“Diffusion effectively distributes essential oil molecules into the air, making it an excellent way to maximize the beneficial properties of essential oils.” ~ The Lavender Life
You’ve probably heard us talking about diffusers and diffuser blends, and maybe even heard us say “get that diffuser going!” but what does that actually mean? Maybe you’ve noticed some of us here at Crooks & Thieves have ditched our candles and replaced them with our diffusers, and you’re wondering what the big deal is. Or maybe you’ve got some family coming into town, and you’ve already ditched the candles and now you’re looking for something to help with that…lived in?…smell? We’ve got you covered on all counts!!
So, let’s dig in! First off, let’s look at what we love so much about diffusing. Like the quote at the beginning says, because of the way that diffusing distributes the oils into the air, it is one of my favorite ways to use my oils. It’s so convenient, I can mix and match according to my mood at any given time, and it permeates the whole house, so no matter where I am, I can smell my lovely oils. The other great thing about this, is that the whole family can benefit, even if they’re not putting the oils on topically – so everyone wins! I used to burn candles like crazy – they were my favorite thing. But the truth is that candles really aren’t very good for you. (there’s all kinds of studies on that, and if you want more information on it, touch base with your sponsor, or shoot me a message, I would love to chat with you about it!) Just because I know candles aren’t good for me, though, doesn’t mean I’m over the whole nice smell, gentle light, cozy atmosphere situation.
Right, so what do we do about all of this? Well, there’s a lot of different options for diffusing, so let’s start there.
- First up – the quickest, easiest and most basic, Direct Inhalation. Grab a bottle,
unscrew the top and breathe in the goodness. That’s all well and good, right? But it’s kinda tricky to be productive on a Monday while holding a bottle of Joy under your nose.
- The next step in simplicity are our new car diffusers! The are sleek, beautiful, and so easy to use! Put a few drops of your favorite oil or oils on the the essential oil pad, pop it in the diffuser, and slide the diffuser into a vent in your dashboard! Smells good, no toxins!
- Ultrasonic Diffusers are the next step in our journey, and my personal favorite. There are several options that Young Living offers, but we’ll talk about those later this week. You can, of course, check them out on the Young Living website before then, though, if you can’t wait!
- The last option we’re going to talk about today is Young Living’s Atomizing Diffuser, the AromaLux™.
As you can see, there are so many options for diffusing this season! Later this week, I’ll share a few of my favorite blends to diffuse, pick one that fits your style, or one that you have all the oils for, and give it a try! Set up a diffuser this year at your family gatherings instead of scented candles for a fun, beautiful and healthy alternative!