Aromatherapy has become extremely popular. More people seem to be rediscovering this ancient healing technique. Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat various physical and emotional problems.
Some of us who use our oils regularly never like to be without them. Fortunately, we don’t have to be. Portable essential oil diffusers now make it possible to enjoy their benefits anywhere.
Aromatic oils have helped me so much. I use them for pain control and to fight infections. They contain natural antibacterial and antiviral compounds, which modern researchers are just beginning to explore. It’s now known that certain oils appear to have the ability to help you relax. (At night, I inhaling lavender or another flowery scent to help me sleep.)
Diffusers for Essential Oils
One of the easiest and most popular way to enjoy your essential oils with by putting them in a diffuser. Because the oils are so strong, typically, only a few drops are needed.
By inhaling oils, you will still reap the benefits, as your nose brings them into your lungs, and then into your bloodstream. These oils are anywhere from 15 to 70 times stronger than the herbs from which they’re derived. (I’ve heard varying estimates, but, safe to say, they’re very potent.)
USB Diffuser for Essential Oils
The latest wave of portable essential oil diffusers have Universal Serial Bus (USB) cords. These connect to the motherboard of a computer, from which they are powered. The advantage is that you can use these devices wherever you use your laptop. You don’t necessarily have to be indoors, or near a wall.
Many newer car models also have USB ports on the dashboard, so you can even use your fragrant oils on the road.
The model seen below comes with a 41-inch cord, just in case you need to bring it further away from your computer. These types of diffusers are perfect for work, especially if the office atmosphere is stressful. Although I can’t promise good results, it may not hurt to try running it with an essential oil blend designed to dispel tension.
One advantage of this diffuser is that it doesn’t use a well of water. So you don’t have to worry about knocking it over near your laptop.
Portable Diffusers for Essential Oils
This very portable Spa Room Aromafier diffuser seen below is also versatile. It can run on both a USB cord, an AC adaptor or two AA batteries. The oils are placed on special pads that come with this model. This is also safe to use near computers, as it doesn’t have a water well.
Car Diffuser for Essential Oils
This very attractive portable essential oil diffuser glows in different colors at it sends soothing and uplifting scents into the air. Like the others on this page, it’s powered by plugging a USB cable into your computer or other device.
This diffuser is compact (4.6-inches high) and designed for travel. You can use it in the home, car or office. However, if I were driving, I personally wouldn’t choose a relaxing lavender fragrance. Instead, I’d pick something more uplifting, like peppermint oil, or a blend specifically designed for increased energy. This cold-air mist diffuser seen here shuts itself off when the water runs out.
Essential Oil Research Studies
Mainstream medicine has yet to conduct a thorough investigation into the full potential of these highly concentrated plant extracts. So, if you’re waiting for scientific studies to tell you that it’s okay to use them, you might have a very long wait.
However, one major medical center in the United States gives these natural healing remedies the credit they deserve. On its website, the Maryland-based UMMC puts forth some the latest information on the healing potential of aromatics.
A number of essential oils, including lavender, orange and rose have been found to relieve stress, according to the UMMC. In one study, neroli oil had a calming effect on patients about to undergo an anxiety-producing medical procedure.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.