, Aiho Electronic Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Color Changing LED Lights and 4 Timer Settings, Lack-Water Shutoff and Whisper-Quiet for Home Office Yoga Bedroom

 

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This one arrived well packed, in a display box, within a larger box with other items. It’s has a 500 ml tank so great for large rooms, and is mains operated. Its got seven colour changes, or you can lock on one, and has timer settings for 1,2 or 3 hours.

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Aroma Diffuser, Sunvito 100ml Ultrasonic Humidifier Oil Diffuser with 7 Color-changing LED Lights Waterless Auto off for Home,Yoga,Spa,Office,Bedroom,Baby Room

 

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This arrived well packed, in a display box, within a larger box with other items. It’s got a 100 ml tank, and is mains operated. Its an attractive shape, mimicking an electric lamp with its tapering sides that are horizontally ridged.  This has an auto shut down after three hours, but will automatically shut down if it runs out of water before then – perhaps you’re still using some from the day before or haven’t quite filled the tank, so its stress free.  Its great for smaller rooms.

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Arofume Essential Oil Aroma Humidifier Diffuser 350ml Large Capacity Mist air purification with LED Lights Changing and Auto Shut-off for Spa, Home, Office

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This one arrived well packed, in a display box, within a larger box with other items.

This is an unusual shape,like a flat, elongated oval, and being wider than high makes it very stable. the outside feels slightly textured rather than smooth as most are so its good to grip if like me you have hand issues, or if you have wet hands.

The colours on this show as a line horizontally across the middle and a dot at the top. they flash red when unit is out of water, but the mist shuts off automatically so its just a visible reminder.

Stars: Five.

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Arofume Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser 2000ml Large Capacity Humidifier Color LED Lights Changing with Waterless Auto Shut-off and Sleep Mode

Arofume Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser 2000ml Large Capacity Humidifier Color LED Lights Changing with Waterless Auto Shut-off and Sleep Mode

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This one arrived well packed, in a display box, within a larger box with other items.

This one has a massive 2000 ml tank, and is mains operated. Its the largest I’ve seen so far, and perfect for bigger rooms, or all day use. This is an unusual shape, tall with a rounded top, and the lights show through slits running vertically down the sides.  The colours are lovely, they rotate through a cycle, very softly and subtly lighting up the room when its dark. Its got a one button design that’s easy to operate, and can be adjusted for lower mist output at night when sleeping. Like all I’ve tested it has an auto shut-off when empty so no worries about it running dry while sleeping.

Stars: Five.

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All Products supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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