Posted on September 16 2018
It seems no one knows what in the world to do with essential oils unless they've invested in a diffuser; we’re here to debunk that myth!
You don’t need an expensive nebulizer to get the natural aromas of The Aromatherapist Essential Oils and Synergies into your home, office or car. Don’t get us wrong - we love our diffusers. However, sometimes the added moisture a diffuser brings with it isn’t the most ideal scenario for your environment. For example, if you live in a humid climate (ie; Ontario in the summer!) or a basement apartment, you may not want to create more humidity in the air.
It isn’t the moisture that diffuses essential oils, it’s the heat. Not too much heat (that would kill the active biochemicals), just enough to create vapour.
Here are some easy (and inexpensive) ways to expose your Aromatherapist Essential Oils and Synergies to heat, without a diffuser…
1. A pot of water near a radiator or wood burning fireplace:
We do this trick all the time with our wood burning stove. A small pot of water on top of a slow, moderate heat source is basically the OG diffuser! Just add a few drops of essential oil and place the pot near enough to become warm, but not so close as to boil or become a hazard.
2. Into your cleaning water:
Particularly for window sills, window pains or countertops that will be directly heated by the sun. Place a few drops of essential oil (preferably something with anti-bacterial action and a fresh aroma like our Comfort Blend) into your cleaning water. Every time that part of your house basks in the sunshine, you’ll get a blast of Comforting goodness! When it wears off, you'll know it’s time to clean again.
3. Onto decorative window pieces:
A sweet little painted stone or clay sculpture can not only look beautiful on a sunny sill, it can also act as a solar diffuser! Simply place a few drops of essential oil onto the side that will be most exposed to the sun.
4. Inside couch cushions and pillows:
Fabric couches can become areas of unpleasant odour, especially with a few pets in the house; not anymore! Place a few drops of essential oil onto some cotton balls and slip them inside your couch cushions or decorative pillows. Every time someone sits down, they’ll get a whiff of deliciousness rather than the alternative.
5. Inside your vacuum bag:
Another area of the home that can become the 'anti-diffuser' is the carpet; it can hold yucky, musty odours like nothing else. You're best to combat that problem at the source, rather than masking it with air diffusion. Place a few drops of an odour-eliminating essential oil blend (like Provence or Detox) directly into your vacuum bag. Now your carpet will act as a diffuser for pleasant odour instead!
Room Sprays are another versatile and cost-effective way of getting The Aromatherapist Essential Oils and Synergies into every area of your home, office and car!
Pick up a DIY Room Spray Kit to get started; enough pure Essential Oil to make over 50 batches of Room Spray! Plus a quick & easy recipe, and 5 glass spray bottles.