Why Diffuse Essential Oils?
- To infuse yourself with the wonderful aromas and scintillating
fragrances of essential oils!
- To purify the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, etc.
- To improve your home, work, or study environment.
- To experience the calming and emotionally balancing effects of certain
- Or, to experience the stimulating, invigorating effects of essential
What Do Essential Oils Do For You When They Are Diffused?
When essential oils are diffused, the molecules are broken up into
micro-fine mist particles. These mist particles stay suspended in the air
for long periods of time. Not only does this reduce bacteria, mold and
odors in the air, but these micro-mist particles also benefit those who
Diffused oils don't just mask odors; they actually alter the structure of
the molecules that create odors - rendering them harmless! They also
increase the available oxygen in the room and produce negative ions.
Research at Weber State University shows that diffusing essential oils
destroys airborne micro-organisms. Diffusing is so effective that many
hospitals in England and France diffuse essential oils daily to keep
incidences of drug-resistant bacteria low and to keep the air free from
Research also shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:
- Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors.
- Relax the mind and body, relieve tension, and clear the mind.
- Help with weight management.
- Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity.
- Dispel odors.
With all these benefits, it makes sense to start using a diffuser today.
What Are the Most Effective Oils to Diffuse?
Here are some of the most effective single essential oils for diffusing:
- Melaleuca alternifolia
- Eucalyptus globulus
And blends, such as:
Other essential oils can be diffused for different effects. For example,
frankincense and lavender can soothe and calm. The blend, 'Peace &
Calming' can help settle down an excited child or help relax a child enough
to fall sleep. Joy, along with Peace & Calming, or lavender are often used
for their calming and emotionally balancing effects. Purification or lemon
purify the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, synthetic fragrances
and other disagreeable odors.
- Citrus Fresh
How the Diffuser Works
The Young Living diffuser consists of an air pump, an oil well, and a glass
nebulizer (glass tube) connected by a flexible air tube. It is designed to
oils into the air in a micro-fine vapor where they stay suspended for
hours. While the vapor is in the air it reduces infectious pathogens,
fungus, and mold -- and fills the air with pleasing, natural fragrances.
The Young Living Diffuser will easily diffuse a large room or office.
It uses a special anodized aluminum oil well that has passed through a
process similar to ceramic coating, which makes cleaning easy and prevents
oils from coming in contact with metal.
Oil is forced through an air jet by a pump to atomize it into a micro-fine
mist. It passes through a custom-designed glass nebulizer, helping it
disperse quickly and evenly throughout the room (see picture, above
Some Guidelines to Diffusing
Cold-air diffusing is highly beneficial. However, using aroma lamps or
to disperse essential oil is not recommended. Heating or burning an
oil renders it therapeutically less beneficial and can create toxic
It is best to start by diffusing oils for 15-30 minutes a day and gradually
increase to 1-2 hours per day. If using the blend Thieves, do not diffuse
longer than 15 minutes at a time.
Never diffuse cinnamon or clove oils. These oils will burn the
membranes of the nose if inhaled as micromist. However, if these oils are
one of the ingredients in a blend, it is not a problem.
Single oils or one blend can be diffused at a time. It's best not to mix
blends since this will change the results (and the frangrance). However, a
single oil may be added to a blend.
Never use vegetable oils, massage oils, or overly thick essential oils in
your diffuser. These oils may clog the diffuser. And never add water to
the oils (or thin them with anything) when using the diffuser.
Lighter oils, such as lavender or lemon diffuse more quickly than thicker
oils, such as sandalwood or Valor. A 15 ml. bottle of lemon will diffuse
within about 8 hours in the Young Living diffuser. However, a 15 ml. bottle
of Valor will diffuse in about 48 hours because it's thicker.
Be sure to place the diffuser in a high place in the room so that when the
oil mist falls through the air, it can reduce more of the odor-causing
substances in the entire room (not just the lower portion).
Timers are handy gadgets to connect to your diffuser. They can be set to
diffuse oils throughout the day or night, and are especially useful for
those with sleep difficulties or respiratory conditions.
For travel (without a diffuser), several drops of essential oils can be
added to a spray bottle of water. Shake well and mist your hotel room,
plane seat, work place, car, etc. Oils and blends that work well this way
are Lemon, Purification, Thieves, and Melrose.
Cleaning Your Diffuser
Always wash your diffuser if:
- you are changing oils
- the diffuser gets dusty
- the oils have been sitting in it too long.
Disconnect the plastic tubing from the air outlet (of the well) and remove
the glass nebulizer before beginning.
The best way to wash the diffuser is with extremely hot water (soaps and
alcohol tend to leave residues). If the water is hot enough, it will clear
all the oil residue off the sides. Tap water is fine, if it is hot enough.
Otherwise, boil a pot of water and dip the glass nebulizer in it gently,
with tongs. Have a folded towel on the counter to lay it on. It's a good
idea to line your sink with either towels or plastic mats so that if you
accidentally touch the glass to the sink, it won't break - hot, thin glass
is extremely breakable! Be sure to also wash the oil well as well as the
metal jet (and anything the oil has come into contact with). Then dry
completely before reusing.
If using hot water is not practical, the next best way is to use grain
alcohol, (rather than rubbing alcohol). Seal both ends of the nebulizer
and shake. Rinse well with water. Let dry completely.
Use a cotton swab soaked in grain alcohol to clean the inside of the well
and the jet. Try using a needle to clean the hole in the jet. The air jet
can also be soaked, but be sure not to get the motor wet.
Diffusers are available from Young Living Essential Oils in the productline
section under " Accessories and Diffuser." They can be purchased complete
or bought in parts and easily assembled at home at approximately a 25%
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