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Allbeauty’s Guide To Room Diffusers

Allbeauty’s Guide To Room Diffusers
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A great fragrance acts as an invisible part of your interior design, bringing sophistication and personality to your home. Say goodbye to aerosol sprays and hello to room diffusers, which can uplift your mood and keep your home smelling gorgeous all day long.

Allbeauty’s guide to room diffusers will tell you everything you need to know, from diffuser types to the perfect scent for dinner parties and the Christmas holidays.

Types of Aroma Diffusers

Room diffusers are used to gently release the scent of essential oils throughout your home. Depending on the fragrances you use, diffusers can be used for aromatherapy or to simply spread a nice scent in a particular room. There’s an endless variety of diffusers on the market, from traditional incense sticks that are perfect in open spaces, to diffusers that humidify the air at the same time as infusing it with therapeutic essential oils. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of scent diffusers, where they work best, and which scents are perfect for different occasions.

Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers are a popular type of aroma diffuser as they are long-lasting and really easy to use. Reed diffusers contain essential oils or blends in a bottle, and wooden diffuser sticks or reeds are placed in the bottles. The essential oils or blends travel up the reeds and diffuse into the air from the top. Reed diffusers are a hassle-free option that look great around the home, adding style and scent wherever you place them.

Give your reed diffuser a couple of hours at the beginning for the scent to emerge, as the oils take time to travel up the reeds. It’s a good idea to turn the reeds over every few days to maintain the aromas they diffuse. You can also do this just before having people over for a fresh burst of fragrance. The more reeds you add, the stronger the fragrance. Keeping your reed diffuser near a draught can help spread the aroma better – one of the reasons a reed diffuser is perfect for areas like hallways, landings and porches. Take a look at allbeauty’s selection of luxurious reed diffusers here.

Candle Diffusers

Candle diffusers are scented oil diffusers that use the heat from a candle to spread scent in a room. They usually have a basin in which you pour your essential oils, and space for a candle or tea light underneath. Even when they are unlit, candle diffusers can make a really stylish addition to your room. Candle diffusers work by using the flame of the candle to gently heat the oil and diffuse the scent throughout the room. It’s best to use unscented candles in these essential oil diffusers to avoid conflicting fragrances.

Candle diffusers work well in large rooms and help create a homey ambience with the soft flickering of the candlelight. The candles do need to be replaced quite frequently as they burn down along with the oil, so it’s a good idea to stock up. As well as candle diffusers, you can go for traditional scented candles which create a relaxed, cosy vibe - perfect to set the mood for date night indoors or a well-earned pamper session after a really long week.

Mist Diffusers

Mist diffusers are handy little devices that work to humidify your room at the same time as diffusing your favourite fragrance. Mist diffusers usually have a small tank that you add water to, along with a few drops of essential oils or blends. Once plugged in or switched on, mist diffusers create high frequency vibrations that diffuse the water and essential oils into your room in the form of a fine mist. Mist diffusers come in a range of different sizes - the larger ones are perfect for bigger rooms.

Some mist diffusers such as the Neom Organics Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser have options for setting a timer as well as an ambient light, so you can create the exact mood you’re after. And with a timer, if you drift off you won’t have to remember to wake up and turn it off.

Essential Oils and Blends for Different Occasions

Aromatherapy has shown that the right scents can make a big impact on our mood and overall wellbeing. Fragrance can calm, revive, uplift and invigorate, and you can add that extra little something to the holiday season by choosing the right essential oils or blends for your diffusers. Popular essential oils with well-known therapeutic properties include:

• Lemon • Orange • Lavender • Eucalyptus • Peppermint • Tea Tree • Jasmine • Rosemary

To discover more about essential oils, check out the blog article on NEOM Organics London here. Now it’s time for allbeauty’s pick of the best fragrances to set the perfect mood, whatever the occasion.

Dinner Parties

A sit-down dinner party doesn’t have to be overly formal. Help your guests unwind with an essential oil blend of peppermint, rosemary and sweet orange. Peppermint reduces stress, rosemary stimulates the mind, and sweet orange adds a feeling of relaxation and warmth - perfect for great conversation around a table full of good food, great company and plenty of fizz.

Your Christmas Party

Make the air smell gorgeously festive for your Christmas party with an essential oil blend of cinnamon, clove, and sweet orange. This blend is both sweet and spicy and sets just the right tone for getting into the festive spirit.

Christmas Eve

Add a warm glow to your Christmas eve with this blend inspired by the Three Wise Men. Add three drops each of myrrh and frankincense to your diffuser for a deliciously regal blend. Frankincense and myrrh are both also popularly used in aromatherapy diffusers to help embrace mindfulness and bring clarity, perfect for when you could do with a little calm ahead of the big day.

Christmas Morning

Bring the outdoors in with a couple of drops of Douglas fir, cedarwood and juniper berry for a refreshing Christmas morning scent. The two woodsy scents combine with the slight spiciness of juniper berry, giving your room an enticing, Christmassy aroma.

Christmas Day

If you aren’t quite ready to compete in the Great British Bake Off and prefer to get your mince pies from the supermarket like most people, this blend is the cheat’s way to make your home smell delicious all day. Add two drops each of cloves and cinnamon and three drops of ginger for a fragrance packed full of festive charm.

New Year’s Eve

You’ll want the guests at your New Year’s Eve bash to feel uplifted and energised. A blend of lemongrass, grapefruit, and bergamot is sure to keep you all in the party spirit long past midnight.

In case you’re behind on your Christmas list, aroma diffusers and essential oils tick all the boxes when it comes to Christmas presents too.  Click here to shop diffusers, or discover NEOM Organics London’s full range of essential oil blends and wellbeing products here – with scents to de-stress, scents for sleep and scents to make you happy.

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