How Oil Diffusers Work

Oil diffusers use heat to turn scented oil into a vapor that disperses throughout the air in the room. The diffuser discharges the oil molecules, making them airborne and free to flow with the surrounding air. In addition to enriching the room with whatever lovely scent you choose, there are several other benefits and uses you can get out of an oil diffuser. Read on to learn more about these versatile candle alternatives!

Stress Relief

Some scents help to relieve or at least lessen stress in a person’s life. It is thought that by relieving stress, such scents can even help to assuage the symptoms of depression. Try using lavender, peppermint, or vanilla for this purpose.

Sleep Improvement

Oil diffusers have a gentle hum to them as they run to help relax an agitated brain. Many people find it easier to sleep with the relaxation white noise like this can provide. You may want to mix a few different scents that help you relax to further help you fall asleep faster. Try mixing lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile.

Bacteria and Mold Control

Many people claim that the oil released into the air by diffusers can lend a hand to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in an enclosed space. A few of the best ones to use to fight bacteria are eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils. In addition to bacteria, oil diffusers are immensely efficient in fighting fungal yeast threats. The oil makes for an unfavorable environment for fungi such as yeast and mold. The best oils to use to help prevent unwanted fungi are pine and red thyme.

Insect Repellent

Warmer weather means people like to go out to sit and enjoy the weather or to have a cookout. They like to do fire pits in the evening as well. Each of these activities has one thing in common, and that is insects. Whether it be mosquitoes, flies, fruit flies or moths, oil diffusers can help with the problem. Try using clove, lemongrass, rosemary, and cedar wood for general insect control.

Odor Elimination

If the house has a slightly funky smell to it from something that was cooked, then turn on the oil diffuser. It can help get rid of that smell for you. Try using a citrusy scent such as orange, grapefruit, or lemongrass. These scents will help to capsulize the odors to get rid of them.

Easier Breathing

If the people in your household have trouble with breathing issues such as asthma, allergies or sinus problems, then an oil diffuser may help them breathe easier. It can help to reduce the inflammation and congestion that is clogging up the airways. The oils to use are peppermint, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus.

Beating the Heat

Everybody knows that summertime can get to be hot and muggy. People go inside and turn on the central air or air conditioner to stay cool. It is said that using an oil diffuser with a crisp, cooling mint will accomplish the same effect. The suggested mint oils are peppermint, eucalyptus, spearmint, and wintergreen to achieve this sensation.

Appetite Control

Some people have trouble controlling their appetites. Most of them turn to chew their favorite gum for help. An oil diffuser with peppermint oil in it can help sideline the appetite until it is mealtime. It tricks the body into thinking it is full and can help you feel more energized in the process.