We Love Oil Diffusers – Here’s Why
Do you want to freshen up the scent of a room or space in your home or office? If yes, then consider an essential oil diffuser. Diffusers are an excellent way to freshen up the air in a room or space. They are also inexpensive. If we think about what we want when we have a room or area in our home, we think of the following:
The attractiveness of the Room or Space
We want things to look nice and proper. We give this aspect of a room considerable thought. Our rooms are filled with the furniture that we like and enjoy. We hang pictures on the wall that enable us to reflect.
Any room can become disorganized. Disorganization detracts from the attractiveness of the room. The feel and atmosphere of the room are diminished.
We want and even need a room or space to be clean. Dirty carpets, windows, or dusty shelves can make us feel uncomfortable. Our areas need to enable us to feel good about the space; therefore, cleanliness is vital.
We sometimes do not put much emphasis on the smell of a room. Humans, in general, do not use our sense of smell as we did once in our distant past. However, the scent of a room has a significant impact on how we feel about the room. This is where oil diffusers come in.
Oil diffusers work through the simple process of diffusing the oil into the air. This oil is distributed as a very fine mist. Some people also refer to this as aromatherapy.
There are three types of diffusers:
Heat-based use a candle or other heating element to evaporate the oil into the space.
Ultrasonic diffusers are also diffusing water as the essential oil is mixed with water. Then electronic frequencies are used to create vibrations in water which forms a fine mist of water and essential oils that is released into the air. Since water is also injected into the air, some people use them in the winter to help humidify dry air, which is too dry.
Nebulizing diffusers work by forcing a stream of air at high pressure through small tubes that contain essential oil. This stream of air turns the oil into a fine mist and distributes it around the room.
The purpose of any diffuser is to infuse the air around you with beneficial essential oil blends to improve the smell of a room or area and help create a feeling of wellness.
What are essential oils? That’s a great question. True to their name, essential oils are the pure essence of plants. These concentrated, complex compounds are extracted from the stems, roots, leaves, bark, or other parts of a plant through a distillation process. The oil is the most potent aspect of the plant: thus, essential oils.
You may be seeking more calmness, more rest, more energy, or more focus. Perhaps you want a better smelling room. Essential oils and a diffuser may be perfect for you. Plus, you have a wide assortment of oils for specific results and smells. This enables you to tailor your diffuser result to precisely what you want to achieve.
In general, use your essential oil diffuser to inject a new scent into your environment but do not use it constantly. A good practice would be to use a diffuser for 30–60 minutes at a time with breaks of at least 30 minutes between sessions. Any room should be well-ventilated so operating your diffuser in a well-ventilated room is a good idea.
Benefits of an Essential Oil Diffuser
There are many types of oils, all with specific benefits and unique scents.
Several lab studies indicate that diffusing certain essential oils, such as lavender, has been shown to reduce stress and relieve anxiety.
Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly.
Much like chewing gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil, for example, can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.
Bacteria and Mold Killing
When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to harmful bacteria growth. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.
Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck.
Diffused oils may also help us to focus.
If you are thinking about ways to freshen up the air in your environment, consider an essential oils diffuser. Not only will the air have a pleasant scent, but there may be additional benefits as well. If you need some help with cleaning your home or office, give us a call at 802-295-6065. We can relieve the stress of cleaning, save you some time and help to make your home or office a more pleasant place to be.