Getting Started With Your Diffuser

Diffusing quality essential oils in your home or at work can serve a variety of purposes: uplifting or calming your mood; keeping viruses at bay during cold and flu season; evoking specific memories; and even, some believe, affecting us on a spiritual level. 

Smelling essential oils directly affects the limbic system, causing specific changes to our emotions and moods — this is why essential oils often feature words on the label such as “calming,” “uplifting,” “energizing,” or “sensual.” 

The molecules of a diffused essential oil also have the ability to attach themselves to dust and allergens, thus cleaning the air in the space.

If you’ve just brought home your first diffuser, you might have some questions about how to use it. The following tips could also help if you’ve been diffusing for a while — there is always more to learn!

How to Diffuse:

Fill your diffuser with tap water to the maximum fill line. Add 5-7 drops of your chosen essential oil. Your diffuser should have settings based on time and may include options for continuous-run (a more mellow diffusion) or timed bursts (more intense doses of scent).

If the water runs low, simply fill to the maximum fill line again and add another 5-7 drops of oil. When you wish to change the essential oil, dump the water, rinse, fill with fresh water and add the new essential oil.

Where to Put Your Diffuser:

Please first consider whether you have pets or children, and if so, place the diffuser out of reach of both — remember that essential oils are potent and should not be consumed. If you are diffusing oils to prevent the spread of viruses (such as our Thick as Thieves blend), you may wish to place the diffuser near the centre of the space. For a more intense experience, try putting it right by your bed or on your desk.

Recommended oils to start:

  • Eucalyptus (stimulating and helpful for respiratory difficulties)
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
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Posted by on 4/2/2015