February 06, 2019 3 min read

It seems like everyone is talking about the benefits of using essential oil diffusers these days, from top Instagram influencers to celebrity A-listers. If you’re wondering what all the hype is about, don’t worry. Many people are only now discovering for themselves how using an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser in their home can promote a more comfortable, mood-lifting environment with ease. Here’s everything you need to know to get started, with some helpful advice from Scent Better.

The use of essential oil diffusers has its origins in the healing practice known as aromatherapy. This technique, used by trained professionals, is believed to provide relief for many common ailments, and is known to have some powerful effects on one’s mental and emotional well-being. Here are some of the most common uses for natural herbal aromas that can help you get started:

  • For a better night’s rest: lavender, vetiver or roman chamomile
  • For improved focus:cedar, rosemary, peppermint
  • For pain relief:eucalyptus, marjoram, clary sage
  • For cleaner air:chamomile, peppermint, tea tree oil
  • For a calmer state of mind:valerian, lavender, jasmine

Of course, even though something is ‘natural’ you still need to take care. As the use of essential oils has exploded in recent years, so has the amount of potentially misleading information on social media and websites across the internet. While it is great that more people than ever are benefiting from the use of aromatherapy and scenting, it is important to know how to use aromas both safely and effectively.

First, the type of fragrance you use can make a huge difference. Synthetic perfumes and other scents don’t have the same benefits when it comes to aromatherapy that 100 percent pure and organic essential oils provide. That’s why it is so important to choose oils and aroma blends that are made only from all-natural ingredients, without the use of fillers or other unneeded additives.

Because pure essential oils are extremely concentrated herbal extracts, they should never be used internally, and topical (on the skin) use is usually discouraged. Special care is required when handling them around children or pets, or if you are pregnant. That said, there are many safe ways to use oils in just about every environment.

There are several options for using essential oils, or products made using these oils, in the home.

While there is nothing wrong with using scented candles to unwind, one of the safest and most common ways that aromatherapy is used these days is with a diffuser. These scenting machines work by transforming the base oil into tiny particles that are then dispersed through the air so that they can fill a room, or any other space, with the desired aroma.

Ultrasonic diffusers are an especially safe and popular choice for in-home use. These devices work by sending electronic frequencies through water that vibrate and vaporize the oil. The result is an aromatic mist that has the double benefit of acting as a small humidifier. The negative ions that are produced can help to improve air quality and help you breathe more easily, especially during cold and flu season.

Unlike some other forms of diffusion, this method does not require the use of any heat. This helps to keep the oils in a purer state and is also potentially a safer means of dispersing scent. These diffusers also require very little oil for each use, making them a more cost-effective solution for many families.

At Scent Better, our high-quality diffusers are easy to use and are a great way to get started with using aromatherapy in your home. All you need to begin is to purchase the right size ultrasonic diffuser for the space you wish to scent, and then select an aroma oil you would like to use. If you want to use your new diffuser for a variety of purposes, such as to assist with sleep as well as to improve your focus during the day, you may wish to purchase additional oils that you can swap out as needed.

Our ultrasonic diffusers work just as well as some models you may have seen with a much higher price tag, and deliver the exact same benefits. Featuring a sleek and modern design, our machines are a stylish addition to any room of the house. They are also whisper-quiet while running, so feel free to set a nighttime scenting schedule to help you sleep better and drift off into slumber with ease.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a touch of luxury at home. Choose Scent Better for a machine that will help you unwind and create the beautifully scented atmosphere you’ve always wanted. With the help of your new diffuser, oil blends and this introductory guide, you’ll be ready to start enjoying the many benefits of aromatherapy for yourself, all within the comfort of your living room or bedroom.