Do you like your home to smell nice? What about having a soothing sleep? Or preventing airborne bacteria in the house? No,…then your pants must be on fire because you lie.
We obviously want all of those things and can have it all with an essential oil diffuser. As a follow up to my reed diffuser, use an essential oil diffuser to scent a larger area and can be easily filled up over and over again.
What is an essential oil diffuser? It’s basically a mini humidifier where you put a few drops of essential oil and it diffuses into the air. Except rather than heating up and releasing steam, an essential oil diffuser does the opposite as it’s a cold steam process.
I’m not a scientist so I don’t know how it does this, but the reason this is used is because steam would actually breakdown the essential oil with heat, which you don’t want.
So why should you even care about an essential oil diffuser? Well essential oils have very many therapeutic benefits and by diffusing them, you’re inhaling those benefits. Plus, you’re house will smell nice.
Plus it’s way better than the other scent options you have like those wax melts, plug in wall things, or sprays. Why? They’re full of chemicals including probably a bunch of carcinogens that will slowly kill you over time. If you wouldn’t want to spray it in your mouth, then why would you want to inhale it?? Doesn’t make sense.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Distilled water only
Fill the diffuser with distilled water but be careful not to overfill. Add in 10-15 drops of essential oils in the water. Put the lid back on and plug in the diffuser.
Some essential oils I use:
- Lavender – this is excellent to diffuse at night time. It is very calming and aids in a restful sleep. I do this allllllll the time.
- Citrus – combine a mixture of lemon, lime, orange, and/or tangerine. It’s a fresh scent that’s also quite energizing.
- Anti-Bacterial – mix lemon, eucalyptus, and mint to create an antibacterial blend that will help the spread of airborne bacteria. I do this if there is a sickie in the house, especially at night time when I’m getting breathed on while sleeping.
- Lavender & Orange – I just love this scent and smells so great.
Where can you get an essential oil diffuser? Most likely wherever you buy essential oils. You can check different online retailers. Mine looks exactly like the dark brown one in the bottom image and my bf bought it for me on Amazon. You can expect them to be about $25-40 for a simply model that will scent a room or two. Expect to pay more for diffusers that can scent a larger square footage.
You can keep this diffusing for hours, whether for scent or therapeutic purposes. Feel free to make your own scent combos. Unlike the chemical scents, the worst that will happen with your essential oil blend is that it doesn’t smell great, dump it down the drain and follow Aaliyah’s advice and try again. Good luck and Godspeed!