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Humidifier vs Diffuser: Which One is Best for You?

When it comes to aromatherapy your chosen diffusion method is an important factor. Right now, you have numerous options. There are the traditional heat diffusers, reed diffusers, ultrasonic diffusers, and nebulizing diffusers. These are often confused with humidifiers. Humidifier vs Diffuser? What are the differences and which one should you buy? 

What is a Humidifier and Why Do People Use Them?

A humidifier is designed to maintain moisture levels in a room or area. Humidifiers release a mist into the air to keep it from becoming too dry. Humidifiers are particularly useful in colder climates and during the winter where cold, dry air is worsened by indoor heating. Dry air causes skin problems, sinus congestion, and sometimes colds or flu. A humidifier helps maintain healthy moisture levels to avoid these problems. 

-Humidifier vs Ultrasonic Diffuser-

Can a diffuser work as a humidifier? People often confuse humidifiers with ultrasonic diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers also use water and diffuse essential oils through a mist. However, these two are not the same. Humidifiers focus only on releasing moisture but not essential oils or fragrances. It is a gadget essentially for the winter season.

Using essential oils in humidifiers is not advisable. Doing so could damage your humidifier but could also be dangerous for you. Most humidifiers made from plastic are not capable of withstanding the potency of essential oils. Some essential oils, especially citrus ones, will erode the plastic in your humidifier. Both devices have different purposes.

-Pros and Cons of an Ultrasonic Diffuser-

Ultrasonic diffusers are easy to clean, do not have a heating element, and some are quite cheap. However, there are also many cons to ultrasonic diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers require water to work therefore the essential oil is diluted and the benefits are weakened. In addition, a tank full of water can quickly grow mold and fungus. Most ultrasonic diffusers are made of plastic which is a bad combination with powerful essential oils.

Frankly, many ultrasonic diffusers simply are not that pretty and won’t add any oomph to your home. An ultrasonic diffuser does require less oil to work work, but the downside is that emits quite a weak scent. 

What makes Nebulizing Diffusers Stand Out and Why Do People Prefer Them? 

What is the meaning of a diffuser? A diffuser distributes and fills the area with a natural essential oil fragrance. There are many different types of essential oil diffusers on the market. A nebulizing diffuser is the only type of essential oil diffuser that is specifically made for dispersing only 100% pure essential. Different types of diffusers use different methods for diffusing essential oils.
The nebulizing diffuser uses pressurized air to first turn the essential oils into microparticles, and then disperse them like a fine mist. Through this method, the nebulizing diffuser disperses unadulterated essential oil. This is ideal for aromatherapy because you can inhale the pure essential oils and, therefore, get its full benefits.

-No Heat, No Water, No Plastic-

The nebulizing diffuser does not use heat or water to diffuse essential oils. This is its main characteristic. This also means that it does not release moisture into the air, which makes it a great choice for humid climates. While essential oils have certain moisturizing effects on the skin, they cannot maintain moisture in the air. As such, nebulizing diffusers cannot replace humidifiers in a home that has dry air.

If you want to get the most out of essential oil benefits there is no question which type of diffuser is best. The nebulizing diffuser for sale in South Africa offered by Organic Aromas is of premium quality. It is an investment that will last for years. On top of an exquisite diffuser, the essential oils from Organic Aromas are sourced from the finest manufacturers from around the globe.      

Humidifier vs Diffuser. Which One Is Right For You?

We have discussed the differences between a humidifier and a diffuser as well as the undeniable benefits of a nebulizing diffuser. If you are still wondering which device is best for you, let’s break it down. The answer to this depends on your needs or goals.

  •  Humidifiers will maintain healthy moisture levels in your home. If you live in a place with a dry climate, you might need a humidifier. 
  • Ultrasonic diffusers are not the worst thing that you can spend your hard-earned money on but it’s not complete. Take a moment to consider what would be the best in the long run. 
  • If you do need a humidifier, this does not mean that you should not own a diffuser. These two devices can complement each other perfectly.  Essential oils bring a lot of benefits during the winter season, such as supporting the immune system and helping clear your nasal passages.
  • If you live in a place that does not have an extreme climate, you may forgo the humidifier and buy only a nebulizing diffuser for your home.

Top Benefits of Nebulizing Diffuser

Of course, nebulizing diffusers are not the only diffusers you could use. But why should not opt to get the best from the start? Here are the top 8 benefits of nebulizing diffusers:

  • Effectively diffuses in a large area
  • Made with BPA-free materials 
  • Hardwood and hand-blown glass
  • Safe with any type of essential oil.
  • Comes in a variety of sleek designs
  • Does not dilute the oils 
  • Does not add moisture to the air 
  • Emits strong scent. Therefore, economical on premium-priced oils

                              Did this article help you decide which is best for you? Humidifier vs Diffuser?
                                                                                    Learn more about nebulizing diffusers at Organic Aromas.

37 thoughts on “Humidifier vs Diffuser: Which One is Best for You?

  1. Nazreen Wadee says:

    great to know that the nebulizing diffuser uses just pure essential oils and does not need to be diluted. love this product

  2. Shaheeda loofer says:

    I love the fact that the nebulising diffuser emits a strong scent & it does not dilute the oils

    • OAZA says:

      Using top-quality oils with a nebulizing diffuser is the best way to use essential oils and yes, the scent is strong. Sometimes so strong that we have to switch it off for a bit. Thx for the comment.

  3. Nawaal Lawn says:

    Awesomeness. What a stunning prize. Would ne perfect for me to use to alleviate m’y allergies and asthma

  4. Linda says:

    Thank you this was really helpful! I have been unclear about the difference between all these products

  5. Barbara Davies says:

    Definitely a diffuser, the fact that you can diffuse in a large area and does not add moisture to the air.

  6. Jasmine Leban says:

    Wow this is so awesome! I’d say the diffuser works best all natural and no electricity needed

  7. Chrisme says:

    The minimizing of health hazards from the diffuser, related to respiratory issues (i.e. No mold and fungi) is exceptional.

  8. Clarina says:

    I can’t believe that you can have something sooo beautiful that’s also good for you I definitely didn’t know there was such an big difference, I’m new to the whole essential oil world so this blog helped clear up a lot of questions thanks!!

  9. Shahana says:

    What an amazing prize to win with aromatic essential oils being used perfect for certain allergies.

  10. Tasquane says:

    Great article explaining the difference between a humidifier and Diffuser. I am especially a fan of a humidifier as it maintains moisture levels and the air isn’t dry, my family suffers with allergies so the humidifier works great.

  11. Annecke says:

    This is absolutely amazing!! I would love to have this in my home – or even better – my classroom!! The students will love it and it will set the perfect atmosphere!!❤️

  12. Nadia says:

    I’m here for the diffuser….. Definitely tips and tricks that will come in handy as we approach winter

  13. Nahima Ganie says:

    Wow this would really make my home smelling good and looking beautiful as these designs are magnificent

    • OAZA says:

      Premium pure essential oils from a trusted source are what make the difference in safety Jess. Thank for the comment.

  14. Katalin Mercer says:

    Essential oils in a diffuser will be very beneficial during the winter season.. will help to maintain a good immune system and clear nasal passages!

  15. Lucinda❤️ says:

    This is a great and informative article. I appreciate the benefits of both for different seasons ,dry and moist . An oil saver is a good buy and a beautiful design Is a win for me. ❤️

  16. Zainub Muhammed says:

    The blog has educated me on the misunderstanding that people have about diffusers and humidifiers
    I would personally use the diffuser and use very good essential oils to help clear my sinuses

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