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Aromatherapy Diffusers


Updated May 28, 2012


Aromatherapy diffusers are small devices that are used in aromatherapy to disperse essential oils so that the scent enters the surrounding air.

The main types of diffusers are:

  • Passive diffusers - a diffuser that allows essential oils to be exposed to air so that the oils naturally evaporate and are dispersed into the air. Placing several drops of oil onto a tissue is one of the most simple methods of passive diffusion. Some of the more common commercial passive diffusers include terra cotta and ceramic diffusers.

  • Fan diffusers - devices that use a small fan which creates airflow over a pad or wick with the essential oils to disperse oils into the air.

  • Heat diffusers - heat diffusers, such as lamp rings, candle diffusers and electric heat diffusers, heat the essential oil to promote diffusion into the room.

  • Mist diffusers - mix water and essential oils together which then enter the surrounding air.

  • Nebulizers - nebulizers break the essential oils into tiny droplets.
Also Known As: Diffusers

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