Followers

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aromatherapy Thursday - Diffusers

Over the last year I have discussed many wonderful essential oils used in Aromatherapy.  There are many ways to use essential oils to benefit from their Aromatherapy properties: massage oils, home spa, Potpourri, perfume, and many more.  But one of the easiest and less time consuming ways to fragrance your space and benefit from the properties would be to simply use the essential oils in a Diffuser. 

To use a Diffuser you will simply put your choice of either essential oils or essential oil blend in the reservoir, bottle or whatever area that is designated for that purpose.  Some include things like reeds to whisk the oil up and slowly diffuse the fragrance into the air, while some use mini fans, and others still use rely on heat.  The general goal of Diffuser is to gently "diffuse" the oil into the air thus fragrancing it and providing the benefits of aromatherapy to the user. 
This wonderful shop, ByShana, sells "Products That Makes Scents"  You can find her lovely custom diffusers (shown above) along with many other aromatherapy products  at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ByShana?ref=seller_info
One thing to note is that you should always use high quality essential oils when practicing aromatherapy because while fragrant oils are great smelling they will not provide any of the chemical benefits that the true essential oil provides.  There are special natural chemicals in every essential oil that provides different signals to the brain when they are drawn in through the nasal cavity.  So it only works if you are using the actual oil derived from the plant, flower, peel, etc.  On the other side, some of the chemicals used in making the synthetic oils could give a person negative effects such as headaches.  But also note that even when using high quality essential oils negative effects can occur and allergy test should always be conducted.  Certain oils should be used with more caution than others and it is always good to do your research first before blending your own.
I found this vintage vaporizer on ArtFire in TheOldWorldApocathery (great name!) at http://ow.ly/clzxk    This would make a great diffuser in an old Victorian home or for someone who loves collecting antiques!
Some Diffusers can be very techie and have multiple settings, while some are very basic and are simple to use and understand.  There are also choices for what area you want to use it in such as if you are using it in your car or your home.

Today I will focus on showing some of the wide varieties of Diffusers available.
'Aromatherapy Thursday - Diffusers - Part 2' by ButterflyInTheAttic
Custom 4 oz. Reed Diffuser S...
$21.00
Personal Clay Aromatherapy P...
$12.00
4 sola flower natural diffus...
$12.95
White Love...Sweet Interior ...
$25.00
Vintage Perfume Lamp Nightli...
$24.00
Organic Room Diffuser
$25.00
Aromatherapy Diffuser -embos...
$10.00
Aromatherapy Lamp Ring- Esse...
$8.00
Oil Diffuser: blue swirl
$3.00
Off White Textured Oil Diffu...
$20.00
NAMASTE, a sandalwood and am...
$18.00
3 Rustic Clay Ornaments Frag...
$10.00
Floral Cascade Reed Diffuser...
$18.00
Aromatherapy White Blue Tea ...
$2.75
Small Lamp Star Cutouts Dogw...
$30.00
Beautiful Gardenia Diffuser ...
$48.00

'Aromatherapy Thursday - Diffusers' by ButterflyInTheAttic

Essential Oil & Diffuser Set...
$18.00
PICK YOUR SCENT eco friendly...
$9.99
Painted Glass Bottle Reed Di...
$16.99
Toast Living - Casa- Ultraso...
$120.00
Reed diffuser bud vase pot b...
$16.00
Bluebird Aromatherapy Nest a...
$16.00
Beachy Recycled Glass Diffus...
$15.00
Pumpkin Seed Flower oil reed...
$6.00
PERSONAL CLAY DIFFUSER Neckl...
$20.00
Smoke and Mirrors Reed Diffu...
$45.00
Hand Made Ceramic Pottery Te...
$12.50
Reed Diffuser with Lavender,...
$33.00
ceramic diffuser essential o...
$8.00
LAVENDER AROMATHERAPY LOCKET...
$200.00
Reed Diffuser, Apple Harvest...
$20.00
ESSENTIAL OIL Aromatherapy D...
$34.95

3 comments:

Jessie said...

This is a great introduction covering varieties of diffusers. And beautiful items too. Good job :)

Christie Cottage said...

I love the sticks in a bottle the best.

When I have them and company has called and actually "warned me" that they are coming... I flip the sticks and the scent is stronger when the guests arrive

<><

julie cavender said...

Thanks for including my little vase diffuser. I love to have spicy scents in the house and keep diffusers in the bathrooms and living rooms.