How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser!
Are you just starting out with essential oils and not sure where to begin with using your diffuser?
Today we wanted to share a step-by-step guide on using an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser like a pro – along with some of our favourite diffuser blends for beginners.
From choosing the perfect location for your diffuser to set-up and maintenance, keep reading for our top tips on making the most out of your essential oil diffuser at home!
Choose your diffuser
First things first – choosing your diffuser!
Essential oil diffusers come in a variety of different styles, sizes and settings. Ultrasonic diffusers are our top picks for beginners. You can read our guide to choosing the perfect essential oil diffuser right here to get started.
Choose your diffuser location
Once you’ve purchased an essential oil diffuser, you’ll then need to decide where to position it. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the location of your diffuser:
- It’s best to keep your diffuser on a level, solid surface to avoid it from tipping or falling. You may also want to keep it out of reach of small children.
- Think about the areas of the home where you spend the most time, such as bedrooms, living rooms or even office spaces. These rooms will benefit the most from an essential oil diffuser.
- Make sure your diffuser is close to an outlet if required. You should also avoid putting your diffuser directly next to a fan, and away from direct sunlight.
Fill your diffuser with water
Once you’ve set-up your ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, you’ll need to fill it with water according to instructions. There should be a water line to guide you. Make sure you use clean tap water at room temperature, and be careful not to overfill – or your diffuser may not work effectively.
Add your oils
Now for the fun part – adding your essential oils!
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to the oils you choose to diffuse. Different oils are best suited for different situations – for example, lavender oil is best for calming and relaxing, while citrus oils are more energising and uplifting. You can even diffuse oils to reduce germs and improve immunity.
You can use a single oil or a blend of different oils in your diffuser – have some fun experimenting to find the perfect blend for your home. Check your diffuser instructions for the number of oil drops required.
You might want to try the following diffuser blends to get you started:
- Lavender, Bergamot + Ylang Ylang
- Lavender, Rosemary + Lemon
- Peppermint + Frankincense
- Orange + Peppermint
- Frankincense + Sandalwood + Bergamot
Start slowly with just 3-4 drops of essential oils – remember, a little goes a long way!
Choose your settings
Your diffuser will likely have different settings and time cycles for you to choose from. You can choose to run your diffuser continuously for around 15-20 minutes, or set it up to diffuser sporadically throughout the day, depending on when you’ll be using the space.
Maintain your diffuser
Make sure you look after your diffuser, too! Give the canister a quick clean after use with warm water, and then rinse and dry thoroughly before replacing.
Ready to get started with your own essential oil diffuser? You can shop our range of ultrasonic diffusers, essential oils and essential oil blends online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.
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