I love the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, don’t you? If you don’t have any cinnamon rolls to bake don’t worry you can diffuse essential oils instead and it’s fat-free too! Essential oil diffusers are used to disperse the oils in the air. It’s not only a natural way to freshen up your home but they have many other health benefits too. They are even found to be a much safer and healthier alternative to scented candles. I was really disappointed when I learned this since I have always loved candles and used them all the time. Unfortunately, many candles you find at the store use harmful additives and are not healthy to use. Why should you use an essential oil diffuser? Here is a list of reasons why you should consider diffusing your essential oils:
- Gives your room a wonderful natural fragrance.
- Get rid of those nasty germs lurking in the air.
- Help ease symptoms of various illnesses.
- Relax your mind and body so you can get to sleep.
- Enhance focus and concentration.
- Lift your spirits when you are feeling sad or depressed.
How Do I Diffuse Essential Oils?
There are a lot of methods that can be used to diffuse your essential oils. People always ask “What is the best diffusion method?” At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal choice and individual situation. Here are some of the methods that you can use:
Inhale Right From The Essential Oil Bottle
Take the cap off and hold the bottle an inch away from your nose and inhale.
Tissue Or Cotton Ball
Place a couple of drops of the essential oil on a tissue or cotton ball and you can put it in the car under the seat or in the air vent. You can also tuck one inside your pillow case at night to create a relaxing atmosphere at bedtime. This is a cheap and easy method but the effect isn’t long-lasting.
Room And Pillow Spray
Really easy to make and best of all they are all natural and chemical free, unlike a lot of the store bought sprays! Make a relaxing pillow spray with lavender essential for bedtime or a room spray made with lemon essential oil to freshen up any area of the house. Check out the Recipes and Blends
page for the room and pillow spray directions.
These are great to have because you can carry them anywhere and you don’t have to worry about them leaking or spilling. Use single essential oils or your favorite blend and the inhalers will last for at least a month as long as you screw the cap back on after every use.
This is a simple DIY and it looks really nice too. You will need a small glass container with a bottle neck opening, 1/4 cup carrier oil
, 18 drops essential oils of your choice, and 5 or 6 reed sticks. Add the carrier oil and essential oils to glass container and use one of the reed stick to mix together. Next place the reed sticks in the glass containter. After a few hours flip the reed sticks over. Every 4 or 5 days flip the reed sticks to continue to enjoy the aroma in the room.
In a 10 ml roller bottle add 6 drops of essential oils. Next, top it off with the carrier oil of your choice. Put the roller ball top on and you’re ready to roll! Use on your wrists, behind your ears, back of the neck and temples.
Tea Light Diffuser
In this method, you fill a little ceramic container with water and then heat it with a tea light candle. After that, you add a couple of drops of essential oil to the water. The fragrance of the oil will be carried by the steam into the air. This is another easy and inexpensive method. Most tea light diffusers are ceramic and break easily. If you have kids in the house or have pets this may not be for you.
Here the essential oil is put in an electrical device called a nebulizer. There is no diluting with water and you only use pure essential oil. The nebulizer releases the oil out into the air and it has a wider coverage and disperses the essential oil more evenly in a short period of time. They are more expensive and the top portion is made of glass so you will need to be careful when cleaning and handling the nebulizer.
Cool Mist Humidifier Diffuser
The cool mist diffusers use water to disperse essential oils into the air. Add water to the diffuser then you add essential oils. This is a great way to diffuse essential oils in your home, office, hotel room, or anywhere you can plug it in! An added bonus is the cool mist humidifier adds moisture to your air to eliminate dryness and help with your dry chapped skin, chapped lips and dry sinuses. Plus, they are more affordable than the nebulizer.
I love that you can use essential oil in jewelry. There are bracelets, pendants, and even earrings. The oil is put on a lava stone, felt pad, or leather depending on what kind of jewelry you get. As it evaporates, you inhale it. Depending on what essential oils you are using in the jewelry they can serve as a protection against germs, used for relaxation, anxiety, concentration, and can give you a unique scent as well. If you love jewelry and essential oils you will have some fun shopping for these items. There are a lot of beautiful items to choose from!
Car diffusers can be plugged into your car charger port, clipped onto the air vents, or hang from your rearview mirror. Just add your favorite essential oil to the diffuser and enjoy the aroma during the car ride. They are not very expensive and easy to use.
Which Diffuser Brand Should I Buy?
There are a lot of different brands of essential oil diffusers and people sometimes find it difficult to decide which one is best for them. Here are some of the best essential oil diffuser brands out there: