Choosing the Right Diffuser

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on October 25, 2018

So you’re ready to take advantage of your Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils with a home diffuser? Nice! But if you’re like many, when you browse the different diffuser options, it can be a little daunting. This article will clear the fog:

The Two Basic Types

Before we dive into diffuser details, understand that there are two main types of diffusers: Those that dispense undiluted essential oils into the air (atomizing also called nebulizing), and those that use water as part of the process (ultrasonic or wick based).

Ultrasonic (Water) Diffusers

These are less expensive, but don’t pack the therapeutic punch the atomizing versions do. An ultrasonic diffuser (such as the Home Diffuser) sends a cool mist into the air. The water droplets in the mist are coated with essential oil. No heat is used in the process, so the essential oils are protected. However, due to minor dilution, the therapeutic impact of the oils are affected. Ultrasonic diffusers are also nice for dry climates. Even though they technically aren’t humidifiers, moisture is still being added into the air.

Atomizing Diffusers

These are also called nebulizing diffusers. The atomizing technology transforms essential oils into a vapor of millions of microparticles, dispersing them into the air and releasing the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. This is the best diffusion method for reaping the therapeutic benefits of an oil. The downside of these models is that they go through oils much faster. You typically will not run one as long as you would an ultrasonic model.

Young Living Rainstone Diffuser
The Young Living Rainstone Diffuser

The Young Living Rainstone™

This is an atomizing diffuser designed by Gary Young, so it’s completely unique to Young Living. The AromaLux™ diffuser features various timers and diffusion modes. If you want to diffuse your own combinations of oils, this one is more difficult as it works by placing the Young Living oil jar directly into the diffuser. It accepts both 5-ml and 15-ml jars.

The beautiful Aria diffuser from Young Living.

Young Living Aria™

The Aria™ diffuser is a unique, stylish way to bring the benefits of essential oils into your home. It features a solid American maple base and remote, glass dome to direct the essential oil vapor, relaxing multicolored LED lights and a selection of soothing, built-in sounds.

The Young Living Dewdrop Diffuser

Young Living Dewdrop™

The Young living Dewdrop™ diffuser is unique. It takes the humidifying, water based feature of ultrasonic diffusers, and combines that with atomizing. The result is a highly therapeutic diffuser that also adds moisture into the air.

The Desert Mist Diffuser from Young Living

The Desert Mist

Young Living’s Desert Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser features a romantic Moroccan trellis pattern, which brings a sense of the exotic into your home or office. It functions as a humidifier, atomizer, and aroma diffuser in one simple-to-use product. The Desert Mist also offers multiple settings—High, Low, and Intermittent mode— to permeate your home or office for up to 10 hours of blissful aromatherapy. The Desert Mist is designed to run longer and offer more features, so you can customize your aromatherapy experience to any mood. It offers 10 LED colored light options, including an alluring candle-like flicker mode. With its beautiful design, this elegant diffuser will fit right in with any home or office décor.

There Are Many More!

Are there other diffusers available through Young Living? You bet. From the AromaLux atomizing diffuser to models for children featuring fun creatures like dinosaurs or dolphins. Each has minor differences or cosmetic features that make them unique. I’ve listed some of my favorites above, and I hope that this blog post will help you understand the core differences in the models. If you have questions about diffusers, I’d be happy to help you! Simply contact me via the form below and I’ll be in touch ASAP.

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