If you’re here, you’re probably wondering what exactly a “fountain diffuser” is and how it’s different from the standard essential oil diffusers that you see in stores. Well, we’re about to get down into the nerdy science behind Aquaflame to break it down for you!
The first thing that you’ll notice about the falling water from the Aquaflame fountain is the sound. It’s a soft bubbling like a slow moving brook and the sound is super soothing and relaxing. But it’s actually the secret behind how Aquaflame can function as an essential oil diffuser too.
You know that fresh, clean smell the world takes on after a great rainstorm? That’s natural scent dispersion at work. Whenever it rains, the collision of the rain droplets when they hit the surface releases trapped aerosols, giving us that delicious post-rain smell. Aquaflame works the same way. The water falling from the top of the fountain is like raindrops. As that water falls and collides with the water in the fountain’s reservoir, the collision releases the scent of the essential oils into the air for us to smell.
How is that different than a traditional diffuser? There are a lot of different types of essential oil diffusers that you can choose from, but the most common type is an ultra-sonic diffuser. It works by using water and electronic frequencies to turn the water and essential oils into a fine mist. A small disk under the surface of the water creates ultrasonic vibrations under the surface of the water which causes the essential oils to break up into tiny micro particles.
That’s a lot of technical talk, but the main difference that you’ll notice between an Aquaflame Fountain Diffuser and an ultra-sonic diffuser is that fine mist. When the ultra-sonic diffusers turn the water and essential oils into a mist, both evaporate into the air. Aquaflame uses the fountain pump to constantly recycle the water in the reservoir up through the fountain top to fall down into the reservoir again and go back up through the pump.
That means you’ll likely get a stronger whiff of the essential oils when using an ultra-sonic diffuser than an Aquaflame Fountain Diffuser because the essential oils are evaporating into the air. It also means that you’ll end up running through your essential oils more frequently with an ultra-sonic diffuser because you’ll need to refill it regularly. With an Aquaflame Fountain Diffuser, you can add up to 10 drops of essential oil to help boost the strength if you prefer a stronger scent, but you won’t need to refill it more than once a week because of the way the water and oils are recycled through the pump.
When you’re looking for an essential oil diffuser that’s perfect for you, there’s a lot to consider – from the way it will look in your space, to the way that it gets the scent of the oils into your space. Our Aquaflame Fountain Diffusers are a great option if you’re looking for something that will fit your décor style, offer additional relaxation benefits beyond just the scent of essential oils, and if you like using one essential oil for a longer period of time, rather than switch up the scent on a daily basis.
If you’re still looking to learn more about the benefits of an Aquaflame Fountain Diffuser, check out the rest of our blog posts!