Diffusing Essential Oils
Why You Should
As we all know, there is no shortage of products on the market created to evoke some exotic locale. Clean linen, tropical beach, rugged mountains—these awful perfumes are created in a lab using chemicals to smell like these places. These are the bad guys. Synthetic fragrances are cloying, headache-inducing, mood-disrupting and linger unpleasantly for hours.
Essential oils are the good guys—distilled from actual plants, flowers, boughs, bark and leaves. It doesn’t get more real than essential oils. Not only can you smell the difference, you can feel it. Our minds and bodies respond better to real stimuli. Think fast food versus an organic, home cooked meal.
The breathable air in your space is precious and should be treated with care. Diffusing essential oils is the healthier alternative to things like perfumed odor neutralizers, the ironically-named air fresheners or artificially scented candles.
Diffusing is better for your person and better for your space. With some water and a few drops of essential oils like ours, you can swap out bad vibes and unpleasant odors with the real, wildharvested essences of your favorite plants and places. No harm done.
How Diffusing Works
Ultrasonic diffusers are the most common type, and work by using vibration to turn water and essential oils into vapor and dispersing it into your space.
Ceramic tealight diffusers use heat to disperse the essential oils. Remember to be attentive around these diffusers, the way you would around incense and candles.
Battery-powered fan diffusers simply spread the essential oils throughout your air. Wooden reed diffusers absorb the oils and passively disperse them into the air.
Distilled water is best for diffusing purposes. Check with the manufacturer of your unique diffuser for recommended use.
If you’re new to aromatherapy, or trying a new essential oil, it’s best to start slow with a drop or two to see how your space and your senses respond. You can always add more to maximize the diffuser’s output.
Don’t add anything except water and essential oils to your diffuser. Other materials, such as carrier oils, can clog up your machine and cause it to malfunction.
If you have allergies, asthma or any other respiratory condition, consult your doctor before diffusing essential oils in your space.