We speak regularly on our wellness blog about the different ways to use essential oils for everyday health and wellbeing. One of our favourite ways to experience the benefits of aromatherapy? Diffusers!

Essential oil diffusers are one of our most popular products here at Inspire Me Naturally. But with so many different makes and models out there, where do you begin with choosing the best essential oil diffuser for your home?

Keep reading as we run you through the different features to look out for when it comes to selecting the perfect diffuser to suit your requirements.

What is an essential oil diffuser?

One of the easiest and safest ways to experience the benefits of aromatherapy is through inhalation – breathing the oils in, and allowing our bodies to absorb the essential oil particles. You can inhale essential oils directly from their bottles, or by using an essential oil diffuser.

Diffusion refers to the process of dispersing essential oils into the surrounding air. There are several different methods when it comes to diffusing oils, but an essential oil diffuser is an electronic device that makes this process simple, safe and effective. An essential oil diffuser will work to disperse your chosen essential oils periodically into the air, making them ideal for the home or workspace.

Many people use essential oil diffusers simply to create a beautiful fragrance throughout their home. But, certain essential oils can work to improve your health and wellness, too! Different oil blends can help to improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, or even motivate and energise you for the day ahead. You can read our top tips on choosing the best essential oils for your needs here.

What are the different kinds of essential oil diffusers?

Essential oil diffusers come in various designs, models and price points. It’s important to consider the different benefits of each diffuser to help you find the best fit for your needs.

The most popular device by far is an ultrasonic essential oil mist diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers are used with water, and generate electronic frequencies that break down essential oils into a fine mist. Ultrasonic diffusers also double as humidifiers and are perfectly suited for everyday use.

Some of the features to consider when choosing an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser include:

  • Timer. Some diffusers may run continuously for up to 8 hours, while others may have the option for shorter, more intense bursts. Choosing a diffuser with a timer feature allows you to control the intensity of your oils.
  • Lighting options. Many diffusers come with built-in lighting solutions which allows them to double as a soothing night light. If you’re planning on using your diffuser throughout the evening, consider one with built-in lighting options.
  • Auto shut-off. A good diffuser should automatically switch off after the water has run out.
  • Cleaning and maintenance. Opt for essential oil diffusers that are low-maintenance with minimal cleaning required.
  • Size. Some ultrasonic diffusers are small and portable, while others are more sturdy. A smaller diffuser could be a better fit for sitting on your office desk, while a sturdier diffuser could be more practical for your kitchen benchtop.
  • Bluetooth and music. Some essential oil diffusers also double as bluetooth speakers, giving you great value for money.
  • Physical appearance. There are many different essential oil styles available, from bamboo to glass and ceramic. Consider choosing a diffuser that will work well with your existing home decor!

Where can I buy essential oil diffusers online?

We stock a wide range of ultrasonic essential oil diffusers at Inspire Me Naturally. You can browse our full range online here (with free shipping Australia-wide)

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