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How to Get Started With Aromatherapy Diffusers

There are many different uses for aromatherapy. Most often used as an aid to create a soothing environment, these powerful natural scents can reduce stress, anxiety and even depression. The nose is often the least used of your senses but when channeled can have incredible health benefits.

Aromatherapy diffusers are simply a method of delivering the scent to a large area. You can use this to deliver just about any essential oil to create your desired environment within your home or office. Often used to bring a sense of calmness among an area, diffusers disperse the essence of essential oils into the air around your home to create a beautiful and powerful fragrance.

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This ultra-modern, huge capacity model is currently our top-rated diffuser.

Scent is one of your most powerful senses, and therefore is the gateway to stimulating or relaxing the mind. By using the right combination of essential oils in your home you can:

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  • Create a relaxing environment
  • Deodorize your living space
  • Relieve nasal congestion and allergies
  • Combat insomnia
  • Reduce mold and dust in the air
  • Increase your cognitive functioning
  • Improve your mood
  • Boost your immune system and ward off illnesses

What is an Aromatherapy Diffuser?

An aromatherapy diffuser dispenses a fine mist of essential oils into the air of your home. They are sometimes electric powered via an outlet. Simply add your oils or combination of essential oils and it will go to work. If you are using an aromatherapy diffuser to freshen up your home, they are perfect for adding lovely scents to your home. The great thing about aromatherapy diffusers is that they don’t just mask odors like many aerosol sprays will do. They actually work to neutralize and eliminate odors.

This is not to be confused with humidifiers. This adds moisture to the air to add humidity in dry climates, such as in the arid areas of the American Southwest. Using a humidifier at the same time that you use an aromatherapy diffuser will actually reduce the health benefits that you are going to be able to get out of your reed diffuser.

Most Common Essential Oils Used in Diffusers

Different essential oils stimulate your brain and your sense in different ways. Some are better for productivity and waking up the brain and others are better for relaxing and soothing the mind.

Eucalyptus: This versatile oil can be used for just about anything. These are really great for upper respiratory infections, the flu, and the common cold, and is just about anti-anything that you can possibly think of. Also great for muscle pain or soreness, asthma, taking care of your teeth, and taking better care of your skin. Don’t forget about its excellent ability to relax.

Eucalyptus oil has these known properties:
  • Fights inflammation
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-viral

Lemon: An incredible natural deodorizer, it is also used for clearing your mind and relaxing. Lemon is often used for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties making it a great choice for clearing your sinuses in cold and flu season.

Peppermint: A very powerful scent, it is best to dilute peppermint. Not recommended for use at bedtime, this super scent will soothe the mind while simultaneously stimulating the brain.

Tea Tree: This is a very soothing and clean scent. Often used to clean the air during flu season, this antimicrobial scent will give your house a fresh and clean feeling.

Lavender: A great soothing scent that you can use in your home, this scent is often used at nighttime as it is very relaxing. It is an incredible floral scent with notes of sweetness and natural herbs. If you have anxiety, lavender is one of the top essential oils for soothing anxiety, easing stress, and helping you to relax.

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Pine: Usually a nice scent that we associate with the holidays and a crisp winter, it also happens to be packed with an assortment of health benefits. Pine is really great using those seasons that are tough on your sinuses and allergies. The scent of pine is very strong, it has the uncanny natural ability to clear your nasal passage and throat of mucus and congestion. It can also boost the immune system and help fight viral infections.

Jasmine: Has some very powerful properties for soothing the body and mind. A powerful antidepressant, this essential oil is great if you are in need of some relaxation with a little energy and optimism.

Chamomile: A classic, relaxing scent that is very popular in the tea drinking world. Chamomile is great for relaxing, soothing stress and anxiety, and will even help you sleep at night.

Choosing an Aromatherapy Diffuser

You want to make sure that you have a quality diffuser that is going to work well and last for years. Find one that you are happy with that can blend in with the decor of your home or wherever you are going to be using your aromatherapy diffuser. The size that you get should depend on the size of the area in which you plan to use your diffuser.

When buying your essential oils to use in your diffuser, it is important to ensure that you are getting a pure oil. Ensure the bottle you buy says “100% therapeutic grade” essential oil on the bottle. This will ensure you don’t get a water diluted or unnatural scent.

Reviews of Aromatherapy Diffusers

HomePro LED Essential Oil Diffuser

Weight: N/A

Dimensions: 3.9" x 3.9" x 8"

Special features: 95 ml capacity, 6 LED lights, silent operation

This diffuser will allow up to 4.5 hours of aromatherapy scent without refilling. With an auto shut off, this diffuser will shut itself off when there is no water in it. This will increase the product's lifespan by preventing the engine from burning out.

On the down side, it is a very odd looking diffuser and it's expensive given its capacity. The documentation is also somewhat poor and it's made of relatively cheap looking plastic.

SpaRoom eRoma Plug-In Essential Oil Diffuser

Weight: 4 oz

Dimensions: 3.2" x 3.2" x 3.2"

Special features: Waterless diffuser, very compact size, extremely affordable

This waterless diffuser differs from the rest on our list as all the others use water. This model works using gentle heat that comes from your outlet plug. Simply place a few drops of your desired essential oil on a replaceable absorbent pad and plug into your wall and allow your home to fill with the gentle scent. This essential oil diffuser comes with an on/off switch on the side. This set comes with five replaceable pads so you can switch out your desired scent. 

POAO Wood-grain Essential Oil Diffuser

Weight: 18.5 oz

Dimensions: 6.7" x 6.7" x 6.1"

Special features: Huge capacity, 7 color LED, auto shut-off with 4 settings

A large 400 ml capacity will allow this diffuser to stay on for up to 14 hours. The automatic shut off timer has four settings allowing you to customize the use of your diffuser and extend the life of the diffuser by not running out of water. 

An understated LED light band with seven different colors allows you to match your mood. To set your expectations, the device is wood-grain in appearance but the actual material is plastic. This is a highly rated model that many consumers love.

Tomons Wooden Design Diffuser with LED Lighting

Weight: 18 oz

Dimensions: 4.5" x 6"

Special features: 7 LED light colors, elegant design, auto shut-off

This beautiful egg shaped diffuser will freshen up your home for up to a whole day. Seven different colors allows you to choose your mood and set your light accordingly. This organic design will add to your room with its pleasant shape made of elegant materials.

Your diffuser will last even longer with this diffusers built in warning signal that will be displayed when water is running low. Following this, the device will automatically shut down when the tank is empty. Simply put this device on allowing your home to fill with the fresh scent all day long. This is a well-loved and highly rated model but it only has 15% of the capacity of the POAO model at 150ml. 

SUN-E Diffuser with Starburst LED Lighting

Weight: N/A

Dimensions: 3.6" x 5.9"

Special features: Starburst LED effect, 16 colors, auto shut-off, produces white noise, safe for children

This diffuser has a fun design which makes it great for kids. A unique Meteor Shower 3D effect is very calming and will softly change between 16 colors. Eliminate odours and bacteria in a safe and relaxing way. This portable device is safe for use in a nursery, a bedroom or just about anywhere you wish to enjoy your aromatherapy. An automatic turn off once the water runs out will protect the device allowing it to last you even longer. This diffuser has a soft hum that produces a white noise for concentration or for children's bedrooms.

Final Thoughts

Aromatherapy diffusers are a very simple and easy way to freshen up your living space. They can add a beautiful fresh scent to your home, clean the air, clear up your sinuses, help you reduce stress, and put you at ease after a stressful day. Make sure that you are getting a quality diffuser that has plenty of positive customer reviews, and stock up on the essential oils and scents that you like the most.

Do you use a diffuser in your home or office? Let us know how you like it in the comment section below.

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Sabrina Wilson

Sabrina Wilson is a staff writer for the Organic Daily Post.

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