Using the AKO Aromatherapy Diffuser

The AKO aromatherapy diffuser is so versatile that by using just a few drops of essential oil it can fill a small room with aroma; it is equally effective even up to 1000 square feet. I once filled the entire auditorium of Albright College with the aroma of orange, peppermint and eucalyptus by using only two diffusers! 

The key is to obtain a sufficient level of fullness of scent without becoming either too strong or too faint. This depends on the size of the room, height of the ceilings, number of open doorways, areas of draft and dryness or moisture in the air COMBINED with the amount of essential oil added to the amount of water.
  •  Start by filling the square (dish) 3/4 full with water
  • .Add 5 drops of essential oil.
  • Turn setting on to "1" for continuous operation.\
  • Allow unit to operate continuously for at least 10 to 15 minutes to determine the level of fullness of scent in the area desired. You will most likely need to add more oil, but LESS IS BEST with AROMATHERAPY! Drop amounts have ranged from 5-150.

The initial trial & error period helps you to determine the amount of drops needed to reach a preferred level for your area. Remember you can add more water to dilute the concentration, or more essential to increase the concentration. When the level has been generally determined, turn the setting to "2" for 2 minutes on and 25 off. The scent will diffuse for 2 minutes approximately every half hour. Of course you may let it operate continuously if you wish.

Determining comfortable level of scent is an important aspect for mood enhancement whether using the diffuser for  family & friends, working area staff or patients/clients. 


I personally use 22 drops of sweet orange to meet my level of happy with orange.  An interesting experiment that will let you experience the different effects these wonderful oils have is to start with the orange.  Diffuse that for about 15 minutes, then add 3 drops of eucalyptus.  "See" what happens   This will add a cool soothing, yet energizing dimension. You can do the same thing but add 3 drops of lavender for soft calming or three drops of peppermint for energizing. (The latter combo smells like a cream sickle).