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How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser

How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser is a fantastic, and easy way, to enjoy the wonderful aromas and benefits of your essential oils. If you’re a beginner who’s not quite sure about the best way to use your diffuser, or even how it works, we’ll break down all the ins and outs of your diffuser for you. That way you can get the most out of diffusing your essential oils and keep your diffuser running like new. And if you’re a seasoned pro who knows all the ins and outs of your diffuser, who knows, you might still learn something new!
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How Does a Diffuser Work?

Most diffusers you’ll see on the market are ultrasonic diffusers. This simple technology uses electronic frequencies to vibrate a small disk at the bottom of your diffuser. It sits under the reservoir of water and your essential oils. When it vibrates, it produces a fine mist that sends your essential oils into the air. These diffusers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and designs. No matter the size of your space or design aesthetic, you’re sure to find one that works for you.

Add Your Water 

Each diffuser will have a water reservoir. And although they are different sizes, each one will also have a handy red dot on the fill line to let you know just how much water to add. It’s important to not overfill your diffuser as it could cause it to not work altogether or cause water to spurt out. The manual for your diffuser will also let you know if there are specific requirements for which water to use in your diffuser. Unless otherwise specified, tap water will work just fine.
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Add Your Essential Oils

Now comes the fun part! You get to add your essential oils. There are a few considerations to make when you’re deciding how many drops to use: the size of your space, the size of your diffuser and the intensity of the aroma.
All of our diffusion guidelines for our single essential oils and blends will tell you how many drops to use per 100 mL of water. In the case of a bigger diffuser, like the Bamboo Elegance Diffuser with a 500 mL reservoir, you’ll bring that number up.  
Remember, you can always add more drops to your diffuser, but you can’t take any out. When in doubt, start with less and build from there. When choosing the essential oils you want to diffuse, keep in mind that it is good practice to swap the oils you use frequently with oils you use less frequently once in a while. This prevents your body from becoming too used to oil and building up an immune response to it.

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