Why diffuse essential oils?
Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses. Your body contains over 1,000 receptors for smell—more receptors than for any other sense.
Diffusing is an easy, convenient, and mess-free way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
- Want to fill your home with the aroma of essential oils?
- Want to fill your workspace with uplifting, energizing feelings?
- Want to create a calm environment to help kids fall asleep?
By putting essential oils directly into the air we breathe, we can influence the feeling of our environment, and our own emotions.
Emotional Benefits of Aromatherapy
Used anciently for their ability to influence emotions, essential oils are still useful today for managing mood and promoting uplifting feelings.
Essential oils have constantly proven an effective method for managing emotions.
What are the different types of diffusers?
Each diffuser has its own unique method for getting essential oils into the air.
A nebulizing diffuser breaks down the essential oil into tiny particles through the use of a high velocity, pressurized air stream and jet nozzle.
When the oil is released from the diffuser, it diffuses the entire oil at once instead of in stages. It goes into the air in a fine mist.
- Pros: No water. No heat.
Cons: Most expensive. Oil goes fast. Some models are noisy
This popular type of diffuser uses water and electronic frequencies to create a fine mist from the essential oil and water.
Ultrasonic vibrations are created by a small disk under the surface of the water which causes the essential oil to break up into tiny micro particles.
- Pros: Use small amount of essential oil. No heat. Little noise
Cons: Only a small fraction of the mist is essential oil
Heat diffusers use heat elements to help the essential oil gradually evaporate into the air. Sometimes heat essential oil diffusers use the oil mixed with water.
- Pros: No Noise.
Cons: Heat lessens or changes entirely the therapeutic benefit of the oil.
Evaporative diffusion uses air flow to spread the scent of the essential oils into the area
A fan blows air through a filter, such as a tissue or a pad that has essential oils dropped onto it.
- Pros: Quiet.
- Cons: Less therapeutic because the lighter essential oil components evaporate first, while the heavier components evaporate last.
Why types of diffusers does doTERRA sell?
doTERRA sells a variety of diffusers that can delivery the full aromatic and therapeutic benefits of the essential oils.
- Ultrasonic Diffusers
doTERRA does not sell:
- Heat Diffusers
- Nebulizer Diffusers
- Evaporative Diffusers
doTERRA Diffuser Reviews
Read our review of the following diffusers to better decide which one will work best for you.
doTERRA Pilot Diffuser
doTERRA Petal Diffuser 2.0
|Features: Version 2.0, multiple settings and beautiful design|
|Coverage: 330 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 2 and 6 hours continues; 12 hours intermittent|
|Includes: Wild Orange and Lavender 5 mL|
|Light: Optional night light|
|Retail Price: $62.67|
|Our Review: 5 out of 5|
Comments: This diffuser has been around since the beginning of doTERRA and recently got an upgrade to version 2.0. This diffuser is a favorite among essential oil users. The Petal diffuser offers both good looks and ease of functionality. Also comes with two popular essential oils to diffuser.
doTERRA Volo Diffuser - Marble | Onyx
|Features: Handcrafted polyresin stone top, custom diamond patterns and customizable output settings. Comes in a Marble or Onyx design.|
|Coverage: 300 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 1, 3, or 6 hours or continuously 14 hours on lowest mist output setting|
|Includes: Not applicable|
|Light: Auto-dimming timer light. Optional light-free, warm, or bright ambient light|
|Retail Price: $78.67|
|Our Review: 4.7 out of 5|
Comments: This is a heavy duty, durable diffuser that can take a knock and keep on diffusing. Two hands are needed to remove the lid. An elegant design that looks great and can blend in with any background. You can control the aroma intensity by turning the dial, but the sound of operation may also increase. Tends to be a little louder than other diffusers.
doTERRA Roam Diffuser
doTERRA Laluz Diffuser
|Features: Sleek design, high mist output, timer setting|
|Coverage: 330 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 4 - 8 hours continuous, 1-4 hours timer|
|Includes: Peppermint and Wild Orange 15ml|
|Light: Dim and bright warm and lavender light options|
|Retail Price: $78.67|
|Our Review: 4.9 out of 5|
Comments: Because of its sleek, slender design, the LaLuz diffuser is easy to carry and operate. Durable and elegant design. Multiple run-time and lighting options. Operates quietly. Great diffuse for any room.
doTERRA Dawn Humidifier
How to Diffuse Essential Oils
The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic (water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate chemistry.
Ultrasonic (water) diffuser
- Put cool tap water to the fill line
- Add 3 - 4 drops of essential oils to the water
- Choose the time setting you desire and let it run
Nebulizing (waterless) diffuser
- Take the cap and orifice off of your bottle of essential oil
- Attach it to the diffuser
- Choose your settings for time and amount at a time.
Try some of these popular diffuser blends, or have some fun and create your own favorites!
What if I don't have a diffuser?
If you don’t have a diffuser, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of diffusing. Try these ideas:
- Add a few drops of essential oil to your palms and cup them over your nose while you inhale deeply. This is an easy technique especially when you’re on the go.
- Add some drops of oil to a glass spray-bottle with water and spritz around the room. The combinations of essential oils you can diffuse are endless.
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