Diffuser vs. Wax Warmer

Diffuser vs. Wax Warmer

You want to elevate the smell of your home, but you find yourself torn between the wax warmer and the diffuser. What are the most compelling diffuser benefits and how do they measure up to the benefits of a wax warmer

Or, maybe you are in search of candle alternatives for your home space and want to know: what is a wax warmer? What is a diffuser? Furthermore, which would come out on top in a diffuser vs. wax warmer showdown? 

However you landed on this particular article, we look forward to answering all of your diffuser and wax warmer questions. 

First, What is a Diffuser?

A diffuser is a device that releases an aroma into a surrounding space by way of mist or, in the case of Canopy Diffuser, pure essential oil. Diffuser benefits are vast, and include any known benefit associated with therapeutic essential oils

There are four types of oil diffusers: the nebulizing diffuser, the ultrasonic diffuser, the evaporative diffuser, and the heat diffuser. 

Types of Oil Diffusers

The nebulizing diffuser releases micro-particles of essential oils in the form of a waterless mist releasing pleasant aromas into your space. The nebulizing diffuser has a rather complex operating system; a high pressure air stream is blown into a small tube, which creates a suction cup effect. This suction draws the essential oils from a different tube into the glass reservoir during which the jet stream atomizes the essential oils into micro-particles. Nebulizing diffuser benefits include pure essential oil diffusion with maximum health benefits. 

An ultrasonic diffuser creates microfine essential oil particles through the ultrasonic vibration of a metal disk located in the water tank. The particles are pushed through a nozzle and drift into the surrounding area in the form of a mist. 

The evaporative diffuser utilizes a fan to blow air onto an essential oil dipped wick or filter, which accelerates essential oil evaporation. The scented air is then fanned into the room for your smelling pleasure. 

Last is the heat diffuser, which uses a heat source to evaporate essential oils into the surrounding environment. The heat source, generally a tea candle, is placed below a heat proof container filled with an essential oil and carrier oil mixture. As the oil mixture heats up, the essential oil aromas are released into your space. While the heat diffuser provides a lovely ambiance, heat diffuser benefits are limited since heat can damage the healing properties of the essential oils in the heat proof container. 

The Canopy Diffuser

Canopy Diffuser is a safe, anti-mold diffuser unlike any other diffuser on the market with a waterless, mistless technology that distributes undiluted essential oils into your home. 

Canopy Diffuser benefits are ample as a result of the pure, unadulterated essential oils released into your home space. Traditional mist humidifiers dilute the efficacy of essential oils while hot diffusers can damage the healing properties of essential oils. With Canopy Diffuser, you get both high efficacy and full healing properties with your essential oils. 

With Canopy Diffuser, you can diffuse your favorite essential oils two ways: our Aroma Puck offers short term diffusion while our Diffuser Well offers long term diffusion for hours of aromatherapy.

What is a Wax Warmer?

What is a wax warmer?

What is a wax warmer and how does it release pleasant aromas into your home? 

A wax warmer heats wax melts or wax tarts (wax pieces generally created by using excess wax from candle pours) in an oil burner or a tart warmer using a heat source. As the wax melts, the aromas infused in the wax are released into the surrounding environment. 

Wax warming is vastly different from candle burning. Wax warming offers a no soot, no smoke alternative to the traditional candle since the wax warmer works exclusively with the candle wax rather than the wick. Additionally, an electric powered diffuser eliminates the fire hazard of an open flame allowing you to enjoy the benefits of candles without the hazard. 

The wax melt or the wax tart use time varies depending on a few factors, including the quality of the wax warmer and may differ from product to product. Wax warmers offer scent diversity since the wax melts are compact and can be changed more frequently than a dense candle, which may last months if used sporadically. 

Cleaning your wax warmer is simple: scrape the cool wax from the warmer with a plastic knife and wipe the remaining wax with a cloth rag. 

Diffuser vs. Wax Warmer: The Ultimate Showdown

In the ultimate showdown featuring the easy breezy essential oil diffuser and the ambiance setting wax warmer: which would win? 

The answer depends on your preferences. Some may prefer the ambiance of a wax warmer with the flickering tea light and the subtle aroma while others may prefer the fresh, powerful diffusion of essential oils through their home space. The choice is yours. 

In the meantime, below is a brief comparison of diffuser benefits and wax warmer benefits for your browsing pleasure.  

  • The diffuser is a safer, chemical-free option for scent dispersion whereas a wax warmer wax may contain toxic ingredients.

  • The wax warmer poses a fire hazard with either the tea light heat source or the hot warmer plate.

  • The tea light wax warmer is a more energy efficient option than the diffuser. 

  • The diffuser has a higher scent output than the wax warmer offering aromatherapy for a larger room or space.

  • The wax warmer offers a more subtle aroma than the diffuser.

  • The heat source of the wax warmer can damage the healing properties of the essential oils rendering them ineffective.

  • Both the wax warmer and the oil diffuser are relatively low maintenance.

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