I will be honest in admitting that the sole reason I purchased my first diffuser approximately five years ago was that I thought they were cool. No word of a lie, I went out and bought one of these fuckers because I found the combination of the vapour they release and the changing colour features to be rather enticing.
Lo and behold, as it turns out, diffusers offer a hell of a lot more than a pretty light show.
Now that I’m aware of the advantages that come from frequently using a diffuser in a space, I am happy to share my knowledge with all of you. Don’t be afraid, however, to purchase one simply for aesthetic purposes as I initially did. There is no shame in sensory stimulation.
Here are, in my own words, and with some help from homesick.com, some of the benefits of using a diffuser in your home:
- Diffusers help to promote relaxation, depending on what sort of essential oils you’re using with it. Personally, I rotate between lemon, orange, eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender, but to each their own
- Aromatherapy can help to combat feelings of stress and promote calmness
- Diffusers can boost clarity, focus and concentration
- Aromatherapy can improve mood overall
- Some essential oils can combat inflammation, meaning if you’re using one such essential oil in your diffuser, it can offer physical health benefits and soothe redness on the skin
- They’re great for overall respiratory health
- The combination of essential oils and aromatherapy can help combat sore, achy joints
- They encourage a more restful sleep
- They’re great for skin health
- They can benefit the digestive system
- Diffusers can improve circulation and drainage
- They can help to calm hormonal mood swings
Diffusers aren’t necessarily cheap, but I consider them to be an investment considering how much good they offer. If you don’t have one, this may be a sign to consider getting one.