Are Reed Diffusers Safe?
Reed diffusers are one of the convenient oil diffusers to keep your house smell good. It uses reeds to absorb the oil and slowly transport it into the air from the top of the reed as it evaporates. As long as we know the tips to make diffusers last longer, a typical reed diffuser can last its smell for a few months! (Visit our blog "How to Make my Diffuser Last Longer?" to learn about the tips!)
As concerns for mental wellness and aromatherapy increase, oil diffusers have been a popular way to create a positive environment through aromatic scents. However, this also raises the question,
“Are reed diffusers safe?”
1. Isopropyl Alcohol may cause irritation.
Some reed diffusers contain up to 70% isopropyl alcohol, which may cause irritation to the eyes, drowsiness, or stomach upset if being swallowed or spilt on by accident. This happens because of the high amount of alcohol, similar to the effect of inhaling acetone.
2. Some essential oil may cause minor allergies.
For example, eucalyptus is rich in antioxidants for adults but not recommended for children. If inhaled a significant amount for too long, it may cause tremors or seizures, burns, and nose irritation.
3. Pets are more sensitive to the scent
According to Dr Eric Lee , a general practitioner based in St Louis, Missouri, with InvigorMedical, some oils known to be toxic to dogs and cats include tea tree, eucalyptus, pine, wintergreen, ylang-ylang, cinnamon, thyme, and anise. Therefore, certain smells are recommended to keep away from pets.
4. Low-quality oils can pose a severe health risk.
Some brands use synthetic oils and ingredients as fillers to save on costs and enhance the scent. These chemical fillers can affect your health negatively if the extracted oils are not 100% pure and natural. It is best to check the ingredients used in the diffuser oils, or the easiest way is to purchase from a reputable brand.
Safe reed diffusers like SHIORA, use carrier oils to reduce the strength of essential oil, which significantly reduces the risk of allergic reactions and other safety concerns.
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