Essential Oil Diffusers

BY Jen

Essential Oil Diffusers

As you may already know from some of my posts, I love essential oils. I use them in a lot of my homemade beauty and home products and have a variety for different uses. They have incredible healing properties and are also a great way to naturally make your home smell lovely. Diffusers are one of my favorite ways to use essential oils and are a must have in my house. In their natural state, the oils are extremely potent and can be dangerous if not diluted or used properly. Diffusers are great for beginners as they allow you to get the benefits of essential oils at a lower potency. I am going to go over a few different diffuser options. This is not a complete list, but these are the types that I use.

1. Ultrasonic Diffuser
In an ultrasonic diffuser, you add water with a few drops essential oil and it disperses a super fine, cool mist into the air that you inhale. This is my favorite type of diffuser. It works great for employing the healing benefits of the oils or just enjoying their fragrance.

2. Reed Diffuser
You may have seen this DIY reed diffuser post awhile ago. I love these for adding a lovely scent to my house. They are super easy and inexpensive to make and as opposed to a lot of store bought reed diffusers, they are all natural. All you need is a glass bottle, water, some vodka, essential oils and diffuser sticks. Get the directions here.

3. Candle Diffuser
Candle diffusers are an great way to disperse the aroma of essential oils throughout your home. You just put a few drops of the oils in the top and a candle heats them from below. If you are trying to diffuse for health benefits, this may not be the best as the heat can change the makeup of the oils, but they will make your home smell lovely.

4. Diffuser Jewelry
This one is new to me, but Starr Healthy Self was kind enough to send me one of their diffuser bracelets. It is a beaded bracelet that has a porous clay bead that you add a couple drops essential oils to. Once the oil dries, you wear the bracelet and enjoy the aroma on the go. A cute and fashionable way to enjoy essential oils. Isn’t that great? If you are interested in purchasing one of these bracelets, head over to Starr Healthy Self and use the code ASIPOFBLISS15 for 15% off your order.

Do you use essential oil diffusers in your home? Which kind is your favorite?

26 Comments on Essential Oil Diffusers

  1. Candy
    5/3/16 at 5:35 pm

    I have a friend who got me hooked on essential olls everything love them

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:55 pm

      That’s great :)

      Reply
  2. Taria S. Faison
    5/3/16 at 6:03 pm

    I am just starting to use essential oils… Thank you for this informative Post.

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:54 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful!

      Reply
  3. Shanna
    5/3/16 at 10:21 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of diffusers and oils! I use them every day! :)

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:54 pm

      Aren’t they the best??

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:56 pm

      That’s great! I’m glad you like them as much as I do.

      Reply
  4. Laura
    5/4/16 at 3:46 am

    I have a collection of essential oils and some soya melts but just cant find the right difuser. The reed difuser is very pretty!! I need to check that post out!

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:56 pm

      The reed diffusers are great because they are so inexpensive and easy to make, you can put them in every room of the house.

      Reply
  5. Amy Scott
    5/4/16 at 8:21 am

    I bought a diffuser on Amazon last month and it is the best thing I’ve done in the new house! I got sick of wallflowers and candles to minimize the dog smell from our pup (which isn’t that strong thankfully) and I am astounded by the aromas from the oils and how long it lasts before refilling!

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:57 pm

      Don’t they work great? And they aren’t the “fake” smells you get from a lot of candles and plug ins.

      Reply
  6. Lindsey
    5/4/16 at 11:26 am

    I really want to make some diffuser beads now as a blog post–thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:57 pm

      Cool! I would love to see it!

      Reply
  7. Ninz
    5/4/16 at 1:08 pm

    This is such a cool post. I have never heard of Ultrasonic Diffuser or Diffuser Bracelet. Very interesting and informative. Thank you for sharing!
    Ninz

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:58 pm

      When I first started with EOs I had no idea there were so many different kinds of diffusers. And these are only a few.

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  8. Kim
    5/4/16 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve made my own reed diffusers and love them…and I recently purchased an electric diffuser which is so awesome

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    • Jen
      5/4/16 at 5:59 pm

      I love my electric diffuser. It is so convenient!

      Reply
  9. Lauren | Love Lola
    5/5/16 at 8:05 am

    I’ve been wanting to try essential oils for a while… I’ll definitely refer to this once I get started. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jen
      5/6/16 at 12:23 pm

      Great Lauren! I hope you try them out soon.

      Reply
  10. Crystal Taffe
    5/5/16 at 11:54 am

    Great post! I wil have to check out the bracelet.

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    • Jen
      5/6/16 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Crystal! You should definitely check them out :)

      Reply
  11. Justine Y @ Little Dove
    5/6/16 at 10:47 am

    I use a diffuser similar to #3 all the time, but in the winter when we have a fire going most of the day I just fill a mug with water and put some drops in there, it works great. I love the idea of diffusing oils on your jewelry, I’ve seen different products for that lately and I think it’s a terrific idea!

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    • Jen
      5/6/16 at 12:22 pm

      The mug of water is a great idea! I have put a few drops in a pot of water on the stove before. It works great.

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  12. Zaria Papa
    5/22/16 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Jen,

    I love essential oils as well and this is why I own the candle diffuser. I picked that one because of the aesthetics, it really looks beautiful along with creating a wonderful atmosphere according to the essential oil I pick. First time I hear about the jewelry one, it seems interesting indeed! Great reviews, thank you!

    Zaria

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    • Jen
      5/23/16 at 11:02 am

      I agree. I really like the look of the candle diffusers!

      Reply

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