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:
Urpower 2nd version Ultrasonic Essential Oil Humidifier Diffuser
This particular diffuser has been around for quite some time and I own one of these myself. It works really good but if you use it a lot they will wear out and quit working. That happened to me. I had it for two years and for the price I paid I really felt I got my monies worth out of it.
The features on this item include 7 color changing lamps for your choice, nightlight, programmable on/off cycles and auto shut-off. once the water runs it will shut-off to protect the device. It has a 100ml water capacity and it runs up to 6 hours. It has two adjustable mist settings: continuously and intermittently. Its whisper-quiet operation won’t interfere with your sleep. It is made of plastic and white in color and it also comes in a light and dark wood grain color too. Measures 3.1” x 5.5”.
Opulence Nebulizing Diffuser by Organic Aromas
This nebulizer uses a whisper-quiet, ultra-durable air pump to naturally atomize pure essential oil into millions of tiny micro-particles your body can absorb quickly. It is very powerful and can cover up to 800 sq. ft. Has a soft white LED mood light that can be turned off/
on. Operating usage cycle (diffuses for 2 mins On, 1 min Off, for 2-hours then shuts off). Opulence is unique with a one-of-a-kind handcrafted white ceramic base. The ceramic base is glazed with a glossy coating and paired with a beautiful, individually hand-blown glass reservoir in a shape reminiscent of a wine decanter. Measures approx. 5.6 inches wide (14 cm) and 9 inches tall (21 cm). Works on 110-220v electric systems. They offer a one year free parts and service warranty too!
3. Breathe Ultrasonic Aroma Mist Essential Oil humidifier Diffuser
The large Breath Essential diffuser can hold up to 300ml of water and produce up to 30ml of moisture per hour. It can run up to 10 hours of continuous diffusing. Great as a tabletop fountain! The ultrasonic technology is extremely quiet when diffusing. It produces an ultra fine and smooth mist from the BPA Free water tank! It has adjustable LED colored lights. You can choose between 8 colors two modes: steady on/changing color. Each color is adjustable between bright and dim. There are
4 time setting modes: 1 hour/3 hours/6 hours/steady on. It also features an “Auto Power Off” feature when water is used up, which ensures the safety of your home, office, or spa. It has a beautiful Wood Grain Design. They also have a 100% Customer Satisfaction and a 90-Day Replacement Guarantee!
4. Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Hypoallergenic 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 20.8” Chain
This sleek and elegant, stainless necklace is an excellent way to easily incorporate aromatherapy into your day. The Tree of Life pendant is perfect for all ages and both genders and for children as well. It’s made from 316L hypo-allergenic surgical steel high-grade material. The color will not fade, and not likely to cause any allergies. Also, this necklace features a magnetic closing system, ensuring that your clothes will be stain-free when you wear it. If you love jewelry and essential oils you will love this necklace! It makes an excellent GIFT for any occasion. It comes in a black velvet bag and 9 refill pads and makes it a perfect gift for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s, Thanksgiving, Anniversaries, Mother’s day and more! Check it out! They also have a beautiful bracelet diffuser in silver, gold, and rose gold.
5. ZAQ Tour Litemist Aromatherapy Travel Diffuser
This is a
travel-friendly Aroma Diffuser. It holds 80 ML of water and the LiteMist aromatherapy system silently mists essential oils into your Space. The diffuser measures 2.66″ x 5.96″ and fits perfectly in your vehicles cup holder. If you are traveling you can take it wherever you are staying or use it in your office at work. ZAQ Tour is BPA Free and made of safe, health-friendly materials. It runs for 2-4 Hours or over 5 hours in intermittent mode. Includes car charger, and home adapter. They also have a full 1 Year Warranty, with Unlimited Support.
6. Essential Oil Car Diffuser
Does driving to work stress you out? Add some calming essential oils like lavender to this car diffuser to help give you a more relaxing journey. Feeling tired? Add some peppermint essential oil to this diffuser to help you get more energized and awake for the drive. The diffuser locket is made of hypo-allergenic surgical grade 316L stainless steel and is 30mm in size and the refill pad size is 22mm. All you need to do is clip it onto your air vent so when you have the heat or air on the essential oils This car diffuser includes 10 washable refill pads
7. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Tea Light Burner
This stunning handcrafted white glazed ceramic floral design with a hollowed-out pattern allows light through the holes to cast the beautiful patterns on your wall and table with the wonderful essential oil aroma spreading around the room. It is very easy to use, just pour about 2/3 cup of water into the bowl and then 5 – 8 drops of your favorite essential oil. Put the tea light candle into the candle holder and light the candle below. The tea light candle warms up the essential oils in the stone saucer to diffuse the essential oils into the air. The tea light candle usually burns out in 2 hours so the essential oil and water mixture may run out in 2 hours as well. After the water is evaporated the bowl will be very hot. Be careful not to pour water into the bowl at this time or the bowl will break apart. Only add water after the bowl is cool.
I hope you found this information helpful and find the diffuser that is right for you!