History of Diffusing
The term "aromatherapy" was coined by the French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in the
early 1920s. Gattefossé spent his life devoted to essential oils and their healing properties. However, for more than 6,000 years prior to Gattefossé, aromatherapy had been used by the Egyptians, Romans, and the Greeks. Imhotep, an Egyptian physician, suggested that oils be used for massage, bathing and embalming the dead. Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, used aromatic smoke and vapors to purge Athens of the plague.
Today, much has been theorized regarding the effects of diffusing essential oils, which can be considered similar to the aromatic smoke used by Hippocrates. It has been hypothesized that when essential oils are diffused, they can increase atmospheric oxygen by releasing oxygenating molecules into the air.
Diffusing essential oils can have a positive effect on the olfactory system (mechanism of smell) and the limbic system (center of memory, emotion and motivation). When an essential oil is inhaled through the nose, it is dissolved within the olfactory epithelium (a tissue of layered cells in the nasal cavity) which has more than 40 million cells made of small hairs called cilia also known as olfactory receptors. These receptors receive the micro-fine oil particles carrying them to the mitral cells in the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb then transmits a signal to areas of the brain such as the hippocampus, amygdale, hypothalamus or the olfactory cortex all of which are part of the limbic system. Emotions, long term memory, and behavior are functions that are managed by the limbic system.
The strong connections people have between scent and memories, emotions, and places are created through this mechanism of smell. Thus, diffusing essential oils is vital in building new and positive memories and experiences.
The following information is from The Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide by Gary Young, ND (purchase book below): Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them. They also increase oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone. Many essential oils such as lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, Eucalyptus globulus, Melaleuca alternifolia, lavender, frankincense, and lemon, along with essential oil blends Thieves and Purification, are extremely effective for clearing the air.
A cold-air diffuser is designed to atomize a microfine mist of essential oils into the air, where they can remain suspended for several hours. Unlike aroma lamps or candles which contain harmful chemicals even in the wicks, a diffuser disperses essential oils without heating or burning, which can render the oil therapeutically less beneficial and even create toxic compounds. Burned oils may become carcinogenic.
Start by diffusing oils for 15-20 minutes a day. As you become accustomed to the oils and recognize their effects, you may increase the diffusing time to 1-2 hours per day.
Place the diffuser high in the room so that the oil mist falls through the air and removes the odor-causing substances.
By connecting your diffuser to a timer, you can gain better control over the length and duration of diffusing. For some respiratory conditions, you may diffuse the oils the entire night.
Do not use moe than one blend at a time in a diffuser as this may alter the smell and the therapeutic benefit. However, a single oil may be added to a blend when diffusing.
Always wash the diffuser before using a different oil blend. Use natural soap and warm or hot water.
Other Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils:
- Add essential oils to cedar chips to make your own potpourri.
- Put scented cedar chips in closets or drawers to deodorize them
- Place any conifer essential oil such as spruce, fir (all varieties), cedar, or pine onto each log in the fireplace. As they burn, they will disperse an evergreen smell. This method has no therapeutic benefit, however.
- Put essential oil on cotton balls and place in your car or home air vents.
- Place a bowl of water with a few drops of oil on a wood stove.
- Dampen a cloth, apply essential oils to it and place it near the intake duct of your heating and cooling system.
Check Out the NEW AromaLux Diffuser!
Young Living's Essential Oil Diffuser gives you the benefit of diffusing essential oils throughout your home or office. Diffusing is a simple and effective way to use essential oils. With Young Living's innovative air pump, oils are dispersed in a micro-fine vapor, allowing them to remain suspended in the air for extended periods of time. The diffuser disperses the oils without heating them so they retain their therapeutic benefits. When inhaled, the oils are easily absorbed through the lungs. Depending on the oil used, diffusing can cleanse the air of odor, calm overactive children, and support the respiratory system.* Note: The pump is not compliant with EU voltage. They are designed for use with 120 volts. (Please contact the UK office for a pump that is EU compatible.) This diffuser is excellent to use with Thieves Essential Oil Blend for eliminating mold in your home or office.
How to Use:
Using the Diffuser ~ The Young Living Diffuser consists of an air pump, an oil well base, and a glass nebulizer connected by a flexible air tube. Attached to the air tube is a flow control valve. You can set the pump on the floor or under a table so that it is out of sight. For your convenience, you can attach the pump to an appliance timer so it will turn on and off automatically.
Assembly ~ Carefully remove the parts from the packaging. Connect one end of the clear plastic tube to the air pump outlet and the other end to the air inlet of the well. Place the glass nebulizer over the jet.
Operating Instructions ~ Pour 15 to 20 drops of oil directly into the well approximately one-quarter inch deep. You only need enough oil for the mist to start coming through the top of the nebulizer. You may wish to place the bottle of essential oil upside down in the well located next to the nebulizer. Be sure that the plastic orifice (drop reducer) is still in the bottle opening. Turn the knob on the flow control valve.
How much oil will be used? ~ Thicker oils will diffuse more slowly than thinner ones. You can leave a bottle of thicker oils upside down on the well because it diffuses slowly. Thinner oils should be poured directly into the well because they diffuse quickly. Note: Never add water to oils or thin them with another substance. This could clog the jet and possibly alter the oil's effects.
Changing Oils ~ You can change from a single oil to a blend or from a blend to a single. Simply allow the first oil to be completely diffused. If there is too much oil left to diffuse, use the enclosed eyedropper to return it to its bottle.
Mixing Oils ~ Avoid mixing two or more blends, as this may change the desired results. A single oil may be added to a blend, or two single oils may be mixed together and diffused. Avoid using vegetable oils such a V-6 Mixing Oil, massage oils, or other vegetable-based oils in your diffuser. Oils of this thickness may clog the diffuser.
Cleaning the Diffuser ~ Disconnect the plastic tubing from the air outlet on the well. Remove the glass nebulizer and clean it with soapy water or rubbing alcohol. Seal both ends of the nebulizer and shake. Rinse with water or alcohol. Let dry completely. Use a blow dryer on low heat for quicker drying. Thoroughly clean the inside of the well with rubbing alcohol or soapy water.
How long should a diffuser be used? ~ In the home, a diffuser may be used for any length of time-anywhere from 5 minutes to continuous use. Short periods of 5 to 15 minutes are recommended for anyone who is experiencing oils for the first time. In large offices or commercial areas, the diffuser should be used for 15 to 30 minutes at a time until everyone in the area becomes acquainted with the oils. After that point, it may run continuously.
Cautions ~ The glass nebulizer should always be placed over the jet before starting the diffuser. Low grade oils or "perfume essences" may clog the air jet. The diffuser should be placed on a steady surface that is protected in case spills occur.
Troubleshooting ~ When a diffuser is functioning properly, you can see oil being projected through the glass nebulizer as it turns into a mist. If this is not happening, check the following: No air output. Be sure the pump is plugged into an active electrical socket and the tubing is properly attached. Check to make sure that the knob on the control valve is turned. Make sure there is oil in the well or in the bottle.
Ingredients: The Complete Diffuser includes: The Well (with jet), a Pump, a Glass Nebulizer, an Oil Dropper, and Tubing. NOTE: The well and jet is one unit. Removing the jet will render the diffuser inoperable. Item 3809, the jet replacement, is not intended as a replacement for the jet in this diffuser type.
Bronze Well ~ Item No.: 3660 ~ 2.4 lb
Pricing: Member $125.00 / Retail $164.47 / PV 62.50
Silver Well ~ Item No.: 3661 ~ 2.4 lb
Pricing: Member $125.00 / Retail $164.47 / PV 62.50
Green Well ~ Item No.: 3662 ~ 2.4 lb
Pricing: Member $125.00 / Retail $164.47 / PV 62.50
Red Well ~ Item No.: 3663 ~ 2.4 lb
Pricing: Member $125.00 / Retail $164.47 / PV 62.50
Young Living’s newly designed Home Diffuser combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a spa-like atmosphere. NOTE: This diffuser is currently only available in our Premium Starter Kit.
Young Living's Home Diffuser combines the latest in diffuser technology with increased usability. By breaking up a mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, the Home Diffuser disperses an aromatic mist into the air, activating the beneficial constituents found in Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. Ideal for diffusing any of your favorite essential oils, it's the perfect addition to any room in your home.
Who Should Use This Product? Safe, attractive, and easy to use, the Home Diffuser is ideal for anyone who wants to experience essentials oils in any room of their home.
- Transform your surroundings: Create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere or instantly brighten the mood of your home or office.
- Eliminate odors: Remove lingering smells without resorting to synthetic air fresheners.
- Protect your family’s health: Safeguard your family’s health by detoxing your home from harmful household chemicals.
How To Use: Fill well with distilled or purified water, add 8-12 drops of the desired essential oil, and turn on diffuser. See instruction booklet for complete usage details.
Item No.: 4589
Pricing: Member $75.00 / Retail $98.68 / PV 37.50
Note Item No. 4468 has been Discontinued
NEW Aroma Diffuser! The Aroma Diffuser utilizes ultrasonic technology to break up the mixture of essential oils and water into extremely fine microparticles and disperses the ingredients in essential oils into the air. It provides an excellent method of calming and moisturizing to build a healthy, natural, and pure living environment.
Features include an LED light; an elegant, bamboo-inspired design; and timer settings for 1 or 4 hours of continuous diffusion. The diffused molecules cover up to 30 square meters. The Aroma Diffuser comes with free 5ml essential oil bottles of Citrus Fresh and Peppermint.
Height approximately 25.2 cm; Width approximately 12.6 cm; Depth approximately 7.5 cm
How to use:
Lift lid, fill well with tap or mineral water, add 5-8 drops of the desired essential oil, put lid back on unit, and turn on diffuser. See instruction booklet for complete usage details.
Item No.: 4592
Pricing: Member $89.00 / Retail $117.11 / PV 45
Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser, one of the newest diffusers unveiled at our 2010 Young Living Convention, is a unique, stylish way to bring the benefits of essential oils into your home or workplace. This system combines the latest in diffuser technology with a variety of useful features. The included remote lets you choose from a selection of soothing, built-in sounds or enjoy the multicolored LED lights. With the built-in speakers, you can plug in your own personal music device and enjoy the music of your choice.
The Aria Diffuser comes with free 5ml essential oil bottles of Citrus Fresh and Peppermint.
- Elegant ultrasonic mist gives any space a spa-like atmosphere. Set the mood by selecting from a range of LED light colors.
- Natural materials like a durable American maple base and glass dome direct the essential oil vapor.
- Matching wood remote control allows you to turn on the Aria from any spot in the room.
- Choose from twelve minutes of relaxing music played through internal speakers or plug in your own personal music player with the provided AV cord and listen to any music you choose.
What Makes This Product Unique?
Young Living has partnered with Puhzen, the premier ultrasonic diffuser designer and manufacturer, to offer the Aria diffuser. The Aria is made of more natural materials and also boasts a built-in music system to increase its relaxing qualities. A stylish essential oil diffuser that can be placed comfortably in the home or office, the Aria will make sharing Young Living essential oils a breeze.
How To Use:
- Assemble the Aria by fitting on the splash guard, ventilation attachment, and electrical plug.
- Fill with distilled or filtered water up to the water indicator line.
- Place 15 to 25 drops of Young Living essential oil into the water well (more if you prefer increased oil vapor in the air).
- Turn the Aria on using the remote and enjoy!
Home Diffuser Rating
Durability: When frequently cleaned, the Aria will remain beautiful and in proper working order. The dome is made of glass and may break if dropped.
Portability: When moving the Aria from place to place, tip it sideways as indicated in the instruction manual to empty the oil and water, then unplug it and carefully transport. The Aria works best on firm surfaces like a bed stand, counter, or desk.
Aroma Coverage: The Aria diffuses well in an average-sized bedroom or kitchen (200 to 300 square feet) depending on the amount of essential oil used.
Noise: The only noise from the Aria is the slight rippling of the moving water and soft hum of the internal fan pushing out the essential oil vapor.
Therapeutic Value: In general, the more essential oil put in the air, the more therapeutic benefits the user will experience; if less oil is used, fewer therapeutic benefits will be present. For the strongest therapeutic experience, use a diffuser that doesn't utilize water, such as Young Living's new TheraPro™ Atomizing Diffuser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. – Does the Aria turn off when the water is gone?
A. – Yes, Feel free to leave the Aria running. An internal trigger will turn off the diffuser when it senses the water is gone.
Q. – What kind of word is "Aria"?
A. – "Aria" is a musical term used to describe a piece of music written for a solo voice. The name fits perfectly with the unique elegance of the diffuser's natural and musical features.
Q. – What are the cleaning recommendations?
A. – Wipe down the diffuser after every use with a clean, dry cloth. The glass bowl is dishwasher safe. If oil builds up, wipe down with Thieves® cleaner.
Q. – What if there is less mist than before?
A. – For increased essential oil vapor, frequently top off the water to the fill line. Also, move the glass spout to the opposite side of the ventilation hole.
Q. – Will the wood stain?
A. – The wood base is lightly coated to resist staining. To minimize any risk of staining, simply wipe down after every use.
Item No.: 4524
Pricing: Member $225.00 / Retail $296.05 / PV 112.50
TheraPro™ Premium Diffuser, one of the newest diffusers unveiled at our 2010 Young Living Convention, is the ultimate therapeutic experience and offers the most advanced diffuser technology. This atomizing diffuser features durable, high-quality components that will stand up to repeated use in any environment and is the ideal way to experience the benefits of Young Living essential oils. Note: This diffuser is excellent to use with Thieves Essential Oil Blend and comes with a free 15ml bottle for eliminating mold in your home or office.
- Directional control spout and sound reducer.
- Revolutionary nebulizer technology atomizes a micro-fine essential oil vapor of approximately one to three microns.
- Young Living essential oil bottles attach directly to diffuser for less mess.
- 15 ml capacity for long-lasting diffusing.
- Adjustable on and off time cycles up to twenty minutes. Pressure can also be set up and down for desired oil volume.
What Makes This Product Unique?
Young Living has partnered with top diffuser manufacturer, E.S. Innovations, to bring the most advanced diffuser technology to Young Living members. The TheraPro's atomizing technology turns the oil into micro-sized particles that enter the air more quickly, giving the body immediate therapeutic benefits. Young Living essential oil bottles attach directly to the diffuser, eliminating mess and clean-up. For long-lasting therapy, a built-in timer diffuses essential oils on and off for up to twenty minutes.
How To Use
- Remove cap and reducer from a 15 ml bottle of Young Living essential oil.
- Firmly attach the black atomizer onto the oil bottle.
- Attach the atomizer and bottle onto the diffuser pump.
- Turn on the volume control to desired output capacity, then choose the on and off timing setting.
Home Diffuser Rating
Durability: The TheraPro™ is the most durable diffuser on the market. Traditional nebulizers have breakable glass, but the TheraPro™ is made of unbreakable, stain-resistant composite materials.
Portability: When moving the TheraPro™ from place to place, simply unplug the unit and remove the oil bottle from the atomizer. Be careful not to tip the unit when an oil bottle is attached. If oil enters the air pump damage will occur.
Aroma Coverage: The TheraPro™ can cover a very large room (between 600 and 800 square feet). If used in a smaller room, simply turn down the air pressure.
Noise: The TheraPro™ pump has a slight hum and the oil softly hisses from the atomizer. The strength of the noise depends on how high the diffuser pressure is adjusted.
Therapeutic Value: The TheraPro™ is the ideal Young Living diffuser for therapy because it releases a large amount of micro-sized oil particles into the air.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. – Does the TheraPro™ turn off when the oil bottle is empty?
A. – The TheraPro™ does not turn off when the oil is gone from the bottle. However, an empty bottle will not affect the performance of the pump. Simply turn off the pump when you are done using the diffuser.
Q. – How fast will a 15 ml bottle of essential oil diffuse? A. – The amount of time it takes to diffuse a 15 ml bottle of oil depends on the diffuser's adjusted volume and the weight of the essential oil single or blend that is being diffused. Young Living tested the TheraPro™ at the highest volume using Peace and Calming ® essential oil blend. The 15 ml bottle emptied in seventeen hours.
Q. – Is it okay to have more than one black atomizer?
A. – It is a good idea to have a couple of atomizers on hand to use with different oils.
Q. – What are the lights for?
A. – The green light indicates that the diffuser is on. The yellow light shows that the diffuser is off, or in rest mode.
Item No.: 4495
Pricing: Member $150.00 / Retail $197.37 / PV 75
The Travel Fan Diffuser introduces convenience and portability to essential oil diffusing. The Travel Fan is capable of diffusing any essential oil. It diffuses by blowing cool air through the essential oil pad, releasing the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil into the air and allowing the oils to be easily absorbed. The Travel Fan Diffuser uses a quiet but powerful mini fan and all natural high-density essential oil pads, and has output that can fill room as large as 1000 sq. ft.
Diffuser Rating Performance ****
Noise Level ***
How To Use:
Apply 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. (Additional drops may be preferred) Slide the essential oil pad holder, grid facing down, back into the diffuser. Press down the on/off button to turn on the diffuser. A green indicator light will turn on when the unit is diffusing.
Travel Fan Diffuser, 5 replacement pads, instruction booklet, and 5ml lavender essential oil. Additional replacement pads are available in 10 packs, item number 4458.
Item No.: 4457 ~ .67 lb
Pricing: Member $35.00 / Retail $46.05 / PV 15
The USB Orb™ Diffuser — The new portable USB Orb™ Diffuser is specially designed to be spill-proof, making it ideal for the office, the car or at home, and provides intermittent (blue LED light) or continuous (green LED light) diffusion for up to 4.5 hours. Its ultrasonic technology transforms water and essential oils into a vapor of millions of microparticles, dispersing into the air the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Includes three essential oil wicks.
- Helps reduce bad odors when used with Young Living’s effective, all-natural essential oils.
- Spill-proof design makes it ideal for the office or the car.
- Transforms any space into an inviting, aroma-filled environment.
- Creates a relaxing atmosphere of peace and harmony.
Cleaning: For optimal performance, clean after every 10 hours of use to prevent clogs or buildup on the internal parts.
- Remove the oil diffuser cartridge and empty the water. Use a damp paper towel and gently wipe clean the components where essential oil may have accumulated (repeat this step if necessary).
- Do not mix oils on the same wick. Replace the used wick with a new one when changing oils. Air dry the used wick if the same fragrance will be used again at a later time.
- Use a wet cotton swab to gently clean the mist output area. Note: Never submerge the unit in water.
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children and pets. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. For all other safety and care information, refer to the USB Orb
Diffuser Operation Manual.
Did You Know? Diffusion disperses essential oils into the air without heating or burning, unlike aroma lamps or candles that reduce the benefits and can even emit toxic compounds.
The USB Orb Diffuser runs for up to 4.5 hours.
Why Use the USB Orb Diffuser?:
- Spill-Proof: The USB Orb Diffuser is spill-proof, making it extremely portable and ideal for use in the car or next to a computer.
- Quiet: The USB Orb Diffuser is virtually noise free.
- Two Modes: The diffuser has intermittent (blue light) or continuous (green light) settings.
Dimensions: 10.5cm Tall x 9cm in Diameter
How to use: Fill the base with tap water, add 5-6 drops of essential oil directly onto the oil diffuser wick, close the diffuser, and select intermittent or continuous diffusion. See instruction booklet for complete usage details.
Item No.: 5227
Pricing: Member $34.75 / Retail $45.72 / PV 17.5
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils and supplements. Also each person is unique and different in chemistry and toxicity levels, as well as emotionally and spiritually, so an oil that is suggested for an issue may not work as well as another. If a change is not apparent within three minutes, try another oil. ♥