We all suffer from the effects of stress, and some of us suffer from medical issues such as asthma or depression. Maybe you’re in need of serenity or relaxation, or are looking to enhance or uplift the mood of the room. Whatever the reason, you can create the atmosphere that is best suited to your needs by diffusing essential oils. Oils offer a multitude of therapeutic benefits that are good for the mind, body and soul.
Whether pure, or a combination of various essential oils, it’s important to understand which oils will create your desired atmosphere. Choosing the right oils can turn any environment into a haven.
There are many ways to reap the benefits of essential oils. Diffusing is an aromatic method of receiving those benefits. Just as topically applying oils to the body offers benefits, inhalation of oils offers therapeutic and health benefits as well. When diffusing essential oils, micro particles spread throughout the air and remain there, sometimes saturating the air for hours, with all the benefits and aromatic qualities still active.
Diffusing is an easy way to disperse the benefits of the oil throughout a space and typically helps to promote a luxurious, aromatic experience. This method fills the room with a lovely natural fragrance that’s much healthier than inhaling synthetic chemical room deodorizers. Most essential oils have an appealing scent that makes the room feel fresh or clean, not to mention they can help purify the air.
Methods of Diffusing
There are multiple ways to enjoy the benefits of a diffuser. Here are a few options to consider:
- Atomization/Nebulization – a jet pump forces pure essential oil molecules through the atomizer to create small particles to be dispersed throughout the air. This is the most effective way to take in the properties of the oils.
- Ultrasonic Vaporization – this diffuser dilutes essential oils in a water basin. Electronic frequencies are used to create vibrations in the water, forming a fine mist that is pumped into the air.
- Heat – increased temperature heats the essential oil, giving it a warm aromatic atmosphere and evaporates it into the air. However, this is not always the best for therapeutic uses. This is typically the method used with tea light candle diffusers.
- Fan – creates an airflow so inhalation of oils is easy. This creates a simple, pleasant aromatic experience.
In a rush or need to be somewhere? Try an Aromatherapy Inhaler – it is perfect if you are on-the-go. The uplifting aromatherapy inhalers are made with 100% pure essential oils.
- Pep Aromatherapy Inhaler is a great pick-me-up made with an energizing aroma – perfect for when you are tired.
- Respiratory Aromatherapy Inhaler will help clear the nose if you are stopped up and are having trouble breathing.
- Tranquil Aromatherapy Inhaler is calming and will help you wind down. This relaxing aroma aids in peace of mind.
Which Oils to Diffuse
Depending on your mood or needs, some essential oils are more ideal than others. Whether to uplift, relax, rejuvenate, relieve stress or create a lively atmosphere, here is an easy guide to oils for you to try.
Mood Boosters – If you wish to enhance the mood and create a more vibrant atmosphere, try using any of the following essential oils:
Tranquility – If you need to experience a calming environment, relax, or just want to wind down a little, try using any of the following essential oils to calm the mind and body:
- Ylang Ylang
Introspective – Looking to mediate or draw your focus inward? Connect your mind, body and spirit with the following oils:
Homemade DIY Recipes
If want to try your hand at being an aromatherapy mixologist, here are a few recipes for you to try at home.
Relaxation Blend – to wind down, try mixing this calming and soothing blend of aromatic oils:
- 5 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Tangerine
- 2 drops Blue Chamomile
- 2 drops Marjoram
- 1 drop Valerian Root
Energizing Blend – invigorate the mind and spirit with this blend:
- 4 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Rosemary
- 2 drops Sage
- 2 drops Eucalyptus
- 2 drops Basil
Respiratory Blend – anytime the respiratory system feels inflamed and irritated or you just need some deep breathing:
- 2 drops Elecampane
- 8 drops Eucalyptus
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 8 drops total Spruce/Pine/Fir
Sacred Blend – create a place to meditate and help you focus inward:
- 2 drops Myrrh
- 4 drops Frankincense
- 10 drops Cedarwood Himalayan
- 2 drops Patchouli
- 2 drops Sandalwood
It’s important to remember that you want to only use pure essential oils (or essential oils and water if using a vaporizer) in your diffuser. If you have a premade essential oil blend, make sure it does not contain any carrier oils. These oils may be too thick and can clog up and damage electronic diffusers.
Looking for a place to start? Try the AromaMist Aromatherapy Diffuser. This ultrasonic diffuser mists the air for up to 3 hours at a time continuously and 6 hours off and on. It comes with a beautiful and stylish light feature that can add to the atmosphere you are trying to create. Just add half a cup of water and your favorite essential oil.