It’s not really a topic we want to talk about over dinner, but bathroom smells are part and parcel of the room. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for smells: a diffuser.
Not only will a stylish diffuser make your bathroom smell fantastic, but the essential oils you use can also help to boost your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
If the idea of a diffuser for bathroom use hadn't occurred to you before, here’s why you need to add one.
Why you should use an essential oil diffuser in your bathroom
First things first.
Diffusers are electric devices that turn the liquid of essential oils into fragrant aromas. They’re designed to safely emit a gentle scent that you can inhale and absorb, benefiting your body, mind and soul. Not only can they aid relaxation, but they also work wonders on your senses too, so they tick several boxes at once.
When you put an essential oil diffuser in your bathroom, you’ve just created a way to curate your day or wrap up your evening in just the right way. Everything from taking a bath to showering after a long day can now be done in a far more healthful environment.
You’re going to get a lot of use out of your bathroom diffuser. Think about it: this is the place where you bathe, brush your teeth, shower, use the toilet and wash your hands. You may even get ready in this room in the morning and complete your preparations for sleep in the evening there. Consider for a moment just how much of your time is spent in the bathroom and how making it a more beneficial place to be will impact your life.
Your bathroom diffuser can offer the following benefits:
When your ultrasonic bathroom scent diffuser is doing its job, it may work to purify the air in this part of the house. Certain oils can actually remove impurities from the air, making your bathroom a more hygienic place as well as a gorgeous-smelling one.
No matter how large or small your bathroom is, a quality diffuser will be able to scent it to your satisfaction. Volant’s handmade diffusers are created using high-quality, sustainable ceramic and are as much as 10 times more cost effective than reed diffusers or scented candles. It will run for between four and eight hours at a time without your input and turn off automatically so you don’t have to worry about it burning out.
The fragrance that electronic bathroom scent diffusers create is the most powerful of all the aromatherapy options. The very concentrated ingredients help you to reap the best benefits of aromatherapy.
Using your diffuser in the bathroom will turn this room into one you can truly relax and rejuvenate in. Whether you hate using the toilet anywhere except at your own house, crave a hot shower or bath at the end of a long day or need to decompress, the bathroom will become the place you can get all this done with maximum enjoyment and benefit.
Electronic bathroom diffusers are much safer than incense and candles. You won’t have to worry about spillage, wax ruining a favourite garment or bathroom accessory, or anything catching fire when you use them. They’re also chemical free, which is always a concern when using incense and scented candles.
On the topic of chemicals, diffusers provide a 100% all-natural way to scent your bathroom for an extended period. Traditional aerosol air fresheners not only last for about 30 seconds, they also fill the air with all kinds of chemicals. Every spritz is laden with aerosol propellants, solvents such as 2-butoxyethanol and mineral oil, all of which you inhale.
A bathroom that always smells great isn’t just a welcome relief for you, it’s a bonus for guests too. If you use a diffuser, you can rest assured that anytime you have guests over you won’t have to worry about less-than-pleasant smells, and neither do they. Your bathroom will always smell good, even if you’re throwing a party!
Getting the most out of your essential oil diffuser
Essential oils and bathroom diffusers go hand in hand, so take as much care choosing the one as you do the other!
We’ve put together a shortlist to get you started, but remember to pay attention to how each oil makes you feel. This should be applied to your physical, emotional and mental wellness levels at all times. And don’t be afraid to blend! The benefits of certain scents are amplified when they’re paired with others.
Breathe better with eucalyptus
If you or anyone in your home suffers from breathing issues, eucalyptus essential oil may be just what you need. It’s long been associated with its ability to protect us against infections and relieve certain respiratory conditions. Sufferers of sinusitis and even asthma may find inhaling steam infused with eucalyptus oil beneficial, and it's also antibacterial and a natural disinfectant. These qualities make it the perfect choice for your diffuser for the bathroom.
Eucalyptus oil offers a host of other benefits, too. Using it in the diffuser in your bathroom will keep this part of your house free of mosquitos and can clear a stuffy nose. It may also help ease the pain of arthritis and any discomfort you’re feeling after surgery as well as calm your nerves if you’re scheduled for an operation.
Relax and unwind with lavender
There’s a reason so many bath products contain lavender. This plant has a soothing effect on your psyche, and using lavender essential oil in your ultrasonic bathroom scent diffuser is an excellent way to enjoy its calming fragrance and improve your overall relaxation.
Lavender is also a natural antioxidant that can protect against disease and reverse some of the effects of oxidative stress. It may help mitigate anxiety, and adding a few drops to your bathroom diffuser just before you jump into a hot bath or shower may help with insomnia. If you’re subject to allergies or asthma, using lavender oil regularly in the bathroom may soothe your symptoms, and it has serious power in terms of reducing and managing anxiety and stress levels.
Lift your mood with lime & grapefruit
Along with its amazing scent, grapefruit essential oil has been shown to have a long list of healthful properties. These include the ability to curb cravings and reduce hunger, fight obesity, promote your body’s ability to cleanse itself, as well as possessing antibacterial and antifungal properties. Using it in your bathroom diffuser may also help improve your skin, and you may find your mood balancing out when you’re regularly exposed to its refreshing scent.
Lime essential oil has many benefits for us to enjoy as well. It can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, and the common cold, and may also be useful in weight loss programmes. Let’s face it. We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, and when you consider that lime oil’s bright, sharp scent can lift your mood, it’s a no-brainer for use in this part of the house!
Step it up with sweet orange
Putting sweet orange essential oil in the essential oil diffuser in your bathroom is one of the best ways to energise your morning and get you ready for the day. Its uplifting scent will help ensure that you get those items on your to-do List done.
This oil can also help improve the appearance of your skin, reducing acne and unclogging pores. It offers antimicrobial properties and has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression in certain cases. Its scent can help with pain relief and it has powerful antioxidant effects.
Reed diffusers VS ultrasonic diffusers
We’ve waxed lyrical about diffusers, but what about reed diffusers? Don't they do the same thing? In a nutshell, no. Here’s why.
A reed diffuser typically contains rattan sticks or reeds inserted into the mix of a base solution and fragrance oil in a glass bottle featuring a narrow neck. The reeds take in the liquid, diffusing them via the stems sticking out of the glass bottle. The diffusion continues until the reeds reach the limit of their lifespan or the oil evaporates completely.
Obviously, you can’t control the power of the scent a reed diffuser emits. On the one hand, the fact that everything happens automatically is a bonus. You put the reeds in the bottle and you’re all set. The constant scent, however, can get a bit much. Your bathroom is not constantly occupied, so the aromas being dispersed will be wasted a lot of the time, and the fragrance may even become overpowering in smaller spaces.
When you use ultrasonic bathroom scent diffusers, essential oils are first diluted with water and then added to the machine. Ultrasonic vibrations then kick in, breaking up the scent molecules into a fine mist. Although they’re more expensive than reed diffusers, they don’t need replacing and you’ll be able to fine tune how and when you want the air fragranced. You’ll have far more control over the duration and intensity of the scent you’re sending into the room, which is why most people prefer this method of diffusion.
Brighten your life up with a bathroom scent diffuser
The fact of the matter is that these days, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the spa treatment of your dreams. The simple addition of a gorgeous bathroom diffuser can freshen up the look of your space while rejuvenating your body and soul when you use the right scents!
Volant’s award-winning diffusers have it all: the modern, minimalist Scandinavian design delivering functionality and practicality. You can reap the benefits of using a diffuser for the bathroom with nature-inspired products that will brighten your home as they elevate your mood. We’re willing to bet that they will inspire calm and connection in a space that will become a haven for you and the ones you love.