Diffusing Essential Oils

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If you love using essential oils for blending roller bottles or skin care, then you’re going to love diffusing essential oils!

Diffusing essential oils in your airspace is a great way to enjoy them while creating a desired ambience! Such as relaxing, focusing, or energizing environment.

You see, when you refresh your airspace with essential oils, you do more than simply impart a pleasant aroma.

As an essential oil diffuser releases essential oils into the air and you inhale them two things happen as the essential oils make the connection from your nose to your brain.

  1. The receptors in your olfactory membrane identify and transmit impulses to other parts of the brain.
  2. The olfactory receptors deliver the sensory stimulation messages to your brain, helping you to perceive the aroma.

This process allows you to reap the essential oil therapeutic benefits.

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How to diffuse essential oils with or without a electronic diffuser

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Diffusing Essential Oil Benefits

One of the main benefits of diffusing essential oils is tthe quick connection it makes from your nose to your brain. Which is truly one of the easiest ways to enjoy essential oils.

Beyond fragrance, there is actually a long list of benefits to diffusing essential oils. For example, eucalyptus creates a protecting atmosphere, lavender and chamomile inspire calm and relaxation, while tea tree purifies and lemon cleanses. By diffusing essential oils you can inturn, care for you and your family.

The Easiest Way To Blend Essential Oils: An Essential Oil Blending Wheel - Print One Today or Pin for Later

I find an essential oil blending wheel to be quite helpful when selecting oils to diffuse. You can print and Essential Oil Blending Wheel and blank blending worksheets from Oily Chic Library or pin for later.

How Do You Diffuse Essential Oils?

A quick search online for an oil diffuser will leave you with over 50 million search results! Likely because there are so many ways of diffusing essential oils. Read on for five effective methods to diffuse essential oils.

5 Diffusing Essential Oils Methods - You Haven’t Tried

5 Diffusing Essential Oils Methods and Tips:

1# Reed Essential Oil Diffuser Method

Natural wood reed diffusers are a great method to get started with essential oils. Aromatherapy blends slowly travel up the reeds that are held in a jar and release the essential oils into the air.

Similar to a vase of fresh flowers, reed diffusers gently fill a space with an aroma. The closer you are to the reeds the more you’ll smell them.

I find that they work well for small spaces like bathrooms and laundry rooms. Make a reed diffuser with the supplies and instructions below.

Supply List:

  • 1 glass or ceramic jar with a narrow opening
  • 5 diffuser reeds or bamboo skewers
  • ¼ cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 20 to 25 drops of essential oils

How to make a reed essential oil diffuser:

Cut diffuser reeds or bamboo skewers to size for the jar, with approximately six inches above the jar. Set aside.

Pour coconut oil into a jar. Note: fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. Do not substitute for standard coconut oil, as it is not.

Add essential oil drops for a total of 20 to 25 drops. For example, if you choose a blend that calls for 5 drops total multiply the drops by 4 for the correct ratio.

Place pre-cut diffuser reeds into a jar and enjoy the aromatherapy as it slowing absorbs and travels up the reeds. Every few days flip the diffuser reeds over to refresh the scent. Replace the diffuser reeds as needed.

#2 Water Essential Oil Diffusion Method

Also known as steam diffusion, it provides more absorption than any of the other methods described here when inhaled and seems to work the fastest.

To refresh or remove strong odors from a space follow these instructions:

  1. Boil a pot of water on the stove.
  2. Carefully pour into a stainless steel bowl and add 1 to 3 drops of essential oil or an aromatherapy blend.
  3. The steam of the boiling water will quickly disperse the atmosphere and purify the space.
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#3 Clay Essential Oil Diffuser Method

You’ll be enjoying the scent all day long with clay diffusion! Unglazed clay pendants such as terracotta clay are porous and can absorb the essential oils for simple diffusion.

Clay pendants are so inexpensive to make. You can make a few and use each one for a different essential oil or aromatherapy blend.

To use clay diffuser jewelry place 1 to 3 drops of essential oil onto the pendant. Then let it sit for a few minutes until the oil is absorbed before wearing. Reapply as needed to refresh the scent.

You can also use this method with versatile clay ornaments. Pick a few non christmas looking ornaments made of natural clay, like terracotta to hang in your laundry room, car, closets, or other small spaces.

Like the aromatherapy jewelry, the scent of essential oils is released by evaporation.

#4 Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusing Method

Or leave it to technology to diffuse essential oils. And ultrasonic oil diffuser uses ultrasonic frequencies to vibrate a small disk placed under a small amount of water.  

Adding a handful of essential oils to the water allows the vibration to vaporize the essential oils and water into a fine mist, thus disperses the essential oils into the air. No heat is involved and it’s easy to use!  

Ultrasonic diffusers are certainly the most popular method for diffusing essential oils. They come in a variety of sleek and attractive designs to fit any decor.

#5 Leather Diffusion Method

Enjoy the benefits of diffusing no matter where you go with leather jewelry and accessories.

Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil or an aromatherapy blend on the inside of a leather bracelet, necklace, keychain, or even purse strap.

The essential oils will absorb quickly and won’t drip after applied.

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Diffusing essential oils in your home is a one the best ways to enjoy essential oils benefits. Try one or all of these five essential oil diffuser methods.

Try one or try all of these clever essential oil diffusing methods to enjoy essential oils beyond their fragrance. Diffusing essential oils in your home is one the best ways to enjoy essential oils!

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  1. Essential Oil Blends

    Hi Kristy,
    Thanks for sharing the essential oil blend recipes. I hardly found this type of informative blog. Keep it up.

  2. OilyChic

    Happy to help!

  3. Joshua Thorne

    Diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils is such a great way to clean up the air.

    • OilyChic


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