Approaching the Diffuser
If you’re on this page, that means you’ve found our series of blogs on essential oils! If you haven’t read the first one, what are you doing here? You definitely watch a TV show in order, no?
There. Now that you’ve read our first blog, we can continue. In our last blog, we spoke about the various methods of using our essential oils. One of those methods is using a diffuser. And as we described earlier, a diffuser (also known as an aroma lamp) is the device used to distill the essential oil as an aroma for a home or an office.
Here, we will be exploring the what, how, when, where and why of diffusers.
What a Diffuser is Useful For
The best place to keep a diffuser is the bedroom, since quite a few of Vedaearth’s essential oils aid in insomnia and achieving a good night’s sleep. A diffuser also helps in altering the atmosphere of any room and especially rid it of any powerful and overwhelming smells that may prove unpleasant.
Choosing Your Diffuser
A diffuser comes in quite a few types, and each one has a different kind of functioning. The most cost-effective one you can buy is a heat diffuser, which is comprised of a bowl sitting slightly above a slot meant for a small tealight candle. Combine the essential oil with water in the bowl, light the candle and place it in the slot. The heat will help spread the aroma of the essential oil.
The other effective diffuser is an ultrasonic diffuser, which also works as a humidifier. The essential oil combines with water in the diffuser to create a mist or vapour that spreads through the room.
Other options in diffusers are the nebuliser and the evaporative diffuser. However, these have clear disadvantages in their functioning.
Oils to Use
While all our oils are suited for a diffuser, the most ideal ones for a diffuser are our lavender essential oil, geranium essential oil, and lemon essential oil. These oils contain properties that help with uplifting your mood, calming your stress levels, aiding your sleep and helping with insomnia.
Things to Remember
The heat diffuser and ultrasonic diffuser run on two separate types of energy. One very important thing to remember is that these diffusers cannot be operational for too long a period of time. Do not forget to switch off the ultrasonic diffuser and snuff out the candle in the heat diffuser after an hour. In case you require these to help with sleep, turn them on an hour before you sleep, close your bedroom door and windows, and turn them off before you go to bed
And there you have it.
An easy-to-understand guide to buying and using diffusers. Go back and check out our blog on How to Use Essential oils if you still have questions. Also, further read our other blogs on How to pair Essential Oils and What not to do while using them.