Essential oils are known to be a great aid for many health conditions. Complaints such as headaches, snoring, cold sores, warts and more can all be helped with the use of essential oils.  Plus, they can be applied topically to benefit skin and muscles.

But, unless you are trying to focus the effects of an oil onto a specific pain point, diffusing is the most beneficial means of getting the best results from your essential oil therapy.

Inhaling essential oil mist opens up your nasal passages and allows the oil to get into your olfactory system quickly and safely. Essential oils have multiple uses  and benefits in a diffused form such as:

  • Removing unwanted odors within a space
  • Aiding meditation practice
  • Removing bacteria from the air
  • Relieving headache and cold symptoms
  • Improving sleep
  • Removing mold from a space
  • Creating a calm atmosphere
  • Improving memory and motivation.


To maximize your results, it’s important to use your diffuser properly. Below is a complete guide on how to use an essential oil diffuser, including a chart on the right number of essential oil drops to use.


What Is A Diffuser

To start, diffusers are devices that are used to disperse essential oil into the air. There are various types of diffusers and each distributes the oil in a different way.  They types of diffuser available are:

  • Evaporative
  • Nebulizing
  • Humidifying
  • Ultrasonic
  • Heat

Read more about the types of diffusers.

The most popular type of diffuser is ultrasonic.  These are electric and use a mixture of water and essential oil.  Small ultrasonic vibrations produce a fine mist carrying the oil which is released from the diffuser.  Only a small