Welcome to another review on an item known to reduce anxiety, as well as stress, and help with relaxation and sleep. The product I will be reviewing today is something that I’ve had since we moved into our house, which was a year ago now. In fact, it was one of the few things we actually had as my Mum & Dad got us one as a housewarming gift – it was something that I asked for and wanted. I had always wanted to try one out.
When we moved in to our new place, I was super excited to try it out! I went online and bought a box set collection of essential oils, which consists of 14 different scents:
- Tea Tree
- Lemon Grass
- Sweet Orange
As you can see there is a great selection to choose from. My favourite are lavender, lemon grass, peppermint and rose. You can also mix and match to create your own scent.
I currently have the diffuser in the lounge room, near where our couch and TV is – the area where I spend the most time relaxing. I put a few drops of what scent I’m feeling, and set the diffuser to be on for either 1, 3 or 6 hours. Lavender is most well-known for helping with sleep, anxiety and stress – so I try to use this when I want to get a good night’s sleep (which is every night, but some days are more important than others and I like to be well-rested).
Honestly, I don’t think it being in the lounge room really does anything. Our lounge is open plan with our dining and kitchen, so it is quite a big area to fill with scent. I feel like though it may make a slight difference to your symptoms without you actually realising.
I am thinking of putting the diffuser in our bedroom, and have lavender in it at night and having it on a few hours while we sleep – I think that might really help with relaxation and sleep quality. I may do an updated review on the result of that. Let me know in the comments below if you do this, or if you have done it!
A short while ago, I used to keep the bottle of lavender oil on my bedside table, so when I couldn’t sleep and had anxiety, I would take a couple sniffs of it to help calm my body down. This technique was recommended to me by someone on one of the anxiety groups I’m in on Facebook. Unfortunately this didn’t really do anything for me, but I think having the diffuser in our bedroom to have the lavender constantly floating through the air could help.
I also really like using our diffuser when we have company coming over. It is great to help make the house smell nice and inviting. It is especially good when you have dogs, as it gets rid of dog odour. I get a bit paranoid as to how the house smells when we have guests over.
Lately I haven’t really been having the diffuser on as we have a fairly young puppy – and I’m not sure if essential oils in the air are safe for her or not, so I’d rather not risk it. I’ll start using it in the lounge again once she is more grown up. I will definitely be trying it out just in our room at night though. Our dogs sleep in the laundry so they’re not in the room with us.
All in all, I think diffusers are really great to have, as they have multiple purposes and can help with so many things. They have definitely been proven to help with certain things and some people swear by them! I won’t be doing a star rating for this one as I don’t believe it really needs one.
Let me know what your favourite essential oils scents are below!
Thanks for reading!