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7 Reasons To Use an Aromatherapy Diffuser at Home

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment used in traditional medicine that is increasingly accepted by the medical and scientific community. This practice typically involves the use of essential oils derived from natural sources, but synthetic fragrances can be less allergenic and have positive effects on moods and states of mind. Here are seven reasons to use an aromatherapy diffuser from Whole Home Scenting in your home.

1. Selecting Aromatherapy Diffuser Scents

Select your diffuser fragrance.

A diffuser system makes it easier to select and deploy high-quality scents in aromatherapy treatments. Fragrance cartridges for the Whole Home Scenting diffuser comply with International Fragrance Association standards and are formulated without any ingredients deemed hazardous by this industry body.

You can use a diffuser to spread a wide variety of scents. Changing out the scent in an aromatherapy diffuser is as simple as opening and inserting a new fragrance cartridge. With dozens of scents to choose from, Whole Home Scenting makes it possible to scent your home with a fragrance that contains any aromatherapeutic notes.

When maintaining or changing the scent of your home is as simple as selecting a new cartridge, you don’t have to spend time and money experimenting with other home scenting methods, such as candles, oil diffusers or potpourri. Connect a Whole Home Scenting diffuser to your HVAC outflow ducting to spread a scent throughout your home or use standalone units to release multiple scents in different areas of your home.

Studies have shown that citrus scents can have invigorating effects. If you want to experience this effect at home, consider a Whole Home Scenting fragrance such as Simply Citrus or Lemongrass. The Welcome Home fragrance unites citrus top notes with heart notes of apricot and jasmine and base notes of amber and musk for a stimulating yet soothing experience.

A number of hospitals are experimenting with diffusing soothing scents, such as vanilla. To achieve the same soothing effect at home, try the combined powers of the Whole Home Scenting Lavender Vanilla fragrance. Vanilla is also a note in fragrance blends such as the tropical Beach Cove and floral Golden Hour, both of which can be effective for combating seasonal affective disorder.

2. Customizing Diffuser Settings

Change your aromatherapy diffuser settings.

When you use a smart aromatherapy diffuser, you have complete control over scent circulation and strength. A Whole Home Scenting diffuser can be connected to central air. A button interface and smartphone application make it possible to set up a scenting schedule or adjust the strength of a scent.

A diffuser can be used as a standalone unit to disperse a scent throughout a specific area of a home. It is important to carefully dial in the settings if you plan to use more than one scent in your home at a time. Scents should not clash as you move between different parts of your home. You may also want to try blending different scents to achieve unique aromatherapeutic effects.

Varying scents in standalone diffusers can be even more effective if you have more than one aromatherapy goal. For instance, someone who works at home might prefer to use a scent that stimulates productivity, such as citrus, in an aromatherapy diffuser located in a home office and a calming scent with notes of lavender or soothing vanilla in a bedroom.

The settings of a diffuser will affect how long it takes to empty a 300-milliliter fragrance cartridge. Each cartridge lasts anywhere from one to two months on average customer settings. If you disperse fragrance consistently or prefer a stronger strength for aromatherapeutic purposes, you may have the opportunity to choose the same scent or select a new scent for treatment approximately every month or about twice in a season.

3. Automating Aromatherapy Diffuser Treatments

Our new diffuser comes with an all new app.

One of the main benefits of using a smart diffuser is that this system works without interference after installation and setup. Get started by choosing a diffusion method that meets your needs. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines this practice as the therapeutic application or medicinal use of aromatic substances for holistic healing.

Smart diffuser settings include options for scheduling scent diffusion and setting the concentration or strength of a scent. You can set up a Whole Home Scenting diffuser to do aromatherapy at a particular time of day or have an aromatherapy diffuser consistently release scent to maintain your preferred therapeutic scent at all times.

The settings you choose will determine how quickly a system uses fragrance cartridges and the rate of replacement, which in turn determines how frequently you have opportunities to switch scents. A single 300-ml bottle typically lasts one to two months based on average customer use.

Other aromatherapy methods require constant adjustment or hands-on involvement during treatment, which can cause unnecessary stress. For instance, candles must be monitored constantly to prevent fires. A diffuser that works on a schedule, at a set strength and can be adjusted directly through the unit or a smartphone app is the best way to make aromatherapy effortlessly rewarding.

4. Diffusing Scents Safely

Safety is one of the main benefits of using an aromatherapy diffuser. As mentioned above, a diffuser does not pose a risk of fire like candles or incense. Recent research indicates that these traditional aromatherapy tools also pose significant indoor air pollution and allergy risks.

Many candles consist of paraffin wax and wicks that pollute interior air when burned. Paraffin is a petroleum product that can release harmful substances, such as acetaldehyde, acetone, benzene, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, styrene and toluene, into the air. Natural beeswax and soy candles may be slightly safer, but lighting any type of candle involves burning a wick and poses a fire hazard.

Candle warmers are fire-safe alternatives to release the fragrance of scented candles. It is difficult to control the release of fragrance other than by turning warming plates on and off. It is also impossible to diffuse a fragrance throughout your home without placing candles on warming plates in every room where you want to experience the benefits of aromatherapy.

Burning incense is much worse for indoor air quality. Pollutants such as particulate matter, aldehydes, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds are released by these smoldering materials.

An aromatherapy diffuser that releases organic essential oils and IFRA Compliant synthetic fragrances is much safer than candles or incense. This system does not generate pollution and reduces many of the allergy risks associated with the direct application of essential oils. Whole Home Scenting fragrances are non-reactive, stable under normal conditions and safe to use at 100% concentration. Should you have a reaction to a scent, discontinue use and try a different formulation.

5. Switching Out Scents as Needed

Switching your aromatherapy scents.

Whereas many aromatherapy tools have a single scent or a limited range of scents available, Whole Home Scenting diffusers can disperse a wide variety of proprietary scents. This system features fragrance cartridges of a consistent size for easy changes and a consistent rate of use.

In the early stages of using an aromatherapy diffuser at home, you may want to try using a variety of scents to experience different effects. You may find that certain scents are better suited to other environments, such as a workplace, than your home. Trying out different scents is the best way to see which fragrance produces the desired effect.

Even once you find calming and relaxing scents or scents that produce any other desired effects, you may find it worthwhile to vary aromatherapy treatments. The condition referred to as nose blindness or olfactory fatigue occurs when your body becomes unable to detect or distinguish common scents in your surroundings.

If you no longer detect a scent, check the concentration settings and amount of fragrance remaining before turning up the strength. You might try leaving the house for a while and returning to see whether you smell a scent. Other troubleshooting measures for an aromatherapy diffuser connected to central air include checking to make sure vents are open, turning on the HVAC fan, ensuring the dipstick is attached to the fragrance bottle inside the diffuser and making sure the diffuser fan is spinning.

6. Adjusting Treatments as Needed

A Whole Home Scenting system can keep pace with changing aromatherapy goals. You can swap out fragrances on a seasonal basis or based on a treatment program. For instance, if you anticipate a stressful time at work, try dispersing a soothing scent at home to help you decompress. Sufferers of seasonal affective disorder might find that bright and fresh aromas improve their mood during the winter months.

Whole Home Scenting aromatherapy diffusers work with our line of fragrances. In addition to selecting scents to use in diffusers, you can also control when an aroma gets dispersed and the concentration of a scent. Follow aromatherapy guidelines to select scents that are energizing in the morning or soothing scents for evening and nighttime use.

Based on your treatment needs, you might select a scent that achieves a desired goal for one to two months before aiming to achieve different effects with aromatherapy. You can use more than one scent at the same time in standalone diffusers. It may also be helpful to pick a primary scent to use throughout your home and use alternative aromatherapy methods as needed.

Studies show that you can obtain all of the benefits of aromatherapy with lower, ambient concentrations of fragrances. A diffuser does not need to be set to maximum strength or run all of the time. As a matter of fact, the effects of scent on mood may be more apparent if you start out by scheduling a scent to release at specific times when you plan to do aromatherapy sessions. If these treatments have the desired effect, you can try ambient aromatherapy at other times.

7. Simplifying Aromatherapy Diffuser Treatments

Simplify your aromatherapy methods.

Using a diffuser is the easiest way to do aromatherapy. Without a diffuser system, it is necessary to source high-quality essential oils or safe fragrances and find ways to administer treatments. Some people use personal aromatherapy accessories such as jewelry or an aroma stick or alternative methods to disperse a fragrance.

Every other aromatherapy method is likely to require more effort than a diffuser that works in the background. The ability to use pre-prepared scents formulated with organic essential oils and IFRA Compliant fragrances that do not contain hazardous materials also makes aromatherapy easier.

The fragrances compatible with Whole Home Scenting aromatherapy diffuser systems are free of phthalates and parabens and are vegan and gluten-free. These scents made in the United States are safe for people and pets. A diffuser system takes the guesswork out of doing aromatherapy treatments at home.

Select a fragrance with aroma notes that correspond to your treatment goals. Install the scent into the diffuser by pulling the atomizer straight up and out and dipping the attached tube into a full fragrance bottle. Screw the bottle onto the atomizer and install it in the diffuser unit by pushing it into place. The diffuser unit locks with a key to keep a fragrance in place until you are ready to change the bottle in approximately one to two months.

Circulate a scent throughout your home by connecting a diffuser system to central air. Whole Home Scenting diffusers can be used as standalone systems if you want to release more than one scent in different parts of your home. When you use an aromatherapy diffuser to spread scent throughout your home, you avoid the risks of fire and indoor air pollution posed by burning candles or incense and surpass the limited range of other scent diffusion methods.

Photo credit: Pixabay (lavender and bottle & settings), Mikhail Nilov (aromatherapy bottles in box), Anna Nekrashevich (reed diffuser)

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