In the fragrant world of Aromatherapy, the aroma of an essential oil stimulates the brain to trigger a reaction in the body.
When using a diffuser, the essential oil is evaporated into the air, in that environment or room or office. Diffusing an essential oil can alter your mood by relaxing or the opposite to stimulating the mind.
Reasons to Use a Diffuser:
- Use one in your house when you get home; it helps you relax after a busy day at the office; use lavender or clary sage.
- Use a diffuser in the bedroom to help you sleep. Use chamomile or lavender.
- Use in the office to improve energy, try peppermint.
- To clean and disinfect the air in any room, try a blend of lemon, orange cinnamon or rosemary.
- To help with respiratory issues or congestion, use eucalyptus or rosemary.
- To help improve depression or anxiety, use jasmine or rose.
Six Kinds of Diffusers are available:
- Atomizing- no water is involved pure essential oil vapor, very powerful and therapeutic.
- Vaporizing: Uses water and ultrasonic waves to emit oil particles into the air. They are quiet and popular.
- Fan or evaporative diffuser lower in cost and for a smaller room, a fan blows air over a filter with the essential oil and into the room.
- Heat diffuser the heat diffuses the oil into the room, but heat can also destroy some of the compounds in the oils; not considered the best diffuser.
- Nebulizing diffusers are some of the best, uses cold pressured air to atomize or spray the essential oil into the room.
- Ultrasonic diffuser creates small vibrations with a mix of water and essential oil mists into the room. This may be second best.
If you need to save money, you can blend up a water bottle with a sprayer, use distilled or filtered water (or alcohol), with about 10-20 drops of essential oil to spray on surfaces or rooms which will energize and refresh rooms. It may not last as long and may need to be sprayed frequently to work well.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.