If you’re an avid essential oil user, you may or may not have experienced the benefits of a diffuser for aromatherapy use. Aromatherapy has been found to improve both the health and mood of people by stimulating the olfactory system, which can help to relax, calm, energize or soothe. Although essential oils can be used in a variety of ways for a multitude of purposes (as an oil for use in massage, as an additive to teas, as cleaning agents, as a laundry detergent booster, in food recipes, in skin care lotions and for medical applications), one of the best ways to use your favourite oil is in a diffuser. Read on for the top reasons why every home should have at least one on hand.
A diffuser is easily portable, meaning that you can benefit from the effects even while you’re at a hotel or on holiday. Most will tuck nicely into luggage and provide you with the same advantages no matter where you travel. A home can be outfitted with just one, moved from floor to floor or room to room as required, or you can simply purchase one for each floor. Once you’ve used all of the water and oil blend in your diffuser, it’s quick and easy to rinse it out and have it ready for use once again.
First of all, a diffuser sends the aroma of your oil throughout a room or even your entire home, in a short period of time. A pleasant smell can affect the mood and emotions of those around you and increase the enjoyment of the space. The diffuser disperses the scent by sending tiny particles of the oil along with water vapour out into your environment, meaning you can bring a pleasant smell into your area without the use of chemical infused cleaners or sprays.
Especially in dry areas, a diffuser can help increase the humidity to a more tolerable level. This benefits not only your furniture and wood floors, but your respiratory system, and your skin and hair. If you’ve noticed dry, flaky skin or dandruff, running an essential oil diffuser can be a wonderful way to combat these conditions.
Using a diffuser can help increase your immunity if you use oils known to be anti-bacterial or anti-fungal. Oregano, cinnamon and clove all help to kill air-borne germs and create an antibiotic environment for you and your family. A diffuser can easily be moved from floor to floor to help spread the benefits all over the home.
If someone in your family suffers from allergies, a diffuser can help remove dust and pollens from the air, creating a much friendlier and less sneeze-prone environment. It helps by sending out negative ions which attack and remove the positive ions in dust and other airborne particles.
A diffuser is an efficient way to take advantage of all of the benefits that your favourite essential oil has to offer. Do a little research and find one that’s perfect for your home!
This article was written by Sam Socorro from Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.