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How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser!

How to use an essential oil diffuser properly

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:

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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5 Reusable Kitchen Products to Save You Money (and the Earth!)

Reusable kitchen products to save money

Using eco-friendly products around the home is a great way to protect our environment. But did you know it could also save you money?

Investing in reusable items instead of one-off purchases is not only friendlier on the earth, but actually better for your wallet in the long run, too.

If you’ve been looking for some simple ways to save costs at home, keep reading as we share 5 clever re-usable products for a healthy, happy kitchen!

Reusable Kitchen Wraps

Does your family go through cling wrap like it’s going out of fashion? Standard plastic wraps like cling wrap are usually only used once before being thrown out. So why not make the switch to a reusable product like beeswax wraps, instead?

Our new beeswax kitchen wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps, designed to be easily cleaned and reused time and time again while keeping your food fresh for longer. Available in a variety of different sizes, you can shop our reusable beeswax kitchen wraps online here.

Reusable Coffee Pods

The costs of purchasing coffee pods can really start to add up, especially if you consume one or more cups daily. Coffee pods also contribute significantly to landfill in Australia. So why not make a one-off investment into reusable coffee capsules to not only save money, but also reduce wastage?

Our reusable coffee pods are designed for lifetime use, made from durable stainless steel and fully compatible with Nespresso machines, too. You can shop them online right here.

Reusable Lunch Boxes

Do you have a habit of buying lunches on the go, instead of bringing your own from home? Our stainless steel reusable lunch boxes are chemical-free and include convenient compartments for your food, making it super easy to pre-pack your lunches for the week.

Available in a variety of sizes and designs, you can shop our reusable stainless steel lunch boxes here.

Water Filtration

You might spend a few dollars on bottled water here and there without blinking an eyelid, but have you considered how much this is costing you in the long term? Not only do the costs of bottled water start to add up over time, but plastic bottles can also contain harmful chemicals and toxins.

Investing in a water filtration unit (and reusable drink bottle) gives you access to 100% pure, filtered water from the convenience of your own home. You can shop our water filtration units online here!

Reusable Travel Cups

Thanks to the recent War on Waste campaign, many Australian cafes are now offering discounts to customers who provide their own travel cup, helping to reduce the amount of discarded coffee cups ending up in landfill.

You could save around 50c per cup of coffee simply by using your own travel cup. You can shop our eco-friendly bamboo travel cups online here.

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Natural Ways to Clear Negative Energy From Your Home!

Natural ways to clear negative energy

Have you ever walked into a room and felt immediately tense, upset, irritable or angry?

This could be due to a build-up of negative energy. When we enter a space filled with negative energy and emotions, it can begin to affect our own moods and wellbeing.

So how can you reduce negative energy and create a happier, healthier environment, the natural way?

This week on the blog we wanted to share some simple ways to clear negative energy using essential oils and selenite to promote a more positive environment. Keep reading for our top tips and some all-natural remedies to try at home.

Essential oils for negative energy

Essential oils can have a direct impact on our mood levels and emotions, making them perfect for clearing negative energy from your surroundings.

You can create your very own aromatic energy clearing room spray to keep handy whenever you begin to sense a build-up of negative energy at home or work.

There are certain essential oils renowned for their energy clearing and uplifting properties.

These include:

To make your own DIY room spray, simply fill a spray bottle ¾ full with distilled water, and top with witch hazel until the bottle is nearly full. Then add 40 drops of your chosen essential oils – for example, 10 drops each of lavender, ylang ylang, sage and cedarwood. Shake to combine and spritz a few sprays around the room when needed.

For a more permanent solution, you could also place an essential oil diffuser in the areas of your home that you feel culminate the most negative energy, and diffuse regularly. Or, consider wearing an aromatherapy necklace or bracelet throughout the day to experience the benefits of essential oils on the go.

Selenite for negative energy

Selenite is known for being a cleansing and purifying crystal, with strong connections to our emotional state. This is why selenite wands are often used for personal aura cleansing to clear negative energy.

If you’ve been feeling tense, irritable or not quite “yourself”, this could be due to a build-up of negative energy that your body has absorbed over time. Cleansing with selenite can be a great way to “reset” your energy levels, boost your mood and promote a positive mindset.

To cleanse your aura, simply hold the selenite wand around 5 inches away from your body and sweep it from head to toe while visualising the negative energy being removed by the crystal. Selenite lamps and crystals can also be placed around the home or other environments to help keep negative energy at bay.

You can shop our full range of essential oils and selenite products online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases!

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