Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to improve mood, emotional well-being, and physical health. Inhaling these oils through a diffuser or vaporizer can be used for various health and wellness-related applications, from offering relief from insomnia to adding an uplifting scent to a room. It has become increasingly popular as an alternative medicine option that can be relatively inexpensive and easily accessible. But it’s essential to remember that aromatherapy is just one type of therapeutic practice used more frequently today.
An aromatherapy diffuser is a small diffuser that can be plugged into an electrical socket and placed in any room where one wants to enhance the scent. It can be used to add the fragrance of essential oils to a space, or it can be used as an aid during therapy sessions. Today many brands produce diffusers with different options such as color changing and pattern lighting options. Check out this cool meditation cube if you want to keep the same colors.
Diffusers are small devices with extraordinary heat-collecting chambers, which release essential oils through water vapor to fill the air with scented water droplets. These droplets are known as “vapors.” The water contained within the diffuser evaporates quickly, and then the essential oil spreads into the air and mixes with the oxygen, producing a pleasant scent. They can be used in so many different ways: to create a calming ambiance, to help with sleep, to relieve common cold symptoms, or even to give yourself a bit of a pick-me-up.
But how do you use an aromatherapy diffuser? Many people prefer using diffusers because they are simple to operate and safe. There are several ways in which these oils can be inhaled without ever needing to burn or handle them directly. The following will help you get the most out of your diffuser:
- It is okay to use a small amount of essential oil. Start with one or two drops and then increase if you like the results.
- Be sure to wash any surfaces used by direct contact with oils. You would only want to use plastic or wooden surfaces again once they have been adequately cleaned. If you are worried about germs, wipe down surfaces with a disinfecting wipe (such as alcohol).
- Fill your diffuser tank halfway with water, adjust the power settings and set it to run automatically based on when you want your vapors to be released.
- Remember that the diffuser should be kept away from your eyes and face. Children should also not be allowed to use or operate a diffuser.
Even though the idea may have seemed strange initially, you have probably already discovered that aromatherapy can be very effective when used correctly and in a well-ventilated area. You could even get creative by making your blend of oils to add to your diffuser! For example, try adding several drops of peppermint oil and then diluting it with distilled water before filling up your tank. You can also add a teaspoon of dried lavender flowers for relaxation purposes.