Last Christmas, my aunt gave me a diffuser to burn essential oils. At the time, I didn’t really know how to do it, what essential oils to look for, or what the point was. Fast forward to eight months in the future and I’m hooked. I love how essential oils instantly make a room feel more welcoming without the hazardous chemicals certain candles can have. So why should you be hooked on essential oils too? Read on to find out…
- Good Sleep. If you’re having a tough time sleeping, you might want to try giving essential oils a go. Certain smells can help you relax and put your body at ease. Lavender is one of my favorite ones to sleep with.
- Relieves Stress. I don’t know what it is but after my super long days on Monday and Tuesday, an essential oil is the first thing I want to put on. I swear every office needs one of these babies!
- Boosts Immune System. Diffusing the right oils can create an antimicrobial and antibacterial environment that kills airborne bacteria in your home. Some diffusers also double as humidifiers, keeping your airways moist and healthy, making you less susceptible to microbes.
- Curbs Appetite. Depending on what scent you pick up, you can actually curb your appetite. This is very similar to how chewing gum can curb your appetite for a little while. Grapefruit tends to be a good scent for this.
After using so many oils in the diffuser my aunt gave me, I decided to buy one for my bedroom as well. Luckily, I was able to get a good deal at work and pick up a Vitruvi diffuser along with a few scents. The diffuser does a really nice job filling up the room with the oil. It’s very easy to clean but the ceramic lid is very easy to get dirty. As for scents, I love lavender and eucalyptus because they are extremely calming scents. I also picked up Grove and Boost which have a mix of a few different oils. Grove has fir, spruce, pine and cedarwood and Boost has bergamot, grapefruit, juniper, and lime.
I am absolutely hooked on Woodlot scents. If you want to start with an essential oil, you need to start off with cinder. It has a mix of vetiver, cedar, sweet orange, and cinnamon making it the perfect scent for fall. I’ve had this one on nonstop since I received it. Flora has a mix of lavender, cedar, bergamot and patchouli and Recharge has a mix of peppermint and rosemary. If you’re looking for unique scents, start with Woodlot first.
How Do Diffusers Work?
After pouring water up to the full line, you can put between 5-15 drops into the diffusers. Most diffusers have timers you can put on so that they turn off automatically. The one above has times for 1, 3, and 6 hours while the Vitruvi diffuser has times for 3 and 7 hours. If the diffusers uses up the water before the timer goes off it will turn off automatically. It’s crazy how much they fill up a room with your chosen scent.
How Do You Clean Diffusers?
Unplug the diffuser and bring it over to a sink. You can then remove excess oil with a paper towel or cloth. Another way to clean it is to pour 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a cup or so of water into the diffuser. Let it run for an hour and it should help clean some of the build up. Wipe with a paper towel afterwards.
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Do you use essential oils? What are your favorite scents? Let me know in the comments down below.