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How to Use Ceramic Diffusers? (Electric and Reed)


Diffusers come in a range of shapes and sizes, with ceramics being one of the most popular.

These diffusers have been in use for decades. They used to have a fairly simple design, but it has evolved greatly over time, with some fantastic changes.

Furthermore, if you properly follow the instructions for running them, they will fill your home with a mild aroma that will remain for several hours thanks to a ceramic disk.

Fortunately, diffusing your favorite oils and adding them to a ceramic dispenser is simple.

  • Remove the covers from ceramic wick diffusers and pour a correct amount of essential oil to the reservoir while filling the water up to the mark to use them. After the wicks have been submerged for a while, they will begin to work.
  • Electric ceramic diffusers require you to make a solution of these liquids as well, but they are powered by electricity. I’ve included a list of instructions in this blog post to assist you to get started with a ceramic diffuser.

Not only that, but I’ve also included a cleaning method for this product’s maintenance so you can get the most out of the therapeutic effects of essential oils without any problems.

How to Use a Ceramic Reed Diffuser?

Before using your ceramic reed diffuser make sure you have placed it in a safe and sturdy table.

You can also read this blog post about safety tips in using your diffuser.

The reeds should be tall enough to stand above the container. You should choose reeds that stand a few centimeters or inches above the bottle.

Aim to use a reed diffuser that’s at least half the height of the diffuser.

Also opt for a ceramic container with narrow neck so as not to speed up the evaporation that will increase the dispersion of the scent and will not last longer than it’s supposed duration.

Here are the basic steps in using a ceramic reed diffuser:

  1. Choose the essential oil you want to use in your ceramic reed diffuser, you may also combine two or more different kinds of essential oils.
  2. Dilute the concentrated essential oil or blends:
    • For oil-based reed diffuser, you may use light carrier oil (Coconut, Sweet Almond or Safflower oil).
    • For water-based reed diffuser, you may use distilled or demineralized water.
  3. (Optional) You may also use 90-95% alcohol as the binder, you may use rubbing alcohol or vodka.
  4. Combine all ingredients in your ceramic container then insert the reed sticks.
  5. Place the ceramic reed diffuser in the room you want to scent.

You can flip your reed sticks once a week to keep the reeds fresh.

To flip a reed stick, simply insert the dry end of the stick into the diffuser. To avoid getting oily fingers you can use a towel or tissue.

Also, remember to add a sufficient quantity of water or carrier oil if you are adding more essential oils.

Because if you want to add more essential oil, you may need to add a little bit more to the water, so that the reeds are fully saturated. Otherwise, the essential oil will not diffuse.

How to Use an Electric Ceramic Diffuser?

These days, ceramic diffusers are built to provide control over the intensity of essential oil scents in a space.

Using a small amount of electricity, they convert water and essential oil solution into a vapor state via ultrasonic waves. You can simply unplug or turn off these diffusers when you do not need more aroma inside your home.

Following are the steps to run these products.

  • Place the ceramic diffuser on an even table or shelf. Lift the lid or cover. You will see a water tank covered with a plate.
  • Connect the cord so that it can be inserted into an electric socket.
  • Take distilled, or filtered water (preferably set at room temperature) and fill the tank up to the water level marking. Remember to keep the water level to this limit.
  • After this, add 2-3 drops of essential oil drops per 100 ml of water (make sure that the essential oils you are using does not contain any contaminants). Also read best water for diffuser guide.
  • Now that you have finished adding the essential oils, it is time to correctly place the water lid and top ceramic lid back to their original positions.
  • After this, turn on your electric ceramic diffuser.

The next stage involves using the control buttons that are generally on the front of a diffuser.

I’ve also written an article with some tips and benefits of using ceramic diffusers.

If your model has more than just an on/off button and a timer, it’s best to follow the instructions for how to use the other buttons so you know how they work.

Most of these electric ceramic diffusers give you the option to keep the mist going all the time or stop it after a certain amount of time. This way, you don’t have to waste the essential oil solutions in the water reservoir.

In case you want to refill the water, as in situations where your diffuser has been running for a while, do not forget to remove the electric connection first. Adding water while it is operating can be risky.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Diffusers

How does a ceramic diffuser work?

A ceramic diffuser does not require you to burn the mixture of water and essential oils.

It works either by dispensing the mist through a wick that is dipped in a solution or via an ultrasonic plate.

In the case of ultrasonic diffusers, ultrasonic waves help diffuse the scent.

Do you put water in a ceramic diffuser?

Ceramic diffusers that involve wick to spread the mist need you to fill the tank or bowl with water and a few drops of essential oils.

Those that use an ultrasonic plate or disc involve the precise preparation of a water solution and essential oil in the tank.

What are ultrasonic waves in a ceramic diffuser?

A majority of diffusers include ultrasonic discs, which are their main component.

When turned on, these plates gain energy and start vibrating, producing ultrasonic waves for forming the mist.

Wrapping Up

A ceramic oil diffuser is easy to use and does not take up much space. You can use it anywhere in your home, from your kitchen to your bedroom.

The coverage area and the value of the diffuser are important considerations for beginners.

Style matters, as well, but the style and functionality of a diffuser will ultimately depend on your personal preferences and needs.

Because they not only help with diffusing essential oils into the air but also become a precious addition to home decor.

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