An essential oil diffuser is an excellent way to benefit from essential oils throughout the home.
A diffuser is simply a piece of equipment that disperses essential oils into the nearby environment.
I use my diffuser every day. It serves me well as an air purification system and as a natural air freshener.
A diffuser is also useful for dispersing therapeutic essential oils in the room of someone who is ill or suffering from allergies.
There are various types of essential oil diffusers.
The first type I purchased was a cold-air diffuser. The way this kind of diffuser works is that it atomizes an extremely fine mist of essential oils into the air where they can remain suspended for hours.
About a year ago, I got an ultrasonic diffuser. This type also diffuses essential oils in a microscopic mist, but as it is mixed with water in a larger sized well, the diffusion process lasts much longer. Because this diffuser has a timer with 5 different cycles, it needs very little monitoring.
There's even a diffuser available for travel. You can use it in your car or hotel room. Using a little peppermint in a car diffuser can be a great way to keep a drowsy driver more alert.
There are some extremely simple, but less effective ways to diffuse, too.
You can put a few drops of an essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in a drawer or heat register. When I first got going with essential oils, I often used this method with some lemon oil or the blend Purification.
This approach was effective -- and I'll still stick a cotton ball with oil in a drawer now and then -- but soon I just had to have an electric diffuser.
We've personally benefited from our essential oil diffuser in many ways. Here are the ways that come to mind most easily. . .
In addition to these benefits, research has shown that diffusing essential oils may also help with weight management, stimulate growth hormone production, support the body against candida, and promote overall hormone balance.
The benefits of diffusing essential oils are becoming more widely known. Nursing homes, for example, are beginning to diffuse essential oils to help their patients and staff.
Because of these benefits, it is not surprising that those who are new to therapeutic oils soon want a diffuser for essential oils to use in their own homes.
Just about any essential oil can be used in a quality diffuser. My favorite oils for diffusing are Thieves, lavender, lemon, Purification, peppermint, and Citrus Fresh.
Having an essential oils diffuser is one of the best ways to get the most out of your essential oils.