Essential oils are a great product that you can use in a variety of ways. There are many different benefits to using essential oils, whether you use it topically or as a fragrance. If you want to use it as a fragrance, you have to figure out how to get the fragrance to spread throughout the space you put it in. That can bring up the question: can you put essential oils in a wax warmer?
Wax warmers are a great way to use when you want to diffuse essential oils. The warmer will spread the fragrance the same way it would spread the scent from wax melts. Just mix the oils with water in the melting dish and the essential oil of your choice will fragrance the whole room.
Essential oils provide you with medicinal benefits so diffusing these oils in your home can be great to support your health. Using a wax warmer for your essential oils can be a great way to diffuse the fragrance into your home, but there are also other ways you can diffuse essential oils in your home too.
How to Use a Wax Warmer for Essential Oils
If you have a wax warmer, it’s probably safe to say your house tends to smell amazing. Normally, wax warmers are used to warm wax melts that are specifically made for warmers. But that’s not the only thing that these products can be used for. If you’re an essential oil lover, you’ll be happy to know that your wax warmer can be used to diffuse your oils.
Using your wax warmer as an essential oil diffuser is incredibly easy. All you need to do is mix a few drops of essential oil with some water in the warming dish and turn on your warmer. The warmer will do the rest of the work and your home will begin to smell like whatever oil you’ve chosen.
The great part about this method is if you add too much oil, you can dilute it with a bit more water. Or, if the scent isn’t strong enough, you can add a few more drops of oil. You can even experiment and mix different oils together to create your own special blend. Whatever you choose to do makes your home reflect a bit of your personality and smell exactly how you like it.
One thing to be conscious of when using this method of diffusing, though, is that, unlike wax melts, the oil and water will evaporate. When diffusing your oils through a wax warmer, you’ll want to make sure to keep a close eye on the warmer and check it every so often. If you let it keep warming after the water and oil has evaporated, you’re opening up the risk of a fire.
By using a wax warmer to diffuse your essential oils, you’re ensuring your home will not only smell amazing but will also be filled with the benefits that come from essential oils. Using a wax warmer makes your diffusing experience incredibly easy as long as you make sure the melting dish doesn’t run dry.
Other Methods of Diffusing Essential Oils
While using a wax warmer is a great idea for diffusing your essential oils, it’s not the only option you have. There are products that are specifically made for diffusing essential oils as well as other ways you can diffuse oils without a diffuser.
If you’re looking for a product that is designed to diffuse essential oils, there are plenty of options. You can choose from an electric diffuser, which uses water mixed with oils to diffuse your oil into the room you place it in. There are also reed diffusers that use just essential oil. The oil works its way up the reeds to diffuse into the air. There are many different variations of each kind so you have countless options.
There are also different ways to diffuse oils without using a diffuser. On top of using a wax warmer, you can find other ways to diffuse oils or spread the fragrance throughout the room. One way you can do this is to create a room spray. All you need is a glass bottle with a spray nozzle, distilled water, witch hazel or epsom salt, and the essential oil of your choice.
All you have to do is mix 8 ounces of water and 2 ounces of witch hazel or 2 teaspoons of epsom salt with 30-40 drops of essential oil. Pour the mixture into the glass bottle and spray it into any room you want to add fragrance to. While this isn’t technically diffusing, it is a great way to add fragrance to a room and still get the health benefits that comes from essential oils.
Another way you can diffuse oils without a diffuser or wax warmer is to make a gel diffuser. This is an incredibly easy way to make your home smell amazing. For this, you’ll need water-storing crystal, hot water, essential oil, and a glass jar.
To make this, you’ll mix 1 teaspoon of the water crystals with 1 cup of hot water and about 20 drops of the essential oil of your choosing. Once you’ve stirred the mixture until it’s well combined, store it in the glass jar. Place it without a lid in whatever room you want the oil to be diffused in.
Health Benefits that Stem from Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils not only makes your home smell amazing, but it also provides you with health benefits. You get different health benefits from different oils so you can customize your oils to what kind of health benefits you want.
One of the big benefits you can get from essential oils is calming effects. There are many different oils you can choose from that will target an aspect in your mind and body that is keeping you from being calm. The oils that can help keep your body and mind calm are:
- Chamomile, which reduces stress
- Clary sage, which promotes relaxation
- Lavender, which promotes calming you for sleep and promotes better sleep
- Sweet orange, which reduces anxiety
- Ylang-ylang, which decreases stress
These calming essential oils are incredibly popular but they aren’t the only oils that promote better health. There are some that can provide benefits to help when you’re sick. For example, ginger oil can reduce nausea and eucalyptus can help clear your sinuses. Other oils can be used to promote happiness, such as lemon oil. Lemon oil can also be used to improve your concentration and rosemary oil similarly increases your focus.
No matter what oil you choose to diffuse, you’re going to have health benefits to go along with it. You can even mix the oils you use to customize the benefits you get. You could mix eucalyptus and peppermint oils for when your allergies are taking a toll on your mind and body. Together, these oils will help clear your sinuses and make you more alert. It can also help reduce any headaches that stem from your sinus pressure.
Diffusing oils is not only a great way to make your home smell great, but it’s also a great way to get health benefits that stem from the oils. If you don’t have an essential oil diffuser, don’t worry because you can always use a wax warmer to diffuse your oils.
A wax warmer can be an incredibly easy way to diffuse your oils and can make your wax warmer a multipurpose product. As long as you make sure you keep the melting dish filled with water and oil, you’ll have a safe diffusing experience that will make your home smell magnificent.