Mist Opportunity: Diffusing without a Diffuser

 

Sometimes it’s your turn on center stage, spotlight firmly shining on your smiling face. Other times it feels right to take a more subtle approach – hanging out in the orchestra pit, for instance, or in the concession stand. Ultrasonic diffusers are a “center stage” method of dispersing essential oils. These beautiful and showy electronic products usually are designed with attention-getting glam and a geyser of mist to draw the eye. But there are also more subtle … but no less beneficial … ways of getting essential oils into the air around your family at home and at work.

The world “diffuse” simply means to spread a concentrated substance over a larger area. With essential oils, there are several ways to succeed at this task:

In Cotton
Cotton balls and cotton cloth are a great way to slowly diffuse essential oils without using a diffuser. Put a few drops of your favorite single or blend onto a plain cotton ball or round. Place into a fan vent in your car, near an air conditioning vent at home, in the bathroom with the fan going, or near your face as you sleep. Any air in motion will flow through, subtly diffusing the scent. How long it lasts will depend on how many drops you use, and how quickly the air moves through the fibers.

On Wood
Unfinished wood is another great medium to disperse essential oils in a room without requiring an electrical outlet. Some people use teakwood or reed diffusing sticks dipped in a container of full-strength essential oil to fill their room with aromatherapy benefits. Another method relies a natural medium … pinecones. To try this, place clean pine cones in a resealable plastic bag and sprinkle with drops of the essential oil single or blend of your choice. N8 Essential’s certified organic Energize and Tranquil are great candidates for this craft. Or try certified organic eucalyptus and cinnamon bark for a seasonal ambiance. Seal the bag and gently shake to disperse. Leave the cones in a bag, sealed for up to a week, to allow fragrance to penetrate the wood. Use as a beautiful and deliciously scented home accent, or share them as a personalized gift. Remember to store them in a sealed bag when not in use to extend the scent.

Wearing Terracotta
Terracotta pendants worn as a necklace make an affordable alternative to a diffuser. Essential oils are applied to the pendant and become absorbed into the clay. The scent slowly diffuses into the air as you breath, and is a portable and personalized alternative to topical use.

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