Do you love essential oils and want to use them more to help you power you brain, or maybe de-stress and relax during your day?
There are many different ways to use essential oils and one of my favorite ways to enjoy the health benefits of essential oils is by using a diffuser. Here are some helpful tips on three types of essential oil diffusers and how to use them to bring some health benefit into your space.
Cool Air Diffuser
When you want to add refreshing scent and energy to you day or fill you space with soothing essential oils at the end of a full day, then the cool air diffuser is the way to go.
With this type of diffuser, there is a high amount of cold air pressure that helps to vaporize the essential oils. There is a glass bulb inside that works like a condenser, so that the oils and their benefits can be released into the air supply. This is only done in small quantities, so it provides cool air and the scent of the oils.
I love to use various oil combinations depending on what benefit I’m seeking from my essential oils in the moment. For example, if I need brain power, I will use peppermint, sweet orange, spearmint, rosemary, or lemon essential oils alone or in combinations. For relaxation I always go to lavender or chamomile. If I’m feeling like a cold is coming on, I will use thieves blend: rosemary, cinnamon, clove, lemon, and eucalyptus.
Reed diffusers are not as “in the spot light” as cool air diffusers, but they can also be a effective. These consist of a narrow rimmed jar with thin bamboo sticks that draw the essential oil (mixed with a carrier oil) up the sticks allowing your room to quickly fill with the scent of your choice. Reed diffusers are subtle and an easy way to softly add essential oil fragrance to a space.
There are also candle diffusers, which look similar to a tart warmer. There is a glass container that holds a small candle on the bottom and you place the oils on the tray on the top. The heat from the candle releases the scent of the oils. Caution should be used with these, since a tea light is often the heat source. Make sure they are in a place that will not be forgotten.
This type of diffuser is lovely to use at the end of a long day as it brings the flicker of candle light into your visual space, adding one more element of relaxation.