Good Vibrations: What’s Actually Happening Inside Your Diffuser
Plant-powered from the inside out to keep you well from the outside in.
There’s been a lot of buzz about diffusing lately, which is music to our wellness-loving ears. We've been sharing the benefits of diffusing essential oils for 25 years, and know that the details on how a diffuser works can be a bit confusing. What's actually going on inside your diffuser?
To understand how diffusers work, imagine standing next to a waterfall. As the water cascades down, it infuses the air with a cool, calming mist. That’s exactly what a diffuser does: infuse your air with pure, natural wellness.
Let’s take a look inside these powerful little devices and find out what they are, what they do and how they work.
Ultrasonic diffusers: Small machine, major wellness impact. The aromaOm Deluxe (seen here) is perfect for living rooms and other large spaces.
What is a diffuser, anyway?
A diffuser is essentially a plant medicine delivery device that helps you integrate the power of plants into your life. They come in many shapes, sizes and types, but they share a common goal: to infuse the air around you with beneficial essential oil blends so that you’re always feeling well.
There are different types of diffusers out there, but we recommend diffusing essential oils with an ultrasonic diffuser. They create a cool mist that gently adds essential oils into the air you breathe. No heat, no muss, no fuss—just a simple way to enjoy 100% natural diffuser blends without harming the integrity of the essential oil.
Other types of diffusers can actually damage the quality of your essential oils. Using a heat diffuser can alter an essential oil’s chemical composition and aroma, and can reduce the potency of its healing properties.
Evaporative diffusers use a fan to blow essential oil particles into the air. This causes an effect known as fractioning, where the lighter, more volatile components of the essential oils are split from the heavier, more stable components. This splitting is not dangerous to you, but it does mean you might not be getting the full benefits of the plant medicine in your air.
What’s happening on the inside
So how exactly does your diffuser get the good stuff from nature into your air? There’s a little ceramic disc that lives at the heart of every ultrasonic diffuser. When you fill the tank with water, add an essential oil blend and turn it on, the disc vibrates, creating ultrasonic waves that break the oil into microscopic particles. The diffuser then releases this fine mist of essential oil and water into the air so that you can easily inhale pure plant medicine.
Turning water into vapour typically requires heat, but ultrasonic diffusers achieve the same goal through something called an adiabatic process—the technical term for not using any heat at all to produce mist.
All it takes to tap into the mystical misting power of diffusing is one of our ultrasonic diffusers, some water and your favorite essential oil blend. Just fill it up and get instant wellness at the tap of a button.
Not sure which diffuser blend to use? Check out our tips for choosing the essential oil blend that will make you feel better today, or explore all of our wellness blends. General rule of thumb? If it smells good to you, use it!
With two tanks and a timer, the aromaTime Ultrasonic Diffuser can support your wellness day and night, all with the touch of a button.
Why should I use an ultrasonic diffuser?
There are so many reasons to diffuse! The short answer is that diffusing supports your overall health and wellness by adding plant medicine to the air you breathe. The long answer starts with diving deep into the benefits of essential oils.
True to their name, essential oils are the pure essence of plants. Through a distillation process, these concentrated, complex compounds are extracted from the stems, roots, leaves, bark or other part of a plant, leaving behind the most powerful elements in nature: essential oils.
Diffusing allows us to harness that power by bringing nature’s abundant healing properties into your home or office, or anywhere you diffuse. If you're looking for more calm, more rest, more energy or more focus, there's a diffuser blend to help with that.
Ultrasonic diffusers are a plug-and-play way to make sure you’re always feeling well. Pick a diffuser, add a blend and you’ll have access to plant medicine just by pressing the ‘on’ button.