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Reasons Why Cold-Air Diffusion Works Best for Diffusing Essential Oils
Essential oils are full of complex aromatic compounds known to produce therapeutic benefits once they are released. However, these same compounds also tend to be quite volatile, meaning they can degrade or change form rapidly. In some cases, the helpful properties found within the oils may be lost or even transformed into toxic by-products as the result of a chemical change stemming from heat or exposure to air or water. Because of this, it is vital to consider the way in which essential oils are diffused when used in the home or any other space where you spend a considerable amount of time.
Heat is perhaps the biggest offender when it comes to altering the chemistry of your essential oils. Any diffuser which relies on a heat source, such as a candle or burner, can potentially destroy the molecular structure of certain oils, changing their scent, and stripping them of their health benefits. This could also leave the air you breathe with a variety of impure compounds.
Cold-air diffusion is a great alternative to heat-based methods for diffusing essential oils. With this method, room temperature air blows over a nebulizer. Within the nebulizer, essential oil transforms into an ultra-fine particulate mist. This pure oil then disperses throughout your space in its most intact and complete form.
While there are other types of diffusion which do not rely on heat, such as evaporation or ultrasonic diffusion, these do not produce the same pure concentrations of intact oil compounds that cold-air diffusion provides. Essential oil diffusers which simply evaporate oil react slowly and tend to be inefficient, while ultrasonic diffusers rely on water and vaporized steam to disperse scent at a much lower concentration of oil than with cold-air diffusion.
Early cold-air diffusion models received something of a bad reputation when they first appeared on the market due to the loud grinding sound that some made while in operation and the mist they produced was too heavily concentrated for small spaces. However, as technology has advanced, there are now many exceptionally silent cold-air diffusers available which allow precise control over the concentration of scent you wish to have and an automatic shutoff to prevent oversaturation.
AromaTech’s AromaPro unit represents some of the very best that cold-air diffusion technology can offer. Both discrete and silent, this essential oil diffuser can quickly and effectively scent an entire home or office (up to 4,000 square feet) to your exact preference. You can dial the intensity up or down as needed and the included 24/7 timer allows you to program when you would like the diffuser to begin scenting and when it should shut off. Similarly, the AroMini is an ideal solution for many homes, complete with a sleek and stylish metallic casing. The state-of-the-art internal nebulizing technology found within is what sets this small yet powerful unit apart, diffusing essential oils via an atomized mist over 1,000 square feet or more.
With cold-air diffusion, you can enjoy the health benefits and rich fragrance that essential oils can provide in their purest and most complete forms. AromaTech allows you take in these scents the way they were truly meant to be experienced.