The Benefits Of Using An Aromatherapy Diffuser
Why having a diffuser in your home can make all the difference in supporting your personal wellness
Explore the many benefits of using an aromatherapy diffuser
The popularity of aroma diffusers in our homes and workspaces has been attributed to many things in the last year. Not only are we spending more time at home, which for many of us has become our workspace, but we’re becoming more conscious of the small shifts we can make in the way we use products and services to help us support our wellness. Enter: the aromatherapy diffuser.
What exactly is an aromatherapy diffuser? A diffuser is a device that breaks down water molecules and 100% pure essential oils into a fine, cool mist that you breathe in through the nose and mouth. The mist that is dispersed throughout the room from a diffuser is thought to create a pleasant aroma in the air, as well as have benefits to our health, which we will dive deeper into.
How does an aromatherapy diffuser work?
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's get back to basics when it comes to using an aromatherapy diffuser and understanding how it works. A diffuser works by using clean water and 100% pure essential oils, free of carrier oils or other adulterants alongside an ultrasonic disc to create fine, cool mist that is dispersed into the air. The disc vibrates at an ultrasonic speed, breaking up the water and essential oil molecules into even finer molecules that when released emit a pleasant and beneficial scent.
To use an aromatherapy diffuser is just as simple. Each time you use it, you add fresh, clean water and a diffuser blend of your choice to the water tank, you replace any caps or lids as required, you press the “on” button on the front or cord of your unit and voila! You’re diffusing! Now let’s learn more about the benefits of using one.
Aromatherapy diffusers for creating a personalized scent in your home
The number one benefit of using an aromatherapy diffuser in your home or workspace is that you are able to tailor the scent in your space to meet your unique and customized preferences. The aromas we invite into our space can have a profound impact on everything from our mood to our energy levels, which is why we are so fond of the option to personalize scent in our space. Here are three of the diffuser blends we choose the most often when inspired by certain scents:
If you like the smell of fresh and juicy citrus, you’ll love our Liquid Sunshine diffuser blend. Formulated with zesty grapefruit, uplifting bergamot and invigorating lime, this boosting blend will leave your home with the inviting scent of fresh squeezed juice in the morning.
If you like the smell of sweet and uplifting florals, you’ll love our Goddess diffuser blend. Formulated with stress relieving neroli, peaceful jasmine and comforting rose, this soothing floral blend will have you picturing yourself frolicking in a field of wildflowers in the summertime.
If you like the smell of clearing and fresh tree scents, you’ll love our Into The Trees diffuser blend. Formulated with refreshing pine, woodsy cypress and herbal eucalyptus, this warm and woody blend will feel like a long walk through a deep forest.
Aromatherapy diffusers for creating a personalized feel in your home
The second benefit of an aromatherapy diffuser that makes them feel almost necessary as part of your wellness routine is personalizing the way you want to feel in your space. A diffuser in conjunction with certain essential oils has the power to shift your mood and create a vibe that is entirely tailored to a certain mindset or headspace. Are you wanting to feel revived and naturally boosted in the morning? You’re going to reach for essential oil diffuser blends that help you feel perky. Are you wanting to feel rested and relaxed in the evening time and as you wind down for the night? You’re going to reach for essential oil diffuser blends that help you feel at ease. Customizing how you want to feel through the power of scent is such an easy way to enhance your personal wellness. Here are a few of our go-to diffuser blends for creating a vibe:
If you want to feel revived and peppy first thing in the morning, we suggest reaching for an uplifting and boosting blend like Elevate diffuser blend. Formulated with fresh lemongrass, sweet mandarin and stimulating yuzu, this cheerful blend helps you to feel fresh faced and ready to take on the day.
If you want to feel relaxed and begin to transition from your workday to your personal time, we suggest reaching for a peaceful blend like Unwind diffuser blend. Formulated with soothing lavender, harmonizing bergamot and balancing geranium, this grounding blend will put you in the right headspace for chilling all the way out.
If you want to feel rested and tranquil as you head towards bedtime, we suggest reaching for a dreamy blend like Peaceful Slumber diffuser blend. Formulated with grounding marjoram, relaxing lavender and calming myrtle, this soothing blend will help you feel ready for rest at nighttime.
Our top picks for aromatherapy diffusers
Of course, before you can start choosing your favorite diffuser blends you need to first choose your favorite aromatherapy diffuser! At Saje we offer a variety of aromatherapy diffusers to meet your needs, including small, medium and large sizes. While the functionality of diffusers is largely the same, each using the same technology of an ultrasonic vibrating disc, the aesthetic differences are part of what makes selecting a new diffuser so exciting! Made with different materials in various colors, patterns, sizes and shapes, here are our top picks:
Our favorite small diffuser is the Aroma Gem in matte black. This unit is made from chic matte black glass and BPA-free plastic and offers a continuous and intermittent setting of between 4.5-9 hours of run time.
Our favorite medium sized diffuser is the Aroma Om in white. This unit it made from stylish white ceramic and BPA-free plastic and offers a continuous and intermittent setting of between 3-6 hours of run time. The Aroma Om also offers an optional LED light feature that can be used for creating dim, ambient light in almost any space.
Our favorite large diffuser is the Aroma Om deluxe in stone. This unit is made from sleek and decorative cement and BPA-free plastic, offering a number of different settings for both run time and an optional LED light feature. The unit can be programmed to run for 1, 3 and 6 hours, or set to continuous where it can run on a low or high setting for between 11-22 hours. The optional LED light is a band that can be used in either bright or dim or can be left off if you choose.
Where to add an aromatherapy diffuser in your home
When it comes to adding an aromatherapy diffuser to your home, the options are really limitless in terms of where they can be placed. Though the most conventional spaces might include living rooms and bedrooms, here are a few of the more off-the-beaten-path areas that we like to add a diffuser in our homes:
- In a lobby or foyer. What a sweet surprise to walk into; refreshing air that’s been scented with citruses, florals, tree scents or any other aroma of your choosing. An aromatherapy diffuser in a high traffic area like the front entranceway of a home is an easy way to create an inviting atmosphere. An added bonus? Disguising the smell of gym sneakers and other items that hold unpleasant odor.
- In a bathroom. Not only does an aromatherapy diffuser double as a décor piece, it can also be used to help keep unwanted odors at bay in another high traffic area of the home. Since most bathrooms are typically quite small, adding a diffuser to the countertop or a small shelf is an easy way to create refreshed and pleasantly scented air in the space and to help rid your home of artificial fragrances or synthetic air freshening sprays or plug-ins.
- Among your plants. A favorite for us here at Saje is placing a diffuser near or between an area where you keep houseplants. Cactuses, succulents or orchids in particular can benefit from a stylish and simple way to add moisture to the air that supports the health of your plants and looks good while doing so!
Aromatherapy diffusers are simple and creative ways to make a big impact on your personal well-being and the well-being of your home. Creating a sensory experience in your environment with 100% natural and plant-based ingredients may support you in feeling revived, rested and everything in between.