This is an aromatherapy diffuser and if you haven’t heard about them before, let me give you a little background.
What are they?
Diffusers do a great job of filling the air with microscopic particles of your chosen essential oil and water. The essential oils and water are diffused by ultrasound waves, adding humidity to the air while filling the room with aromatics. This is extremely beneficial when you or someone in your family is sick.
We use a few of these diffusers around our house and depending on the day, fill it with different essential oils. Today, my daughter and I are sick so I have “Clear The Air” (link below) by Now Foods mixed in with the water. It is a blend of peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptus.
Cleaning your diffuser is fairly simple. They say not to use distilled or purified water and clean it after every use by letting vinegar sit inside of it for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I let it sit for 5, sometimes for 15. I then take a q-tip and clean off the magnet part on the inside. This has kept my diffuser in good shape and it has continued working for quite some time. I would say that the vinegar is an important step in maintaining your diffuser.
Since my husband is not partial to artificial scents, we have turned more towards essential oils in our daily lives. I find myself using different oils on different days, or at different times. For example: When using a diffuser, it’s best to add 5-10 drops of your essential oil. You can blend, mix and match, whatever suits your mood. On a sunny, clear day, I love using citrus essential oils. I like the mix of grapefruit and lime. In the evening, when I’m trying to wind down, I use a blend of lavender and chamomile. It really depends on your mood and what you feel like putting into the air.
Essential Oil Blends
There are many different blends out there. Here are a few of my favorites:
This set above is a great place to start!
Here are a few of my favorite diffusers, I have tried a few of these starting with the first one below:
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As long as you maintain your diffuser and keep it clean, you should have no problems! I highly recommend them in your home. Let me know if you have any questions.