There are so many amazing aromas this time of year, it’s no wonder why we want to bring them all inside our home to enjoy throughout the day.
Passive diffusion is a fantastic way to use essential oils, especially if you have some oils but not an ultrasonic or nebulizing diffuser. Plus, there are so many things you can use to passively diffuse – most of which are probably sitting around at your house! A tissue, pine cones from the backyard – even a toilet paper roll!
As the evaporation process takes place, you will be able to inhale the oil’s molecules. Here are a few more ways to enjoy passive diffusion:
Clay Diffuser Ornaments
Not just for a Christmas tree, these type of ornaments can actually be made to use all year round! You can buy clay ornaments from your local craft store or make them yourself for something completely unique.
Add a few drops of your essential oil and hang the ornament wherever you want that aroma to linger. Your car, the laundry room, a bathroom – these ornaments can be as versatile as you want them to be! Likewise, you could make simple balls of clay or cut out shapes, then add the essential oils to them once they are dry.
Using cotton pads (any kind will work) is a really easy way to incorporate passive diffusion into your life! Just add a couple of drops of essential oil onto the cotton pad and put that pad anywhere you want the scent to linger. Inside pillowcases, drawers, closets, stinky shoes — you name it!
Aromatherapy Diffuser Locket
Jewelry is a great way to carry essential oils — they also make lovely Christmas gifts! With a locket, you can enjoy a subtle aroma using just a single drop of essential oil. When the smell has evaporated, add another drop! So easy and so pretty.
Plant Therapy offers different styles of aromatherapy lockets and inside each locket is a small felt pad where one drop of the essential oil is placed. As it evaporates, the aroma reaches you! You can also make your own aromatherapy jewelry using baking or air drying clay.
After following the clay’s instructions, add a drop of your favorite essential oil, put the jewelry on, and voila! You’re very own, totally unique aromatherapy jewelry.
Go outside and collect some dry pine cones, leaves, twigs, and anything else you can think of! Similar to displaying a bag of potpourri, nature provides some treasures of its own right outside your back door. You can arrange them in a bowl and sprinkle on some essential oils to make them smell wonderful!