Should You Buy An Essential Oil Diffuser? 6 Reasons to Make you Say YES!
Are you looking to learn a bit more about essential oils and how they can improve your life? You have likely heard some of the benefits, but may be wondering what sort of supplies you need and the best way to enjoy your essential oils.
There are two main ways to use essential oils--topically (by applying directly to the skin) or through aromatherapy, which requires the use of a diffuser. There are benefits to each method; however, people with sensitive skin or who want everyone in the home to enjoy the benefits of essential oils often opt for a diffuser.
If you are ready to dive into the world of essential oils, here is everything you need to use about what essential oil diffusers are, how they work, and the benefits you are missing out on.
What do essential oil diffusers do?
Essential oil diffusers are appliances used to disperse small amounts of essential oils into the air so you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy throughout your home, office, or other areas.
There are dozens of designs and several different types of essential oil diffusers to choose from, including a variety of colors and materials so you can select a diffuser that matches your unique aesthetic. For example, you can choose a diffuser with a wood exterior to match a beach themed home or a clean, simple design to match a more modern home.
There are also personal diffusers, which often look like necklace charms, bracelets, or small pens.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic type of therapy that uses the scent of a variety of essential oils to improve emotional and physical well-being. For example, you might use a fresh scent like lemon to lift your mood or peppermint oil to help improve respiratory distress during allergy season.
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years in ancient cultures and has gained popularity in the last few decades. Numerous medicalreports show how aromatherapy may play a part in reducing pain, providing relief from anxiety, and generally improving people's quality of life. And, since oils are made from plants, they don't expose you to more harmful chemicals!
Are essential oil diffusers safe?
Yes, when used correctly essential oils diffusers are safe. Be sure to read the manual and speak to your doctor before using essential oils around pregnant people, children, or pets. For example, peppermint oil should not be used in homes with infants.
In addition, some diffusers use heat to help disperse the oil, which may be hazardous in a home with small children or curious pets.
Different Types of Essential Oil Diffusers
Not all essential oil diffusers are created equal! There are dozens of designs and multiple dispersal methods, which means you can choose the diffuser that works best for you, your family, and the location where you want to enjoy aromatherapy.
The most popular types of diffusers include nebulizers, evaporative, ultrasonic, and humidifying diffusers. Each has its own benefits, which we will discuss in more detail below.
Nebulizing diffusers convert essential oils into a nearly gas-like state and do not use water vapor to carry the oil particles. If you live in a humid climate or just prefer not to increase the humidity in your space, this can be very beneficial.
However, nebulizing diffusers often 'buzz' while in operation, which some users find to be soothing (like white noise.) However, if silence is important to you, another diffuser might be a better choice.
Evaporative diffusers allow the oil to simply evaporate into the air in an area. Many models use a fan to blow air over a pad or filter containing drops of essential oils, which helps the oil to evaporate faster and circulate the room. These types of diffusers tend to work best in smaller areas, such as a bathroom or personal office.
Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers
Nebulizing and evaporative diffusers are the most commonly used essential oil diffusers. However, you might also run across ultrasonic or humidifying diffusers in your search for the perfect diffuser.
Ultrasonic models use electricity to negatively charge oil molecules, which helps them disperse throughout your space. Humidifying diffusers help raise the humidity level in the air, which can be beneficial in the winter, in dry climates, or when using essential oils to soothe symptoms of an illness like the common cold.
6 Reasons to Buy an Essential Oil Diffuser
If you are considering using essential oils, you might wonder if they really offer many benefits. Essential oils can improve your life in so many ways! However, some oils are not safe to use topically, and many people have sensitive skin. That is where an essential oil diffuser comes in!
An oil diffuser allows you and your family to enjoy the benefits of essential oils throughout your home. Here are a few of our favorite benefits to using essential oils, backed by scientific data.
1) Improves Sleep Quality
Essential oils like patchouli and lavender can help reduce stress and anxiety, which may make it easier for you to get the restful sleep you need. This study found that patients who inhaled lavender overnight experienced a more restful sleep.
In addition, some diffusers include a sound machine, which can help drown out noises and lull you into a deep, restful sleep.
2) Can Improve Respiratory Health
Essential oils can also help treat the symptoms of a cold or allergies by making it easier to breathe. Studies show using essential oils can help reduce acute airway inflammation. Try using mint, eucalyptus, spruce, and frankincense to improve respiratory health and reduce the symptoms of a cold!
3) Elevates Mood
Life can be overwhelming in today's fast-paced world. Essential oils can reduce depressive symptoms and elevate your mood, making it easier for you to deal with the daily stress of life. Consider trying bright scents like lemon or soothing scents like lavender to boost your mood.
4) Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can impact your health in many ways. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can make it difficult to sleep, cause headaches, and even depression. Aromatherapy can help reduce stress levels, which can improve your mood and your overall health. Lavender, chamomile, and rose essential oils can help ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
5) Improves Air Quality
The air we breathe every day can be filled with pollutants, even if you spend most of your time indoors. The EPA reported indoor air can actually be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air! Diffusing lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus can help reduce airborne microbes, which helps improve the quality of the air you breathe every day.
6) Boost Your Immune System
Several essential oils have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can help give your immune system a much-needed boost! Try diffusing tea tree oil, lemon, or clove to stay healthy year round.
So, Which Essential Oil Diffuser Should You Buy?
Now that we have covered the benefits and different types of essential oil diffusers, which one is right for you? It all depends on your style and the type of features you want! At Art Naturals, we offer a wide range of essential oil diffusers so you can find one that fits your style, needs, and budget!
Here are three customer favorite oil diffusers to consider for using essential oils in your home or office.
Dark Brown Oil Diffuser (400 ML)
This elegantly designed wood grain essential oil diffuser features a beautiful dark grain wood exterior, and a color changing LED light to put you right at ease. This model uses silent ultrasound vibrations to create a smoke-free mist so you can enjoy your chosen essential oil all over your home. It does not use heat, making it safe to use around kids or animals. The sleek design fits well with a variety of home designs, making it an ideal choice for any home or office.
Sleep N Slumber Ultrasonic Sound Oil Diffuser (300 ML)
This high-quality essential oil diffuser is the ideal choice for parents and anyone who struggles to get a restful night sleep. This design combines the benefits of essential oils with a soothing sound machine featuring six relaxing sounds.
Bluetooth Oil Diffuser (400 ML)
This state-of-the-art diffuser creates a cool mist to disperse your favorite essential oils. The natural wood grain design is sure to match any home or office design, and the state of the art features help you stay connected, on time, and allow you to play your favorite music.
New features include an alarm clock, LED lights, and programmable diffusing, including a continuous stream, 1, 3, or 6 hour timed diffusing.
The right essential oil diffuser can help you get more restful sleep, reduce the spread of illnesses, and create a calm, soothing environment. The diffusers shared above offer a wide range of features designed to help you get the most out of your essential oils. Not sure if any of those models are right for your? Check out the full line of Art Naturals essential oil diffusers here.
Which diffuser do you love? We would love to hear your thoughts, including your favorite features!