In this post we will compare an Aroma Diffuser with a Propolair Propolis Diffuser in 6 sections:
- Description of an Aroma Diffuser
- Advantages of an Aroma Diffuser
- Disadvantages of an Aroma Diffuser
- Description of a Propolair Propolis Diffuser
- Advantages of a Propolair Propolis Diffuser
- Disadvantages of a Propolair Propolis Diffuser
Aromatherapy and Aroma Diffusers
Nowadays, when we talk, search and hear about Diffusers, we usually mean by "diffuser" an Aromatherapy Diffuser that is meant to use with essential oils. Note that you cannot use propolis in your Aroma Diffuser, in order to use propolis in a diffuser, you need a Propolair Propolis Diffuser. Essential oils are extracted from various plants that are usually rich in essential oils and most of them will be defined as medicinal plants. Essential oils are amazingly powerful! In order to be extracted, one needs a lot of material and of course the plant source itself. There is an entire alternative medicine practice called aromatherapy that is dedicated to the use of essential oils. This discipline is gaining in popularity year after year.
Advantages of an Aroma Diffuser
1- What is exceptional with aromatherapy from my point of view is the diversity of oils. It is one of the greatest asset of aromatherapy since each essential oil can be analyzed, studied, categorized and classified to pinpoint specific health issues, problems and conditions.
2- Another great plus with Essential Oils is their power. Most are extremely concentrated, some to the point that you can not take directly orally or apply topically directly on the skin.
An Aroma Diffuser will use both those first two advantages! You can choose exactly what essential oil you need or like and they will be very strong, efficient and powerful for the particular function they are assigned to fulfil.
3- Since they are really well known and common, you can find some really cheap ones and buying the diffuser itself won't necessarily be costly.
Disadvantages of an Aroma Diffuser
1- Remember we just mentioned that they are powerful. Well, if you don't like strong fragrances, this will end up being a drawback. The presence of their active components in the ambiant air they are filling will be proportinate to the strong fragrance they give. When you think about it for a couple of minutes, yes, you might like the smell of a certain plant or essential oil, but if you are planning to use your diffuser very often to sanitize and purify the air you are breathing, you might end up having enough of that smell. This drawback is getting more and more of a concern, as so many people are now looking for an air purifier for mold, allergies, but most of all lately, for an air cleaner that will help preventing flu, cold, and all those diseases that makes us cough. Of course, the Covid-19 acted like a wake up call to bring us to realize that their are actually natural ways to clean the air we breath from airborne microbes, bacterias, viruses and so on. This type of usage means that you will want to use your diffuser very very often! Think about the fragrance drawback twice since it might end up keeping you from using your diffuser when you need it.
2- The fact that there are so many different essential oils is a great asset for sure, no doubt here. That being said, many people find out after a while that accessing good information and finding real specialists on essential oils is not that simple! This variety of product sometimes end up like a problem. Which one will be really effective for this or that? The answer might not be that simple for everyone. That great advantage might again turn into a disadvantage into daily life since most of us are very busy and won't have the actual time to complete an entire research for each little problem we will encounter or each essential oil on the market.
3- Today, there are essential oils everywhere. New companies selling essential oils pop up every month. When this happens, competition rises and prices go down. One could think that seing prices going down is a great thing... I rather disagree with this. Remember that every company is making the necessary profit to continue and the bigger companies usually make more profit. If the prices are going down, where will they make their profit margin you think? Yes, you're guessing right, the quality of the product is going down. There are many many essential oil companies today that are diluting the product with other vegetal oils and other solvents. Do not underestimate this drawback since it is in my perspective the worst one. I'm working with bee products since many years now and I can tell you as a general guideline that the bigger a company is, the worst their products will be. There are exceptions to this, but they are more rare than one would think. It took me years to understand who is selling real high quality bee products in Canada... so many hidden consumer traps out there! This is my experience and I talked with people involved in the essential oils domain and they told me it is the same type of situation. Don't think that this applies only to Canada, sadly, it is almost everywhere now.
4- China made products. High competition and cheap products often means that China got involved or any country with a similar situation. Many aroma diffusers will be made in China, check for that simply because the product quality is usually very questionable, that's without mentioning the ethic level of it all.
PROPOLAIR Propolis Diffuser
The Propolair Propolis Diffuser is meant to use Propolis, a totally different substance then essential oils although there is a slight concentration of essential oils in propolis. Honeybees gather resin from trees, usually more abundant from the buds of specific trees, poplar trees being the main worldwide source of this resin. Once bees gather this substance, they then mix it with some of their saliva and beeswax, creating PROPOLIS. Why do bees make propolis? Simply because they also need some medicine. Bees have lived on earth since more than 90,000,000 years. They needed good medicine to make it this far! They certainly know what part of a plant is the most effective as a medicine. Once they create their propolis, they apply a thin layer of it everywhere in their beehive and they seal any opening that potential foreign bacterias and alien contaminant could use to invade the beehive. Since propolis contains lots of volatile active components, part of the propolis they "painted" everywhere in their beehive walls and wax actually fills the ambiant air of the beehive, making the bees home the one with the purest air! This will keep the beehive air free of bacterias, airborne microbes, mold, viruses, and other pollutants. With a Propolair Propolis Diffuser, we can use this exact same principle at home.
Advantages of a Propolair Propolis Diffuser
1- The most important point using a propolis diffuser is the fact that it is doing two different things all at once. The first mechanism of action is its air cleaning effect. As described above, the volatile active components of propolis will neutralize airborne microbes, bacterias, viruses and so on. The second mechanism of action is the fact that you actually breathe in those same volatile active components. Knowing that propolis has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, that is an excellent immune booster and that it has Natural Product Allegation in Canada that recommends its usage orally to prevent and reduce flu-like symptoms, the fact that you actually breath in those properties does a lot to benefit your respiratory system. We have lots of testimonials outlining the positive impact of Propolair Propolis Diffuser for many respiratory problems. The best model that allows you to benefit from this second mechanism of action is from far the Propol Therapy, model A4. This model has an "aerosol" mode and a tube/mask kit included that gives you the option to breathe in directly those volatile active components when needed.
2- Some Propolair Propolis Diffusers have an integrated fan, which you can turn on or off on the A4 model (Propol Therapy). This allows your device to be effective and cover large areas of up to 60 square meters (645 square feet). This level of efficiency is incredibly good when it comes to a plain comparison with the usual low cost Aroma Diffuser. If you are looking for a whole house air purifier, this option is definitely getting closer to what you are searching for. Consider using one of those per such area and you are good to go with a really efficient and natural solution.
3- Many Propolair Propolis Diffusers have an integrated Ionizer. This is a genius addition to a regular Propolis Diffuser! Not only because it helps to get rid of dust, and solid polluting particles in your air, but mainly because it charges "negatively" the active volatile components of propolis as they leave the diffuser and allow them to target the airborne microbes, bacteria and so on much faster since they are all charged positively. This makes the air cleaning process much more efficient and much faster.
4- Unless you are making use of the integrated fan that some models have, the Propolair Propolis diffuser is very quiet and will act as a silent air purifier. This is a very good option especially when you are using it in your bedroom as you sleep.
5- If you don't like excessive perfume-like scents, you will be delighted to know that a propolis diffuser does not have a strong smell. If you are very sensitive to this, you will definitely prefer the organic propolis capsules since the regular ones have 5% of Boswellia Serrata added to them to increase their efficiency and this adds a subtil scent.
6- As many apitherapy products, propolis does not require destruction of any part of any plant. The bees harmlessly harvest it from the trees and shrubs and beekeepers harmlessly harvest it from the bees. Therefore, this is a very eco-friendly and natural way of purifying your air.
7- The use of Propolair Propolis Diffuser is proved to be very useful for all the aspects mentioned on point 1. This makes those propolis diffuser a simple product that covers lots of needs for your respiratory system. You don't have to fiddle with many different types of essential oils and so on.
8- Judging from the two mechanisms of actions we mentioned in point 1, the benefits are endless. We received testimonials that showed its efficiency for allergies, recurrent pneumonia in children, asthma and many other respiratory problems. Of course, we cannot claim that it is a remedy for all of those, but once you understand its mechanisms of action, you can figure out easily if it has a chance to answer your need.
9- These devices are designed AND made in Europe. The manufacturer is located in Italy, not in China. The standards of quality in Italy are very high and the level of ethic goes the same way.
10- Propolair being the worldwide pioneer with this type of device, they have to prove their product to be efficient, good and of really high quality. Therefore, they analyze their propolis thoroughly and they make sure it is of high quality. No need to search for hours for a quality product, it is already so.
Disadvantages of a Propolair Propolis Diffuser
1- You will need to use the Propolair Propolis Capsules refills. A beekeeper could think that he will be using his own propolis. We cannot recommend that for a few reasons. The Propolis diffusers are under warranty conditional to the fact that you have to use Propolair Propolis Capsules. Also, it is difficult to make sure that your own propolis would be pure enough to allow you to breath it, even if all beekeepers are very proud of their own products. I totally understand that, being a beekeeper myself!!! Without an analysis, it remains difficult to know for sure the level of purity of your propolis. Propolis from Kontak/Propolair have been tested and approved for this use.
2- The price is usually higher than most aroma diffusers you will find on the market. An exception to this could be the model A1 which is the most affordable one. That being said, at Happy-Culture, we do our best to provide you those Propolair Propolis Diffusers at the best possible price. You are welcome to compare prices with competitors from USA, you will find that our effort in doing so is serious.
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Hope this has been useful and that it inspires you to use a Propolair Propolis Diffuser, one of the best ways to encourage bees while purifying your air and getting an immune booster through your respiratory system!
Propolis Capsules 5pk Regular
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Propolis Diffuser "Propolair A2"
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Propolis Diffuser Model "A1"
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