City smog, old flooring, new paint . . . whatever the reason we’re keenly interested in improving the air we breathe while inside our homes. Plants clean the air and so do beeswax candles, but we find one of the quickest routes to better air is through the use of diffusers. After several weeks of research two electric models rose to the top: the nebulizing diffuser from Aromis and the Scentilizer line from Serene House.
To use a vegetable analogy the Aromis is like eating raw vegetables and the Serene House is like having cooked vegetables. What we mean is that even though they both diffuse 100% essential oil quite nicely, the decision will be up to you if you like the oil to be diffused by forced air or with water vapor.
If you want to dig deeper, Aura Cacia has a myriad of helpful information for both the novice and armotherapy veteran. Here’s an example of one of their helpful hints:
Myth: The way to make sure you are buying pure essential oils is to request “aromatherapy grade” oils.
Facts: There is no universally accepted standard or grading system for aromatherapy oils. Oils used in aromatherapy should be 100% pure, unadulterated, complete oils.
Of course we’re happy to give you a demonstration here at Eco Denizen and we’re all quite happy that our workspace is now filled with the healing and motivating effects of pure, diffused essential oil.
Aura Cacia also has a great guide if you need something specific from your aromatherapy experience:
Counteracts Aggression: cedarwood, jasmine, sandalwood, ylang ylangallspice, basil, blue cypress, jasmine, marjoram, neroli, petigrain, rose, rosemary, vanilla
Supports Confidence: German chamomile, geranium,jasmine, lavender, Roman chamomile, vanilla, ylang-ylang
Counteracts Anger: benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, geranium, German chamomile, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, mandarin, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood
Counteracts Anxiousness: bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, Roman chamomile, sandalwood
Stabilizes Emotions: jasmine, juniper, peppermint, rosemary
Counteracts Boredom/Apathy: chamomile, coriander, hyssop, lavender, lemongrass, sandalwood
Supports Calming/Soothing: Atlas cedar, cedarwood, coriander, frankincense, cinnamon leaf, myrrh, sandalwood
Supports Centering/Focusing: basil, benzoin, bergamot, fennel, juniper, lavender, myrrh, rose, peppermint, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
Counteracts Emotional stress: anise, clary sage
Supports Euphoria: lavender, marjoram, myrrh, Roman chamomile, neroli, rose otto, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
Counteracts Fear: benzoin, clary sage, cypress, fennel seed, Roman chamomile, rose, sage, ylang ylang
Counteracts Grief: geranium, myrrh, roseCounteracts Impatience:basil, bay, cardamom, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemongrass, rosemaryInvigorates/Energizes:fennel, lavender, orange, Roman chamomile
Counteracts Irritability: basil, clary sage, clove bud, juniper, hyssop, peppermint, rosemary
Supports Clarity: jasmine, lavender, patchouli, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang
Eases Nightmares: anise, German chamomile, lemon eucalyptus, lavender
Supports Relaxation: bay, black pepper, clove, fennel, ginger, peppermint
Stimulates: anise, cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, rose, vanilla, ylang-ylang
Supports Sensuality: bergamot, clary sage, grapefruit, orange, rose
Counteracts Sorrow: cedarwood, frankincense, myrrh, tea tree
Strengthens/Fortifies: allspice, basil, balsam fir, clary sage, clove bud, lemon, orange
Uplifts: allspice, basil, balsam fir, clary sage, clove bud, lemon, orange