Deciding which oils to use with your Diffuser

Using an oil diffuser is the best way to derive most of the health benefits of every essential oil we know of. It may not seem obvious but essential oils do have substantial variety, not just in regards to their fragrance but also their composition. The most important constituent in essential oils is volatile aromatic compound.

Every essential oil has several volatile aromatic compounds. Till date, we have assessed and identified more than three thousand volatile aromatic compounds. There are definitely more that are yet to be discovered or understood. Hence, even if there are only a dozen or so popular essential oils, they do have distinct attributes owing to the exact composition of volatile aromatic compounds.

“I love to use Lemon grass oil, it smells amazing and it keeps bugs out of the house during the summer”
Hannah Leeson

Here is a list of other Oils that you can use

You can use an essential oil diffuser for any type of essential oil. You can also make your own blend of multiple essential oils or buy a blended variety from the store. You can mix essential oils and carrier oils or base oils to be used in an oil diffuser. An essential oil diffuser will allow the dispersed molecules to ease your breathing, thus helping your respiration, there is a direct impact on mood and also brain or cognitive functions, any topical infection you may have will be alleviated and you would feel rejuvenated. Almost all essential oils have these amazing health benefits.

Some essential oils may be less or more beneficial. For instance, using lemon essential oil in an oil diffuser can reduce the growth of mold in a room. Here is a quick guide to help you choose the best essential oil for your oil diffuser.

Lavender Oil

Lavender is the most commonly used essential oil. The reason for its popularity is the versatility and also volatility. Lavender essential oil has been used in aromatherapy and other types of therapeutic treatments for decades now. The singularly most beneficial property of lavender oil is its impact on sleep. Pour a bit of the oil, three to five drops will do, into an essential oil diffuser around an hour and a half before you plan to hit the bed. Your room will be fragrant, pleasant and ideally ambient for a good eight to nine hours of sleep. Lavender oil helps you to relax like very few other remedies known to man. Even insomniacs or those with chronic sleeping problems will experience the benefits.

Lemon Oil

Go for lemon essential oil if you want to cleanse your room. First, the fragrance can fight the odor in the foulest of rooms. Second, it can eliminate pathogens from the air and those that may have found a resting place on different fixtures in your room. Lemon oil is a proven antimicrobial agent. It may not have as much of an impact on your sleep as lavender but it surely is good to cleanse a room for healthy living

Ylang-Ylang essential oil

Ylang-ylang essential oil has attained popularity owing to the perception that it can instil a fine balance between masculine and feminine energies in the house. While that perception may or may not be truly founded in facts, what cannot be disputed is the impact of using it in an oil diffuser to attain a restful state of mind. Every active, inactive, proactive, reactive and hyperactive mind needs some rest. Every soul on the planet needs some rejuvenation. Ylang-ylang in an essential oil diffuser will help you to unwind and it will effectively restore your energy levels, if not boost it.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense is an expensive essential oil. What you pay for to buy a bottle gets more than compensated by the strong anti-inflammatory properties of the oil. Whether you are trying to meditate or prepare for a serious meeting, if you are feeling down or don’t have the penchant for anything, using frankincense in an oil diffuser will not only boost your spirits but actually help you to follow through on immediate actions.

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon essential oil has an earthy fragrance, it is considerably sweeter than other oils and it creates a welcoming ambience. If you want pleasant and comfortable indoors, then cinnamon is a great choice. The fact that it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and anti-depressive properties make it almost imperative to use cinnamon in an essential oil diffuser.

Lemon Grass Oil

Consider using lemongrass essential oil to repel bugs and insects. Cassia is very effective at fighting microbes. Using a bit of lemon essential oil in an oil diffuser every day will get rid of viruses, fungi and bacteria from your home. Use clary sage if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance and insomnia.