Most companies use paraffin wax to create candles which gives off toxic chemicals that can be considered as toxic as second-hand smoke. Besides that, the material wicks are made of is equally important. Some wicks contain metals like lead. When burnt for a few hours, it creates a high level of airborne heavy metals which is beyond the acceptable standard.
However, not all candles are dangerous. Candles which are soy-based or made from beeswax are generally safe. On top of that, beeswax candles even have the property to help reduce air pollution in your house because of its negative ions!
Another hassle-free option would be diffusers! Used correctly, they can help to reduce stress, provide a calm and soothing environment, purify the air and many more! Which is the best diffuser for you? Check out the four types of diffusers below!
Types of Diffusers
They work using an atomizer that helps to create fine particles of essential oil before releasing them into the air. They are also one of the most expensive diffusers on the market.
Pros: Gets the full benefit of aromatherapy because they diffuse only essential oil particles into the air.
Cons: Use up essential oils alot quicker than the rest.
It uses water and essential oil to create a fine mist. It functions as a humidifier too, hence it would be ideal if you’re staying in an air-conditioned room like your office. However, they have one of the least concentration of essential oils compared to the other three types of diffusers as they use water to diffuse the oil.
Another thing to note is that citrus essential oils should be avoided when using Ultrasonic diffusers as it can cause parts of it to erode.
Pros: Easy to clean and uses little power. Acts as a humidifier at the same time.
Cons: Essential oil is diluted with water, emitting a weak scent. Not ideal if you wish to enjoy the benefits of the essential oil.
It uses airflow to carry the scent of the essential oil into the air as it evaporates. Usually, it comes in a bottle with sticks to help diffuse the essential oil.
Pros: Uses no electricity or flame.
Cons: Essential oil particles do not diffuse as well as the rest of diffusers.
It uses either heat of a candle or electric to diffuse a few drops of essential oil with water into the air. It’s easily available and is ideal for usage in the car as it is small.
Pros: Only needs a few drop of essential oil.
Cons: If it’s using flame, it has to be snuffed out properly for safety.
Now that you have a basic understanding of all four types of diffusers, select one that works best for you and get the essential oil of your choice! Lavender essential oils are good for destress, while lemongrass or citrus essentail oil are good for keeping the mozzies away!
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