Essential oil diffusers are used to disperse essential oils in an environment to experience the natural aroma of the oil and to reap benefits of the oil. They can be used in any kind of room and come in varying shapes, sizes, colors, and systems such as reed diffusers and aromatic electric diffusers, which require batteries or must be plugged in. Some run on tiny fans while others run on water.

An original and classic type of diffuser, which is still used today, involves immersing thin reed sticks in a glass jar containing an essential oil. Over time, the reed absorbs the oil, which gradually travels up the length of the stick and disperses the aroma throughout the room.

Fan diffusers have compartments that conceal absorbent essential oil pads, onto which a few drops of the oil must be added. Cool air blows through the pad, which then releases the oil into the air.

Diffusers that run with the help of water have tanks that need to be filled with water to which a few drops of diffuser base oils need to be added. The diffuser sends out a stream of the vaporized essential oils from a certain point in the tank and this aromatic mist spreads slowly around the room.




When considering which essential oils are best to diffuse, it is important to choose high-quality, 100% pure essential oils that are free of any fillers and synthetic ingredients. Cheaper essential oils typically contain a long list of ingredients in order to cut production costs while delivering fragrance. This results in a product that is less concentrated and therefore requires more of the actual product to create any scent throw in a diffuser. 100% pure essential oils are highly concentrated, requiring fewer drops to diffuse the air with relaxing or energizing aromas.

The full line of essential oils carried by New Directions Aromatics are 100% pure and ethically sourced, making them compatible with any type of diffuser. The best essential oils to diffuse can depend on your preferred scent profile, desired effect, or essential oil note. Some of the most common essential oils for diffusers include:

This is a non-exhaustive list of the best essential oils to diffuse around the home. These oils can be diffused alone or blended for a synergistic effect. For mor information on how to blend your own diffuser blends, read our blog on creating the best essential oil blends for your diffuser.




All New Directions Aromatics Essential Oils are for external use only. They should not be ingested and should not be stored within the reach of children, in case of accidental ingestion. As with essential and carrier oils, a patch test should be conducted on the inner arm or another generally insensitive area of skin, using a dime-size amount of the specified oil to check for sensitivities. An absence of an allergic response within 48 hours suggests that the oil is safe to use.

The topical application of most carrier oils is generally known to be safe with responsible use, but irritations, allergies, rashes, and other side effects are possible. In the chance of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.

Essential or carrier oils must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin.

Inspired to expand your knowledge and use of essential oils? Read the following blog posts:

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IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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