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Do Essential Oil Diffusers Humidify?

Views: 282     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-09-11      Origin: Site

People often wonder what is the difference between an essential oil diffuser and an air humidifier.  Can I use only a humidifier as an aroma diffuser to save money?


I understand these questions about humidifiers and diffusers because I am frugal and if I can save some money, I want to do so.  But add one thing is going to take up space and mess up my home, which is not what I want. So we need to figure out the similarities and differences between the two.


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Humidifier vs. diffuser

Therefore, let us first talk about the similarities between the humidifier and the diffuser. They all increase the moisture of the air. Other than that, they are completely different. Let me explain why.


Diffusers are usually smaller equipment can hold less water (usually about 150ml-300ml). The purpose of the humidifier oil diffuser is to create a small mist, which will bring the essential oil into the air. The most popular type of diffuser is an ultrasonic diffuser, which has a vibrating plate that mixes and evaporates water and oil by shaking. This makes it easier to inhale essential oils. Cleaning and maintenance are usually easy because there is no pipes or closed areas where water can accumulate.


Humidifier is usually a larger device that can hold about 1 gallon of water. The purpose of the evaporative humidifier is to help control the set humidity in the area. They have no ability to mix essential oils and water. It may be difficult to keep clean and maintain.



Will the essential oil diffuser increase the moisture in the air and increase the humidity?

Yes, essential oil diffusers do emit moisture in the air, but most essential oil diffusers only add a small amount of humidity to the room. The purpose of the essential oil diffuser is to disperse a small amount of essential oil into the air by allowing the oil to "disperse" water droplets.

Therefore, usually only a small part of the moisture is actually released into the air. But some humidifier aroma diffusers add a lot of water to the air, so that they are regarded as humidifiers. We use wood-burning stoves to heat our houses, so if I don't use diffusers and humidifiers, our houses will become very dry.


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Can you use essential oils in a humidifier?

For two reasons, do not use essential oils in humidifiers.

A cool mist humidifier is an investment for family. They are manufactured to quickly distribute large amounts of water to large areas.

Essential oils are so strong that you risk breaking up non-hospital-grade plastics in essential oil atomizing humidifiers, causing the essential oil to rupture or not last long.


In addition, the working principle of the cool mist humidifier is to draw water from the bottom of the water tank and then spray it out. If you remember, the oil and water will not mix, and the mist humidifier will not mix either. This means that your essential oil will be on top of the humidifier and will not be dispersed until the water drops to almost empty. It will take hours to empty it and let you see the benefits of essential oils.

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