Essential Oil Diffusers: Boost Mood and Overall Wellness - Share A Word
You’ll probably agree that the most effective wellness routines are those that easily fit into our daily lives. Well, oil diffusers are one of those low-effort introductions into self-care – they add elements of wellness into your home, converting your space into a tranquil refuge where you feel pleasant to be.
Why Diffuse Essential Oils?
To understand why it can be beneficial to get an essential oils diffuser for your home, firstly you need to know what it actually does. Simply said, an essential diffuser breaks essential oils down into smaller molecules, dispersing them into the air for a calming and pleasant effect – depending on the essential oil that’s been used. Different essential oils have different effects, for example, lavender is known for its relaxing and healing qualities. The diffuser evenly disperses the particles at a comfortable concentration that’s easy to breathe and doesn’t overbear the room.
Using an oil diffuser can improve your wellbeing not just because you are tapping into your zen. Many essential oils have reputed therapeutic or medicinal uses. Eucalyptus essential oil, for example, can help clear airways when they are congested due to allergies and cold and aid with sleep. Patchouli essential oil is strongly grounding and centring, which means it has the power to relax the emotional centre of the brain, supporting emotional equilibrium and energize the mind. This can help you focus better on your meditation, yoga exercise or inversion-therapy for overall well-being.
How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
To get started with your essential diffuser you’ll need a solid, flat surface that’s large enough to accommodate the diffuser and that is close to an electrical socket. Considering the fact that water is used in the diffuser, it’s a good idea to place a tower or pad below your diffuser, particularly if being used on wood or other porous surfaces. The mist that comes out from the diffuser contains oily particles of the essential oils, so make sure to place it away from any objects that may be affected by a light spray of oily water such as glasses, books or electronics.
Follow the specific diffuser’s manual when opening and filling it with water. Don’t fill over the maximum amount or the diffuser may not work properly and could overflow. To get the best use from your diffuser, when filling the water tank, use distilled or filtered water that is room temperature. Tap water might leave sediments that could clog your diffuser.
Only add essential oils to your diffuser if it has already been filled with water – never when it’s empty. Some essential oils can damage the diffuser if poured directly into it. To find out the recommended drops of oil for the size of your diffuser’s reservoir, consult the manual. I suggest you start with less than the recommended amount until you learn the strength of the oil.
Diffuser Cleaning and Maintenance
With diffusers that use water to dispense essential oils, it’s important to clean them regularly to avoid the growth of mildew or mould, which will disperse through the air. Consider cleaning it between each use to get the most out your essential oils. Regular cleaning will also prevent buildup from affecting the device vibration, ensuring that you are diffusing pure oils with them being diluted by evaporation or with the residual aroma of the previously used oil.
Diffusing Essential Oils for Kids
When you discover the benefits of essential oils you want to share them with your whole family, including the little ones. Essential oils benefit children as well, but it’s important to use them in a way that is safe for their sensitive systems, like diffusing them. An essential oils diffuser disperses essential oil vapours in the room and this means that it can help your get rid of any harmful bacteria, viruses and bad odours that may be dangerous to your kids. Some essential oil diffuser models also have the ability to purify the air by removing dust, germs and bacteria from the air. This helps improve respiratory problems such as asthma, sinus and allergies.
To diffuse essential oils for kids, add the blend to the diffuser place it in a way that the mist is not in direct line with your children. Always diffuse the oil in a well-ventilated area within 30 to 60 minutes and make sure to leave breaks between one diffusion and another to prevent your children from inhaling too much of the oil.
If you have a newborn, you should wait until he/she is at least 3 months old. This is because the skin and respiratory systems of newborns are still not fully developed to adapt to the world. Meanwhile, if your little one has congestion problems, you can diffuse plain water in the diffuse as an alternative. The added moisture is also very helpful to prevent your newborn from getting a dry nose and mouth.
Your little one deserves nothing but the best when shopping for baby products, and the same goes for essential oils too. So, make sure to pick ones that are organic and 100% pure and dilute them with quality carrier oils.