A large amount of information about different sprayers makes it difficult to choose the one that suits you. In this section we offer you information that will help you understand which types of nebulizing diffusers exist and which one best suits your needs and requirements.
First, there are 3 types of essential oil nebulizer. Each of them has its own merits.
The nebulizing diffuser is a device using ultra-small dispersive dispersion of essential oils, is the most traditional and, probably, the most effective type of nebulizing diffuser. The device always consists of a glass part and a pump hidden in the base of the sprayer.
The nebulizing diffuser works according to the following principle: the essential oil is absorbed at high speed, then it is ejected at high speed into a glass cavity transformed into an aerosol (that is, in millions of microparticles of essential oil). Further microparticles are released into the air of the room through the glass part of the device.
The nebulizing diffuser has a lot of advantages:
- As the spraying takes place without heating, all the useful properties of essential oils are preserved.
- Essential oil molecules split from the collision with the glass part of the device (they turn into microscopic particles, so the atomizer is sometimes called micronizer), thanks to this, active components and aromas are released into the air in their maximum possible amount. This is the most optimal option for the effective use of the beneficial properties of essential oils.
- Oils are sprayed in a pure form. Sprays of this type are quite powerful and can be effectively used in large rooms (room area of 100 m2 is processed in 30 minutes).
- The power of the device can be adjusted, adapting to your needs and the size of your room.
Disadvantages of the device:
- Maintenance of the device does not require much effort: cleaning 1-2 times a month, depending on how often the nebulizing diffuser is used.
- Do not let the essential oils stagnate inside the device to avoid breakage.
Essential oil diffuser
The principle of operation of this device is the simplest. It is enough to pour a few drops of essential oil into the hollow part of the device, and the air of your room will be filled with pleasant aromas and useful ingredients. Oils can be poured in pure or diluted with water, they evaporate themselves, and their heating, which provides the device itself, promotes rapid and efficient spraying (the device has nothing to do with sprayers that use a candle that literally burns essential oils).
Essential oil diffuser has a lot of advantages:
- Heat retains the useful properties of essential oils and promotes their efficient spraying.
- The device does not require special efforts to keep it clean, it is enough to wipe it with a rag with a small amount of alcohol
- Sprays of this type usually look very aesthetic, so they become full objects of the decor of the room.
- It works silently
- Suitable for small rooms (up to 20 m2).
- Spraying can occur throughout the day.
Disadvantages of the device:
- Spraying is slower
- Less effective in large rooms.
- Does not split the molecules of essential oils, hence does not release all the useful components and flavors.
Ultrasonic essential oil diffuser:
This type of nebulizing diffuser is the newest and most popular at the moment. This device is a “hybrid”, which simultaneously sprays both essential oils and water vapor (similar to a humidifier). Like all similar devices, he has his fans and opponents. Purists and supporters of aromatherapy prefer this type of nebulizing diffuser , as, undoubtedly, it helps to make the most effective use of the healing properties of essential oils.
Ultrasonic diffuser work according to the following principle: they consist of a container, which must be filled with water and add a few drops of essential oil. The vibrating surface is driven by ultrasound (frequency over 20000 Hz, works silently) splits into a small particles a mixture of water and essential oil, the resulting “haze” apparatus releases into the air.
This type of spray gun has a lot of advantages:
- In addition to essential oils, it sprays water vapor.
- Maintaining the device clean and intact does not require much effort.
- Spraying is constantly, for several hours.
- Allows efficient spraying of oils in large rooms up to 60-80 m2.
- Spraying is slower than in the nebulizing diffuser , which produces essential oils in its pure form.
- It is difficult to control the exact amount of oil to be sprayed (since the oils are sprayed with water).
- According to the purists, the same device can not provide effective dispersion of essential oils and air humidification.