If you’re no stranger to natural living, you’ve probably already read a recommendation or two about using essential oil diffusers to improve your health, increase your energy, or to help you sleep better. The fact is, these handy little devices are great for all of those things and more. While the list of possible uses for a diffuser is quite extensive, we’ve narrowed it down to (what we consider to be) the top 8 reasons to own an essential oil diffuser and use it every day.
- Fresh air
Some situations in life are obviously not best for breathing. Standing next to an exhaust pipe, for instance, is not ideal for your lungs.
You might think being inside saves you from the pollution that does damage to your breathing.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. That stuffy air you sense in the winter when the windows are closed? It doesn’t just feel stuffy. It actually presents health threats that can cause harm to your cardiovascular system.
Luckily, you don’t need to travel to a deserted meadow to find air that is healthy for your lungs. Oil diffusers help freshen the air around you by dispersing oil into the, providing you some relief on those extra-stuffy days.
In spring time, an oil diffuser can clear the air of any substances that are bugging your allergies. The diffuser opens up your sinuses and airways, making breathing easier on you than it would be without a diffuser.
This means that any cold or sinus issue you might have will be helped by a diffuser. It’s a good first step before doling out money on expensive medication.
2. SaferThan Candle
While we absolutely adore a good soy wax scented candle (hello hygee) the reality is that they’re not exactly the safest way to scent your home. An open flame goes hand in hand with a fire risk, and even the most switched on people can sometimes forget to blow them out before they leave the house or go to bed. With essential oil diffusers, you never have to worry about the risk of fire which makes them all the more relaxing.
Far too many store-bought air fresheners are doused in chemicals, not to mention harmful VOCs that are particularly dangerous to little ones. From headaches and asthma attacks to mucosal symptoms and infant illness, is it worth the risk? In comparison, essential oil diffusers are a 100% safe and natural way to scent your home without putting children’s health at risk. Just be sure to store your essential oils well out of reach. Top tip: if you’re babysitting the grandkids and the little ones are rowdy or overtired blends like vetiver, cedarwood and lavender can help calm them down.
4. Help You Sleep Better With Certain Essential Oils
Also, with certain essential oils like cedarwood, lavender, valerian, sweet orange, and roman chamomile, diffuser can promote better sleep. Diffusing these oils 20-30 minutes before bedtime is known to dramatically improve and support the body’s natural sleep cycles and combat sleep issues like insomnia, racing thoughts, and stress.
Just as a diffuser can help you to de-stress, they can also be used to create an energizing mood. This is not only great for when you’re feeling sad or depressed. You can use your diffuser to inspire high spirits during the holidays, to set a positive atmosphere for business meetings and social gatherings, to help you get moving on a slow morning, or even to create a romantic atmosphere for that special someone in your life.
6. Ward Off Illness
Using a diffuser in your home or office is a great way to keep cold, flu, and other nasty illnesses at bay that works on three levels. First, many essential oils are powerfully anti-microbial and when introduced into the air in vapor form, the organic compounds within the oils come into direct contact with airborne pathogens before they can invade your body. Second, essential oils can also be used to boost the immune system. Last but not least, some diffusers also double as humidifiers which will help to keep your airways moist and healthy so you are less susceptible to any microbes that do make it into your body.
7. Repel Insects
Whether your problem is mosquitoes, house flies, fruit flies or moths, you can use essential oils in your diffuser to deter these critters from entering your home.
8. Improve Cognitive Function
Using essential oils in a diffuser is a highly-effective way to super-charge your brain cells. Again, this effect works on multiple levels. First, many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities – meaning that they are soothing when you’re stressed, but they can also give you a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish. By leveling out your mood, the oils in the air will help you to focus. Also, there are several essential oils which are known for their powerful ability to balance the body’s hormones. With regular use, these oils can actually help to heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.
OK, maybe you want to buy a diffuser after learning its benefits but do not know how to choose a proper diffuser. Don’t worry here we have some tips for you.
The type of aromatherapy diffuser that’s right for you will depend on your lifestyle and how you incorporate essential oils into your everyday routines.
If you lead a busy lifestyle and are always on the move, it can be hard not to feel scattered. Whether you are dealing with a stressful office, bumper to bumper traffic or a cold and sterile hotel room, a busy working life on top of travel can destabilize us and prevent us from being our best selves.
If you seem to always be on the go, a portable essential oil diffuser can help you enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy wherever you happen to be. These diffusers come in small sizes that are perfect for travel and are usually USB-powered and can plug into your car adapter, phone charger or laptop for an instant mood boost on the go.
Other key factors you should consider when you choose a diffuser:
If you want a diffuser for living room, you need a big size diffuser, generally speaking, with a capacity over 400ml is more suitable. And 300ml is a good choice for office. Want a diffuser closer? You can choose 150ml one.
2. The Timer
Longer periods of time could put a higher than needed concentration of essential oils into the air. In large rooms, an atomizer is an ideal method of diffusing essential oils. Atomizers are very powerful tools. They diffuse a large amount of essential oil into the air quickly. We do recommend that you use a timer with all atomizers.
3. The Coverage
One of the greatest factors to consider when buying an essential oil diffuser is the size of your room. Going for an essential oil diffuser with a smaller area of coverage might not be effective enough. On the other hand, choosing an essential oil diffuser with a very wide area of coverage might be wasteful. So, be sure you know the approximate measurements of the area you want the essential oil diffuser to cover.
4. The Shape
Maybe you will ask what shape is better, but that just depends on your preferences.
5. The Sound
If you want to use a diffuser for the whole night, the loud should be taken into consider.
And the ultrasonic diffuser is the first choice.
Ultrasonic diffusers dispense healing essential oils into the air as negative ions. These diffusers get their name from the ultrasonic vibrations used to break down the essential oils into microparticles, allowing the oil to be dispersed as a very fine mist, mixed with steam, into the air. The process does not create a lot of noise, allowing the diffuser to run extremely quietly - ideal for relaxing, sleeping and working.
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How To Use The Diffuser
- Remove the top and add water with measure cup. (Please note that do not exceed the MAX line)
- Add few drops of essential oil or you can use it without oil.
- Attach the cover to the water tank.
- Press MIST to turn on diffuser and choose timer.
Press the LIGHT button to turn on the light, and turn off the light with long press.