If you are still wondering why you need to know how a diffuser work, most importantly because essential oils have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral actions. They inhibit microbes and bacteria in the body, but also in the air.
Studies show that essential oils decreased airborne bacterial colonies after just 60 minutes of exposure. Another study showed that a blend of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus or lemon reduced airborne P. aeruginosa bacteria by 96% after just 10 minutes of diffusion.
There are so many various blends to make that can eg. also boost immunity, make you feel more energised, reduce stress and anxiety and help to focus. Diffusing is also a great way of discovering and blending your own new, amazing aromas. Find out more about OPLA’s ceramic essential oil diffuser.
Using your electric diffuser for the first time
Place your diffuser on a flat surface to prevent anything from spilling or falling over. You also need a power outlet nearby to plugin the diffuser.
Remove cover and upper lid Fill tank with water. For maximum run time, fill up to the line − approximately 90ml. Use filter water or boiled water under 45°C (113°F). Avoid getting water into the air outlet.
Add up to 9 drops of essential oil into a full tank of water (90ml). Avoid adding more than 2 drops of oil for every 20ml of water.
Put the lid of the tank back and ensure the position is correct. You can now turn the diffuser on and see how does a diffuser work.
Sit back and enjoy the lovely aromas of essential oils.
How long should I diffuse essential oils?
Robert Tisserand, one of the world’s leading aromatherapy experts, suggests intermittent diffusion of 30 to 60 minutes followed by 30 to 60 minutes with the diffuser turned off. This is because our body, especially our nervous system, habituates after this length of time. The ratio of 100ml water in OPLA’s diffusers with the suggested drops of oil is ideal for this amount of time. He also suggest, with continuous diffusion, while benefits do not increase, there is evidence that the body becomes stressed in various ways. However, very low levels of diffusion – so the essential oil is barely noticeable – are fine anywhere, for any length of time.