Tea Candle Diffusers:
These are also called aroma lamps, burners and candle
diffusers. They have the advantage of being beautiful as well as functional. Candle Diffusers come in many varieties and styles, from soapstone to ceramic to glass, and are also very simple and affordable.
A small bowl sits atop the base of the diffuser. Simply add a few tablespoons of water and approximately ten drops of your chosen essential oil, and light the tea candle. We recommend using beeswax candles as they last much longer, don't burn as hot, and are a much healthier alternative than the cheaper, paraffin candles. These are especially nice to use during meditation or yoga.
The fanfuser diffuser is quiet, efficient, and easy to use. It's a good choice for a small space (500 square feet or less) and is a nice option around pets or children, as there is no glass or candle flame to worry about. In this unit, a small fan blows air through a pad containing the essential oils. And unlike the nebulizing type diffusers, thick oils are fine to use with fan diffusers, as there's no glass to clog or clean.
This is the preferred model of many aromatherapists and massage therapists. These diffusers pump air through a glass chamber filled with essential oils. They are well regarded due to their effectiveness in diffusing essential oils and in maintaining their therapeutic properties.
The nebulizing diffuser uses no heat, and converts the essential oil into microscopic size droplets which stay in the air for long periods of time. These droplets produce a fragrant aroma and are easily assimilated through the lungs and into the bloodstream. These are powerful diffusers, but not recommended for those who don't want to contend with cleaning the glass between oils, or who want to diffuse thicker oils such as vetiver or patchouli.