One of the things I went into this oil journey with was knowing that I wanted to try a diffuser. I had seen some of the teachers at the lab school I worked at for my assistanship use them in their classrooms. They used them to calm children in general, keep a productive class, and things like that. I was intrigued.
So, with my second order with Doterra, I made sure to get a diffuser.
It was a rough start. The diffuser tells me to use "a few" drops in it. "A few"?! How many is a few? My first go around with it, I definitely overdid it. I won't tell you how much I put in, but it left both my husband and I having a hard time with the smell and, well, breathing in general.
The second go around I first made sure it was at a time when my husband was not at home. I'm still trying to get him on board with this whole natural health with oils thing, so I try to be covert. This time I only used 3 drops in the diffuser, and I think that's the 'magic number' for me. It's not too overwhelming, but it still is enough to do it's job.
So far I've diffused lavender, onguard (when I was really, really sick with that ear infection), Serenity, and a blend that I learned about from one of my doterra team members, she calls it "Productivity Please" and it's a peppermint-wild orange mix. It's quite nice actually.
I'm still on the fence about oils in general, though. Yeah, they smell nice and all, but as far as all the miraculous stuff I'm hearing other people talk about? Still not there yet. In fact, I'm not sure I ever will be. We are quite healthy and I think that oils are something that will be a great supplement to our routines, but not the end all be all of our healthy lifestyle.