Author: DiffuserEssentials

Essential Oils

7 Best Essential Oils for Your Diffuser

Much of aromatherapy literature focuses on topical application of essential oils.  If you own or are considering purchasing an essential oil diffuser, the oils you use for skin care may not be the ones that are best in a diffuser. For one thing, many of the oils that are wonderful …
Passive Diffusers

Easy Homemade Diffuser

Here is an easy homemade passive diffuser that will cost you just a few dollars and a few minutes to make.  A while back, someone gave me a whole box of cinnamon sticks.  Since I already had cinnamon, they sat around for quite awhile and I no longer wanted to …
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Essential Oils to Enhance Immunity

Essential oils are quickly regaining their reputation for their antiviral and antibacterial properties. This is wonderful news for when you are ill, but what about staying healthy to begin with? Several essential oils are thought to stimulate the immune system and we will look at which oils can play a …
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Books for beginners

New to aromatherapy? The following books are great starting points. For the absolute beginner I would recommend Marge Clark's book. For a primer on blending, I recommend...
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Lab Aroma Blending Software

Lab Aroma is a “a chemistry based, clinical aromatherapy focused, software tool that formulates the chemistry behind essential oil blending while presenting a detailed chemical breakdown and physical effect visual.”  I had a chance to try it out recently thanks to founder Colleen Harte and was very impressed with the …
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Essential Oils for Driving

More and more diffusers are being marketed as car diffusers. Certainly, there is a long history of air fresheners for cars, (remember those little tree shaped pieces of cardboard)? Choices for car diffusers include terracotta diffusers, passive heat diffusers that plug into..
Essential Oils

Ylang Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata)

Sources:  Madagascar, Indonesia, Phillipines Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle, Base Scent: Sweet, floral Key points: Use “Extra” or “Complete” for aromatherapy Useful for depression, stress and anxiety Too much can cause headaches, and can be euphoric Properties:  antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, expectorant Uses: Aphrodisiac, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, balances …