An aromatic nebulizer, also know as an atomizer, operates with an air pump and a specially designed glass funnel to disperse essential oils into the environment with maximum efficiency and aromatic intensity. Nebulization is actually the cleanest way to diffuse and make essential oils available in the environment in their unaltered, original state. Nebulizers are excellent for both domestic and clinical use and will enhance the environment in terms of both fragrance and energetic quality. They can also be used in a clinical context for specific treatment purposes (see the How To Use Essential Oils page). Their only downside is a possible interference by the humming noise of the pump motor itself. This, however, can be masked by soft music, a water fountain, and so on.
Because the oil is diffused here without causing any oil evaporation by heat, nebulizers put out a much larger volume of aroma per quantity of essential oil used. This makes ultimately them very cost effective as well as more powerful in their emission of fragrance. By combining superior quality of fragrance and volume of power output, nebulizers will easily outperform standard oil diffusors or burners. The latter operate essentially by generating heat and creating evaporation of the oils, an intrinsically fuel-intensive and wasteful process.
How does a nebulizer work? The pumped air micro-vibrates the oil in the specially designed funnel, causing it to break up and disperse into the environment without any evaporation. This creates a far greater and more concentrated olfactory surface space that can then be freely absorbed by inhalation. Specifically, the nebulizer micro ionizes and places a negative charge on the essential oil molecules, which ensures that the micro ionized fragrance remains actively suspended in the environment even when the nose is no longer able to smell it.