No one wants to come home after a long day at work to the faded scent of last night’s dinner, or worse, that particular pet smell that can overtake a house thanks to our beloved furry friends. What we want is to arrive home and step inside a veritable oasis – a place that smells as clean as it looks, and an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
But how can we achieve this? We can’t leave scented candles burning while we are away, but we definitely want to walk into a room that is already permeated with a pleasant aroma. Here’s the answer: strategically placed fragrance oil diffusers distributed throughout your home. Fragrance oils can completely revitalize a work or living space, bringing a brightness and soothing sense of well-being.
Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils
While the benefits of a medical application of essential oils – oils derived from plants and other elements of nature – is hotly debated, many people swear by these handy oils when diffused in water. Certainly, some beneficial aspects of using essential oils are guaranteed, such as when diffusing eucalyptus or mint oils to help with labored breathing or stuffiness caused by the common cold. These types of oils naturally help to clear the sinuses and allow us to rest easier.
Whether there are additional medicinal benefits is often a matter of debate, but one thing is clear: essential oils diffused through water smell absolutely divine. Whether it’s the calming perfume of fresh lavender or a fragrance that is reminiscent of the holiday season – such as the bracing bouquet of crisp, wintry pine needles – these reminders of nature’s beauty are an absolute delight to experience in the home.
Fragrance oils are different from essential oils in one key aspect – fragrance oils were not directly derived from natural substances to capture the bouquet of whatever scent they embody. Instead, fragrance oils are a wonderful combination of scents that chemists can create to accurately mimic the smell of the things we love most, like warm apple pie and freshly cleaned linen hung to dry in a summer breeze. Both essential and fragrance oils, in any case, are utterly enjoyable.
The Basics of Oil Diffusers
An oil diffuser itself is actually quite a simple piece of machinery. They come in many styles and are made to complement even the most niche decor. All you have to do is fill them up with water, add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil, and replace the top. The amazing scent of the oil will become diluted and diffused with the water, resulting in a delightfully aromatic steam that fills the room with whatever scent you’ve chosen.
Diffusers are safe to leave running, just like wax warmers. It is recommended to periodically check an oil diffuser just to make sure it has plenty of water and oil. This makes them safer than scented candles, and more long-lasting than an air freshener spray.
While there are many ways to scent your home, fragrance oil and essential oil diffusers are excellent choices. They provide refreshing, long-lasting aromas that fill every corner of a room, and are relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain.