The diffusion of Essential Oils

There are different ways to diffuse essential oils

  • Micro-diffusion and ultrasonic essential oil diffusers have the advantage of working without heating the essential oils (heat would oxidize the oils);

  • Conversely, the incense burner consists of a candlestick which heats a dish in which essential oils have been placed. If the heat is low, little diffusion is obtained; if the temperature is higher, the delicate principles of the oils are destroyed. The device burns and denatures the aromatic products used;

  • The vaporizer (spray) projects droplets of Essential Oils which are too large to be inhaled; these drops are heavy and settle on furniture and draperies;

  • The electric diffuser projects the Essential Oils against a glass wall by blowing air. A cloud of micro particles forms on contact with the glass and thus perfumes the air.

Pranarōm's ultrasonic Essential Oil diffusers are the optimal means of diffusing quality Essential Oils effectively. By combining the effect of ultrasonic waves on a solution made of water and essential oils, these are dispersed into millions of microparticles in the form of an aromatic mist which makes it possible to optimize the virtues of essential oils for health and well-being. These ultrasonic essential oil diffusers purify the air, slightly humidify the atmosphere and subtly enhance the olfactory environment.

These diffusers are suitable for the home, for use in any living room, in conference rooms, changing rooms, hotels, hospitals, beauty and aesthetic salons and spas.

How to choose Essential Oils to diffuse?

Synergies of ready-to-use Essential Oils exist to be able to diffuse easily and safely. It is also possible to create your own personalized mixture adapted to your needs:

For a sanitizing spray with Essential Oils

Aldehydes and terpenes are known for their atmospheric disinfectant properties and oppose the proliferation of pathogenic germs. The disinfection of premises, resuscitation rooms and sick rooms can use the diffusion of essential oils such as radiant eucalyptus , oregano , green myrtle , ravintsara and mandravasarotra . Eucalyptus radiata ssp. radiata is very interesting in winter for cleaning the air in homes.

To keep your mind sharp

The recommended essential oils are Patchouli , Rosewood , Scots Pine , Black Spruce , Rosemary or Noble Laurel .

To relax or fall asleep

We will not use the same essential oils depending on whether we are at work or in the bath. Lavender diffused with tangerine a quarter of an hour before going to bed helps you sleep well. Grapefruit can also be helpful in curbing obsessive thoughts. To create a relaxing atmosphere, you can opt for essential oils such as bergamot , chamomile , geranium or even sandalwood.

To mask bad odors

Mint essential oils ( field mint , peppermint and spearmint ) will be effective in masking tobacco odors . They will be used in combination with other essential oils, taking care not to exceed a maximum of 5% as these oils can become irritating to the eyes.

In the toilet , the odor of stools will be neutralized by lemon eucalyptus , lemon , grapefruit or sweet orange while the odor of urine will be covered by Chinese cinnamon , Scots pine or balsam fir .

Against perspiration odors , essential oils of lavender or rose geranium will be used. They are also used with palmarosa in the making of deodorant with essential oils.

Essential oils to avoid when diffusing

Essential oils containing phenols or ketones are not suitable for diffusion. Irritant or toxic, we should be careful not to put them in the diffuser.

These are the essential oils of: Coridothymus capitatus, Eugenia caryophyllus (clove), Origanum compactum, Origanum heracleoticum, Pimenta dioica, Satureja montana, Thymus vulgaris, Artemisia heba alba, Hyssopus officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Thuya occidentalis.

Due to their difficult odor , we should also avoid essential oils of cumin, cypress, carrot, Helichrysum and juniper.