Essential oils have been around us for thousands of years. In ancient times, when medical technology didn’t exist, essential oils were used to treat illnesses and diseases. They were also incorporated into self-made body, hair and face care products.
Today, essential oils are still around us, but our lives are so modernized that we often see ourselves reaching for technology and your doctor’s prescriptions as a solution to our growing ailments. And because there are lesser and lesser people being educated on the wonderful benefits of essential oils, it seems like the current essential oil market has now dwindled down to appeal only to a niche market of true aromatherapy believers.
In the 1980s when aromatherapy was not populated yet, the only devices you can use with essential oils are aroma candle burners. Usually made with clay or ceramic, these burners work when you place a small tealight candle in its hearth and some water and a few drops of essential oil at the top bowl. The heat from the tealight candle will heat up the essential oil above and with that, it will emit the scent to the surrounding area.
Aroma burners are surprisingly affordable, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and even colours.
Fast forward to the present, joining the aroma diffuser family are many more machines like the aroma nebuliser.
Nebulisers are great for diffusing pure essential oils in large areas like a living room or a showroom. Depending on the choice of essential oil you use with your nebuliser – whether it’s a public event where guests are invited or an intimate moment with your partner, nebulisers can help in setting the right mood and atmosphere of the environment.
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While aroma burners can achieve its job in providing a well-scented space for you, do you ever wonder how well can they do in larger rooms? Aroma burners work best when it is placed in an enclosed, well-ventilated room. For larger areas like the living room, you will need more than just the power of an aroma burner.
Nebulisers were first medical devices used to treat lung conditions – thus especially effective in essential oil aromatherapy sessions or treating respiratory issues such as breathing problems while sleeping. They are often considered the best type of machine for therapeutic use of essential oil diffusion.
How does it work?
It uses cold air nebulising technology to break down the essential oils into micro droplets which is then dispersed into the air as a mist. These micro droplets are the optimum size for inhalation through the lungs, entering the bloodstream and allowing deep therapeutic action.
In addition, the micro droplets are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time, maximising the scenting effects and therapeutic benefits of essential oil.