Recently, a lot of people have been asking us ‘Can we buy an ultrasonic diffuser from Absolute Essential?’
And yes you can - the new ceramic Absolute Atmosphere is available with a special introductory offer at our website shopping pages.
But finding the right diffuser certainly hasn't been easy.
It turns out that it is virtually impossible to find a model that doesn't include plastic parts.
This, for us, was a big deal, for two reasons.
Our vision of sustainable natural health includes promoting positive environmental choices
Plastic interiors are prone to deterioration and become sticky with frequent use - not suitable for genuine therapeutic practice.
Why are ultrasonic diffusers better than traditional diffusers?
We were determined to find the right diffuser to offer to our customers because this new ultrasonic method uses no heat and that makes it superior, in terms of therapeutic value, to traditional low-heat T-light and plug-in models.
New ultrasonic diffusers use high-frequency vibrations to separate water particles and disperse them, thus therapeutic molecules stay at an optimum natural size (zero heat expansion) and ensure the highest potential for fast absorption into the body.
This minimum heat variable is why we go to such lengths to establish artisan, slow, low-heat production from our essential oil suppliers: in addition to being organic and pure, this added differentiation makes a medicinal extract of superior therapeutic value.
So, zero heat is a significant development for diffusion methods, but there’s another benefit you should know about: ultrasonic diffusion also releases negative ions into the air.
This is important because the balance of positively and negatively charged molecules in the air around us can substantially affect the wellbeing of both plants and animals.
Positive ions are bad for us (free radicals) and negative ions will neutralise them. The more negative ions we have in our atmosphere, the more vitalised and healthy we feel. Conversely, positive ions have been connected to the increasing levels of lethargy and ill health of modern living, and are being produced by such things as computers and air conditioning, all the time.
How did Absolute Essential come by the world’s only eco-conscious ultrasonic diffuser?
We searched long and hard to find a diffuser without plastic. We thought we'd succeeded when we found one promoted for natural bamboo and glass materials, but our trial order on a hundred units revealed a nasty plastic interior and a delicate short-life construction.
This was after about 12 months of searching, and as much as we wanted to wrap the whole enterprise up with a product in place, we knew that couldn't compromise on this.
So, then we went to talk with a manufacturer direct, in Taiwan.
I went personally because I wanted to be sure that the factory situation was safe and not exploiting children or its workers. (Another important part of our sustainability focus – staff and communities connected to our business fall under the umbrella of practising conscious, responsible management.)
Once there, I was able to communicate directly with the chief engineer and collaborate on all the design choices, to produce finally what is probably the only ultrasonic diffuser made without plastic in the world today.
The new Absolute Essential essential oil diffuser NZ is an eco-friendly model which draws water from a thick cotton wick for efficient molecular dispersion (via a medical grade stainless steel spray mesh). It is designed to be powered with a universal USB plug and can be easily connected to mainline power via a mobile phone adaptor. Each unit comes with 2 wicks to accommodate relaxing and stimulating blends, and each wick has a lifespan of approximately 3 months.
There are two sizes available to accommodate different needs: the Ultra (80ml) and the Classic (150ml). The roughly double capacity of the larger unit will operate for 4-5 hours, and the smaller unit for 2-3 hours.
Anybody interested in getting an optimum therapeutic diffusion from pure, organic essential oils should definitely look into buying a quality, non-plastic, ultrasonic diffuser.
Medicinal-grade essential oils must be 100% pure. At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with a maximum purity and therapeutic value. See more at Absolute Essential