Best Essential Oil for Diffuser
If you are looking for the best essential oil for diffuser, you probably already know that not all essential oils are of the same quality.
Some “essential oils” sold in the market for use in a diffuser are not pure essential oils. These water-based or water-soluble “essential oil” are actually filled with a large amount of water (emulsifiers added to enable the essential oil to mix with water) or fillers (e.g. alcohol) to reduce the manufacturing cost.
Pure essential oils (EO) do not contain fillers. These small EOs are highly concentrated oil and you only need a few drops in a diffuser to create a huge impact. Use a few drops sparingly and a single bottle of EO can easily stretch you over a couple months.
So what are the best essential oils to use in a diffuser? How do we use them? How much do we need to use for the best aromatherapy benefits?
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are aromatic, volatile components that’s derived from plants. These highly concentrated essences are extracted from a variety of plant parts, including the bark, stems, seeds, roots and flowers.
Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy i.e. inhaled or for topical purposes e.g. massage or roll on blend. Each essential oil has their own unique chemistry with therapeutic effects to promote the body’s ability to self heal (psychologically and physically).
Read also: What are essential oils & how do they work
What is an Essential Oil Diffuser?
An essential oil diffuser (also known as aroma lamp) are used to diffuse essential oils in aromatherapy and esoterics. It disperses essential oils into the air and fills the area with a natural fragrance by either projecting the oil into the air thru heating, natural evaporation, nebulizers (using compressed air) or ultrasonic devices.
Best Essential Oil for Diffuser
Every essential oil are unique are has their own therapeutic benefits. Some essential oils are better than others as a remedy for an ailment or area of health. Here is a list for some of the best essential oil for you to use in a diffuser. Simply add a few drops into your diffuser, sit back, relax and breath.
For stress / anxiety
Are you feeling stressed or having that constant anxiety which you just can’t seem to shake it off? Try diffusing some sweet orange, lavender, bergamot, chamomile or ylang ylang. These essential oils are known to helps revive your spirit, promote well-being, aid relaxation and ease anxiety.
One of the most common ailment that office workers suffers from is headaches. The constant exposure to blue light and long hours of watching the monitor screen may contribute to headaches/migraines. If you are suffering from this, try diffusing some peppermint, lavender or rosemary essential oil. These EOs may help relieve symptoms of your headaches.
Suffering from frequent sleepless nights? Getting sufficient sleep is very important for your health and metabolic rate. Try diffusing lavender, roman chamomile or vetiver essential oil in a dark bedroom to promote restful sleep.
Drinking coffee (black) is a great way to boost you up mentally but did you know that essential oils are also great for mental stimulation? Try diffusing some peppermint, coffee, sandalwood, coriander or jasmine essential oil for that added energy and mental arousal.