How to choose the right essential oil diffuser?
Essential oils are sensitive and should not be heated, otherwise they lose their virtues and release toxic volatile compounds. It is therefore advisable to diffuse them cold or with gently heated. Several types of diffusers are available, but how do you choose THE right device?
Nebulisation, misting, gentle heat, ventilation: all the methods have their own specificities and benefits, but you must choose a method of diffusion according to the size of the room in which you will diffuse essential oils.
If possible, choose a timer system set to stop after one hour and an alternate diffusion mode.
|For a 50 to 120 square meter room
|For a 30 square meter room Misting
|Misting humidification diffuser
|For a 20 square meter room
|Gentle heat or misting diffuser
|For a 10 square meter room or smaller
|Ventilation diffuser, made of ceramic or wood
THE HUMIDIFYING ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
IDEAL FOR DRY ATMOSPHERES
Do you feel that your skin is drying out and that your respiratory mucous membranes are weakened (cough, dry throat, irritated eyes, blocked nose)? One of the rooms in your home is probably too dry. You should know that the ideal humidity level at home is between 40% and 60%.
Opt for humidifier diffusers or misters, as they will diffuse a light water mist in the air and help improve the comfort of the respiratory tract. You can add a few drops of essential oil (e.g. true lavender in the bedrooms, or Scots pine in winter, depending on the age of your children) to lightly perfume or purify.
Silent and easy to use, it is the best choice to humidify the air in case of electric heating*, living in the mountains, or for the children's bedroom, while also creating a pleasant atmosphere in medium-sized rooms.
The API Ultrasonic Humidifier Diffuser delivers a light water mist that may or may not be accompanied by Essential Oils for up to 6.5 hours. Made of glass, it is ideal for surfaces of 30 square meters and emits a soft ambient light.
The TOPO Humidifying Mister Diffuser humidifies the air and diffuses essential oils for up to 5 hours. It is easy to use, silent and offers different mood lights for your rooms of 30 square meters.
Why and how to humidify the air in your home?
Find out why it is important to humidify or dry out the rooms in your home and what you can do about it.
CERAMIC OR SOLID WOOD DIFFUSERS
IDEAL FOR SMALL SPACES
There are also diffusion pebbles made of Limoges ceramics or solid wood to be impregnated with essential oils. They are very convenient for perfuming and/or disinfecting small places (wardrobes, cupboards, drawers, cars, luggage, toilets, bathrooms...). You just have to put a few drops of essential oil, and renew when necessary or whenever you wish!
The Ceramic Fir Diffuser is ideal for small areas of up to 5 m². It is impregnated with 5 to 15 drops of essential oils, to be renewed manually. Convenient and portable, it can be hung by its cord. The diffusion is soft and natural.
ON-THE-GO ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS
TAKE IT ANYWHERE
Portable diffusers are suitable for small areas. They diffuse essential oils cold or with an ultrasound diffusion system.
Ultra-practical, they will follow you in your car, on a camping trip or on holiday thanks to their batteries, or by plugging them to a USB port or your traditional electric socket. They have a container for the essential oils, which allows for a long-lasting diffusion.
Don't hesitate to take a portable diffuser with you when you travel, it will help you sanitise a rental home, keep away biting insects or simply create your own atmosphere to make the place your own.
DIFFUSE & GO
Silent, convenient and discreet, the Diffuse & Go wireless ultrasonic essential oil diffuser works on battery and/or USB port. It has a 40-hour autonomy and charges in 3 hours. It emits small sprays that let the essential oils escape into the air for surfaces of 20 square meters.
Use the plants and essential oils with care. Before use, read the information and precautions carefully.
Extracts from “Je veux une maison zéro pollution ! Avec les huiles essentielles” by Isabelle PACCHIONI, Leduc.s Editions.
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