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Essential Oil Diffusers – Way More Than a Fragrance Dispenser

What is an Essential Oil Diffuser?

An essential oil diffuser is a device that breaks essential oils down into smaller molecules, dispersing them into the air to provide an energising, calming or therapeutic effect. The diffuser's job is to evenly disperse the particles into the air at a comfortable concentration that are easy to breathe and do not overwhelm the room.

Why Use a Diffuser?

Using an essential oil diffuser allows you to access all the benefits of essential oils. These have multiple benefits such as neutralising airborne pathogens and supporting the respiratory system through humidifying the air, as well as calming our nervous system or triggering positive emotional states.

There are Four Different Types of Diffusers

Type Process Benefits / Drawbacks
Nebulising Heats essentials oils into a gas-like state

Benefit: Uses no heat or water, yet disperses the entire essential oil into the air.

Drawback: Most expensive diffuser to use, and costly topurchase.

Ultrasonic Uses electronic frequencies to
create a fine mist of oil and water

Benefits: Humidifies the air.
Only uses a small amount of
essential oil. No heat is used to generate the mist.

Drawback: It depends on the
air current already in the room
to disperse the oil.

Heat Uses heat elements to help essential oil gradually evaporate into the air

Benefit: Diffusing essential oils using heat is an economical
and efficient.

Drawback: Heat used can
change the properties of the
oil at a molecular level, so aromatic benefit of an oil
may lessen or change.

 Evaporative Uses air flow to spread the
scent of the essential oils into the area.

Benefit: Wind-blown diffusion
is a silent way to quickly
disperse the oil’s aroma
throughout a room.

Drawback: Not as effective
because all of the components of the whole oil are not diffused at the same time.


What are the Benefits of Using an Essential Oil Diffuser?

The most evident benefit of using an essential oil diffuser is the pleasing fragrance. However, diffusers also offer many physical and mental benefits.

  • Helping relaxation and promoting feelings of calm. Aromatherapy has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress. Diffusing essential oils, like lavender and chamomile are particularly effective at promoting relaxation.
  • Encouraging better sleep. Sleep research studies have demonstrated that because smell affects sleep, incorporating the diffusing of certain essential oils into a bedtime routine can help people sleep better.
  • Improving clarity and focus. Diffusing essential oil can be used as a method for improving concentration, focus and alertness by stimulating certain areas of the brain that control emotion, motivation and regulation of memories and hormones.
  • Boosting mood. As diffused essential oils are inhaled, scent molecules travel through the olfactory system (nasal passages) and positively affect the brain through the limbic system. This is the part of the brain involved with behavioural responses.
  • Helping clear airways for easier breathing. Medical research suggests certain essential oils may be effective in treating upper respiratory infections.
  • Improving circulation and drainage beneath the skin.  Using oil diffusers can promote lymph circulation, drainage and elimination. This helps to tone and tighten the skin.
  • Encouraging healthy eating habits. Smell is an important component of feeling hungry or satisfied. Diffusing essential oils can help manage hunger cravings and promote healthy eating habits by reducing the desire to snack between meals.

Why choose from Crystal Aire’s wide range of ultrasonic diffusers?

  • Crystal Aire offers a range of diffuser appliance designs to suit any interior design scheme - including perfect options for your baby’s room.
  • Choose between a range of adjustable LED light function options.
  • Choose a tank capacity to suit you.
  • Enjoy flexibility and convenience with various timer settings, allowing you to control the duration of your diffuser's operation.
  • All diffusers come with the added safety feature of automatic shut down when water runs out.
  • These ultrasonic diffusers use an economical 2-3 drops of essential oil at a time (adjust to your preference).

How to maximise use of your Crystal Aire Ultrasonic Diffuser

  • Do not submerge the diffuser in water.
  • Do not move the diffuser while it is powered on.
  • Store in dry clean place and empty the water reservoir when not in use.
  • It is strongly recommended to only use Crystal Aire Essential Oils in the diffuser.
  • Crystal Aire Essential Oils are soluble and will not stain, corrode, or damage your machine
  • Do not clean with any detergents, cleaning solutions or solvents.
  • Caution: Do not switch on the machine when there is no water in the tank as this will damage the machine.

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