Last year I started buying essential oils and incorporating them in to my daily routine. Making homemade cleaning and beauty products has been a fun new skill to learn. From roller balls (learn how to make your own here) to cleaning products to cooking with them – there really are a billion and one ways to use essential oils.
Out of all the ways I use essential oils, diffusing them has been my favorite. Scent is very powerful – it can transport you back in time. Memories and emotions can become as vivid as the day you were creating them. The smell of pine trees reminds me of decorating the Christmas tree as a child. Fresh cut grass reminds me of Colorado summers. And I’ll always associate the smell of juciyfruit gum with my Daddyo.
We all have a unique association with smell. Pleasing scents can improve our moods, keep us alert, or create a sense of calm and comfort. This is where diffusing essential oils come in. Diffusing oils aromatically not only affects your mood, but also kills airborne bacteria – perfect for that icky cold and flu season coming soon.
Using a diffuser in a room allows you to create your own blends specific to your health needs. And let’s not forget that it can make any room smell wonderful!
I like to change my diffusing recipes with the seasons. My favorites have a woodsy, warm, and slightly sweet scent to them – they remind me of a crisp Autumn day.
Let me share the Autumn Oil Diffuser Recipes I’ll be defusing this season…
Diffusers are devices that can be used to evaporate an essential oil and release it out in to a room. There are four main types of diffusers:
- Vaporizing or Hudmidification
The best types of diffusers are atomizing or vaporizing. Due to the higher cost of atomizing diffusers I went with a vaporizing diffuser for my home (this one for the bedroom, this one to move around the house, it’s great for the bathroom). Vaporizing diffusers combine water with essential oils and use ultrasonic waves to release the oil and water particles in to the air.
Diffusers will vary by the coverage range for a room and amount of water they hold (which also determines the amount of time an oil is diffused). Look for one that has a timer and will shut off automatically.
Here are some great options:
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Set one in your living room and enjoy a fresh autumn scent all day long.
Essential Oil Safety
Essential oils are strong and concentrated and can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. I highly recommend researching the safety of specific oils and brands you wish to use. You can learn more about essential oils from The Essential Life book or AromaWeb.com.
LearningAboutEOs.com offers unbiased information from certified aromatherapists regarding essential oils and how to safely use them.
I am not an essential oil expert and any advice or recommendation found within this post should not be taken as professional medical advice. These blends are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.