Which diffuser to choose: ventilation or gentle heat?

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Now that we've sifted through nebulization and misting, let's talk about the other two types of diffusions: ventilation and soft heat scattering.

Although less well known, these two types of diffusers have advantages that make them unavoidable for certain uses.

Breakdown essential oils

How does it work?

The mode of operation of a ventilation diffuser is basic: a fan blows air through a cellulose pellet that contains drops ofessential oils. This causes these oils to evaporate into the air.

The lightest molecules take off at the beginning of diffusion (lemongrass for example), while the heaviest molecules (e.g. ylang ylang)remain on the pellet for a long time before evaporating.

Why choose a ventilation diffuser?

The diffusion by ventilation is done cold, which preserves the properties of essential oils.

This type of diffusion is almost silent, you can hardly hear the soft sound of the fan turning.

recharges-ventilia-auralia.jpgVentilation diffusers are effective at spreading essential oils in medium-sized rooms of up to 60m2.

Finally, a ventilation diffuser requires little maintenance thanks to its replacement pellet system.


You can reserve each lozenge for an essential oil. When you want to spread a specific essential oil, just choose the right lozenge.

This system represents a real advantage over other types of diffusers that need to be cleaned every time a different essential oil is used.

These spare pellets, also known as "blotters or tampons", last on average 6 months, for daily use.

Features of this mode of distribution

Can ventilation diffusers be used in aromatherapy?

Ventilation scattering is quite special: not all essential oils are released into the air at once. This means that instead of spreading the entireessential oil all of a sudden, you get a portion of light molecules (the top notes) at the beginning of the diffusion and another part of heavy molecules (the notes of hearts) towards the end of the diffusion.

This diffusion process is not suitable for aromatherapy. If you release a synergy ofessential oils in order to cure you, you will not take full advantage of them, because each oil will be diffused in isolation according to its degree of volatility. This can mitigate the overall effectiveness of synergy.

On the other hand, ventilation diffusion becomes interesting to create a purely olfactory atmosphere:

The head notes will spread quickly and disappear after a few minutes of diffusion.

The heart notes (medium volatility molecules) will take over in order to maintain the freshness of the top notes and announce the warmth of the background notes.

Finally, the background notes slowly settle in the air to stay there for a long time.

Soft heat essential oils

How does it work?

Like ventilation diffusion,the principle of simple heat diffusion: the diffuser has a regulated resistance that keeps the temperature at about 50 degrees.

This resistance gently heats the ceramic surface on which theessential oils are placed. At a certain temperature, the oil will begin to evaporate into the air.

Why choose a soft-heat diffuser?

Scattering soft heat is a simple and inexpensive way to diffuse your essential oils.

It is particularly suitable for small rooms of up to 20m2. This can be interesting if you want to spread your essential oils locally (such as in the living room for example).

In addition, this diffusion mode does NOT MAKE ANY noise, which makes it ideal for a night diffusion to sleep better.

You can be even more creative and use a soft heat diffuser(Stonelia for example) to heat your massage oils before applying it to your body.

Finally, soft heat diffusers are generally robust and have a long lifespan.

Features of this mode of distribution

Does soft heat diffusion damage the chemical properties of essential oils?

In fact, above a temperature of 40 degrees, essential oils lose their virtues and become harmful to health. Therefore, care must be taken to buy a reliable product.

Our soft-heat diffusers incorporate resistance that gently heats essential oils and regulates to a maximum temperature of 40 degrees. So there's no risk if you decide to buy one of our soft-heat diffusers.

What security measures should be taken during the diffusion?

If you have children at home, please keep them away from the diffuser to avoid contact with the ceramic surface, which can be burning.

So if you came up with the idea of installing a soft heat diffuser in a children's room, now you know you shouldn't do it.

In a nutshell ...

Opt for a ventilation diffuser if:

  • You want to enjoy a fairly powerful diffuser without investing a lot of money.
  • You would like to have a diffuser that does not require any particular interview.
  • You want to create an olfactory atmosphere.


Opt for a soft-heat diffuser if:

  • You want a silent diffuser to use while you sleep.
  • Looking for a robust and inexpensive diffuser
  • You want to diffuser in a small room of 20m2 maximum.

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