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The natural alternative
to synthetic air fresheners

There are several types of aromatherapy
diffusers, all of which are designed to disperse fragrant and
therapeutic essential oils into the air. An aromatherapy diffuser can be
used as a natural air freshener in a room or even in a car. Natural
plant oils offer an alternative to synthetic fragrances that can cause
allergic reactions in some people. As well as having a nice fragrance,
pure essential oils can be used to promote physical and psychological
well being. As the aroma molecules are diffused into the atmosphere,
they’re inhaled into the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream, where
their benefits can take effect on the body and mind.

Aromatherapy essential oils can be used
to produce a calming, refreshing or uplifting mood. Different oils have
different aromas and uses. For instance, lavender oil is well known for
its relaxing properties, whereas tea tree oil is used by many people to
ward off symptoms of colds.

Diffusion can be done in a number of
ways. Essential oil burners are widely used. These involve a few drops
of pure essential oil being diluted in a small bowl of water, which is
then heated above a tea light. Some people prefer to simply add the oil
to a bowl of boiling water, to avoid the risks of a burning flame. The
heat helps to disperse the aroma into a room.

Other types of aromatherapy diffusers
that use heat include light bulb rings and those that use an electric
heat source. Using aromatherapy candles is another popular way to
freshen a room. Fan diffusers, powered by either batteries or
electricity, work by blowing air over a tray or pad of oil. A special
aromatherapy nebulizer is believed by many aromatherapists to be an even
more effective way to disperse oils. Nebulizers break down the oil into
separate molecules, to make it easier for the lungs to inhale them.

For a cheap and portable way to benefit
from aromatherapy oils, clay pots

really useful. A few drops of oil added to the pot can slowly disperse
through the porous surface to freshen the air in a room or in a car.

Essential oil diffusers are brilliant for
freshening the air in a room and creating a welcoming atmosphere,
without the use of any artificial chemicals.

Caroline Smith is a successful freelance
writer and regular contributor to www.aromatherapy-essential-oils.ws
– A comprehensive guide to aromatherapy
essential oils including their uses in aromatherapy
diffusers and aromatherapy candles.

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