Essential oil diffusion

Modified: 21st Sep 2020 ; By: Team Aromapedia
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Today I have come up with rather different article which is about essential oil diffusion. It is one of the way by which we can utilize the benefits of essential oils.

It is significant to have information regarding diffusion and its application in vast field of essential oil and aromatherapy. Without taking much of your time, I would like to go ahead.


Essential oil and diffusion
Why diffusion of essential oil?
Essential oil diffusers
Benefits of diffusing essential oils

Essential oil and diffusion:

Essential oils are plant extracts and are extracted from different plant parts like stem, leaves, bud, fruit peel and seed using methods of distillation or mechanical methods like cold-pressing. The oil retains the plant’s fragrance and flavor which is known as “essence.” The

specialty of the oils lies in their volatile nature because of which they quickly spread their fragrance.

Popular use of essential oil stems from the ancient belief. People earlier used it for religious purpose and for embalming because of the fragrance it holds. Essential oils are extensively used in the field of aromatherapy which harness compounds present in oil for therapeutic benefits. Aromatherapy widely makes use of diffusers to spread the fragrance and bring mental clarity.

Now let us have look on process of diffusion to make the article more comprehending.

Diffusion is not a new word that we came across. Concept of diffusion has been part of physics, chemistry, biology and many other fields. It is simply the movement of substance from the area of high concentration to the area of low concentration. It takes place in liquids and gases because the mobility of particles occurs rapidly.

Explaining in our context it is a process where volatile molecules of essential oils combine with surrounding air molecules.

Needless to mention essential oils are liquids so diffusion is very likely possible.

Why diffusion of essential oils?

Before you ask yourself the importance of diffusion, I would like to bring forth the need for incorporating diffusion of essential oils. 


Diffusing essential oil is actually very fun and easy. Diffusion of essential oil helps to create a desired ambience. The very prime reason for diffusing essential oils is to fill the room or area with the astonishing natural fragrance of essential oils. Diffusion takes into consideration the power of scent which is by far the safest means of using essential oils.

Sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses, though it varies from individual to individual. You have probably noticed that you step in a place and quickly get connected with the aroma of the place. That’s how essential oils make difference. By dispersing essential oil into the air we breathe, one can control the feeling of our environment and surprisingly our emotions too. Inhalation of essential oil works both emotionally and therapeutically.

After knowing the importance of diffusion, I should move on to types of diffusers which are commonly used.

Essential oil diffusers:

Essential oil diffusers serve the purpose of spreading aroma of essential oil throughout your home or workplace. There are many varieties of essential oil diffusers and these are safe alternative to synthetic air fresheners and scented candles. The use of diffusers brings peace and imparts many other benefits which we will discuss in coming section.

Types of essential oil diffusers are as follows:

  1. Nebulizing diffuser

Nebulizing diffuser also known as cold air is an efficient method of essential oil diffusion. The diffuser works on the principle of Bernoulli theorem which is part of fluid dynamics. These diffusers work without the need of heat and water. Thus they quickly disperse molecules without chemical alterations. They are best used for internal support such as pain issue or skin irritation.

  • Ultrasonic diffuser

 This is one common type of aromatherapy diffuser which requires water for dispersion. This way concentration of oil gets balanced in potency and aroma. They work wonderful for dry air and act as humidifier. These diffusers use sonic waves to create fragile mist containing droplets of water and oil. They are generally used for uplifting mood and enhancing emotional support.

  • Electric diffusers

These diffusers use electricity to heat essential oil or power fans to increase the evaporation and dispersion of oil. They range from discrete pocket sized to batter powered personal diffusers.

  • Evaporative diffusers 

These types of diffusers use absorbent material like pad for essential oil distribution. They simply release essential oil into the atmosphere through evaporation.  Some diffusers are also powdered by fan which allows oil to evaporate more quickly throughout the area.

There are also some traditional diffuser appliances like oil lamps, candle diffusers and aroma heaters. It should be kept in mind that diffusers works best in well ventilated area and diffuse oils over short period of time like 15-20minutes. Think like when you give your nose a break, you actually give your body break to absorb and work. This will cause less olfactive fatigue.

Let us know see what benefits this diffusion of essential oil brings in our life.

Benefits of diffusing essential oils

One benefit that cannot be pass over is the aroma of the essential oil. It connects with your body in a beautiful way. But I must say there are other benefits too which are mentioned below:

  • Diffusion of essential oils helps to purify the air in home. As the diffusion release natural compounds in the air unlike air fresheners that overload it with unhealthy chemicals.
  • As the diffusion of oil is linked with emotional stability they bring the feel of happiness and increase flow of positive energy.
  • Studies confirmed that diffusion of oils help to reduce stress and help relief anxiety.
  • The fragrance of essential oil creates atmosphere full of serenity which improves sleep pattern and help to overcome insomnia.
  • Oil diffusers stimulate senses in a way that works to curb appetite.

Diffusing essential oils can also be an effective way to lessen pain.


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