How to Use Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy – Mixing Instructions
Essential Oil Diffusers got popular in such a short time that you’ll now see them in almost every household in 2023.
Well, I must say that it’s quite helpful in healing a person’s mind therapeutically. The essential oils are as important. But, without the diffuser, inhaling them is not as easy as you’d expect.
Recently, I got the chance to visit my neighbors. There, I noticed that they were using an oil diffuser. However, it wasn’t working to its full potential.
After looking at it, I instantly made up my mind to answer the question, “How to use essential oil diffuser the correct way?”
All in all, this guide will help those who’ve bought an essential oil diffuser for the first time.
It will also benefit those who want to get the best out of their diffusers without much effort.
Note: Apart from the oil diffuser using method, I’ll also mention some easy ways to clean a diffuser. Along with that, I’ll also share insights about the best essential oils and how to use their blend effectively.
Sit tight, and give this guide a thorough read as follows:
How to Use Essential Oil Diffuser Like an Expert?
Follow these instructions to use an oil diffuser effectively in a room or a hallway:
1. Choosing the RIGHT Location:
This is important.
You should place the oil diffuser at a location where it can deliver consistent fragrance for a long time.
Now, in a small home, you either keep an oil diffuser in a room or hallway.
You might ask then, “Where to place essential oil diffuser in bedroom?”
For room, I prefer using the side table as it’s near to the bed. Plus, side tables are usually placed where plug-in sockets are available.
Moreover, choose a middle location while placing the oil diffuser in a hallway. This way it can cover most of the area easily.
Another thing to ponder here is that this device uses liquids such as water and oil.
Hence, as a precautionary measure, place a towel on the table to avoid any mess.
That’s all with the location.
2. Adding Water:
Next step involves filling the water reservoir of diffuser.
Simply fill the water tank of the device with clean tap water.
Make sure that you maintain the water level according to the requirements of the oil diffuser.
Many devices already have water lines for easy refilling. But, if you cannot find it, then simply use a measuring cup for filling water.
Warning: Never overfill your essential oil diffuser. If you do so, the device won’t work properly. Besides, you will not be able to get proper aroma even at high diffusing settings.
3. Adding Essential Oils:
Add a few drops of essential oils to the water.
Now, here’s the catch:
Normally I suggest adding 5 to 6 drops of essential oils only.
However, if you want a strong scent, then you could increase the drop count to 10.
Lemon, Peppermint, and Lavender are the most popular essential oils. But, we’ll discuss some other oils along with different oil blends at the end as well.
4. Turn It On:
Plug the diffuser into a nearby wall socket and turn it on accordingly.
Meanwhile, if your oil diffuser has a custom LED settings interface, then you could change it as per your mood.
Sit back and inhale the fresh breeze from the oil diffuser accordingly.
Some bonus points while using an oil diffuser are:
- You could place an oil diffuser on a nightstand easily.
- Choose an ultrasonic oil diffuser. I personally use this type and to be honest, the scent it provides is long-lasting and quite effective.
- Don’t increase the intensity of diffusion if you cannot bear an extra aroma.
- In case of headache, please refer to a Doctor or stop using the oil that is triggering it.
Using an essential oil diffuser the right way means you are getting the best out of it.
Follow all the instructions I’ve mentioned carefully.
Don’t forget to read the user manual thoroughly.
What? Is that it? Absolutely not!
I’m just getting started.
Let us now take a quick sneak peek into how to clean essential oil diffuser easily:
How to Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Easily?
Follow the step-by-step guide to clean your diffuser and remove any dirt or debris from it:
Simply unplug the diffuser and let it cool down for about 5 minutes.
Empty the water reservoir completely. Drain the extra water if there’s any.
Start cleaning the inside of diffuser with the help of an old toothbrush and warm water. Scrub the brush on every nook and corner to remove unwanted stains.
Plus, you could also use a separate paintbrush for deep cleaning. However, you have to purchase it from a local store.
After scrubbing, rinse the diffuser again with warm water and dry it off.
Take a cotton swab and dip it in isopropyl alcohol. Rub it over the ultrasonic chip gently. The alcohol could remove stains and dirt off the chip to improve diffusion process.
Put the diffuser upside down and let it dry.
Follow the above-mentioned steps to maintain your oil diffuser every once in a while.
If you think that the diffuser isn’t working properly, then it needs proper cleaning.
That is why I mentioned an easy cleaning method to make your work much easier.
Best Essential Oils for Diffusing:
I try to experience the scents of different oils regularly. Don’t mind me as I’m crazy about essential oil scents!
Anyways, here is a list of the best essential oils I’ve used over the past couple of years:
Lemon Essential Oil:
Lemon essential oil is good for boosting overall mood and morale. Besides it also works as a detoxifying agent and it cleans the mind from extra stress and burden.
Lavender Essential Oil:
I’ve used it more than any other oil. It ensures peaceful sleep and is quite relaxing at the same time.
Besides, lavender essential oil scent also prevents extra anxiety, stress, and offers instant relief when you are tired.
Frankincense Essential Oil:
Mainly used for meditation, Frankincense makes a calm and soothing ambiance in a closed room. It also improves focus and lifts spirit up. Moreover, I’ve used it frequently while doing yoga.
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Peppermint scent helps retain the focus, clean respiratory system, and improves the breathing process. Adding to that, it also clears mind from extra mental fatigue and headache, etc.
Grapefruit Essential Oil:
I haven’t tried it too much. However, it helps lower down the food cravings. Moreover, it also offers a mental balance and uplifts the mood perfectly. Grapefruit essential oil also relieves extra stress and anxiety.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
Eucalyptus scent, first of all, cleans the respiratory system effectively. Furthermore, it’s also a perfect insect and mosquito repellent.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil:
Finally, the sweet orange essential oil offers freshness and mental calmness. It also works as a natural detoxifier and helps in improving digestion as well.
Each essential oil has its own benefits. You might like some whereas you’ll get all nauseous while using a few of them.
More than my personal choice, it depends upon how an essential oil impacts you either positively or negatively.
You could use each essential oil in a diffuser one by one.
OR you could try out the blend of different essential oils.
Wanna know how?
Well, take a look:
Diffusing Essential Oil Blend:
Try out a mixture of the oils I’m listing below if you want your house to smell good and keep you fresh all the time:
- 2 drops of orange essential oil.
- 2 drops lemon essential oil.
- 2 drops Rosemary essential oil and
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil.
Try it out and believe me, you won’t even want to get out of your home. Just Kidding though!
Summing It Up:
Inhaling essential oils have a positive impact and it’s been proven scientifically.
An essential oil diffuser, on the other hand, offers an easy inhaling process as it breaks down oil molecules and diffuses them into air.
So, if you’ve purchased a diffuser, make sure that you follow the above-mentioned steps to get the best out of it.
The cleaning method along with essential oils list is also mentioned to maintain your diffuser in the long-run.
Don’t forget to share your personal experience with inhaling different types of essential oils.
Take Care! Stay Safe!