The number of persons and establishments embracing aromatherapy and incorporating it in their spaces is on the rise. Aromatherapy is no longer reserved for home or spa for the wellness conscious person. It is now the new normal to see people enjoying the beauty of fragrances and their healing benefits in their day to day activities: driving, traveling or at the office.
In fact, aromatherapy is not as mysterious as it was in centuries past. I am sure you have seen movies where the shaman or traditional healer throws some herbs into a fire producing a plume of smoke that sends everyone scampering away and gasping in fear.
A large number of people now recognize the role it plays in holistic wellness. This growth in awareness can be attributed to the increased understanding of the health benefits of aromatherapy as well as the ease of access to information, products and technology surrounding essential oils.
With the convenience that gadgets like portable diffusers provide, you can enjoy the benefits of a relaxed fragrance on the plane, use the same device in a rental car during the day and still use it in your hotel room. Innovation has allowed us to be able to harness the best of nature whenever we choose to irrespective of where we are geographical.
Most self-aware establishments have realized and acknowledged the need and benefits aromatherapy adds to some of their densely populated spaces like lobbies, receptions, and offices for both their staff members and clients.
They have realized that they can set the tone for their space and brand by using a fragrance that will impact on the mood and feel of the establishment as soon as the client walks in. Such fragrances foster a feeling of tranquility, calmness and increased energy.
In some instances, even airline and cruise carriers provide fragrances to induce sleep for travelers.
Large establishments have even gone as far as partnering with leading aromatherapy scent manufactures to formulate patented signature scents that are only synonymous with a given brand or establishment.
While you may not go out and spend thousands of dollars to have a signature scent created for you, we are sure you have some favorite scents of your own for your personal use or for use in your establishment.
When it comes to large spaces, it can be a tricky affair to manage the spread of a fragrance to cover every part of the room.
In this article, we will explore the best essential oil diffuser for large spaces, so you can be able to get that lobby, hallway or office smelling pretty good and infuse the mood that you desire for your space.
What does an essential oil diffuser do?
It is a device that heats the essential oil and releases vapor that has been infused with the fragrance of the oil. When it comes to diffusing essential oils for a large space, you will need a diffuser that is strong and will effectively dispense the fragrance to cover the chosen area, rooms, and hallways.
Nebulizing diffusers and ultrasonic diffuser are considered to be the most powerful type of diffusers and are the best option for large spaces.
Notably, the nebulizing diffuser does not need heat to get the essential oil into the air. They function by creating fine airborne particles of essential oils and blowing them into the air using an atomizer. Ultrasonic diffusers, on the other hand, use water and heat to diffuse essential oils into the atmosphere.
Where to put essential oil diffuser?
Owing to the sleek design and visual appeal of modern oil diffusers, they can be placed anywhere in the room and they will complement the décor of the space. However, it is preferable to place them somewhere on the floor so that the fragrance can rise upwards.
Placing a diffuser near the corner and close to the socket keeps it out of the way eliminating chances of it becoming a safety hazard.
Nebulizing diffusers vs. ultrasonic diffusers?
Nebulizers do not need water or heat to function because they operate through atomizer technology. The essential oil is dropped into the diffuser at its full strength resulting in a potent fragrance output.
It can be used in a much larger space and because of the high level of concentration of the output fragrance, it will tend to linger in the indoor atmosphere longer and stronger.
Although a nebulizer will use more essential oil, it can be used intermittently at intervals of 10 minutes or as you see fit because the scent is stronger and lingers more. These types of diffusers are made with more natural material like wood and glass. Although the materials are fairly delicate, they make for good visual effect and can blend very well with your interior decor.
A nebulizer needs a bit of more care in maintenance owing to its delicate parts. Unfortunately, it operates with a gentle humming buzz that some people might not like. If you like to sleep with a white noise in the background similar to that of a fan, then you will remain undisturbed.
A decent knowledge of essential oils is needed in order to successfully operate a nebulizing diffuser. For example, with nebulizers, you cannot use essential oils diluted with a carrier oil.
You must be able to identify essential oils from carrier oil when using it.
The nebulizer also cannot use viscous or thicker oils like sandalwood. In order to diffuse sandalwood in a nebulizer, you would need to blend it with a thinner oil like Roman chamomile to be able to use it.
The nebulizing diffuser at a glance
- Atomizer technology
- Emits a more potent fragrance
- A bit noisier
- Uses diverse construction material like glass and wood
- Frequent maintenance
- Thicker oils need to be paired with thin oils for diffusing
- Most models diffuse up to 1000 sq ft
If you have a really large space, the nebulizer should be better solution for you.
All ultrasonic essential oil diffusers use water and as such, they also perform the function of a humidifier, which is a great advantage. A huge reason why they are extremely popular is that they operate very quietly.
They also tend to come with optional LED lighting to signify different moods and also to alert you when the water is running low. The light is optional and can be switched on or off.
Most ultrasonic diffusers are plastic which makes them more durable and less likely to break especially if there are kids around.
The ultrasonic diffuser at a glance
- Plays a dual role of diffuser and humidifier
- LED light options
- Uses little essential oil
- Usually made of plastic
- All use water
- Most diffuse oil up to 400 sq ft
It can work effectively in a medium, contained space but some are powerful enough to scent larger spaces.
How to diffuse essential oils in a large room?
In the past, diffusing essential oils in a large room used to present a challenge because one single diffuser would not be effective. This led to people using several diffusers in given a large space. Although effective, this method would mean that you have to buy several diffusers.
However, with the options available today, diffusing essential oils in large space is easier and more effective whether you are using the ultrasonic or nebulizer diffuser.
This diffuser is engineered for diffusing essential oils with stealth and in a large space. The VicTsing is crafted with visual appeal and comes in awesome color schemes that will easily blend with the furniture and other features of a room.
It has an aroma coverage of 250 – 400 sq ft and humidification coverage of 150 sq ft.
How it works
The operation is very simple. You need to ensure that the diffuser is in the horizontal position.
By lifting the cup of the humidifier, you can fill the water tank with water up to 300 ml and add a few drops of essential oils. Be sure not to exceed this limit.
Connect your diffuser to a power source and press ‘mist’. It will heat up and produce scented vapor.
- Attractive and compact design
- Large water tank capacity and great mist output with a runtime of 10 hours at continuous output
- Super quiet with ultrasonic technology
This ultrasonic diffuser has a smooth cylindrical shape and has a water tank capacity of 300 ml of water.
It is very user-friendly and diffuses essential oil to the air without the use of heat, ensuring the delicate constitution of the oil output that bears nutrients and compounds keeps its beneficial properties. It breaks down the water and essential oil in microparticles so that they can be readily absorbed into the skin.
It has an aroma coverage of 215 – 250 sq ft and humidification coverage of 108 sq ft.
How it works
Place water as instructed and add 2-3 drops of the oil to it. Press the on button as soon as you power it and it will begin to heat up and produce the mist.
- Super silent as a result of ultrasonic technology
- Easy to use
- Doubles a humidifier
URPOWER diffuser has a capacity for 500ml ensuring even longer run times without having to add water or oil. It has a sleek design that blends in well with the décor when placed in a room.
It has an aroma coverage of 430 sq ft and humidification coverage of 269 sq ft
- Large water capacity with 10 hours continuous use
- Timer with four time options
- Ultrasonic technology ensuring integrity of the essential oils being diffused is not compromised
- Super quiet while in operation
PureSpa deluxe comes highly recommended for making any fairly large space cozy, whether it is a bedroom, living room, study or small office.
When you add a couple of drops of your favorite 100% pure essential oils to the water of the PureSpa deluxe, it will not only get your space smelling amazing but will also humidify the air to make it more comfortable especially if you are suffering from a cold, nasal congestion, asthma and allergies.
It has an aroma coverage of up to 250 sq ft and humidification coverage of 105 sq ft.
How it works
Place the essential oils in the water and let it settle for a minute. Power it and switch it on to begin diffusing. The water levels must be as per the instructions.
The moisture in the air and in conjunction with essential oils will have you feeling so much better.
- Stealth operation making it ideal for the office, home, hotels and spas
- Auto shut-off
The TaoTronics design is visually appealing with wood grain.
It has an aroma coverage of 400 sq ft and humidification coverage of 215 sq ft
- Operates at whisper quiet
- Ultrasonic technology which will humidify a dry room and diffuse aromas that will leave you relaxed
- Soothing 7 LED mood setter colors to choose from
The varying design structures and technical features of the above-mentioned diffusers allow you to choose from a broad range of color schemes and capacities that are applicable to many businesses, hospitality and domestic spaces.
The cool designs will not only ensure your spaces are fragrant but they are easy to blend with your decor and even add to the allure of a room.
Today size of space is no longer an issue when you want to set a tone and mood for a given indoor area because now you can effectively achieve this with only one strong diffuser.