Posted on December 16, 2019 by Chad Pegura | 32 comments
Essential oils, which are highly concentrated natural oils extracted from aromatic plants and herbs, have become a part of many households today. There are various ways to enjoy your essential oils. The simplest way is to inhale them straight from a personal bottle. However, if you want to make the most of your essential oils and share their benefits with your entire family, then diffusing will prove to be a great choice.
Essential oil diffusing is the method of releasing the oil to the air. A diffuser is an electric-powered device designed to spread the oil throughout the room or home. As a result, it gives the space a lovely and relaxing fragrance, while allowing the rest of the household enjoy the essential oil’s benefits.
When you decide to try diffusing your essential oils, you’ll find that there’s a lot of diffusers to choose from. They come in a wide range of types and styles. You can also choose between plastic and non-plastic diffusers.
Choosing the perfect diffuser for your home and needs can be quite a challenge, especially if you’ve just recently discovered the wonders of essential oils. The first step is to familiarize yourself with your options.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the reasons why you should consider plastic-free diffuser over a plastic one.
There are various reasons that make plastic-free diffusers, such as glass nebulizing diffusers, more superior compared to plastic diffusers. Essential oils are known to cause corrosion in plastic over time. As a result, harmful plastic particles may be released into the air while diffusing. It is also because of this that essential oils are stored in glass bottles, not plastic ones.
Plastic diffusers, particularly ultrasonic types, typically have a plastic chamber inside. This plastic chamber holds oil and water. Even though the water-based oils used in ultrasonic diffusers are diluted to about 0.20 percent, the oils still sit in plastic for a long time.
Furthermore, many plastic diffuser manufacturers advise against diffusing citrus oils in their products, or else you risk voiding the warranty. This is because they know exactly how corrosive essential oils can be to plastic.
For those who already have a diffuser that has plastic components, there’s no need to panic. You can still use it every once in a while, specifically when you want to add some moisture to indoor air. However, if you’re on the hunt for your first essential oil diffuser or want to eventually cut plastic out of your household, then opting for a plastic-free glass diffuser can prove to be a wise move.
There are at least five benefits to using a plastic-free diffuser. Here they are:
When chosen carefully and used correctly, a glass nebulizing diffuser will help you get the most out of your essential oils and allow you to enjoy these five benefits.