Essential oils can be diffused in a number of different ways.
- Micro and ultrasonic essential oil diffusers have the advantage of operating without heat, which would oxidize the oils.
- An oil burner, on the other hand, consists of a candle holder that heats a cup containing the essential oils. If the heat is low, then very little of the oil is diffused. However, if the temperature is too high, then the delicate ingredients in the oil are destroyed. Oil burners not only burn but also adulterate essential oils.
- Vaporizers (sprays) diffuse essential oil droplets that are too large to be inhaled. These drops are heavy and come to rest on curtains and furniture.
- An electric diffuser is made of glass and uses air to diffuse essential oils. Upon contact with the glass, a fragrant cloud of microparticles forms and is released into the air.
Pranarôm's ultrasonic essential oil diffusers are ideal for diffusing high-quality essential oils. These diffusers combine ultrasonic waves with a water-based solution to disperse the oils into millions of microparticles in the form of an aromatic mist that optimizes the healing and restorative qualities of the essential oils. Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers purify the air while humidifying and enhancing the fragrance of interior settings.
They are perfect for homes, conference rooms, locker rooms, hotels, hospitals, spas, and beauty salons.
Choosing the right essential oils for diffusion.
Ready-to-use essential oil synergies (blends) are easy to find and perfectly safe. You can also create a custom blend to meet your own specific needs:
Creating a sanitizing spray
Known for their disinfectant properties, aldehydes and terpenes – chemical constituents found in a variety of essential oils – help prevent the spread of pathogenic germs. Essential oils such as eucalyptus radiata, oregano, green myrtle, ravintsara, and mandravasarotra can be used to disinfect medical centers, intensive care units, and hospital rooms.
Eucalyptus radiata (subspecies radiata) is also ideal for purifying the air in homes in the winter.
Keeping your mind sharp
For a boost of mental clarity and focus, we recommend the following essential oils: patchouli, rosewood, Scots pine, black spruce, rosemary, and bay laurel.
Relaxing or falling asleep
A blend of Lavender and tangerine essential oils diffused 15 minutes before bedtime will help promote relaxation and restful asleep.
With its fresh and cheerful aroma Grapefruit is useful for improving mood.
Essential oils of bergamot, chamomile, geranium, and sandalwood are ideal for relaxation.
Minty (wild mint, peppermint, and spearmint) essential oils are effective at masking the smell of cigarette smoke.
In the bathroom, oils of lemon eucalyptus, lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, cinnamon cassia, Scots pine, or balsam fir are helpful at masking unwanted odors.
Lavandin, rose geranium, and Palmarosa essential oils make beautlfully-scented and highly effective deodorants.
Essential oils that are not suitable for diffusion
Essential oils containing phenols or ketones are not suitable for diffusion. These oils are toxic and can irritate the skin. As a result, they should not be used in a diffuser.
They include: Coridothymus capitatus, Eugenia caryophyllus (clove), Origanum compactum, Origanum heracleoticum, Pimenta dioica, Satureja montana, Thymus vulgaris, Artemisia heba alba, Hyssopus officinalis, Salvia officinalis, and Thuya occidentalis.
Because of their strong smell, you should also avoid the essential oils of cumin, cypress, carrot, Helichrysum, and juniper.