Why Diffuse Essential Oils
It’s been many years since I have used artificial fragrances in my home. We started using cleaner products many years ago, when our first child was born, and continued learning from there. Now, I get almost an instant headache when I walk into a store or down an aisle filled with fragrances.
I used to love walking into Yankee Candle and browsing for a long time, but now it is hard for me to even walk past the store. If I get into a car with someone who uses those little car fresheners, it literally makes me sick. I am so thankful that I learned relatively early on what artificial fragrances do to your body.
Fragrances are everywhere, and they contain chemicals, hormone disruptors, and even carcinogens. Air fresheners, dryer sheets, perfumes…they are awful for your health and should be avoided whenever possible. Most of the artificial scents you bring into your home are doing more harm to your health than you realize!
With that said, scent is a powerful thing. Scent brings back feelings and emotions, and memories. We like things to smell good, of course. The best way that I have found to still enjoy the scents I love is to diffuse essential oils in my home and in my car. They not only can boost my energy and my mood, but they make my home smell clean and fresh.
How To Diffuse Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils is really quite simple. You will need a diffuser and essential oils. That’s it! A diffuser is like a small vaporizer. You add water and your chosen essential oils to the diffuser, and turn it on. Most diffuser use vibrations to vaporize your oils and disperse them into small molecules in the air that release your scents, without any heat.
Depending on your diffuser and the manufacturer instructions, you’ll add 5 to 10 drop of essential oils to your diffuser and fill it with water, up to the line. Watch the quick video below to see how simple it is to use a diffuser.
Quick How to Use Your Diffuser
I use a few different Young Living diffusers and a few I bought on Amazon. I have used only a select few essential oil companies because I trust the source and know the quality. Using quality essential oils is a must! Please do not go into Walmart and buy their essential oils! Like I stated above, you will likely be doing more harm than good since there are added fillers and scents in these store bought oils.
If you are looking for a more budget friendly essential oil company, one I have been using and loving lately is SIMPLY EARTH – and you can read my whole review in this post. Make sure to follow my Almost Crunchy Mama account over on Instagram for more!
Diffusing essential oils is one of the simplest ways to enjoy the many benefits of aromatherapy. I have at least one diffuser running every day in our home. If I don’t put on the diffuser in the morning, my kids remind me before we start our school work! And they all make sure the bedtime diffusers are running when they go to bed at night.
Blends I love to Diffuse
- Peppermint and Lemon for a natural wake me up
- Frankincense to boost the mood of the household
- Tranquility or Focus when I feel like the day is getting away from me
- Grapefruit or Orange oil help when the kids are doing their school work
- Christmas Spirit to get in that Christmasy mood
- Lavender, Sleepy Blend or Peace & Quiet to relax everyone at bedtime
- Defender Blend when I feel our immune systems need some assistance
Do you already diffuse essential oils? What are your favorites?
If you want to get more affordable oils (with a $40 coupon!) you can learn about Simply Earth HERE.