the difference between humidifiers, vaporizers & diffusers

Sometimes it can be VERY confusing! There is a difference between these items, and as I’ve been learning more and more about essential oils over the last year, I am still continuing to advance my knowledge in aromatherapy and therapeutic blending. When first starting out with EO’s, I was confused, about many things! And as I continue to study on my own free time {insert laugh here!} The time is very limited. I would like to share with you the things I learn and have found very useful in our journey to becoming more intentionally natural & healthy in our everyday living. I look at it this way, we use all kinds of different tools for different things in our kitchens, same goes for humidifiers, vaporizers and diffusers each does it’s own thing. Here is my version of the differences.  Hopefully a helpful reference for you. Humidifiers – vaporize water into the air. Increasing the amount of moisture in any one area.  The ultimate purpose of a humidifier:  To increase humidity by heating water and oils. Using oils with a humidifier can often “break apart” the full nutrients you receive from essential oils due to access heat. Giving you less than a 100% effect. Warning: Make sure your humidifier is actually made for the use of essential oils. Some EO’s can eat away at some plastics, and therefore ruin your machine. Be sure your machine is EO friendly.   Vaporizers – boil water, releasing moisture and steam into the air.  Any liquid including that of essential oils when added to them will change into a vapor or a gas and...
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