Diffusing Lavender Essential Oil

Diffusing essential oils is growing in popularity, mostly due to all of the amazing health benefits we can receive by inhaling different oils. Our sense of smell is strong and deeply connected to our overall health. The human body has over 1,000 receptors for smell, more than any other one of our senses. When we diffuse essential oils we are inhaling their aromatic molecules. These molecules then proceed to the top of the nose into the olfactory cells. The small hairs on these cells can recognize specific aromas and produce nerve impulses that are sent to the limbic system, which is the part of our brain that controls our emotions, memory, hormone balance, heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. Scientists believe that this process can change brain chemistry, affecting our moods and providing subtle holistic benefits to the body. 

The Benefits of Diffusing Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used throughout history for its calming effects on the human psyche. A common treatment for stress, insomnia, and anxiety, this oil is a strong tool for almost any ailment. Lavender essential oil is one of the safest oils to use for children. Check out our blog about how to safely use essential oils around children

Lavender Essential Oil Aromatic Benefits

  • Fight insomnia, induce sleep, and maintain a deep rest. 
  • Relax and unwind
  • Relieve symptoms related to anxiety and stress
  • Increase brain activity, improving focus and memory through neuroprotective properties.
  • Improve mood by combatting symptoms of depression and hormonal imbalances. 
  • Prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria and the spread of viruses through purifying the air. 
  • Alleviate cold, flu, and allergy symptoms by easing congestion through antibacterial properties. 
  • Soothe headaches and migraines by inducing relaxation and removing tension.
  • Deodorize and purify rooms in the home
  • Activate feelings of romance by easing tension and creating a relaxing mood. 

Using the Correct Amount of Drops in Your Diffuser

Below are the guidelines for using an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser. Each essential oil is different and some are more potent than others. It’s best to start off with a smaller number of drops and work your way up depending on your preference. 

DIFFUSER SIZE/ HOW MUCH WATER IS HELD
NUMBER OF ESSENTIAL OIL DROPS
100ml
3-5
200ml
6-10
300ml
9-12
400ml
12-15
500ml
15-20

 

Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

These simple diffuser blends are a great way to get you started and guide you through using Lavender essential oil and how it will best work for you. Each blend is based off of a 200ml Ultrasonic Diffuser. If you are using a different size please refer to the chart above and adjust your essential oil drops accordingly. 


Tranquil Slumber

  • 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of Chamomile essential oil
  • 2 drop of Bergamot essential oil
  • 1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil

Stress Redress

  • 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil

Surrender to Passion

  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 1 drop of Palmarosa essential oil

Inspire Focus

  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop of Rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop of Lemon essential oil

Pleasantly Happy

  • 3 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop of Ylang Ylang essential oil

Congestion Relief

  • 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops of Oregano essential oil

Serene Coast

  • 4 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of Spearmint essential oil

Peaceful Purification

  • 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drop of Tea Tree essential oil 

Headache Cure

  • 3 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops of Basil essential oil
  • 1 drop of Frankincense essential oil

Harmonious Femininity  

  • 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of Clary Sage essential oil
  • 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil

Diffusing safety

It’s important to follow some safety practices when diffusing essential oils. Remember that these are potent, concentrated oils that can cause harm if not handled correctly. 

  1. Do not continuously diffuse essential oils. They are highly concentrated and unceasing diffusing can lead to a range of complications. 
  2. Become familiar with each essential oil you plan to use. Research and review common safety practices for each unique essential oil. 
  3. Always diffuse in a well ventilated area. 
  4. Do not diffuse more essential oils than what is recommended. A little goes a long way.
  5. Follow the specific instructions that come with your diffuser.
  6. If you have pets keep the diffuser away from them while it’s in use and make sure they are able to leave the area if they want to. 
  7. Diffuse intermittently. It’s recommended to do 30-60mins on and 30-60mins off. This way the olfactory senses are not overwhelmed and  a tolerance is not built against the benefits of the essential oils
  8. Do not use a diffuser in a public place, such as an office or a classroom. Each person has different reactions to essential oils and may even have health conditions that can put their well-being at risk when exposed to specific oils. For public places we recommend using a personal diffuser, like the Aroma Companion. 
  9. Clean your diffuser regularly.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

The oils we diffuse keep our diffusers safe from bacteria but they can cause a build up in residue that will decrease the longevity and functionality of our devices. After each use make sure to wipe your diffuser down using our simple DIY Diffuser Spray below. We also recommend a deep clean once a month. To do this just fill your diffuser to the fill line with half water and half white vinegar then run it for 10 minutes. Empty it and wipe it out. Super easy! Make sure to empty any liquid left inside when you’re not using your diffuser to avoid any mold or mildew from growing. 


DIY Diffuser Spray:

- 4oz Glass spray bottle

- 50ml White Vinegar 

- 50ml Distilled water

- 20 drops of Lemon essential oil


Other Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils

Using an ultrasonic diffuser is one of the more common ways to diffuse essential oils. An ultrasonic diffuser uses electricity to break essential oils down to their base molecules and then disperse them into the air. The oil sits on top of the water and ultrasonic vibrations agitate the water causing the oils to separate into a fine mist. 

There are plenty of other ways to diffuse essential oils. The two other most common ways you can reap the same benefits is through using a nebulizing diffuser and passive diffusing. 

Nebulizing Diffuser 

This type of diffuser does not rely on any other elements to diffuse the essential oils. It uses an atomizer to produce fine, airborne particles of essential oils in the air. 

Passive Diffusing

Passive diffusing uses natural evaporation of essential oils. This is a very simple way of diffusing and there are a lot of different ways it can be done. Placing drops of essential oils on cotton balls, a porous stone, an essential oil inhaler, an Aroma Companion, toilet paper roll, filters, etc. The sky's the limit!