Posted by on 1/12/2020 to Let's Talk: Aromatherapy
Essential Oil Diffusers and How they Work
With many individuals turning to all natural products, in the last 5 years we have seen a tremendous amount of people using essential oils, staying clear of products that have harsh chemicals. With the rise in population using essential oils, we've seen the rise in essential oil diffusers as well, according to MarketWatch. More and more people are turning to them, even over candles (which depending on there make-up can themselves put off harsher chemicals in certain waxes) and using aromatherapy oil diffusers instead.
With this rise has also been a rise in the types, sizes and even unique trendy designs of different kinds of diffusers from popular manufacturers all over. There is no reason at this time we won't continue to see a rise in there use. So what is an essential oil diffuser and how do you use one? Well, that can be a long answer depending on what kind of diffuser you are looking for and how large of an area you are intending on using it in. Let's start off with the basics, shall we!
What is an Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser?
The idea behind these devices is that they use heat, vapor and take added essential oils and turn them into molecules that can be dispersed through the air. The result is an aroma that lends itself to potentially helping to reduce stress, anxiety, helping to reduce chronic pain, promoting relaxation relevant to the specific fragrance of your choosing. The results of these diffusers to individuals will vary, and the use of essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, however some research has suggested that these oils have positive benefit on emotions and state of mind.
Some of the more popular essential oils that are used in Aromatherapy diffusers include; Lavender, Tea Tree, Orange, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang and more.
There are quite a selection of diffusers these days, ranging from rather large or extremely portable and even car essential oil diffusers. The size of the diffusers usually has an impact on how much area it will cover, but the idea is to give off a subtle smell, not to overpowering, but just enough to stimulate receptors and promote a sense of calm.
Types of essential oil diffusers include; Ultrasonic, Nebulizing, Evaportabive, and Heat Diffusers all having there own benefits, depending on the individual and what they are looking for. The most popular type is the Ultrasonic Oil Diffusers, however most of the oil diffusers I've seen or used on the market are effective in what they are made to do and relatively easy to use. More and more options seem to come about with each year that passes within the oil diffuser market, many even include ambient lighting, and the addition of several different dispersing settings.
Do a quick search on Amazon.com and most likely you'll become overwhelmed with the selection.
Heck you can even DIY an oil Diffuser like in the video below:
One of the more fun aspects of diffusers is that you can think outside the box. Try blending multiple oils together to get different fragrances and benefits from your Essential oil diffusers. Some of the our favorite blends include:
- Orange/Frankincense/Cinnamon: Energy Blend!
- Cedarwood/Lavender: Sleepy-Time Blend!
- Eucalyptus/Peppermint: The Breathe Better Blend!
These are super easy to try, so let us know what you think!
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