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Diffusers FAQ

On this page you will find frequently asked questions and answers related to Aroma Diffusers. Frequently asked questions & answers in relation to Orders, Payments, Shipping & Returns are available on the General FAQ page. We also have some very interesting FAQ pages for: Oil DiffusersReed Diffusers & Scented Soy Candles.

Aroma Diffusers

We recommend that customers chose a ‘nebulising diffuser’ as opposed to more popular ‘humidifying’ or ‘ultrasonic’ diffusers. Humidifying and ultrasonic diffusers diffuse mostly water vapour and run out quickly, they also have a risk of spillage, as well as safety issues due to having electricity in close proximity to water.

Scent Australia Home’s ‘micro nebulising diffuser’ allows the diffusion of pure fine fragrance into the air, with no fragrance dilution, no spillage and no safety hazards. It will also run until the oil bottle is completely empty!

Which diffuser is best for essential oils?

We recommend that customers chose a ‘nebulising diffuser’ as opposed to more popular ‘humidifying’ or ‘ultrasonic’ diffusers. Humidifying and ultrasonic diffusers diffuse mostly water vapour and run out quickly, they also have a risk of spillage, as well as safety issues due to having electricity in close proximity to water.

Scent Australia Home’s ‘micro nebulising diffuser’ allows the diffusion of pure fine fragrance into the air, with no fragrance dilution, no spillage and no safety hazards. It will also run until the oil bottle is completely empty!

When looking for an aromatherapy diffuser, look for a nebulising diffuser with adjustable output levels, water/mess free operation and cleaning, a cold air micro scent diffusion mechanism, with a contemporary and unassuming design. The nebulising diffuser from Scent Australia Home offers all of these benefits, in a compact and good looking package.

What should I look for in an aromatherapy diffuser?

When looking for an aromatherapy diffuser, look for a nebulising diffuser with adjustable output levels, water/mess free operation and cleaning, a cold air micro scent diffusion mechanism, with a contemporary and unassuming design. The nebulising diffuser from Scent Australia Home offers all of these benefits, in a compact and good looking package.

An ‘aroma diffuser’ is a diffuser that diffuses pure essential or aromatic oils into the air to create an aromatherapy scent effect. They are available in a range of models with the best ones being the nebulising diffusers from Scent Australia Home.

What is an aroma diffuser?

An ‘aroma diffuser’ is a diffuser that diffuses pure essential or aromatic oils into the air to create an aromatherapy scent effect. They are available in a range of models with the best ones being the nebulising diffusers from Scent Australia Home.

Yes you can mix essential oils in a diffuser and create your own fragrances but beware of creating unintended results and substances. It is best to buy your fragrance oils from reputable scent providers such as Scent Australia Home. Our fragrances are IFRA (International Fragrance Association) certified as safe for use in aroma diffusers.

Can you mix essential oils in diffuser?

Yes you can mix essential oils in a diffuser and create your own fragrances but beware of creating unintended results and substances. It is best to buy your fragrance oils from reputable scent providers such as Scent Australia Home. Our fragrances are IFRA (International Fragrance Association) certified as safe for use in aroma diffusers.

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) was founded in 1973 in Geneva to represent the collective interests of the fragrance industry & promote the safe enjoyment of fragrances worldwide.

What is IFRA?

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) was founded in 1973 in Geneva to represent the collective interests of the fragrance industry & promote the safe enjoyment of fragrances worldwide.

Most diffusers will accept most oils at first but over time there is a possibility that certain brand oils will clog the diffuser head or not work at all.

Scent Australia Home offers a huge range of fine fragrance quality oils especially blended for use with our nebulising diffusers.

Can you use any oil in a diffuser?

Most diffusers will accept most oils at first but over time there is a possibility that certain brand oils will clog the diffuser head or not work at all.

Scent Australia Home offers a huge range of fine fragrance quality oils especially blended for use with our nebulising diffusers.

Pleasant scents have been shown to have a powerful influence on everything from an individual’s mood, to a feeling of wellbeing to increased customer spend and shop floor dwell times. Please feel free to speak to one of our expert Scent Consultants about your specific requirements to see how scents can better help you.

What are the benefits of essential oil diffusers?

Pleasant scents have been shown to have a powerful influence on everything from an individual’s mood, to a feeling of wellbeing to increased customer spend and shop floor dwell times. Please feel free to speak to one of our expert Scent Consultants about your specific requirements to see how scents can better help you.

Generally yes, but keep in mind that this will deplete the oil faster! The Scent Australia Home nebulising diffuser has a shut down timer with increments up to two hours so that you can program it to turn off automatically. We also use very high grade fine fragrance oil, so you may find that you will achieve your desired fragrance level quickly.

Can I leave my diffuser on all night?

Generally yes, but keep in mind that this will deplete the oil faster! The Scent Australia Home nebulising diffuser has a shut down timer with increments up to two hours so that you can program it to turn off automatically. We also use very high grade fine fragrance oil, so you may find that you will achieve your desired fragrance level quickly.

Pure essential oils can have powerful properties. Some of these can be beneficial but some are potentially harmful — that’s why we use only IFRA compliant diffuser oils that are 100% non-toxic. We suggest consulting with Scent Australia Home about our range of fine fragrances to see which fragrances would be best for your needs.

Are aroma diffusers good for you?

Pure essential oils can have powerful properties. Some of these can be beneficial but some are potentially harmful — that’s why we use only IFRA compliant diffuser oils that are 100% non-toxic. We suggest consulting with Scent Australia Home about our range of fine fragrances to see which fragrances would be best for your needs.

Most aroma diffusers sold for residential use are humidifiers that use an ultrasonic diffusion method. Our nebulising diffuser uses a revolutionary nebulisation function that removes the need for water to be used in the diffusion process.

Is an Aroma Diffuser a humidifier?

Most aroma diffusers sold for residential use are humidifiers that use an ultrasonic diffusion method. Our nebulising diffuser uses a revolutionary nebulisation function that removes the need for water to be used in the diffusion process.

An aroma diffuser is used to turn a pure scented oil into an air-borne fragrance so that the surrounding air and environment can take on the desired aroma. Scent Australia Home offers a range of aroma diffusers & high quality fragrance oils that are perfect for scenting homes and small businesses.

What is an Aroma Diffuser used for?

An aroma diffuser is used to turn a pure scented oil into an air-borne fragrance so that the surrounding air and environment can take on the desired aroma. Scent Australia Home offers a range of aroma diffusers & high quality fragrance oils that are perfect for scenting homes and small businesses.

Yes, pure essential oils such as eucalyptus oil and spearmint oil can be highly toxic in their concentrated form, that’s why at Scent Australia Home we stay away from 'essential oils'. However diffusing our IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compliant synthetic fragrance oils is safe and may even offer health benefits. If you have any questions at all, please contact us to discuss further.

Can essential oils be toxic?

Yes, pure essential oils such as eucalyptus oil and spearmint oil can be highly toxic in their concentrated form, that’s why at Scent Australia Home we stay away from 'essential oils'. However diffusing our IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compliant synthetic fragrance oils is safe and may even offer health benefits. If you have any questions at all, please contact us to discuss further.

It is not recommended to use reed diffuser oil in mist diffusers because reed diffuser oil often contains flammable alcohol or at the very least carrier chemicals. It’s better to use pure oil in a diffuser such as those available from Scent Australia Home.

Can I use reed diffuser oil in mist diffusers?

It is not recommended to use reed diffuser oil in mist diffusers because reed diffuser oil often contains flammable alcohol or at the very least carrier chemicals. It’s better to use pure oil in a diffuser such as those available from Scent Australia Home.

We would suggest diffusing our aroma oils until the desired scent level is reached in the room, after which time you can turn the diffuser off. Scent Australia Home has an unrivalled range of oil diffusers and diffuser fragrances as well as knowledgeable and expert staff to help you select the best aroma diffuser and fragrances for your needs.

How long should I diffuse essential oils?

We would suggest diffusing our aroma oils until the desired scent level is reached in the room, after which time you can turn the diffuser off. Scent Australia Home has an unrivalled range of oil diffusers and diffuser fragrances as well as knowledgeable and expert staff to help you select the best aroma diffuser and fragrances for your needs.

Yes, pure essential oils such as eucalyptus and spearmint oil concentrations can be highly toxic. However when synthetic IFRA-compliant oils are diffused lightly via micro nebulisation diffusion, the dose rate in the air is so low that it is considered to be safe or may even offer health benefits. Speak to Scent Australia Home about the safe use of scented diffuser oils.

Are essential oils bad for you?

Yes, pure essential oils such as eucalyptus and spearmint oil concentrations can be highly toxic. However when synthetic IFRA-compliant oils are diffused lightly via micro nebulisation diffusion, the dose rate in the air is so low that it is considered to be safe or may even offer health benefits. Speak to Scent Australia Home about the safe use of scented diffuser oils.

The safety of a fragrance diffuser will depend upon the oil being diffused in it as some essential oils such as spearmint and eucalyptus concentrates can be toxic.

Diffusers sold in Australia from reputable fragrance houses should be safe to use and will usually be IFRA approved. Beware of uncertified imported products with unknown ingredients.

Take a look at the quality range of Scent Australia Home oil diffusers and scented diffuser oils and contact us to discuss the benefits of each type.

Are fragrance diffusers safe?

The safety of a fragrance diffuser will depend upon the oil being diffused in it as some essential oils such as spearmint and eucalyptus concentrates can be toxic.

Diffusers sold in Australia from reputable fragrance houses should be safe to use and will usually be IFRA approved. Beware of uncertified imported products with unknown ingredients.

Take a look at the quality range of Scent Australia Home oil diffusers and scented diffuser oils and contact us to discuss the benefits of each type.