“Fragrance is the substance of memories,” Colette Ellis, founder of InStep Consulting and creator of Start Within, told INSIDER.
The way essential oils are diffused, however, is up to the individual.
Ellis suggests using essential oils for diffusion, soothing baths, massages, and topical application through a variety of different methods. We rounded up some interesting ways that you can diffuse essential oils.
You can simply pop them into a diffuser.
A good diffuser will not only make a room smell nice, but also it will add to the ambiance of the room.
However, there are differences between diffusers, according to Louis Verspreeuwen, co-founder of Pilgrim Collection.
“A humidifier only adds moisture to the ambient air,” Verspreeuwen told INSIDER. “Aromatherapy diffusers that work with water (ultrasonic ones) act both as an essential oil diffuser and as a humidifier – so two devices in one! That being said, humidifiers often have bigger water capacity and are better suited for big spaces.”
For small apartments like those in New York or Hong Kong, cities Verspreeuwen often travels to, a diffuser is the best option and adds an interesting architectural element to a room.
Pilgrim recently launched five lines of essential oils to combat everything from jet lag to stress.
“I have a preference for the ‘Disconnect’ collection, as ylang ylang really allows me to relax after a hectic day in Hong Kong,” Verspreeuwen said. “I use it in my Zoe diffuser and with the mediation light on.”
Often, companies like Saje Natural Wellness claim that customers should buy essential oils and diffusers in the same place for safety precautions.
Saje’s diffuser manuals warn users to stick with Saje diffuser blends, as other oils may contain fragrances, base oils or synthetics that could result in malfunction.
“Some single note essential oils are also too thick or heavy for use in the ultrasonic diffuser,” according to the company.
Regardless of how someone chooses to diffuse essential oils, it’s crucial to understand how pure the scents are.
You can create a scented pouch.
A sachet is a great way to use aromatherapy to improve the mood of a room.
While they’re easy to DIY — sew two pieces of fabric together and add a bit of stuffing for a small pouch before dabbing essential oils on it — some consumers may prefer it be delivered through Amazon Prime.
One brand, Alio, sells small pouches that can fit in shoes and purses, and comes in six scents such as Soft Blanket and Dreamy Gelato. The set of two pouches ($15) each lasts up to 90 days.
Use them to create hand wipes.
Another DIY approach to dispensing essential oils, hand wipes are easy to make and needed relief on a crowded subway or during a cold.
Karen Trenk, the founder of Handzies towelettes, told INSIDER that she began making her own wipes (which she sells but has a DIY recipe here) to get a better use out of essential oils.
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