Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enjoy the immediate benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. With minimal effort they can instantly shift the ambiance in your living and work space, and offer great benefits to improve your wellbeing.
What is a diffuser?
A diffuser is a device that breaks down essential oils into super tiny molecules and evenly disperses them into the air so we can easily breathe them in at lower concentrations. Their purpose is to make our living and work spaces smell nicer, while setting the tone for daily, or nightly, activity. Plus they offer many different health benefits that can improve our wellbeing.
If you don’t own a diffuser yet, make sure to check out our diffuser here and read through our recommendations below of the ways to use a diffuser and the specific essential oils to diffuse to improve your wellbeing.
Our diffuser is a cool mist diffuser that requires water to help disperse the oils into the atmosphere. It works similarly to a cool mist humidifier that uses ultrasonic vibrations to break down the water and essential oils into tiny molecules that are then lifted out of the device in a gentle cool mist.
This cool gentle mist easily spreads around the room so we can more easily breathe it in and positively impact our mood and our wellbeing. In order for it to work properly, you need to add water into the interior basin and clean it regularly, since the oils can corrode the plastic lining and get sticky.
What is a Diffuser good for? Here are the 7 benefits of an essential oil diffuser:
To Lessen stress
More and more, we are seeing research showing how terrible stress can be for our health and wellbeing. When we experience stress, it triggers responses in our mind and body that aren’t so good for us. Finding ways to better manage our stress can therefore make us feel healthier and positively impact the quality of our lives. Diffusing essential oils can offer a non-invasive way to help our minds and bodies feel less stressed.
The best essential oils to diffuse to reduce stress are:
Sweet Orange Oil
To Improve Sleep
We need deep, uninterrupted sleep to maintain our health. But research shows that most people have trouble feeling well rested, and this lack of sleep is making more and more people not feel well. DIffusing essential oils can be a great way to help our minds and bodies feel sedated, so that we can fall into deep uninterrupted sleep.
We recommend using the following essential oils to sleep better:
To Increase Focus, Productivity and Energy
Aroma can really affect our mood and shift our mental perspective. Different aromas can have different effects on our behavior and actions. For example, there are certain aromas that have been shown to sharpen our focus, help us recall memories and increase our concentration so we can be more productive.
Try these 3 essential oils to help boost your focus and concentration:
To Boost our Resilience
Essential oils are made up of a wide array of different molecules and some of these molecules, when we are able to inhale them, can offer a non-invasive way to make us feel healthier – by supporting the ways our body can naturally protect and fortify itself.
The essential oils we’ve listed below can be diffused to help encourage our natural ability to keep healthy and in balance.
Tea Tree Oil
To Support Clearer Breathing
As we’ve mentioned above, when we diffuse essential oils we are inhaling the molecules that compose them. That means these molecules enter our breathing pathway and can help clear away the experience of stuffiness and congestion. And this makes our breathing feel easier.
Research has shown that certain molecules found in the below essential oils have a powerful effect on making our breathing feel easier.
Tea Tree Oil
To Help us Relax
Triggering the relaxation response in our bodies and minds is one of the best things we can do to improve our health and wellbeing. It’s been well documented that consistent and unrelenting stress can cause our bodies to manufacture a kind of “chemical cocktail” that if not managed well, can potentially make us feel ill. Our bodies desire rest, so that we can regain and restore the feeling of being in balance. But sometimes we need a little help to get there.
These 3 essential oils can help trigger the relaxation response:
To Reduce Odors
Diffusing essential oils is a non-invasive and natural way to get rid of bad odors and change the ambience of your space. Home wellness is fast becoming one of the newest wellness trends and it often starts with making sure our living and work spaces smell good, so that we can feel better managing our daily activities.
Creating a pleasant environment to live and work in has great benefits for our health and wellbeing, and there are a few essential oils listed below that can help change an unpleasant room odor into a pleasant one.
Let us know how you are using your diffuser! But when you do, please follow our recommendations for diffusing safely.
- Always diffuse in a well ventilated room
- Never have your diffuser running continuously for 24 hours
- Keep the steady stream of mist away from your face and eyes
- Diffuse mindfully when around children and pets