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Ways that Aroma Diffusers Will Change Your Life

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

If true aromatherapy is the calming sensation you need to help keep a balanced center, then essential oil diffusers are the way to your serenity.  Candles are easy to use, but they are synthetically-created scents which means they imitate the aroma of natural products. The benefit of this scented tool is that it helps relieve stress with any essential oil that pleases you. There is a great alternative for getting the scent we want from fragrant water vapor. All you need to do is add some water until it reaches the line inside, then you add about 5-6 drops of the essential oil and you will instantly have the smell you want. It’s simple, effective and smells amazing. Not only this, but aroma diffusers are cost-effective, safe around kids and pets, contains no nasty chemicals, no mess, helps set a mood with lighting, has the ability to control fragrances, and the diffuser comes in different colors!  What a way of switching up our favorite way of creating the smells we love, in a new, safe and cute fashion.

1. Easy to use and cost-effective

Unlike candles, when we light them and let them burn, the smell doesn’t last as long as we would want, but a diffuser keeps that pleasing smell running.  They don’t require any form of internal heat to disperse the scented oils in the air and there are many different scents including lavender, tea tree, orange, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint and frankincense.  When we want to put a scent in, you just fill it with water, drop the 5-6 drops of your chosen essential oil, and now you have a sent that lasts for hours on hours.

2. Safe around kids (or anyone, really) and pets!

Don’t let your day have you, you can have your day and not worry about a thing! Candles can be very dangerous for anyone to burn themselves with or when we accidentally leave them on, which is extremely hazardous, especially with pets running around. Forget the worry of hot wax or even broken glass if the candle is knocked over, we now have less to worry about with a natural way of getting the scent we please. It’s nice to have something that’s less flammable to create an aroma in the air.

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3. Contains no harmful chemicals

Scented candles are made with paraffin, lead and Benzene, which releases toxins into the air and is bad for your lungs. Now we have an alternative method for getting the smell we want without worrying about breathing in all of those toxins from the wick.

4. Aesthetically pleasing 

Not only can you change the light settings on the aroma diffuser for the mood you are feeling, but it also can create a sense of calmness so you can sleep better. Many people place them around the house just for decorative purposes, adding a Boho vibe as their centerpiece while enjoying your favorite aromas.

At 21 years old, with a major in Editing, Writing, and Media. She is aspiring to become a columnist for magazines while empowering women with her writing. She loves working out and eating healthy. HC writer for The Florida State University. Follow her on instagram @ _sammyminns_
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