Diffuse Essential Oils – Why & How?

I always use cool-mist diffusers because the ones that heat up the oils can destroy the therapeutic benefits of the oils.

Nobody wants that!

The diffuser shown in the picture is the one I use in my home, for us and our kids. The output is pretty good and it lasts a long time – 10(ish) hours. 

Actually – it’s USUALLY in my living room, but lately it’s been in the garage near our garbage cans. With the hot weather and the stinky trash, I can barely stand to go in there… Diffusing a blend with cilantro in it has helped to purify the air and make it smell crisp and clean.

I typically hate the smell of cilantro, but the scent counter-acts the trash funk and the space ends up odorless. Pretty cool, huh?

I digress…

Something you need to know about diffusers is that they need tap water to function properly. The minerals in the water grab the essential oil molecules (very scientific, eh?) and help disperse them into the air.

I like to use peppermint oil because it is an uplifting and energizing oil – and my kids didn’t sleep last night. Ugh.

Anyway – I hope you find it a tiny bit helpful on seeing how easy it is to use a diffuser with essential oils!

Here’s a quick run-down of how to use the diffuser:

  1. take off diffuser lid (ha! duh…)
  2. fill to level as directed by manufacturer with TAP water
  3. add 5-10 drops of essential oil, based on size of room/diffuser
  4. put the lid back on
  5. place diffuser in a well ventilated room
  6. plug in, press on, enjoy!

About the Author Rebekah Teng

​Hi! Thanks for visiting and reading my blogs. As a busy mum of 2, I am a passionate health educator who loves helping women and their families learn how to live happy healthy lives. Having natural solutions on hand, reducing toxins in your home and having tools to improve your family's health is empowering. It's what I love to help people do.

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