How To Use Essential Oil Diffusers & Why You Should!

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The demand to do better and be better is at an all-time high. Everyone kills themself at work and are looking for ways to quickly relax. It sounds impossible, but it’s not. With essential oil diffusers, your downtime just got much more beneficial. The popularity of oil diffusers has skyrocketed in the past two years. That, or I just started to notice them. Either way, it’s become well-known and popular because it’s relaxing and affordable. Why wouldn’t you want to find an affordable way to feel good?

Essential oils can make you feel better and look great! They can improve your quality of sleep and reduce stress. Breathing in specific essential oils may also be able to help with decongestion and appetite control. Since essential oils are extremely concentrated, inhalation is the safest way to reap their benefits. You may think that you need to apply essential oil lotions to your skin for pain relief, but inhaling them means that they enter your bloodstream which can internally heal you. Those are just a few of their benefits. If you want to learn more about essential oils and how to use diffusers then you’ve come to the right place. 

What Is Diffusion? 

Hand touching white essential oil diffuser.

Diffuser in use.

The literal translation of diffusion is widely spreading something, but that’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you want to know what is an oil diffuser and how can it help you. An oil diffuser is exactly how it sounds, it diffuses oil into the air. It’s an easy way to transform any space into a tranquil environment. Its ability to break down essential oils into smaller particles is why it’s able to have such a calming effect.

Diffusers are used to create ambiance in homes. Whichever essential oil you choose to diffuse, you’re setting a tone for the day. Creating a daily habit to diffuse the oil will help you stick to a schedule, like knowing when it’s time to put your phone and computer away and get ready for bed. You can train your brain to respond differently to each scent. Essential oils are not all one and the same. They have different benefits depending on your needs. For example, eucalyptus oil can be great for clearing colds or other respiratory issues. In addition to that, diffusing essential oils can clean the air, improve your sleep, relieve your pain, help you relax, repel bugs, and increase your energy. 

How To Use A Diffuser

Once you learn how to use a diffuser, you will realize it requires very minimal effort. There are four main types of diffusers. Evaporative diffusers use a small fan to turn the oil into gas so that it evaporates into the air. This is good for people who just want a good aroma since when the oil evaporates it loses potency. Nebulizing diffusers work with a vacuum that pulls oil to the surface of a tube that distributes a burst of aroma. These diffusers don’t require any heat or water, which makes them a great option for the low maintenance type. Ultrasonic diffusers create a light mist from the oil molecules but require you to dilute the oil with water. This works like a humidifier and needs to be cleaned frequently. Heat diffusers are completely silent because they use heat instead of a fan. The heating of the oil may change its properties.

It’s important to remember that essential oil is extremely concentrated, so a little can go a long way. You’ll want to add 3-5 drops of essential oil for every 100 milliliters of water. In a larger room, you’ll probably want to add 5 drops and 3 drops for a small room. You can even combine essential oils for added benefit. 

DIY Natural Essential Oil Diffuser

Birds eye view of essential oil bottles and flowers.

Essential Oils For A DIY Diffuser

You may be wondering how could you possibly make your own DIY  natural essential oil diffuser, but you can make a natural oil diffuser in a cup. All you need is a mug warmer or candle warmer. A mug warmer is great to have to keep your morning cup of tea or coffee warm while you sit down for breakfast. Therefore, if you don’t already have one, it’s worth the investment. If you want your home to quickly smell like essential oil, this is the best way to do it. 

Place water into a mug with a few drops of the essential oil. Since it’s on the mug warmer, the oil will be diffused into the room very quickly. Diffusing tea tree oil specifically can have a lot of health benefits. It has infection-fighting properties. It’s actually the most powerful of essential oils to fight fungus and bacteria, which is why many use it to clean with. Diffusing tea tree oil may even help clear up acne. If you had to choose one essential oil, tea tree would be in. It would be a shame if you missed out on its many benefits.  

Are Essential Oil Diffusers Safe?

Typically, essential oil diffusers are safe, but it depends if you use it properly. Diffusing essential oils is definitely much safer than applying it to your skin. It is possible to use to add too many drops of essential oil, which is why you should stick with the motto of less is more. You should also make sure the room is well ventilated. If the essential oils cause you nausea, vomiting, dizziness, vertigo, a headache, or a migraine, you’ve most likely used too much. If you have pets or young children, having a diffuser in your home may not be the safest thing. Every child has different sensitivities. You may think that the diffuser is working to get rid of their cold and cough, but it could have caused it in the first place. 

Before choosing an essential oil to buy, you should make sure that it’s safe for your pet to inhale. If your cat or dog begins to vomit, drool, cough, sneeze, the essential oil is clearly bothering them. If your cat or dog has asthma or respiratory issues, diffusing essential oils can be fatal. In addition to that, diffusing essential oils for an extended period of time is not safe for people who have high blood pressure. You should also discuss using essential oils with your doctor if you are pregnant or a diabetic.


A smell can greatly influence your mood, which is why you may wear perfume or cologne. You want people to feel good when they get a whiff of you. Essential oils work the same way, but with more health benefits. Scents are even used as branding tools. When you walk into a hotel, there’s sometimes a specific smell that the hotel formulated to make you feel good so you want to stay and make you feel comfortable like you would at home. Many businesses use smells to entice their customers. Diffusing essential oils can have the possibility of making your customers feel relaxed when they come to your store, which is great since shopping for anything can be quite stressful. 

After reading about all the benefits of diffusing essential oils, I’m sure you’re going to want to go buy a diffuser for yourself. When you come home from a bad day of work, diffusing essential oils is a quick and easy way to calm down and make yourself feel good. It may take you a few tries to figure out which smells work for you and the different parts of your day. Whether you diffuse essential oils for relaxation or to literally breathe a little easier, they can surely enhance your day-to-day life.