So a diffuser gives you the benefits of a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer and aromatherapy all in one! The diffuser further breaks down the oils into micropartials and circulates them into the air. There are quite a few different products on the market. I happen to have a DoTERRA one, but I’m sure there are others that will get the job done. Just be sure to read reviews and be an informed consumer as some of them are not built to handle citrus oils and can either clog or stop working as a result. For those not familiar with the citrus essential oils they can actually eat through plastic. For instance, I learned this the hard way. I had a Tervis hot/cold beverage cup that I liked to drink water out of. My mother-in-law visited and was encouraging me to try the oils so I did (leomon). Unfortunately for me I didn’t know about them eating through plastic and put them in the water in my plastic Tervis where it ate away the inside layer of plastic. That was only a few drops in a 24 oz container, these oils are nothing to mess with! I have the lotus diffuser as photoed below, but will be purchasing several of the petal diffusers in the near future for each of our bedrooms.
I like to run On Guard through ours upon arriving home in the evening. I posted about On Guard last night, but it’s pretty much amazing at helping to fight and kill cold and flu bacteria. Plus it has a pleasant smell that also deodorizes our home. For those of you unaware I’ve become somewhat of a hippie in the past few years. I prefer not to burn any candles having small children and I’ve never really been a fan of potpourri or “canned” scents. So this is perfect for our family.
Another sweet treat that I have recently discovered with the assistance of my sister-in-law is Holiday Joy.
It’s pretty much like Christmas trapped in a bottle. I purchased mine a little before Thanksgiving and love it! Just a warning it is a seasonal oil and I have been told it sells out rather quickly!