Aromatherapy Diffusers

December 11, 2008 · Print This Article

There are many available products associated with aromatherapy and all are readily available either through retail outlets or through the internet. Most people know something about this complimentary therapy or have heard a little about aromatherapy products such as essential oils, oil burners, aromatherapy incense sticks or candles etc but one product, the aromatherapy diffuser is not as widely known yet can have great beneficial affects.

What are aromatherapy diffusers?

Diffusers are apparatus which scatters the aroma from the oil so that it disperses widely over an area. Diffusers come in different shapes and styles however; one affordable diffuser would be the light bulb ring diffuser. This is simply shaped so that it fits against the light bulb. A couple of drops of the carefully selected essential oil are added to the diffuser and once the light is turned on and the bulb increases in heat, the oil begins to warm up and this gradually disperses the aroma.

There are also fan aromatherapy diffusers which can be battery powered or through mains electricity. Some are considered easily portable and are space saving and some although could be moved, potentially would be left in it’s desired location.

There are also diffusers which can be used in the car and these would operate in the same way in that they disperse the selected oil so that its aroma fills the car. These are plugged into the vehicle cigarette lighter.

There are also certain types of necklaces which have been designed to work as a diffuser. Quite simply, a couple of drops of oil is added to the necklace or they have a small vial inside and this also allows for a steady stream of aroma to be detected.

When would you use aromatherapy diffusers?

Diffusers can be used to create specific moods either at home or in the work place. They are useful in that if the oils are carefully chosen for the relevant property, will have a beneficial affect on those breathing in the scent.

What are the benefits of using aromatherapy diffusers?

The benefits of using a diffuser are that they circulate the oil quite steadily as they heat up due to the fan action. As some diffusers are portable, this means they can easily be transported to wherever is required.

Depending on the oil which has been selected, the oil can be used to stimulate or calm nerves, and this could be extremely beneficial in a busy office environment where the pace is so hectic. It may be an idea to use a diffuser prior to a meeting or during the meeting if clear minds are required.

At home, a relaxing oil could be used in the aromatherapy diffuser, lavender for example, as it has tranquil and calming properties which help to diffuse tensions, stress and can also help to soothe headaches. Prior to turning into bed, a diffuser could be set to emit waves of lavender scent and this would be conducive to a good nights sleep.

Because there are so many products available which are associated with aromatherapy, it makes sense to gradually try different products until you find one which works best for you.

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