If you’re new to the world of aromatherapy and essential oils, you may not know just how potent their benefits are - especially when it comes to your living space. By now, the health and wellbeing benefits of essential oils are long-established - but what about the benefits for your home?
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the benefits of having an aroma diffuser in your home, from deterring insects to keeping your home germ-free. Let’s take a look!
What is an aroma diffuser?
An aroma diffuser is an aromatherapy device which is used primarily to diffuse essential oils. While diffusing essential oils is typically associated with the health benefits of aromatherapy, a diffuser can also be a great help in keeping your home healthy and clean.
Benefits of having an aroma diffuser in your home
So, how does having an aroma diffuser improve your living space? From preventing mould to preventing colds, here are just a few reasons why a diffuser is your next must-have for your home:
Fight off germs and bacteria
When the weather gets colder and everyone around you is suddenly coughing, sneezing, and sniffing, an aroma diffuser can prevent you from getting sick - even if you share a home with someone who has a cold. Certain essential oils such as tea tree oil and peppermint are antibacterial, which means that they can kill bacteria and illness-causing germs that float in the air.
Mould is terrible for your home: not only does it look unsightly and decrease both your quality of life and the value of your home, but it can also cause you to become seriously unwell with respiratory illness. This is where aroma diffusers come in handy! When used with antibacterial essential oils, aroma diffusers can help to kill mould before it forms in your walls or on your ceiling, protecting both your health and the structural integrity of your home.
While this isn’t technically a benefit for your home, it’s beneficial for everyone who lives in your home! As many essential oils help reduce inflammation in the body, an aroma diffuser can be used to help soothe and relieve many symptoms of allergies, from coughing and sneezing to itching and redness. Perfect for both pollen season and the winter months, an aroma diffuser can help make your seasonal allergies more bearable to live with.
Not all homes are made with a good night’s sleep in mind: whether your bedroom is directly facing a busy road, or the sound of your boiler makes it impossible for you to get a good night’s kip, an aroma diffuser can come in handy and help you nod off with ease. When diffused using a room aroma diffuser, certain essential oils such as jasmine and lavender can help to induce sleep through mild sedation, and can help you relax and unwind as you prepare yourself for bed.
If you’re an arachnophobic and don’t yet have an aroma diffuser in your home, what are you waiting for? Spiders - and other pesky insects such as mosquitos - are known for their aversion to strong, aromatic smells such as peppermint and lavender. By diffusing these essential oils, you’ll help to ward off invasions from unwanted creepy crawlies.
Better air quality
While not to be confused with air purifiers, diffusers can often actually do an equally good - if not better - job at clearing the air in your home. As mentioned above, diffusing certain types of essential oils can kill lingering bacteria and germs, and by doing so, helps improve your respiratory health.
If you’re using an ultrasonic diffuser, you can also double it up as a humidifier during the summer months to help keep things cool in your home. All you need to do is fill the diffuser up with water as usual, and activate your preferred diffusion method - but without adding any essential oils. The result? Being able to remain inside during the summer months without running at least 3 different fans.
Health and home benefits aside, diffusers also make for great home fragrances. What’s great about using a diffuser to scent your home is that you can create custom blends based on the season, your needs, and even the decoration of your home. Whether you want to create a festive atmosphere with some frankincense and ginger, or simply finish up your spring cleaning with a spritz of lemon and citrus oils, you can customise the odours in your home as you please.