Pro's & Con's: Things You Need to Know About Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers use electricity to
diffuse essential oils into the air. They are equipped with a small disk that
vibrates in water that has been infused with essential oils to create a fine
The vibration causes the essential oil(s) to break up into tiny molecules that then disperse into the air. Unlike heat diffusers which require heat to turn water into vapor, ultrasonic diffusers accomplish this with the use of electronic frequencies.
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers rely on a room’s air
currents to diffuse the mist into the air. This makes these devices ideal for
use in smaller spaces. Since they do not use heat, these diffusers disperse
essential oils without denaturing them. They can run for up to 24 hours before
requiring to be refilled. One of the more important details when choosing an electronic aromatherapy diffuser is to consider your space. Larger space oftentimes require a larger, or more powerful diffuser to get proper coverage according to the room size.
Below we'll discuss some of the potential benefits of diffusing these beautiful and aromatic essential oils!
I. Reasons You Should Have an Essential Oil Diffuser
If you're effected by sleep disorders like insomnia which hinders your ability to get a good night sleep, then using an essential oil
diffuser to diffuse oils may help. Personalized diffused oils, (of your liking) may just help to calm down the mind and relax the
muscles, helping you to fall asleep faster and get a deeper more quality nights sleep!
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers allow you to blend different types of oils (if you wish),
so you can mix and match the oils that may have more calming properties for you. May consumers of the ultrasonic diffusers also enjoy the humming noise that come from these types of diffusers. Like "white noise" or "sounds of waves crashing" for some, it adds a little something extra to help sooth the mind. Many of the newer ultrasonic essential oil
diffusers also have an auto shut-off feature once the oils have been dispelled.
Research studies have been done suggesting the aroma from some essential oils may help to promote both "objective" and "subjective" sleep quality in healthy individuals. Other studies on inhaled essential oils suggest they may be helpful for individuals who suffer from mild sleep disturbances.
Another advantage of diffusing essential oils and certain blends of oils is there natural effectiveness in helping to repel insects. This device can act as a convenient alternative to traditional methods of
repelling insects, which can be time-consuming, not so effective, and harsh to the environment.
ultrasonic essential oil diffuser disperses essential oils into the air,
which can aide in helping to keep away insects, so if you live in a place where bugs are a nuisance, then this can certainly be a big help.
Common oils that are known for there insect repellent properties include; citronella, lemongrass, rosemary and eucalyptus. Even the CDC has approved specific oils to having these properties, able to help with specifically, mosquitos.
Check out more information on Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus from CDC here!
An ultrasonic essential oil diffuser can aide in helping to reduce
stress and enhance your mood. Applying essential oils on your pillow, handkerchief, wrists or the soles of your feet (with carrier oils), or other surface without the ability to circulate air, may not be as effective as dispersing essential oils in the air.
Many individuals react nicely to certain essential oils or blends of them, giving them a sense of calm about themselves, or enhancing their mood. Essential oils are said to stimulate specific parts of the brain, like the limbic system, that helps to control emotions.
A study conducted on aromatherapy on anxiety and depression symptoms in postpartum women produced positive findings with minimal risks involved when used as a complementary therapy.
A high quality aromatherapy essential oil diffuser sets a perfect atmosphere for
relaxation, sleeping, and maybe even more romantic experiences.
Some of the best essential oils for said benefits such as, de-stressing and enhancing your mood include; jasmine, sweet orange, rose, sandalwood, lavender and vanilla.
Boost the Immune System & Improve Respiratory Issues
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers bring along a range of benefits that can help to boost your immune system. A diffuser can help reduce stress, and even help with respiratory symptoms, according to some research (i.e individuals who suffer from COPD, and upper respiratory infections). They can help deliver other benefits that contribute to an improved immune system as well.
Research suggests that aromatic herbs possess broad-spectrum pharmacological properties. Some essentials oils, like eucalyptus, have anti-inflammatory properties, thus potentially being beneficial in people with upper respiratory infections. Other oils like peppermint and eucalyptus, contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, to help combat certain respiratory symptoms as well.
This device can also come in handy when you’re traveling, during cold weather, and when you're just flat out, feeling
stressed. With an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, you may have the ability of warding off some respiratory
illnesses (like mentioned above). Some of the recommended essential oils that can improve the immune
system include tea tree oil, eucalyptus, frankincense, rosemary, and scots
It's important to note that the FDA does not regulate essential oils. There are many essential oils out there on the market that will vary in many of their properties, like purity, strength and just overall quality. The biggest takeaway is to make sure you're purchasing these oils from a reputable seller.
As far as pain management, research does suggest certain oils can be used supplemental to other pain management therapies to help reduce certain ailments. These ailments may include inflammation, headaches or respiratory problems, to name a few, however the exact way that these oils help with issues such as pain, needs more extensive testing and research.
Commonly, essential oils are either inhaled or they can be used directly on the skin or problem area, with carrier oils, as most of them should never be directly applied without carrier oils.
Bergamot oil in particular has been studied and linked to neuropathic pain.
Lavender oil has been studied in patients, specifically children who have had a tonsillectomy. In this case the lavender scents were inhaled. The study concluded the reduction in the use of acetaminophen in post operative days, indicating that it potentially could help in controlling the need from analgesics following tonsillectomies for pediatric patients, however was not clear in pain intensities and frequency of nocturnal awakening from pain.
Other research on Lavender essential oils indicated it may be part of a multidisciplinary treatment of pain management after a cesarean section or C-section. However, this research indicated it should not be used by itself for pain management.
As one can see these oils are seemingly helpful as supplemental aides in certain pain relief circumstances, and pain management symptoms.
Diffused essential oils have adaptogenic properties
(stress-resistant qualities), which means they can help to soothe your mind when you're mood is down.
By balancing the body's hormones and enhancing your mood, essential oils have the ability to help you to focus better. Regular diffusing of certain oils may help with cognitive deficiencies, helping to improve cognitive function or mood enhancement.
II. The Pros of Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
1. A Great Alternative to Candles and Incense
For a person looking for a risk-free alternative to candles,
ultrasonic essential oil diffusers can be the ultimate solution. Candles carry
the risk of fires as well as potential harmful chemicals if using certain type of waxes.
Incense has been associated or at least linked by some studies with respiratory infections and diseases, cardiovascular issues, and triggering inflammation in the body. Over the years more compounds or materials have been added to incense sticks to enhance their fragrance, and to hold the material together better for a longer burn time and stronger aroma.
If you want to avoid all these and still be able to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort of your home, be sure to get yourself an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser.
· 2. They have More Advantages Compared to Nebulizing Diffusers
They come at a lower price tag compared to nebulizing diffusers. Besides, they use less oil and run for longer periods of time. If you’re looking to save money while reaping the benefits of aromatherapy, you’ll want to get an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser.
· 3. A Wide Variety to Choose From
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers come in a range of brands, designs, and features, allowing you to choose what works best for you.
· 4. Save Money
Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers come with benefits such
as helping with certain symptoms of illness's and pain relief, all of which can translate to saving
Having this device can help eliminate the need to buy things like harmful mosquito repellent's, or other stress-relief products.
· 5. Better Functionality Compared to Steam and Heat Diffusers
They are easy to clean, require less power, and offer better functionality.
III. Cons of Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
1. Lots of Cleaning
If not cleaned appropriately or regularly, the parts of this type of diffuser can gunk up with oils and moisture, potentially leading to bacteria growth inside the chambers.
2. Breakdown Over Time if not Cared for
Ultrasonic diffusers made of plastic can break
down if not maintenance properly.
3. Lot's of Moisture
Some ultrasonic essential oil diffusers release
a lot of moisture into the air; hence they can negate the benefits of diffused
essential oils by over dilution.
4. Price-Tag - "Get what you pay for"
Depending on the size and price-tag, they can vary greatly in area they are able to disperse there oils in and area they cover. You get what you pay for with these diffusers in our experience!
Sometimes this means a little more then you'd like to spend.
Generally, the advantages of ultrasonic essential oil
diffusers outweigh the disadvantages. Therefore, investing in these diffusers
is certainly a good idea.
Along with reaping the powerful benefits of aromatherapy, you'll save money and hopefully even improve your health.