An oil diffuser is a device used in aromatherapy to disperse essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. Apart from improving the odor and purifying the air in a room, these scents are also believed to have various health benefits including improve focus & concentration, reduce stress, promote relaxation and boost the immune system.
There are four types of essential oil diffusers, namely, evaporative, heat, ultrasonic, and nebulizing. Evaporative diffusers are usually clay or terra cotta pots filled with essential oil. The oil permeates through the pot and then diffuses out into the room. As the name implies, heat diffusers use heat to disperse essential oils into the air. This type includes the candle diffuser which utilizes a tea light or other candle to gently heat the essential oil to promote diffusion into a room.
Ultrasonic and nebulizing oil diffusers are believed to be the most effective methods of dispersing essential oils into the air. An ultrasonic diffuser combines essential oil with water to create a fine mist with oil particles which is then distributed into the air. Because a small amount of oil is added to water, this is a very economical option.
Nebulizing diffusers break up essential oil into super tiny molecules before getting distributed into the air. Because this type disperses pure essential oil into the air, it is believed to have more therapeutic qualities. The last two types of the diffuser are usually electrically operated.
The following are tips on how to properly pack and ship an oil diffuser, particularly the ultrasonic or nebulizing type, to ensure that it arrives intact and in good working condition.
Remove any water or essential oil in the diffuser’s receptacle before packing to avoid leaks. Assemble the device and make sure that the lid is locked into place. Pack the diffuser in its original packaging and make sure that it snugly fits without any movement. Use pieces of bubble wrap to fill empty spaces if any. Close the original packaging and seal with tape. Place the package in a slightly larger box with packing materials all around to prevent movement. Close and seal the outer box with tape.
When shipping without the original packaging, wrap the diffuser generously in bubble wrap. Place in a box with packing materials on the bottom then fills empty spaces on the sides and top with more packing materials. Close and seal before double-boxing as described above.
Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company. If shipping with a bottle of essential oil, check out these tips.