Monday, July 1, 2013

Understanding Diffusers


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One of the great ways to use our doTERRA oils is through aromatherapy. 
 To diffuse simply means to spread out or disperse over a large area, while a 
diffuser is a special air pump designed to distribute essential oils into a micro-fine vapor where they stay suspended for a time to reduce airborne infectious pathogens, fungus, mold, and freshen the air with natural fragrances. Essential oils are more easily absorbed into the body through this process. 
I have often been asked which diffuser is the best. Unfortunately, with so many different types of diffusers available (each with its benefits and downsides), the only way to truly answer that question is—it depends on what you like in a diffuser.
There are four different categories of diffusers available on the market today. Each of these types of diffusers differs in the way that it puts essential oils into the air, and each has different benefits. These four categories include: nebulizing diffusers, ultrasonic or humidifying diffusers, evaporative diffusers, and heat diffusers.

 Below are examples of nebulizing diffusers:

Aroma Ace with On Guard

The Aroma-Ace is a powerful, compact, and easy to use Essential Oil Diffuser System. It has built in on/off timers and output volume control for easy adjustments. For instance, you can choose to have it run for 5 minutes every 20 minutes until you manually turn it off.  This is a great setting for therapeutic benefits in a standard sized bedroom.  You can adjust timing & output for larger rooms &/or potency. Vapor is cool to the touch & the device is made in the USA. It is available for purchase through www.mydoterra.com/stacymcclelland & www.aromatools.com

Lotus Diffuser 
Unique to doTERRA, the Lotus diffuser uses a highly efficient real time atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils into the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. It also has timer controls and has ability to glow a cobalt blue when in use.  dōTERRA® is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of the Lotus diffuser to you and your family & is available for purchase at www.mydoterra.com/stacymcclelland.


Economy Model Diffuser with Cork Nebulizer:
The Economy Model diffuser with side-loading cork nebulizer is a powerful—yet economical—solution for diffusing essential oils into the air for aromatherapy. This diffuser uses cold room-temperature air to create a fine mist of essential oil that is quickly dispersed throughout the room (up to approximately 300 square feet) without heating or altering the oil constituents. Its quiet operation also makes this diffuser pleasant during sleep.  Available for purchase through www.aromatools.com
Well & Jet Diffuser with Pump: 
The Well & Jet Diffuser, one of the most powerful and versatile diffusers on the market today, is not only extremely easy to operate and clean, but also efficiently diffuses oils into a room. Oil placed into the well is drawn into the nebulizer and diffused into the room by the powerful pump. The base unit (with glass nebulizer) is separated from the pump by 3-4 feet of tubing so that the pump can be placed on the floor behind an end table or night stand, reducing the noise of the pump and enhancing the visual aspect of the diffuser. The base unit is available in several beautiful metallic colors & model is available for purchase through www.aromatools.com


 The following are examples of evaporative diffusers:

FanFuser with Pads:
Easy to use by simply putting your favorite essential oil or blend on the replaceable pad, plug the FanFuser™ into any 110 volt wall outlet and flip the switch. Instantly, you will be surrounded with a gentle breeze that carries the fragrance throughout the room in seconds. This diffuser uses cold room-temperature air to gently carry the aroma of the oil throughout the room.  It is available for purchase at www.aromatools.com.

Battery/Adapter Operated Diffuser with Pads
Powered by either 4 AA batteries for on the go diffusing, or through the included power adapter, this stylish diffuser is as versatile as you. Using a replaceable scent pad and room-temperature air, the aroma of the oil is gently carried throughout the room in seconds. It's portability and quiet operation make this diffuser ideal for use in the car or while traveling.  Each scent pad holds 10-40 drops of oil.  
Available for purchase at www.aromatools.com

   The following are examples of humidifying diffusers:

Petal Diffuser



dōTERRA Petal Diffuser is a small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 330 square feet. 1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings.  Perfect for bedrooms.
   Available for purchase at www.mydoterra.com/stacymcclelland.

Whisper Silent Misting Diffuser:

  This diffuser uses heat-free humidifying diffusion & breaks essential oils into tiny microparticles, which are easily absorbed by the lungs enhancing their therapeutic effect.  This diffuser has very quiet diffusion with no fragile parts.  It has inexpensive replacement parts that are easy to clean & conserve oil.  It has a timer with 6 settings, allowing diffusion for up to 9 hours & a blue LED light that can be turned on or off.  There is an automatic shut-off feature when the water in the base drops below the minimum level & the oil cup is made from highest grade PET-1 plastic, and is BPA-free.  This diffuser is available at
www.aromatools.com.

Ultrasonic Misting Diffuser with Blue Night Lights:



This sleek diffuser is wonderful for both adding humidity to the air, and for dispersing your desired essential oil or blend throughout a room! The ultrasonic transducer transforms water and essential oil into a cool mist. This diffuser also includes an output adjustment knob, and 5 timer features so you can more fully control the output and timing of your diffuser. This diffuser is nearly silent—all you will really hear is the gentle sound of trickling water—so it can be used both at night or during the day. And since this diffuser creates negative ions with its ultrasonic action, it also works to help purify the air! The blue night lights can be turned on or off.
Each unit includes a diffusing unit with water level sensor, output control, and timer button, cover, 2 rotating dispersal nozzles, and AC adapter.
This diffuser is available at www.aromatools.com


Aroma Ready™ Oil Drop Diffuser

This sleek diffuser is wonderful for both adding humidity to the air, and for dispersing your desired essential oil or blend throughout a room! The ultrasonic transducer transforms water and essential oil into a cool mist. This diffuser is nearly silent—merely the gentle sound of trickling water and a soft fan—so it can be used both at night or during the day. And since this diffuser creates negative ions with its ultrasonic action, it also helps purify the air!
 



This diffuser is available at www.aromatools.com  
 















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Monday, March 4, 2013

doTERRA Terminology: Learning It



Essential Glossary: Common Essential Oil Terms Explained

If you are new to Essential Oils, you may have come across a few terms that have left you scratching your head. We present to you the essential oil glossary, complete with definitions to help demystify essential oil lingo.

Carrier Oil: A base oil used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. Variations include fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, and vegetable oil. 

CPTG: Abbreviation for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, dōTERRA’s standard for quality. 
 Diffuse: To spread out or disperse over a large area. diffuser

Diffuser: A special air pump designed to distribute essential oils into a micro-fine vapor where they stay suspended for a time to reduce airborne infectious pathogens, fungus, mold, and freshen the air with natural fragrances. Essential oils are more easily absorbed into the body through this process. 

Empty Capsule: A capsule made from either a gelatin or vegetable-based substance that is ready to fill with essential oils and herbs for internal consumption. 

EO: Abbreviation for essential oils. Typically uppercase. 

Essential Oil Pendant Diffuser: Made from an absorbent surface such as terra cotta or dolomite. Essential oils are added and absorbed to give fragrance to the wearer. 

FCO: Abbreviation for fractionated coconut oil. Not to be confused with unrefined coconut oil for cooking.  


llv2LLV: Abbreviation for Lifelong Vitality, a daily supplement program formulated for optimal health, energy, and longevity.

lrpLRP: Abbreviations for Loyalty Rewards Program, a no-hassle,  automatic shipment of the dōTERRA products you use on a monthly basis. LRP also provides free product credits for monthly purchases ordered on the program. 

NEAT: A term used for applying essential oils directly to the skin without a carrier oil. 

PV: Abbreviation for Personal Volume. Correlates with commissions and product credits redeemable for free products through our Loyalty Rewards Program. 

Spritzer: A spray typically made with distilled water and essential oils. Can be used to scent a room or fabric, or refresh skin.