Looking For Best Essential Oil Diffusers and Their Benefits?
Essential oils are having their moment in the spotlight. Those who are interested in dipping their toes into the essential oil world often find that the best way to get started is by using an essential oil diffuser. In addition to making a room smell good, diffusing essential oils is also a good way to reap the health benefits of the oils, without too much intensity.
Aside from the various health benefits, one of the reasons many people love to diffuse essential oils is that by diffusing oils, a room can be wonderfully scented, without introducing any harmful chemicals. This makes essential oils an excellent choice to use around the house or in an office to elevate the mood, or simply to make it smell good.
There are a variety of essential oil diffusers that work in different ways. The type of diffuser you choose to use is up to you, but often essential oil companies also sell diffusers.
The best location for your diffuser
There are two things to consider when you choose a location for your diffuser. The first is the size of the room. If you are diffusing in a large room, you will want to find a central location, where the scent can permeate the rest of the room. Diffusing in a small room will mean that you can set your diffuser wherever you want.
The other thing to consider is the size and dispersion of your diffuser. Some larger diffusers can disperse over more area and are better suited for larger rooms. Smaller devices are better suited to more diminutive spaces. When purchasing your diffuser, think about where you want to use it and how big the room is.
The last thing to consider is whether your diffuser is battery-powered or requires access to a plug. If a plug is required, your location choices may be more limited.
Maintaining your diffuser
Much like any household appliance, your diffuser will need to be maintained to continue working properly. When you purchase your diffuser, it will come with individual instructions. It’s always important to pay attention to the directions for your specific device, but basic instructions apply across the board.
In between uses, here are some basic ways you can clean your diffuser.
Note: Always make sure your diffuser is unplugged before cleaning.
- Make sure your diffuser is empty of water and oils.
- Wipeout your diffuser with a damp cloth.
- Dip a cotton swab or cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe down the inside of your diffuser to remove any buildup.
- Wipe down the outside of your diffuser with a damp cloth to remove any exterior buildup that may occur.
- Once a month, clean your diffuser and then add water, but instead of adding essential oils, add a few drops of vinegar and run the diffuser as usual.
Regular care and maintenance of your diffuser will ensure that it lasts a long time, as well as continues working properly.
Diffusing essential oil blends
One of the nicest things about diffusing essential oils is that you can create your own blends, and by doing so create personalized scents. By educating yourself on the effects of various oils, you can subtly alter moods and even encourage a certain atmosphere. It’s well known that lavender oil is soothing, and often used to encourage sleep, but all essential oils affect people in one way or another.
Frankincense and oregano oils both help boost the immune system. In addition, many companies make their own blend dedicated specifically to activate the immune system. Eucalyptus creates a purifying effect, which is helpful if some sort of sickness is going around.
Citrus and mint oils can help improve concentration and alertness, and basil improves thought clarity. Blending cardamom with lemongrass or wild orange promotes mental focus, as does a blend of fennel and geranium.
When you need a boost of energy, whether in the morning or during an afternoon slump, try blending bergamot and peppermint, or grapefruit with peppermint. You can also try blending clove, ginger, and lemon for a different take on an energy-boosting blend.
If you’re looking for a great mood booster, try diffusing grapefruit, lime with clary sage. When life gets a little crazy, you can diffuse geranium, with an herbal blend or citrus to encourage calm. Roman chamomile is another great oil that can help disperse crankiness or irritability.
During the holidays, using seasonal blends is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, especially if you’re entertaining. Clove, cinnamon and wild orange create an autumnal blend that will really enhance your October days. Another great fall blend is bergamot and cedarwood. Try a blend of peppermint, cinnamon, and nutmeg while you host a Christmas party, or continue the holiday feel with orange, peppermint, and frankincense blend.
An online search for the type of effect you’re looking for will yield many more diffuser blends. There is a blend for almost any feeling or scent you want to create. However, it’s important to educate yourself on the essential oils you plan to use, as some oils are not safe for use around pets, and others can be unsuitable for certain people (such as pregnant women or small children).
Diffusers are often cost-effective and are also a good way to stretch your oils (as opposed to applying them topically), allowing you to get the most out of your purchase. Essential oil diffusers are a great way to delve into the world of essential oils safely and subtly, while still reaping the health benefits that essential oils offer.