How do zero nicotine diffusers work?

How do zero nicotine diffusers work?

Diffusers are commonly confused with vapes. So, to gain some clarity, let’s take a look at what a diffuser actually is and how it works.

Diffusers are also called aromatherapy pens or essential oil personal diffusers. They are herbal alternatives to vape pens and cigarettes. 

Vapes are often perceived as the intermediary between cigarettes and diffusers. Using vapes as part of your quit journey can make the transition to zero nicotine a smoother one. 

Some vape pens, however, are full of questionable ingredients that can potentially cause harm. 

Rather than being chock-full of unnatural nasties, diffusers like ripple+ are completely natural. They are also a great choice if you are looking for help to quit smoking

How do vapes work?

Vapes are called vapes as they vapourise the contents. They are devices that mimic the act of smoking and don’t contain tobacco. 


E-cigs, or vapes, use a battery that warms an element. This heats the contents inside to create a vapour that users inhale. 


These products, although they don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide, often contain nicotine. Nicotine can adversely affect the brain, body and lead to addiction.


Vape ingredients include:

  • Nicotine - a highly addictive stimulant
  • Artificial flavourings - substances that imitate natural flavours 
  • Formaldehyde - a chemical used in construction and household products
  • Acrolein - a strong smelling chemical with health effects
  • Lead - a natural element that is poisonous
  • Diacetyl - an organic substance with a buttery flavour

These ingredients don’t sound all that great to be putting in our bodies. Thankfully, a nicotine free diffuser is a safe alternative.

What’s inside a zero nicotine diffuser?

Always check the ingredients of a diffuser. When a diffuser contains natural ingredients such as essential oils, you can be sure they are a natural choice.

These are the ingredients you can find in our ripple+ diffusers

  • Organic vegetable glycerine
  • Propylene glycol
  • Plant extracts 
  • Essential oils
  • Natural aromas
  • Herb extracts
  • Seed extracts

We are taking diffusers to the next level by bringing you the benefits of natural plant power. 

The benefit of using essential oils is widely reported. They can enhance your mood and improve your mental wellbeing.

How does a zero nicotine diffuser work?

Diffusers function in a similar way to vapes but contain a different mix of ingredients. Having a healthier alternative like a diffuser is great for smokers on the first stages of their quit journey.

Like a vape, the act of inhalation heats the signature botanical blend. This turns it into vapour and is absorbed through the body by inhalation. 

The temperature is kept low to preserve the beneficial properties of the aromatherapy oils. 

How do you use a diffuser?

Using a zero nicotine diffuser for the first time can feel different. When you remove the diffuser from the box, you will need to detach the end piece. 

Yes, it’s as easy as taking off the cap and taking your first puff. Inhale for three seconds and exhale the divine plant powered scents. 

Is a diffuser reusable?

Diffusers can be used again and again until the contents have run out. We estimate that our Ripple+ diffusers contain around 400 puffs per stick. 

You will see a white light flashing at the end of your stick or no vapour is produced. This means you need to dispose of it. 

Although they can’t be refilled or recharged, don’t throw them away! 

Can diffusers be recycled?

Absolutely! Here at Ripple+ HQ, sustainability is our priority. That’s why we design our products to have the least environmental impact. 

We’ve set up a planet friendly system to recycle 99% of the components. You can either drop them off directly with your retailer or print a free returns label and pop them in the post. It’s as simple as that!

Limited edition diffusers you might want to hang on to. Not only are the designs one-of-a-kind, they could be worth something in the future.  

What makes a diffuser special?

Diffusers use essential oils 

When you choose a diffuser with essential oils, you are taking a stand for your wellbeing. 

When you want to break the bonds of addiction with smoking nicotine, the beneficial properties of aromatherapy support your journey. Depending on the blend, the aromas help you feel calmed, energised or focused.

No need for tobacco

As the ingredients are vapourised - turned into steam - there is no need for tobacco. In fact, the only substances in a diffuser are healthy. Propylene glycol is used to thin the essential oils so they can be safely inhaled.  

The smoke looks cool

Ripple diffusers make the puff visible. For lots of us, seeing smoke is a visual key that satisfies our need for smoking. This key feature helps you feel like you are smoking a cigarette. 

Although not technically smoke, it’s a water-based vapour. So there are no worries about any of the harmful chemicals contained in tobacco smoke.

They aren’t addictive

Because diffusers don't contain nicotine, there is no risk of addiction. They are completely free from any chemicals or substances that have addictive properties. 

This makes them a much safer alternative to vapes or e-cigarettes. The botanical plant-based blends support you through your [quit journey](A timeline of quitting smoking | Ripple+ (therippleco.com) with the benefits of aromatherapy.

Why are zero nicotine diffusers popular?

To help quit smoking

If you are committed to quitting, a zero nicotine diffuser can help ease the way. They mimic the act of smoking whilst providing the health benefits of aromatherapy.

To remove nicotine addiction

Nicotine addiction is common and difficult to break free from. A zero nicotine diffuser can be safely used alongside other smoking cessation methods. This makes them a popular choice for those who want to become nicotine-free. 

To help with cravings

After stubbing out your last cigarette, cravings can be intense. Zero nicotine diffusers can help you cope with your smoking cravings.


The hand-to-mouth action of smoking is replicated by the diffuser. With a satisfying inhale and the visible ‘smoke’, cravings can be calmed and your attention directed away from your desire for nicotine. 

For a natural alternative 

There are plenty of options when it comes to diffusers. At Ripple+, we have a variety of different blends. It’s a tricky job to pick your fave! 


Our unique natural botanical blends are all vegan friendly. The aromatic scents work wonders for your wellbeing and take you to a state of gentle relaxation. 


Using a zero nicotine diffuser transforms your outlook and boosts your mindset. 


With every puff, you are transported to a plant-powered nicotine-free utopia.