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How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser

Apr 10, 2019 11:26:37 AM / by Josh Wilford


Everyone knows about essential oils and how useful they can be to both your physical and mental wellbeing, but what is less common knowledge is what the right tool to spread them around is. If you want the biggest effect possible, buying or making a diffuser is usually the best solution.  Diffusers can quickly spread the scent of your favorite essential oils through your living space, but how quickly and strongly depends on what kind of diffuser you buy. To figure out what is best for you, it’s necessary to narrow down your choices.

Knowing what you need

Before you commit time and money to picking your diffuser it’s important to ask yourself the right questions to make sure that you get the perfect diffuser for your lifestyle. To check out some of the diffuser options check out our article on other types of diffusers

The three most important questions to ask yourself are as follows:

1. How quickly do I want to spread the oil scent around the house, and conversely how fast do I want to run out of oil?

Once you know the answer to the above questions you can narrow down your search even further.

2. Do I want diffusers that rely on electricity or diffusers that rely on natural diffusion?

If you want natural diffusers the process of choosing is even easier as you simply have to find the material that is most pleasing for you and apply the oil.

3. What is my budget for diffusers and oils?

Now that you know what know what your needs are its important to properly use your diffuser not only to maximize its effectiveness but to get your money’s worth!

How to use your essential oil diffuser

Now that you have purchased your diffuser, here is a basic step-by-step guide on how to use essential oil diffusers.

  • Check the water- If you got a diffuser that requires electricity and water, it’s important to fill the water up to the proper level and to use distilled water not just any tap water as this may harm some diffusers.
  • Check the oil- Make sure that you put the right amount of oil in the diffuser and check the water level occasionally, so diffuser doesn’t run out of water as this could also harm the diffuser.
  • Choose the right scent combination and enjoy- it’s important to use the essential oil that is right for you so that you can enjoy the great scent to the fullest. There are many individual scents and many different recipe combinations which is why it’s important to experiment.

Choosing an essential oil diffuser can be a difficult decision, but it’s just as important to know how to use the diffuser correctly so that you won’t waste your precious oils or time. Enjoy your life to its fullest by choosing the right oil combination and making sure that you use your diffuser properly.

Topics: diffuse

Josh Wilford

Written by Josh Wilford

Josh Wilford, of Tampa Florida, is a senior PR student at BYU Provo who enjoys sports, film and spending time with his friends and family. He hopes to start a career in digital marketing after he graduates in April.