How To Use a Diffuser with Essential Oils (and why?)

My 6th grader recently asked me if she could have an essential oil diffuser for her room and, since I am somewhat new to the topic, I’m partnering with Plant Therapy on today’s sponsored post to learn all about it!

Funny enough, when her diffuser arrived in the mail, my husband (a one-time incense fan) said, “I really want one of those for my office, can I use it?” Who knew? Then when my 8th grader saw it (and how it has a fun light-changing feature), she said, “Well, why does she get one?” Haha, we might just be going from 0 diffusers to 3 or 4 of them going in various parts of the house.

Plant Therapy diffuser with essential oils

Why Use a Diffuser

Anyone who is a fan of essential oils, or adding scents to their home, could really benefit from using a diffuser. I know some people use scented candles and plug-ins, but you may not realize what those synthetic fragrances are doing to the air around you! I just did a quick search on Environmental Working Group’s page to see how Glade Plugins rate, and the findings are a little disturbing—but also, not surprising.

Environmental Working Group's page showing how Glad Plugins rate

How to Use a Diffuser with Essential Oils

I thought I’d need a whole long blog post explaining how to use a diffuser, but what I’ve learned is—it’s actually pretty easy! We got the NovaFuse USB Diffuser, and all you have to do is:

  1. Fill it with a small amount of water (to the red mark inside – pictured below).
  2. Add 5 to 8 drops of essential oils (we started off using our organic Evoke fragrances that we just got from Plant Therapy for our homemade bath salts—which was a fun project!)
  3. Plug it in and turn it on.

That’s all there is to it!

Inside of Plant Therapy diffuser

I also learned that, now that my daughter is over 10, any Plant Therapy essential oil is safe for her to use (see a guide here). Although, we did talk about the right amount to use (5 to 8 drops), trying not to let it get on her skin (or room) when adding the drops, turning it off when she leaves the room, and not mixing or adding multiple oils at once.

This diffuser from Plant Therapy is a newer product that diffuses essential oils into the air using ultrasonic technology. It’s USB operated and also comes with an adapter for your outlet. It does not use heat or chemicals, and also requires very little water—which I’m thinking is a less potential mess if I am turning this thing over to my daughter.

Also, as mentioned, it has a super fun (and soothing!) built-in 5-color LED light with multiple timer settings, for sure making it tween/teen approved! I took a little video to show you…

The NovaFuse USB Diffuser has both “Mist” and “Light” buttons. You press the “Mist” button once to turn it on to continuously diffuse, push it a second time to have it diffuse 15 seconds on/15 seconds off. Pressing it again will turn it off and, of course, the “Light” button controls the light. What I personally like is that the diffuser automatically turns off when the water level is lower than the mist plate in the reservoir. And to clean it you simply wipe the mist plate with a neutral cleanser and the rest of it with a little water, then dry it off. Again, this thing is super easy to use!

Have you ever tried a diffuser or thought about it? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

More about the “Evoke” Line by Plant Therapy

Evoke by Plant Therapy is a new line of natural fragrance products with scents derived from the natural aromatic components of essential oils. If you aren’t familiar with Plant Therapy, we’ve been longtime partners of theirs because they offer quality-sourced organic and economical essential oils. You can feel good about using these, plus the scents range from soothing to energizing, so you can choose which emotion of fragrance you want to bring into your home (diffused, applied topically, as a body fragrance, or in DIY projects)! There are six scents to choose from, and you can check out the full Evoke line by clicking hereUse code 100DAYS and take 10% off of your order!

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      1. This didn’t explain half of it though. As a veterinarian, I have seen some VERY ill dogs and cats from essential oils. Just recommending diluting it and using safe blends isn’t enough of a warning. Some of the toxic ones include eucalyptus, cinnamon, mint, tea tree, and lavender, many of which are in their so-called safe pet blends.