If you are looking for a way to improve your home or office environment with the power of scent, you might be wondering which type of device is best for you: a Hyscent or an oil diffuser. Both devices can disperse pleasant and beneficial aromas into the air, but they have different features, advantages, and disadvantages. In this blog, I will compare and contrast Hyscent and oil diffusers and help you decide which one suits your needs and preferences.
What is Hyscent?
Hyscent is a leading provider of commercial scent diffusers and eco-friendly fragrances that are made from pure essential oils and formulated with Odoraxe™, a commercial grade odour control12. Hyscent offers a range of intelligent diffusers that are designed to suit different spaces and needs. Whether you need to fragrance a small or large area, Hyscent has the perfect solution for you. Here are some of the devices that Hyscent offers:
Solo: This is the best and most versatile fragrance and odour control solution for use in small to medium spaces. It is battery-operated, portable, and easy to use. It can fragrance up to 220 sq.ft with a single cartridge that lasts up to 60 days12.
Dual: This is the ultimate device for creating your own custom scent. It can alternate automatically between two scents, or blend them together to deliver a unique fragrance. It can fragrance up to 600 sq.ft with two cartridges that last up to 60 days12.
Stealth: This is the perfect commercial strength air freshening choice for medium to large spaces. It is fully programmable, discreet, and powerful. It can fragrance up to 3,500 sq.ft with four cartridges that last up to 60 days12.
Pod: This is the go-to solution for premium quality 360° fragrancing of smaller spaces. It does not require batteries or electricity, as it uses natural airflow to diffuse the scent. It can fragrance up to 100 sq.ft with a single pod that lasts up to 30 days12.
Invent: This is the most innovative device that connects to any vent or fan and uses the airflow from the source to provide beautifully diffused fragrance. It does not require batteries or electricity, either. It can fragrance up to 600 sq.ft with a single cartridge that lasts up to 60 days12.
Hyscent also offers a variety of fragrances that are made from the purest essential oils and are eco-friendly, biodegradable, and recyclable. Hyscent’s fragrances are divided into six families: floral, fruity, herbal, spicy, woody, and fresh12. You can choose from over 50 fragrances that suit your preferences and goals. Some of the popular fragrances are:
Lemon Zest: A refreshing and energizing scent that improves performance and mood2.
Lavender Fields: A soothing and relaxing scent that reduces stress and anxiety2.
Forest: A stimulating and invigorating scent that enhances communication and confidence2.
Vanilla Bean: A warm and comforting scent that evokes feelings of trust and loyalty2.
Coffee Break: A rich and aromatic scent that boosts alertness and reasoning skills2.
Crisp Linen: A crisp and herbal scent that improves memory and focus2.
What is an Oil Diffuser?
An oil diffuser is a device that breaks essential oils down into smaller molecules and disperses them in the air for a pleasant or calming effect, depending on the oil that has been put into the diffuser3. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat or ultrasonic vibrations to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more4.
There are four main types of oil diffusers on the market right now. You can choose your diffuser based on the intensity of the effect desired, and of course, the limitations of your space.
Nebulizing Diffusers: These diffusers work by using pressurized air to diffuse a mist of oil. A vacuum pulls oil to the surface of a distribution tube resulting in a burst of aroma into the air. Nebulizing diffusers don’t require water or heat, which makes them a low-maintenance choice. These are plastic-free for the eco-conscious user.
Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers: Ultrasonic vibrations break up oil molecules to create a fine mist. These diffusers require water and a few drops of oil to operate. The mist is then dispersed into the air, adding moisture and fragrance to the environment. These diffusers are ideal for dry climates or cold seasons.
Evaporative Diffusers: These diffusers use a fan to blow air through a filter or pad that contains oil. The oil evaporates and is carried by the air into the room. These diffusers are simple and inexpensive, but they may not produce a consistent aroma as the lighter components of the oil evaporate faster than the heavier ones.
Heat Diffusers: These diffusers use heat to vaporize oil and release it into the air. The heat can be generated by electricity or a candle. These diffusers are also simple and inexpensive, but they may alter the chemical composition of the oil and reduce its therapeutic benefits.
You can choose from a variety of essential oils that have different effects and purposes. Some of the common essential oils are:
Peppermint essential oil: uplifting, invigorating, aids digestion, combine with Eucalyptus and use in a diffuser when you have a cold or flu to help clear out airways
Lavender essential oil: calming, relaxing, enhances sleep, may help relieve headaches and migraine symptoms
Eucalyptus essential oil: clarifying, combine with Peppermint and use in a diffuser when you have a cold or flu to help clear out airways
Lemon essential oil: uplifting, cleansing, freshening, helps improve your mood and relieve stress and depression symptoms
Frankincense essential oil: meditative, grounding, calming, relaxing, tranquility
Citronella essential oil: just like in those candles (with no harmful chemicals), it acts as an insect repellent - great for the spring and summer months ahead!
Rosemary essential oil: helps promote relaxation, boost alertness and brain function, improving memory
Thyme essential oil: helps reduce fatigue, nervousness, and stress
Hyscent vs Oil Diffuser: Which One is Better?
Both Hyscent and oil diffusers have their pros and cons, depending on your needs and preferences. Here are some of the factors that you might want to consider before choosing one over the other:
Cost: Hyscent devices are more expensive than oil diffusers, as they are designed for commercial use and have more advanced features. However, Hyscent cartridges are more economical than essential oils, as they last longer and require less maintenance. Oil diffusers are cheaper upfront, but they may require more frequent refills and cleaning.
Performance: Hyscent devices are more powerful and consistent than oil diffusers, as they can cover larger areas and deliver uniform fragrance intensity. Hyscent devices also have more options for customization and control, such as timers, scent blending, and airflow adjustment. Oil diffusers may vary in their performance depending on the type, quality, and quantity of oil used. Oil diffusers may also lose their effectiveness over time as the oil evaporates or degrades.
Health Benefits: Both Hyscent and oil diffusers can provide health benefits by dispersing beneficial aromas into the air. However, oil diffusers may have an edge over Hyscent in this aspect, as they can offer more variety and versatility in choosing different oils for different purposes. Oil diffusers can also add humidity to the air, which can be beneficial for dry skin and respiratory issues. Hyscent devices may not offer as much diversity in their fragrance selection, but they do have Odoraxe™ technology that can eliminate unpleasant odours and bacteria in the air.
Environmental Impact: Both Hyscent and oil diffusers claim to be eco-friendly and use natural ingredients in their fragrances. However, Hyscent may have an advantage over oil diffusers in this aspect, as they use biodegradable and recyclable cartridges that reduce waste and carbon footprint. Hyscent devices also do not require electricity or batteries to operate (except for Solo), which saves energy and resources. Oil diffusers may generate more waste and pollution by using plastic bottles, electricity or candles, water, and heat.
The Bottom Line
Hyscent and oil diffusers are both great options for improving your home or office environment with the power of scent. However, they have different features, advantages, and disadvantages that you need to consider before choosing one over the other. Ultimately, the best device for you depends on your needs, preferences, budget, and lifestyle.
If you are looking for a high-quality, low-maintenance, cost-effective, powerful, consistent, customizable, odour-neutralizing device that can cover large areas with ease, then Hyscent might be the best choice for you.
If you are looking for a Luxury, easy-to-use device that can offer more variety and versatility in choosing different oils for different purpose and high grade oils, speak to us at Luxury Air for advice.