An Expert Guide to Room Oil Diffusers
One of the most effective ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy is also one of the most popular: diffusing essential oils. While essential oil diffusers have become all the craze in recent years, for people who are new to the whole concept, there can be a lot to learn. While there are numerous ways to diffuse essential oils, one of the most effective ways is through a reed diffuser, as it both disperses the scent very well and doesn’t damage the many therapeutic properties of the oil. For more helpful information, keep on reading our expert guide!
The Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
While the most obvious benefit to using an oil diffuser is the incredible scents that will fill up a room, there are other beneficial aspects as well. Essential oils have many therapeutic qualities that can help with energy levels, relaxation, and moods. Certain oils can also help with minor problems like a stuffy nose or a mild headache. It is widely believed that aromatherapy oil diffusers can also help to boost immunity, cleanse the air, and strengthen mental focus.
Understanding the Different Types of Diffusers
There are a few different kinds of oil diffusers out there, with the most popular being the ultrasonic diffuser, which uses the waves in water to disperse the essential oils into the air. Other diffuser types include nebulizer, heat-driven, and passive diffusion.
Reed diffusers, such as this one by Wandering Creations, are also a very popular choice. They are easy to use: all you need to do is put the reeds into a glass jar or bottle that has aromatherapy essential oil in it. The reeds will soak up the scent and then gently and naturally diffuse the scent throughout your home.
A beautiful and creative variation of the reed diffuser is the Carnation Floral Diffuser by emmeluxe. This diffuser makes use of a cotton wick attached to a beautiful white paper carnation to naturally diffuse the scent throughout the home. This diffuser not only looks lovely, but can smell lovely as well!
If you’re looking for a reed diffuser as a gift, consider the Mix and Match Soy Candle + Diffuser by Milk & Moon Candle Co. Not only will you get a reed diffuser with your choice of wonderful scent, you will also get a luxury aromatherapy candle with your choice of scent as well.
How to Use Your New Diffuser
Using a reed diffuser is very easy! The first step is to decide which room you’d like your diffuser in. After that, all you need to do is put the reed sticks that came with your diffuser into the bottle of essential oil. The reeds will then slowly absorb the oil, and when the end is totally saturated, you flip the stick around so that the saturated end is exposed to the air.
The reed will slowly and naturally diffuse the oil into the air. This can last for days! When you notice the scent fading, simply slip the sticks around again (or add another stick). There will likely come a point when you’ve used both ends of all your sticks, at which point it is time to get new reeds to use!
Helpful Tips for Reed Diffusers
Using less sticks means you’ll have less scent. This is important for smaller rooms, like bathrooms, where you don’t need that much scent to fill the room. For larger spaces such as living rooms, more sticks will be necessary to fill the room with the scent.
Reed diffusers can act as perfect replacements for candles, and they are also much safer as there is no heat element. In places where candles aren’t allowed like dorm rooms, reed diffusers can be a great substitute!
Reed diffusers can leave a ring behind on a glass or wooden table, so be sure to put a coaster beneath them before you start to use them to protect the surface.
While essential oils aren’t highly toxic, it is still recommended that you keep reed diffusers away from small children to avoid ingestion.
Filling Your Home With Beautiful Scents
Diffusing essential oils are a way to add instant serenity and joy to your home. Given the sheer number of scents out there, you can constantly keep revitalizing the air with your favorite. Reed diffusers are a simple, natural way to bring aromatherapy into your home and add a bit of elegant decor while doing so.