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ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS

Mother Nature has provided us with uncountable plants and plants that are packed with healing power and properties which aid In the nourishment of the human body through their leaves, flowers, seeds and essential oils.  It is however man’s duty to do the actual extracting and processing, transforming them into forms that can be usable to us.

One of the ways is through which we can benefit directly from these essential oils is by inhaling the wonderful aromas that can only be dispensed by diffusers.  Hence the importance of essential oil diffusers.

Diffusers work by releasing the oils in a gaseous form which allows it to spread all through the air. The gas then makes its entrance into the body through the process or inhalation. This helps to stimulate the parts of the brain that deals with emotions and memory. The brain’s response can lead to the enhancement of functions such as pain relief and mood improvement. Therefore the diffusion process works to impact the overall well-being of the persons who experience the process.

Diffusers are a must have within your household. Using a diffuser is one of the easiest and effective ways to utilize aromatherapy, especially at home. The use of this method within your home can help to spread only a few drops of the most beneficial essential oils to the many rooms within your house and thus it will provide its therapeutic properties to your entire household. It will help to create an amazing environment within the home while maintaining good air quality.

There are various types of diffusers and different methods that are used for the diffusion process. Cold air diffusion is typically the preferred diffusion process as using heat will cause the oils to be vaporized too quickly and this will limit the therapeutic benefits that you will gain from the process. Diffusion can be done using single oils or a mixture of different oils that complement each other. The mixture or the oils chosen have to be tailored to the benefits that you are trying to achieve from the process.

 

Types of essential oil diffusers

Home diffuser methods

There are home-based methods of diffusing essential oils that you may want to try before investing in the numerous diffusers currently available on the market.

One such way is by adding a few drops of the essential oil into a bowl of steaming-hot water.  This is known as steam diffusion.  The steam emitting from the bow disperses oil molecules into.  This water will of course cool down quickly so the molecule dispensation is short-lived.  The aroma lasts only for as long as the steam is being emitted from the bowl.

Another way you may diffuse essential oil at home is by placing a cotton wool ball, with a few drops of the essential oil, near a radiator.  This can only be done during winter.  During summer, follow the same process of cotton ball but this time place the ball near the fan where air will blow into the ball.  However the fan method is not as effective as when one uses a diffuser.

 

 Candle diffusers

The candle-diffusing method is one of the oldest of the ways in which essential oils diffusers were used.  Metallic or ceramic candles are used mostly.  At the base of the candle is a little space and a little tray on the top.  This top tray holds the oil.

When using this method, mix some few drops of oil with some water in the little tray.  The water acts as a safeguard so that the oil does not burn out.  The candle – mostly a tea candle, is used.  The candle is lit and in return heats the oil and fills the essential oil molecules into the air.

Take precaution as to which candles you are using.  Beeswax are environmental-friendly and on the other hand, soy based candles enhance the experience.

Electric heat diffusers

The electric diffusers are the most common and available types of diffusers. An electric diffuser will usually have a glass container that holds the essential oil.  This oil holder is then placed on an electric base and when it is gently heated, it disperses the essential oil aromas throughout the room.

Nebulizers

With nebulizers, the oil is broken down into micro-sized molecules after which the oil molecules are then dispersed into the room.  This makes it easier for the molecules to be absorbed directly into the lungs.  Compared to other methods of diffusion, this is the best when it comes to therapeutic effect.   The impact is greater and works with higher speed as opposed to just diffusion.

There are two main parts of the nebulizers.  One is the part that houses the pump and the other is for holding the essential oil.

Diffusion Tips

You might be wondering about the specific ways that diffusers can be used to provide you with benefits. Diffusers can be used as remedies in many ways and it takes a bit of knowledge of the diffusing methods to know how to get the best out of it.  In order to get the benefits here are some tips and some recipes to help you get started:

 

To help you get a good night’s rest create a mixture using:

2 drops of Roman chamomile

2 drops of spikenard

2 drops of neroli oil

2 drops of mandarin oil

Diffuse this in your bedroom for 20 minutes right before you go to bed.
If you want your diffuser to help heal your cold and flu symptoms you should try this recipe:

2 drops of thyme

1 drop of eucalyptus

2 drops of rosemary oil

1 drop of manuka oil

 

If you want to prevent yourself from contracting a cold and flu during seasons where flu is prevalent you can try this recipe:

2 drops of Cinnamon oil

2 drops of clove oil

1 drop of orange oil

 

To purify the air within your home and to remove the smell of mold and mildew try this:

2 drops of Lemongrass oil

2 drops of tea tree oil

2 drops of eucalyptus oil

1 drop of oregano oil

1 drop of juniper oil
To clear your head and increase focus you can use the following oils:

2 drops of peppermint oil

2 drops of basil,

2 drops of lemon or rosemary oils

Diffuse this mixture in the room while working or studying.

To increase alertness and focus you can also try this recipe:

3 drops of wild orange oil

3 drops of peppermint oil

 

To uplift your mood you can try these this method:

3 drops of clary sage oil

2 drops of any citrus oil

 

 

For stress relief:

3 drops of geranium essential oil

3 drops of lavender essential oil

 

To create a romantic mood within the room:

2 drops of jasmine oil

3 drops of ylang ylang oil

2 drops of rose oil

2 drops of sandalwood oil

 

To use as a remedy for nervousness you can apply :

1 drop of neroli oil

1 drop of frankincense oil

2 drops of petitgrain oil

2 drops of chamomile oil

For the Christmas holidays you can apply the following to enhance the festive mood

2 drops of pine oil

2 drops of spruce or fir oils

2 drops of nutmeg and cinnamon oils

 

You can also try this recipe for the holidays:

2 drops white fir oil

2 drops wild orange oil

1 drop wintergreen oil

 

To build a hospitable environment within your home for visitors:

2 drops of lavender oil

2 drops of lemon oil

2 drops of rosemary oil

To eradicate foul odor and achieve a clean scent within the room:

2 drops of lemon oil

1 drop of melaleuca oil

1 drop of cilantro oil

1 drop of lime oil

 

During the spring and summer the air can be a bit polluted and heavy. To help clear the air and improve your respiratory functions you can try this recipe:

2 drops of lavender oil

2 drops of lemon oil

2 drops of peppermint oil

 

To improve your respiratory functions you can also use the following recipe:

1 drop of lemon essential oil

1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops of peppermint essential oil

1 drop of rosemary essential oil

 

To create a clean smelling room you can use this recipe:

1 drop of lemon oil

2 drops of wild orange oil

1 drop of lime oil

1 drop of grapefruit oil

 

To release tension and to promote relaxation within the room you can use:

1 drop of bergamot oil

1 drop of patchouli  oil

1 drop of ylang ylang oil

 

 

If you want to create a fragrance that allows your home to smell like a flower garden this recipe will work wonders for you:

1 drop of geranium essential oil

2 drops of lavender essential oil

2 drops of roman chamomile essential oil

 

If you want a mixture to diffuse in your man cave at home you can use this formula to achieve a masculine scent:

2 drops of white first essential oil

2 drops of cypress essential oil

2 drops of wintergreen essential oil

 

You can also try this formula if you like a woody scent:

3 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops white fir essential oil

1 drop cedarwood essential oil

 

Once you have a diffuser you don’t need to buy bug repellent products. You can simply diffuse this recipe within your home to ward off insects:

1 drop of lemongrass essential oil

1 drop of thyme essential oil

1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

1 drop of basil essential oil

 

If you want your home to have a crisp and milky scent of tea you can try this recipe:
3 drops cardamom essential oil

2 drops cassia essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

1 drop ginger essential oil

 

If you want to have your home smelling like autumn you can diffuse the following oils:

3 drops of wild orange essential oil

2 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil

1 drop of clove essential oil

 

This recipe can help to boost your immune system to help you effectively fight against illnesses:

1 drop of rosemary essential oil

1 drop of clove essential oil

1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

1 drop of cinnamon bark essential oil

1 drop of wild orange essential oil

 

To relieve yourself of stress and to achieve calmness you can try this recipe:

2 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops bergamot essential oil

 

You can use this recipe specifically for the kids. It gives the room a smell reminiscent of candy and so it lifts the mood in the room:

2 drops of wild orange essential oil

2 drop of  wintergreen essential oil

 

If you want to start your morning with an energy boost you can diffuse this oil as soon as you wake up to make you alert and more productive for your day:

2 drops wild orange essential oil

2 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops cinnamon essential oil

 

If there is tension in the room and you want a remedy to help everyone calm down you can use the following:

2 drops of vetiver essential oil

2 drops of cedarwood essential oil

 

If you are unable to get any of these oils you can still do without them and use the others that you have.

 

In Conclusion

Essential oil diffuser helps us to benefit directly from properties of the essential oils.  You can have your own diffusion style right in your home by using steam-diffusion.  Putting some essential oil into a bowl with very hot water gives you the steam that is packed with the essential oil molecules.

You can also use candles as diffusers by putting oil and a little water on the trays found on the candle holders and by heating it, you are good to go.

There are also electric diffusers that are more effective compared to the home-based methods.  These diffusers come with a glass container that is used to hold the oil.  The container is then gently heated with electricity to give the surrounding area, sweet aromas from the essential oil to cater for their need of it.

Finally there are nebulizers.  These diffusers break the essential oil into micro-molecules that, when inhaled, they absorb directly into body organs that require the therapeutic effect.  The best of all the methods of diffusion.