I started using a diffuser about a year ago. I am absolutely obsessed with essential oils and use them for everything from purification is the air, helping me breathe, helping me control appetite, relaxation, helping me fall asleep… the list goes on and on.
I typically just wash it out every once in a while, particularly when I switch between oils but I never really thought about doing a deep clean. Someone mentioned it to me and it I was shocked I had not thought about it before.
Below is the cleansing regime that I found on DoTerra‘s website because that is who I buy all my oils and even my diffuser from. But if you plan to use it, make sure it does not make your diffuser warranty ineffective, as I have heard that happens with some companies.
1 Fill your diffuser half way with clean water.
2 Add 10 drops of white vinegar.
3 Let the diffuser run for about 5 minutes to allow the water-vinegar mixture to disperse throughout the unit and clean it.
4 Drain the diffuser completely.
5 Using a cotton swab dipped in vinegar, clean the tight spots and corners of the diffuser.
6 Rinse with clean water.
7 Use a dry cloth to wipe the diffuser and dry it thoroughly.
So one of my things last year was to explore aromatherapy. I am now SO into essential oils. Some might even say obsessed.
When I look back on the things I did last year for the list and realize some of my everyday things in my life now have spawned from some of those simple tasks it makes doing these small things even more rewarding.
Anyway, I have this consistent arm pain and even though I have gone to the doctor various times they can’t seem to figure out what it is. They think it is something with my nerves but the tests are expensive and might not even really determine anything.
So I thought I might try a home remedy- and found this recipe for an essential oil. Wouldn’t you know? I have all the ingredients… with a slight change from the carriers oils… I use fractionated coconut oil.
Here’s the recipe I found on New Directions: Aromatic Blog–
So today I made the blend! I am truly hoping it works, at least to some degree.
The carrier oil:
Off to work now. Will update later with my food log from the day!
Logging food for the day-
Strawberry, banana and blueberry smoothie with spinach, vanilla yogurt, MALK and vanilla Greek yogurt.
Cream Breakfast Burrito
Farmhouse Salad – same as yesterday 🙂
This was definitely something on my list but suddenly has been thrown into my life and is pretty exciting.
My roommate, Tracy, bought a diffuser,
A book about essential oils,
Tonight when I got home from work Tracy had “Citrus Bliss” going. It has some great benefits.
I am excited to start exploring this and think it could be something I explore all year long!
I am looking forward to exploring it for mental and physical benefits.