Diffusing Essential Oils

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

If you love using essential oils for blending roller bottles or skincare, then you’ll love diffusing essential oils!

Diffusing essential oils in your airspace is a great way to enjoy them while creating a desired ambiance! That’s right, diffusing essential oils can support you whether you want to feel more relaxed, focused, or energized.

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

How Does It Work? As an essential oil diffuser releases essential oils into the air and you inhale, two things happen when they make the connection from your nose to your brain:

1st: The receptors in your olfactory membrane identify and transmit impulses to other parts of the brain.

2nd: 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 of what you inhale. Pretty incredible, don’t you think?

That’s why I’m sharing five methods for diffusing essential oils to reap the benefits!

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Diffusing essential oils in your home is one of the best ways to enjoy essential oils! Here are five diffuser methods you may not have tried.

Diffusing Essential Oil Benefits You Need To Know

One of the main benefits of diffusing essential oils is the 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. Take, for example:

So, whether you want to inspire relaxation, boost focus and concentration, lift your mood, or enhance the quality of your sleep, diffusing essential oils is the way to go!

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Try one of these clever essential oil diffusing methods to enjoy essential oils beyond their fragrance. Grab a free printable chart while you’re at it!

How Do You Diffuse Essential Oils?

A quick search online for an oil diffuser will leave you with over 50 million search results! This is likely because there are so many ways of diffusing essential oils. But I’ve broken it down into five effective diffuser methods.

Find each diffuser method on a printable chart in the  Oily Chic Library to inspire you!

5 Diffusing Essential Oils Methods and Tips:

#1 Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusing Method

We’ll start with the most common diffuser method, leaving it to technology to diffuse essential oils. An 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 dispersing the essential oils into the air. No heat is involved, and it’s easy to use!  

Ultrasonic diffusers are undoubtedly the most popular method for diffusing essential oils. They come in various sleek and attractive designs to fit any decor.

Here are several of my favorite diffusers –

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#2 Tea Light Diffuser Method

I recently tried this method for diffusing essential oil and loved it! What’s a tea light diffuser? Also known as an essential oil burner, it is used to heat and diffuse essential oils, filling the air with their fragrance.

It typically consists of a bowl or dish where you place water and a few drops of essential oil and a tea light candle is used underneath the bowl to warm the oils. I’ve found it is a great way to diffuse essential oils with the need for an outlet.

I shared everything you need to know about using an essential oil burner, including simple DIY tea lights!

#3 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 being applied.

Natural wood reed diffusers are a great method to get started with essential oils. Here's how to make one with five ways to diffuse essential oils.

#4 Reed Essential Oil Diffuser Method

Natural wood reed diffusers are an excellent method to get started with essential oils. How does it work? Aromatherapy blends slowly travel up the reeds 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 smell them.

I find that they work well for small spaces like bathrooms and laundry rooms. Learn how to make a reed diffuser with these quick instructions.

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to add aromatherapy to your space? Look no further than these DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones! Not only are they simple to make, but they're also a beautiful addition to any home or office.

#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 essential oils for simple diffusion.

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

Clay pendants are so inexpensive to make. You can make a few and use each one for a different essential oil or aromatherapy blend. Here’s how I make clay diffuser stones!

Place 1 to 3 drops of essential oil onto the pendant to use clay diffuser jewelry. 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, closet, or other small spaces.

Diffusing essential oils in your home is one of the best ways to enjoy essential oils! Here are five diffuser methods you may not have tried.

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

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

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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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