Nebulizing diffusers - also known as atomizing diffusers - create a stream of air that runs over a small tube to create a vacuum and pull the essential oils into the stream of air. This air is then released into the environment with a micro-fine mist. This is typically considered the best type of diffuser for therapeutic purposes because the mist it produces is the whole oil or blend. There are two types of nebulizing diffusers:
Entire Bottle -This type of nebulizing diffusers requires that you attach an entire bottle of essential oil with a small tube inserted into the bottle. This type of diffuser is not silent and can be quite noisy.
Glass Reservoir -These nebulizing diffusers utilize a glass reservoir which you can fill with essential oil. The most popular company selling these diffusers is Organic Aromas. A huge benefit is that this type of diffuser is almost silent which makes it ideal for your bedside table.
Nebulizing diffusers have settings that allow you to control how much oil is distributed as well as how long it will run before turning off. These types of diffusers typically are very effective, have a higher cost than other diffusers, and usually will last longer than ultrasonic diffusers.
Using essential oils aromatically is an ideal method of using oils for respiratory support and cleansing or purifying the air in the environment
Also, using oils aromatically can have profound effects on emotional well-being. What you breathe affects your mood. The nose and olfactory system are closely associated with the limbic system of the brain and can trigger acute physiological and psychological effects.
Direct inhalation is undoubtedly the easiest method of experiencing essential oils aromatically to uplift the mood and soothe the emotions.
You can merely uncap the bottle of essential oil, hold the bottle to your nose, and inhale. Or, place a few drops of essential oil on a cotton pad and put it in an aromatherapy inhaler.
Diffusion is the ideal method for experiencing essential oils aromatically. It can fill the room or your home with an essential oil or blend. You can use multiple types of diffusers.
Ultrasonic diffusers—also known as vaporizing or humidifying diffusers—utilize a small tank that is filled with water. Essential oils are then dropped on the surface of the water. When the diffuser is turned on, a small plate at the bottom of the tank will vibrate at a very fast rate. This vibration causes the water to vaporize. The water vapor will exit the diffuser while carrying the volatile compounds from the essential oils.
This type of diffusion is effective for therapeutic purposes although not as effective as nebulizing diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers are typically much more affordable than nebulizing diffusers. They are silent or close to silent while operating.