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Summer Essential Oils and Best Types of Aromatherapy Ultrasonic Diffusers

May 17

Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. While you're out and about, it's important to stay protected from the sun's harmful rays. Essential oils offer a natural way to do just that.

Here are four essential oils that are perfect for summer: 

1. Lavender oil can help keep you relaxed and calm during hot, muggy days. 
2. Citronella oil is a natural insect repellent, so it's perfect for keeping bugs away while you're enjoying a picnic or barbecue. 
3. Peppermint oil helps cool your skin on those hot, sticky days. 
4. Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory agent.

Always dilute with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil before applying to children's skin.

Avoid using peppermint around children under the age of six because they may experience respiratory issues by inhaling it.

Use lavender essential oil on scrapes and bruises as well as insect bites because it has antiseptic properties that will help heal wounds faster.

Tea tree oil can be used diluted with water for minor burns, but should never be applied directly onto the skin without being diluted first!

What type of essential oil diffusers are available?

Ultrasonic diffusers are most common. They are filled with water. Essential oils are dropped on the surface of the water. Then, the diffuser has a plate at the bottom that vibrates quickly and vaporizes the water. As the water vapor exits the diffuser it carries the essential oils into the room.

You can also use our blend recipes for other types of diffusers. For example, nebulizing diffusers do not utilize water.

Does the size of the tank on my ultrasonic diffuser determine how many drops I should use?

Not particularly. The size of the tank on a diffuser may impact the length of time the diffuser will run and how much water vapor is released.

The size of the room is a more important consideration when determining the number of drops to put in the diffuser. You may want to use more drops for a large room and fewer drops for a small room. Experiment and figure out what works best for you.