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If you are already an Aromatherapy user, using a diffuser may be a routine for you but if you are new to Aromatherapy and Essential oils, it can be a little overwhelming and confusing. With this understanding, we at Cliara Essential Oils thought of developing a guide for you to refer with your diffuser. This article covers everything you need to know about Aromatherapy and diffusing including why you need to have a diffuser, how long you should diffuse, how many drops you should put, how you can clean the diffuser, what essential oils you can use and special blends you can try out.
Why you need a Diffuser?
If you are new to the concept of Aromatherapy, the first question you have on your mind is why you need a diffuser or what are the benefits of having a diffuser. Aromatherapy, as the word states, is the process of healing done using aromas. Aromas have the power to provoke emotions and thoughts which can ultimately have a strong impact on your positive mindset and overall wellbeing. Here are some benefits you can achieve from diffusing essential oils using an Aroma Diffuser.
1. Purify air
When you diffuse essential oils, it purifies the air you breathe and clean the indoor air in your own home. This can support you to breathe easily, overcome respiratory conditions and reduce the negative consequences of poor air quality. Diffusing essential oil is one of the easiest and best ways of purifying the air inside your home and improving the quality of air.
2. Create a calming and soothing atmosphere
Diffusing certain essential oils can support to create a calming and soothing environment at your home. Having aromatherapy can make your home more inviting, peaceful and grounding, especially if you are a housewife you can transform your home into a spa by diffusing these heavenly essential oils.
3. Create an energetic and uplifting atmosphere
Some essential oils including Peppermint and Bergamot have properties that can uplift moods and increase the focus and clarity. If you are someone working from home, diffusing oils near your home workstation can create a strong positive impact on your productivity. In many research studies, it is proved that some oils have the power of stimulating the brain and boost energy levels.
4. Protection from seasonal threats
Diffusing essential oils in your home can protect your family from unnecessary germs and bacterias which work as strong protection from seasonal threats. Moreover, diffusing some oils including Lemongrass, Cinnamon Leaf and Citronella can support to keep insects and mosquitos away from your home.
5. Deep sleep
Essential oils are considered more powerful than the plants from which they are derived, diffusing these oils during the night is an easy and powerful way of promoting deep sleep. As the aroma of these oils can help you to relax your mind and body before bedtime can make you fall asleep quickly and deeply.
Types of diffusers you can find in the market
There are different methods you can find for diffusing essential oils, here are some different diffusers available at Cliara store each comes with its own benefits.
How long should you diffuse for
There is no standard duration recommended by any professional body for the question of how long should you diffuse. As the main goal of diffusing is to fill the room with the aroma of essential oils, therefore, the rule of thumb is to diffuse for 15 - 20 minutes. It is more than enough for an average-sized room. Essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus aroma stays for 1 to 2 hours while oils like Rosemary and Roman Chamomile evaporate within 2 to 4 hours.
How many drops should you put
The question ‘how many drops should I put’ is one of the frequently asked questions about diffusing, however, the answer can be a little tricky. The amount you should use in your diffuser depends on a few factors, including the size of your room, the ventilation available in your room, what you are expecting the most from diffusing, how strong of the oil you prefer and the essential oil you are using.
Adding 3 to 5 drops of essential oil per 100ml of distilled water is ideal for the beginning. If you feel you need more aromas you can always add more.
Directions to use your diffuser
Step 1: Open the lid
Step 2: Add distilled water. Diffusers usually have a point indicating the maximum amount of water you should put into the diffuser.
Step 3: Add essential oils to your diffuser, you can add 3 - 5 drops of your favourite essential oil or try out a special blend.
Step 4: Turn on your diffuser and enjoy the aroma. You have a few buttons to change settings including the mist and light.
Directions to clean your diffuser
Cleaning your diffuser regularly is significant, cleaning it properly is more significant. Here are the four basic steps you can follow to clean your diffuser. It is recommended to clean your diffuser after 3 times of use.
Step 1: Add a small amount of water
Step 2: Gently wipe with a soft brush or cotton swab
Step 3: Pour out the water from the drain side, avoid water flowing into the air outlet
Step 4: Dry out your diffuser completely using a soft cloth
Best Essential Oils to diffuse as a beginner
Essential oils are the oils made from plant extracts including flowers or leaves, there are many oils with different aromas and benefits. If you are a beginner to Aromatherapy, here is a small guide for you to follow choosing an essential oil to diffuse.
You can choose based on which aroma type you love;
- Floral aroma: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Geranium
- Spicy aroma: Clove bud, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger
- Citrus aroma: Bergamot, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Grapefruit
- Woody aroma: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense
Special Essential Oil blends you can try
Once you try essential oils and identify what aromas you love the most, it is the time to try out creating new blends by combining essential oils. If you are still not sure what essential oils to use and what to combine, here are few blends you can try out first.
Essential oil blends for quite mornings
- 4 drops of Bergamot essential oil
- 3 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
Essential oil blends for inner peace
- 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
Essential oil blends for an energy boost
- 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
Essential oil blends for deep sleep
- 3 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
- 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil
We would love to share some bonus tips for you and if you have any questions regarding essential oils and diffusing, you can get in touch with us for more information.
- Use purified water for diffusing
- Use 100% pure essential oils, otherwise, your device can get damaged with toxic ingredients
- Clean your diffuser regularly
- Keep the diffuser out of reach of kids and pets
- Ensure that you have better and enough ventilation in your room