What is a Diffuser?

There are a range of exciting options available when it comes to using essential oils in your home! One of the most popular methods is using a diffuser. An essential oil diffuser is a safe and easy way to disperse essential oils throughout the room, allowing you to reap the benefits of aromatherapy and enhance your wellbeing. Diffusers also add a stylish and decorative element to any living space. Our diffusers are easy to use and give you the freedom of choosing your favourite essential oils or diffuse directly from the bottle for the purest form of aromatherapy.

Inhalation is the quickest and simplest method of using essential oils. You can inhale essential oils straight from the bottle or add a few drops to a diffuser or vaporiser. In addition to creating a refreshing and purifying aroma in your home or office space, the essential oils molecules will have a positive impact on your mood and health.


Choosing a diffuser for the first time is a lot of fun! There are multiple options ranging from ultrasonic mist diffusers, vaporisers, portable diffusers as well as being all different sizes and shapes. To make it easier, we’ve provided you with all the information you need to know about each kind of diffuser, their benefits and how to use them.

Ultrasonic Mist Diffusers

Ultrasonic mist diffusers are by far the most popular and easiest way to use essential oils. Mist Diffusers use heat and water to release a fine mist of essential oils into the air, which also makes them great humidifiers. They often have various lighting options and can act as a sophisticated style piece in the home.



  • They use only a few drops of essential oils and can run for a long period of time
  • The best diffuser for large spaces as the mist disperses widely into the air
  • Suitable for all essential oils

How to use

Simply fill the tank with distilled water and add 6-8 drops of essential oils. Most mist diffusers offer the option of either continuous or intermittent mist, depending on your needs.


Recommended products

We offer a variety of ultrasonic mist diffusers to suit your home style and needs.

Stone Diffuser

Tranquil Ceramic Mist Diffuser

Portable Diffusers

Portable diffusers have recently taken the world by storm with their practicality and highly sought after ‘on-the-go’ benefits. If you are an aromatherapy enthusiast, then you will love these portable devices as they allow you to diffuse essential oils anywhere at anytime. Portable diffusers use the same technology as mist diffusers, whereby water is heated and a fine cool mist containing essential oils molecules is produced. Portable diffusers are USB rechargeable, making it easy to use on-the-go.



  • Perfect for travelling - take it in the car, office or with you for your daily activities.
  • Compact - will easily fit in your bag
  • Only requires a small amount of essential oil

How to use

Using this diffuser is easy, simply fill the tank with water and 1-2 drops of essential oils.


Recommended products

We have one portable diffuser available for all of your aromatherapy needs on the go.


Nebulizers are quite new in the world of essential oils. Unlike most diffusers, they do not use heat or water. They work by atomizing the essential oils into fine particles. They are the most powerful way to diffuse essential oil and the method that preserves the quality of the oils the best. Nebulizers use a larger amount of essential oil for a shorter running time. However, the concentration of essential oils released into the air is much stronger. One important aspect to consider with nebulizers is that they cannot use viscous oils originating from roots and trees. Those who wish to use some of those oils need to first dilute them with other essential oils, requiring advanced knowledge of aromatherapy.



  • Great for large spaces
  • Only requires a small amount of essential oil.

How to use

To use, simply screw your bottle of essential oil to the head of the nebulizer and turn on.


Recommended products

Our nebulizing diffuser is the perfect choice for an easy to use, efficient diffuser.


Vaporizers operate by heating essential oils to the optimal temperature until they turn into vapour. There are two different types of vaporisers: tea light and electric. Tea light vaporisers work by a small amount of water and essential oils until it vaporises. However, the heat is said to alter the chemical composition of the essential oils and thus, their beneficial qualities. Electric vaporisers work differently. No water is required, and the dish is heated to a stable optimal temperature without altering the composition of the essential oils. Electric vaporisers work continuously until turned off.



  • Only require a small amount of oil
  • Strong aroma
  • Well suited for smaller spaces

How to use

Simply add 2-3 drops of essential oils to the top of the dish and turn the power on. Don't forget to switch off when you're finished.

Why Diffuse Essential Oils?

The use of aromatic plants in the form of essential oils and waters helps boost the immune system, and support and enhance health both physically and emotionally. Essential oils not only have a range of health and wellbeing benefits that can be customised to individual needs, but the lovely aromas also fill the air with beautiful calming scents for you and your loved ones to enjoy.


We hope this helps you along your essential oils journey! Each option has its own benefits and they vary according to your needs and tastes. Happy diffusing!


Author: Elisabeth Lemieux
Marketing Coordinator

Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.


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