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Diffuser Oil: What It Is, How It’s Made, and More

While room sprays and scented candles can transform the ambiance in a space with a breath of fresh fragrance, diffusers create a lasting impression. From reed diffusers to plug-in smart diffusers, diffusers are all designed for a single purpose: to fill the room with a long-lasting, subtle scent. When using a diffuser, fragrance intensity and longevity depends on the quality of the oil.

Here’s what you need to know about diffuser oil including what it is, how it’s made, and how to choose the best fragrance blend for your needs.

What is a Diffuser?

A diffuser is a device that disperses fragrance molecules into the air, filling the space with scent. These devices take many forms and offer varying degrees of customization.

Reed diffusers consist of a vessel, an assortment of reeds, and fragrance oil. When the reeds are placed in the oil-filled vessel, they soak up the liquid and it slowly evaporates off the exposed end of the reed, releasing fragrance into the air.

Other diffusers utilize ultrasonic technology, breaking down essential oils into a fine mist through the use of water and vibrations. This mist is then dispersed into the air, carrying the delightful scent throughout the room.

One of the main benefits of using a diffuser is the ability to customize the intensity and duration of the fragrance. Many diffusers are adjustable, allowing you to control how strong or subtle the scent is in your space. Some, like the Pura Smart Diffuser, offer timer settings, so you can program when the diffuser turns on and off, ensuring that your home is always enveloped in your desired fragrance.

Diffusers also offer a safe and flame-free way to enjoy scents. Unlike traditional candles, there is no open flame involved, making diffusers a great option for households with pets, children, or safety-conscious individuals.

How is Diffuser Oil Made?

Diffuser oil typically consists of fragrance oil diluted in some kind of carrier oil. The quality of the fragrance oil plays a key role in determining the intensity of the fragrance and how long it lasts. That said, most diffusers enable some degree of customization in terms of fragrance intensity and longevity.

Pure, long-lasting fragrance is best achieved with essential oils. Essential oils are the concentrated fragrance compounds extracted from plants. They have a long history of use in natural remedies and alternative therapies such as aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is founded on the principle that certain fragrances can trigger or alleviate specific mind and body effects.

Here are a few examples of essential oils that have been linked to specific mind-body effects:

  • Lavender – Relieves pain and stress, improves sleep, imparts relaxation
  • Frankincense – Improves sleep, balances mood, relieves asthma symptoms
  • Peppermint – Eases headaches, lifts mood, supports memory
  • Lemon – Boosts cognitive function, relieves anxiety and depression
  • Rosemary – Reduces pain and stress, lifts mood, reduces inflammation

LAFCO’s premium diffuser oil is made with natural, pure essential oils rather than cheap, synthetic fragrance oils. Pure essential oils are more expensive, but they offer a longer shelf-life, purer fragrance, and stronger aromatherapeutic benefits.

Two Ways to Enjoy LAFCO Diffuser Oil

All LAFCO home and body care products are crafted with high concentrations of plant-based ingredients, including premium essential oil-based fragrance. Each fragrance represents a harmony of complementary essential oils, combined with intention to deliver benefits ranging from calming relaxation to uplifting energy.

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy long-lasting fragrance with premium diffuser oil, LAFCO offers two unique options.

LAFCO Reed Diffusers

Available in two sizes, LAFCO reed diffusers are presented in artisanal handblown glass vessels with natural reeds. To adjust the fragrance intensity, simply add or remove reeds. If the fragrance begins to fade, flipping the reeds can reinvigorate it.

Try these popular LAFCO reed diffuser fragrances:

  • Feu de Bois – This fragrance opens with the fresh allure of cedar, spruce, and pine, while seamlessly intertwining with the comforting warmth of sandalwood, patchouli, and cedar. Deepening its allure, undertones of frankincense, amber, and myrrh infuse the scent with a rich and inviting depth that will envelop your senses.
  • Amber Black Vanilla – Create a delightful ambiance at your doorstep with our Amber Black Vanilla fragrance. Inviting and alluring, this captivating blend harmonizes gourmand highlights of zesty lemon, succulent raspberry, and rich black currant, gently complemented by hints of delicate jasmine and gardenia. As the aroma unfolds, the sweet embrace of vanilla, the comforting warmth of amber, and the intriguing touch of spicy patchouli converge to form an exquisite base, leaving a lasting and memorable impression.
  • Rosemary Eucalyptus – Invigorating and herbaceous, this captivating blend begins with the aromatic dance of savory sage and juniper berry, creating an intriguing initial impression. Embracing a harmonious balance, the invigorating essence of rosemary, the refreshing touch of eucalyptus, and the earthy allure of patchouli and elemi oil come together to invigorate your senses and provide a revitalizing experience that energizes your day.

If you find a fragrance you enjoy, you can purchase reed diffuser refills instead of buying another set. Be sure to wash the vessel thoroughly with soap and water before refilling it with new fragrance oil—do not mix old fragrance oil with new.

Pura Smart Device with LAFCO Fragrance Refills

The Pura Smart Device is a plug-in diffuser which enables you to switch between two distinct fragrances. Control the diffuser with your smartphone or tablet, setting schedules or adjusting the fragrance intensity. This device can scent up to 1,000 square feet and it doubles as an ambient nightlight.

Try these popular Pura x LAFCO fragrance refills:

  • Blush Rose – Immerse yourself in the beauty of our Blush Rose fragrance. Embodying the essence of blooming florals, this captivating blend starts with a burst of brightness, where pink pepper, rhubarb, and freesia intertwine to create a lively and invigorating top note. As the scent unfolds, a graceful floral symphony emerges with the exquisite melody of Damascena rose, the gentle allure of lily of the valley, and the delicate charm of rose petals at its heart.
  • Champagne – Effortlessly bright and bubbly, this captivating blend begins with a burst of citrusy joy, where mandarin, orange, and grapefruit unite to create a zesty and uplifting top note that sets the tone for a joyous occasion. As the scent unfolds, subtle hints of spicy ginger, the sweet embrace of neroli, and the delicate charm of floral rose gracefully emerge, adding depth and sophistication to the fragrance.
  • Sea & Dune – Experience the tranquility of our Sea & Dune fragrance. Embodying a harmonious blend of cool and calming elements, this captivating scent begins with refreshing breezes, where hints of blue lotus, coastal lily, and beach grass come together to create a soothing and invigorating aura. As the fragrance unfolds, warm undertones of spicy ginger, the comforting allure of amber, and the earthy essence of vetiver gently surface, adding depth and balance to the composition.

Whether you prefer the timeless charm of a traditional reed diffuser or the cutting-edge convenience of a plug-in Pura Smart Device, diffusers offer an unparalleled way to elevate and customize your home fragrance experience. Diffusers bring a new dimension to the ambiance of your living spaces, enveloping you in a symphony of delightful scent that soothes your senses and create an inviting atmosphere.

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