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Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Little Oil Diffuser

Essential oils have been around for many centuries.  There is evidence that oils were used in Ancient Egypt, China, Greece and many other countries around the world.  Cave drawings from thousands and thousands of years ago indicate the use of oils.  Now days, everywhere you look there are companies selling essential oils.  Some products aren't actually oils at all but just an essence mostly used for the smell while others are grown and extracted from high quality organic plants.  I am part of a Young Living team, but I am not involved in building a business or being an active member.  I am too old and lazy to do that.  I just love having the access to order high quality products.  I have heard the spiel from other companies, but I feel Young Living is one of the best.  People use oils for physical healing, cosmetics, mental clarity, their pets, safe cleaning products and just about anything else you can think of.  If you have a concern or problem there are millions of combinations and oil blends to try.  I have my favorites, and that is an individual choice.  The internet can help with the best choice for you, or I can put you in contact with someone more knowledgeable than me. 

The reason for this blog is not to convince anyone to use essential oils, but I would suggest looking into them before beginning a prescription drug regiment.   The FDA is very strict about saying a specific oil cures a certain disease, but it doesn't hurt to try them for yourself.  What I do want to mention is a product I have found.  Because I have used essential oils for a while, I have also used the oils in diffusers.  Diffusers are devices where distilled water is mixed with some essential oil.  When you plug it in or provide batteries, a fine mist disperses into the air.  People use it to kill germs in the air, to breath in calming vapors and for air fresheners.  The gadget I found is a small simple diffuser, and it doesn't use water.  It has a small pad on which a few drops of oil are placed.  It runs with two batteries or plugs into a USB port.  We have a USB port in our car, but if you don't have one there are USB plug in's which plug into the cigarette lighter.

The little diffuser looks like a computer mouse.
It has a USB connector or uses batteries.
An adapter for the connection.
Microfiber pad to put the oil on.

We plug it in the car when we travel.  It makes the car smell so good and helps with drowsiness.  A little peppermint smell often helps with car sickness. Some lemongrass is invigorating.   It works better than any car deodorizer especially the little trees that hang from the rear view mirror.  It is also nice to plug into your computer.  It adds relaxing scents to the air if your working a a project.

Diffusers come at many price points.  This little one is less than $10.  It doesn't appear to be of a very high quality but seems to work great in a small area like a car.