Americans love home improvement. After all, they remodel around 10 million kitchens every year. Yet, home improvement means different things to different people.
For some, even a basic change like making your home smell better with scent diffusers represents a meaningful improvement. When you buy a scent diffuser for essential oils, it’s also a more modest investment than remodeling.
Of course, you also find yourself wondering just how your diffuser works to bring those relaxing scents into your home. It turns out, there are several kinds of diffusers that work in different ways.
Keep reading for a quick overview of how they work so you can decide which are the best scent diffusers for your home.
One of the more popular types of diffusers, ultrasonic diffusers use vibrations. Essentially, a small disc that sits in the water and oil mix vibrates. That vibration helps convert the water and oil mixture into a mist that moves out into the room.
Many people like this type of diffuser because it requires less essential oil and involves no heat.
Many people consider nebulizing diffusers the best scent diffusers on the market. This type of nebulizer uses a compressor and glass tubing to convert the essential oil into tiny particles. It then releases those particles out into the air.
The downside of nebulizing diffusers is that they go through essential oils faster, as you don’t dilute them the way you do with ultrasonic models.
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Evaporative diffusers are likely the simplest kind of diffuser available. These diffusers rely on airflow to disperse the essential oils into a room.
In most cases, there is some kind of filter or pad positioned near a small fan. The essential oils go on the pad or filter. Then, you turn on the fan.
The moving air from the fan evaporates the oil and pushes the scent out into the room.
The downside of this approach is that you must replace the filter and add oils frequently.
Heat diffusers are typically the most economical choice. These diffusers use a heat source to evaporate the oil or an oil and water mix.
Electric models use a built-in heat source. You can also find models that use a small tea candle for heat.
The downside with these is that you may have an open flame in your home that you must remember to blow out before you leave or go to bed.
Scent Diffusers and You
Scent diffusers are a relatively low-cost investment that you can make to improve your home. The diffusers spread pleasant or relaxing scents through a room, apartment, or part of your home.
As an added bonus, aromatherapy often makes use of essential oils. With some careful oil selection, you can potentially relieve nausea, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
Looking for more ways you can improve your home or even your health? Check out some of the other posts over in our Home and Health sections.