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How to Get Started With Aromatherapy Diffusers

Written by Sabrina Wilson and updated on December 2, 2016
Aromatherapy Diffuser

Aromatherapy diffusers are handy devices that disperse essential oils into the air. The list of benefits that this offers is extensive. Essential oils can improve your health in many ways, from increasing your energy to helping you sleep better. An essential oil plug-in diffuser can be used in offices, bedrooms, living rooms and even cars.

Diffuser

Capacity

Best for...

120 ml

Doubles as nightlight

300 ml

Large rooms

150 ml

Affordability

100 ml

Lifetime warranty

N/A

Nebulizer, waterless

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.

Benefits of Aromatherapy Diffusers

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

Using an essential oil diffuser provides a safer way than using incense or candles to make your home smell good. But it offers so many other benefits too. Here are a few of the most important benefits:

One of the uses of essential oils is to help you relax at the end of the day. Set a diffuser on a bedside table, use oils like lavender, clary sage or chamomile, and you will feel relaxed enough to fall asleep and have a good night’s rest.

If you suffer from difficulty in breathing, whether this is due to allergies or other reasons, aromatherapy diffusers can be used in the rooms where you spend the most time to provide relief. Oils like eucalyptus, lemon or peppermint are great for this purpose.   

Oils like vanilla, sweet orange, sandalwood, and jasmine can be used to elevate your mood. They can also help to energize you in the morning or set the right mood for a social gathering.

Using essential oils such as tea tree, grapefruit, thyme, rosemary, lemon or sage can help to boost your immune system. They have anti-microbial properties too and can help prevent airborne pathogens from entering your body, helping to ward off illness.

Diffusers can even be used to drive away insects. Using a diffuser with clove and cedar wood near a window will help to keep them away.

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 yo