Essential Oils & How to Use Them

Essential oils are enjoying a surge of popularity recently, thanks to its amazing health benefits. With just a whiff of their fragrance, they can lift your mood and make you feel good. On top of that, they are known to help reduce stress, nausea and anxiety while promoting relaxation, boosting alertness and improving your sleep. For some, they can also help relieve the symptoms of certain conditions.

One of the most popular ways of using essential oils today is diffusing them. In this process, a device is used to release these extracts into the air.

While ceramic oil burners have been traditionally used for this, there is an increasing number of electric diffusers available in the market today. As long as you use them properly, you will be able to create a very inviting fragrance in your home.

If you are interested in enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy first-hand, here are some quick tips you must keep in mind to get started on the right track. 

What We'll Cover

How to Find a Good Diffuser - what you need to look for

How to Use Your Diffuser Properly - to ensure that you get the best results

How to Use and Store Your Essential Oils Properly - maintenance is key

How to Find a Good Diffuser

Finding a good diffuser is a prerequisite to enjoying the benefits of using essential oils. Considering this, you must examine your choices carefully.

Rather than focus on the cost, look for diffusers that are easy to clean. It’s also a smart idea to find ones with an inbuilt timer easier as they are easier to use than the others. Such a feature ensures that the right amount of oil is released into the air.

Ultimately, remember that a good diffuser can disperse enough scent to aromatise a room in 30 minutes or less. Any duration longer than this can overexpose you to extracts and irritate your breathing passages.

If you aren’t quite sure on which diffuser to pick, you may consider getting a two scents diffuser. This utilises ‘cold air diffusion’ sub-micron diffusion technology which can effectively yet safely break down fragrance molecules.

As a result, this gives off a more vibrant fragrance without hurting your nose!

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How to Use Your Diffuser Properly

If you have a typical diffuser unit, you need to fill the tank with water first and then add between 10-15 drops of oil. Then, plug the device, set the timer, hit the power button and enjoy the aroma of your choice.

On the other hand, if you have a two scents diffuser, all you need to do is pull out the diffuser connector and screw in the oil bottle. Afterwards, set the timer according to your preference and relax with your chosen fragrance.

For the best results, always consult the manufacturer instructions first before turning your diffuser on.

How to Use and Store Your Essential Oils Properly 

When storing your essential oils, the most important thing you need to remember is that you must keep them in a cool, dark place. Never put them under direct sunlight as it can cause them to degrade.

Additionally, remember to use only aluminium screw cans or amber glass bottles to store them. Other materials can cause them to lose their fragrance and effect quickly.

Finally, monitor the heat when diffusing your essential oils. Too much heat and the extract will burn faster than necessary. Ultimately, it can negatively affect its therapeutic benefits. For the best results, see to it that the diffuser unit you are buying utilises cold-air diffusion or doesn’t get too hot. 

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There are a lot of health benefits to be enjoyed when you use essential oils. However, for you to truly enjoy these perks, there are things you must know about using diffusers and storing your chosen extracts.

Furthermore, you need to find the right diffuser for your needs, and learn how to store and use your oils appropriately. In the end, all of these will surely give you a relaxing aromatherapy session right in the comfort of your own home!

Looking for the best fragrance oils in Melbourne? You’ve come to the right place!

At Scent Australia Home, we have a range of scents and aromas that you can choose from. On top of that, we also offer reed diffusers, battery diffusers, scent packs and candles. Browse through our catalogue and shop today!

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