Call us on 0470 594 060

Free shipping Australia wide!

šŸ‡¦šŸ‡ŗ Aussie Owned & Operated
How to use a diffuser

How to Use a Diffuser

How to Use a Diffuser

Diffusers for essential oils are necessary for a residence. They produce a nice aroma into the atmosphere, influencing our thoughts, emotions, and attitudes and preventing and alleviating respiratory difficulties.  

Are you a beginner searching for helpful hints towards achieving diffusion? Then this article is for you.

How does a diffuser work?

There are numerous reasonable grounds for purchasingĀ a strong essential oil diffuser and a collection of mood-enhancing fragrances.Ā 

Follow the steps below to operate a diffuser:  

  • First things first: Make sure everything is in order. 

Your diffuser should be placed near an electrical outlet, preferably a wall socket.  

Mount it at least two feet above the ground on a table or nightstand. This will aid in a fair utilization of moisture in the atmosphere.

  • Fill it up

The diffuser requires water to produce a delightful mist; therefore, you’ll need to fill it frequently. 

The fill level of most diffusers is signposted to understand the amount of water you should use. 

Disregard the ordinary water supply since it might produce particulate formation inside the diffuser, reducing its capacity to perform correctly after some period. If possible, utilize purified water.

  • Incorporate the Essential oils

Then now comes the exciting thing; blending the oils! 

Here, it’s all about your preference, depending on the number of oil droplets and the intensity. You can test them until you find the right proportions.

  • Customize the Configurations

One advantage of contemporary diffusers is that you can adjust them to fit diverse requirements. 

Most of our Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers, for example, feature a   LED light that gives gentle illumination and, whenever necessary, can be used as a night light. 

Will the diffuser turn off automatically?

A good diffuser should incorporate an automated shut-off, which is great because it turns off once it exhausts the water.

 Depending on your mist configurations, assuming you pour the water halfway will work for about half the timeframe.

Although most of the diffusers will shut off once the water drains out, generating no mist, most of them feature a light function that will not go off.

 As a result, you could get into your room or wake up to find the diffuser powered off but the illumination running.

To resolve this: You can decide to operate your diffuser without any illumination. Alternatively, you could remotely turn off the light once the diffuser stops misting.

How many oils drops to put in a diffuser?

After excitedly unpacking your lovely new elegant diffuser and collecting a variety of essential oils, you realize that you may not know the amount of oil to use and are scared that you may add the wrong proportions and end up messing the whole thing. 

Moderation is critical when measuring or deciding the proportion of essential oil you should use in your aroma diffuser. 

Avoid excess essential oil as the diffused fragrance may become overbearing.

Likewise, very low proportions may turn out insufficient for the entire area. As a result, the benefits of the oil will not be effectively utilized, and you will miss the real impact.

Consequently, make sure the essential oil levels should match the water ratios. 

Note that a 1-ounce container of essential oils consists of 600 drops. If the diffuser has a capacity of 100 ml, 3 to 5 drops of essential oil are advised.

If it is the first time you’re utilizing an aroma diffuser, 3 droplets is a decent proportion to start with. It’s best, to begin with, the smallest amountsĀ and works your way up to 5 drops.

While evaluating the number of oil drops utilized, there exist some basic rules of thumb.

You’ll need 6 to 10 drops for a 200 ml capacity diffuser, 9 to 12 drops for a 300 ml capacity diffuser, 12 to 15 drops for a 400 ml capacity diffuser, and 15 to 20 drops for a 500 ml capacity diffuser.

Several diffusers have the size engraved on the container. Others exist on the manual to help you figure out the volume.

Based on the aroma sensation you wish to create, you may raise or lower the number of essential oil droplets until you adapt to a new perfume.

Remember that some essential oils are more powerful than others; thus, you may have to use less of them to achieve the sensations you are used to.

The other key element to think about is the location of your diffuser; if your apartment is tiny, it would be best to use low oil quantities. 

A further key element to keep in mind when deciding the number of droplets to use is the oil quality.  

Purchase your essential oils from reputable companies that provide high-quality fragrances. Poor quality ones will likely cause adverse impacts to you and your loved ones.

Make sure you only purchase natural essential oils. 

What if I Add Excess Oil drops to the diffuser?

Drain the reservoir through into a jar, then dilute the oil with some additional water appropriately. 

Afterwards, return the mixture to your reservoirs. If the aroma is still intense, wait a few minutes before powering on the diffuser.

Can I use a diffuser without essential oils?

If all you require is extra humidity for your area, operating the essential oil diffuser with zero essential oils in the water is absolutely fine.

However, you’d observe that a diffuser will neither last long nor put as much water in the air as a humidifier, although it provides moisture in the atmosphere.

Try filling your diffuser with enough water and turn it on. You may be surprised with the humidity it may provide to your small area or rooms. 

Guidelines for Using Essential Oils in a Diffuser

Wash the Diffuser

You’d want your essential oil diffusers to work as efficiently as possible. Therefore, clean it to prevent build-ups or a bad odour, which can reduce its performance.

Diffusing essential oils occasionally

The majority of beginners diffuse essential oils on a regular schedule. However, this isn’t good for the diffuser as well as for the user. 

Diffusing essential oils on an interval rhythm is an excellent method to maximize the value you can obtain from them. 

A typical processĀ involves diffusing for half an hour then turning it off for the same period (30 minutes).Ā 

Correspondingly, make sure your area is well ventilated so you can get good airflow.

Take into account the available space.

Before placing essential oil droplets in a diffuser, understand the size of your space. 

The other thing to consider is how well your space is ventilated. If the space isn’t well circulated, you might have to employ little oil. 

It’s advisable to place the diffuser somewhere properly circulated to minimize the aroma so that it doesn’t suffocate you.

Diffusing near children or sensitive individuals

Is it safe to diffuse essential oils near newborns or people who have allergies? 

Yes and no. Here’s why:

Do not use a diffuser near an infant, specifically if he is yet to become three months old as their organs are yet to develop, and therefore the oils could be intense for them to manage.

Also, if you have allergic or hypersensitive people around, only start with one or two droplets.

Rather than three to five drops, you’ll just use one or two of them in a 100mL diffuser so that no one will be irritated or begin sneezing while enjoying the fragrances.

The Essential Oil’s Quality

It’s important to acquire your essential oils from reliable resources, especially as they are not regulated by the FDA, which means they are not tested for efficacy and safety. 

Negative effects are likely to occur when essential oils are of low quality. Therefore, ensure you acquire genuine ones from reputable vendors.

Diffusing around Pets

Animals, in comparison to humans, are significantly more sensitive to essential oils. Whenever you’re incorporating different essential oils into your pets, take note of their behaviour. 

Maintain a scent-free area that they can flee to and discontinue the diffusion if you realize that they are behaving strangely.


Essential oil diffusers are a must-have in every home. To connect the ultrasonic diffuser to a wall, you simply use an ordinary electrical socket. 

This causes vibration in the ceramic disc, which causes the essential oils to disintegrate into little particles and then combine with water due to the vibration. Once the water has drained entirely, most diffusers will turn off, leaving no mist.

When it comes to determining how much essential oil to use in your diffuser, balance is the key. Starting with the lowest quantities and working your way up is the best way to go.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Free shipping Oz Wide

No Min. Order

Easy 30 days returns

30 days money back guarantee

12 Month Warranty

Peace of Mind

100% Secure Checkout

MasterCard / Visa / Afterpay / Zippay