Without a doubt, Diffusers are safer and more natural than candles. In recent years the popularity of fragranced candles and reed diffusers has soared. Every home seems to have at least one or the other on the mantlepiece. However new research from San Diego State University has shown that the synthetic fragrances in candles and reed diffusers can have a really harmful impact on air quality which is bad for our health, especially if we have any breathing issues, allergies or asthma.
Most candles, including soy-based, are full of synthetic chemicals, toxins and irritants such as hexane, chlorine aniline dyes, petrochemicals and synthetic scents. Burning candles can increase the level of fine particles in the air which can influence several health complications including breathing and cardiovascular problems.
Ultrasonic diffusers and essential oils are a much safer and cheaper way to fragrance the home. The latest models offer many helpful features such as intermittent vaporising, timer, colour light therapy and even music. They don’t use heat so there is no risk of fire and they cut off if the water level gets too low. Unlike candles, diffusers do not emit harmful toxins.
A few drops of essential oil are dropped into the water chamber and the diffuser vaporises the oils into the air using ultrasonic technology. As you breathe in the therapeutic oils, enter your body to calm and de-stress. Aromatherapists use diffusers as part of a treatment plan as they are recognised as a great way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.
Other benefits of diffusing essential oils at home include:
Try one of our diffuser blends or make your own from individual oils, and know what your breathing in is totally natural!
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