3 Surprising Benefits of Reed Diffusers

April 25, 2018

You may already be aware of the benefits of using aromatherapy in your daily life. There are numerous ways of using essential oils; topically, ingested, or through the use of a diffuser. Essential oils can help with all sorts of ailments including headaches, sleep, mood boosting, digestion, and so much more.

Reed diffusers are super handy to release the benefits of essential oils. They look great, they don’t require any electricity or open flames, and are so much safer to use than traditional air fresheners. Amongst the myriad of reasons to use reed diffusers, here are three benefits that may surprise you:

Help with Focus and Memory

Some essential oils over others can help promote cognitive function, focus and memory. Rosemary, Basil, Lemongrass, Tangerine, and Spearmint oils all act to keep you alert, clear-minded, and focused.

Tip: Place a reed diffuser with a focus-boosting oil near or on your desk. Not only will it look great, but it can also help with your overall well-being and productivity during your workday.

Insect Repellant

As insect season dawns on us, finding a healthy way of repelling bugs is on the minds of many. If you’re looking for a great way to keep mosquitoes and other pesky insects away, specific aromas can work wonders. Clove, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary are all deterrents. The combination of Lemongrass and Clove has proven to be extremely useful for repelling mosquitoes.

Tip: Set up reed diffusers on a picnic table or in your campsite to help keep bugs away.

Allergy Relief

I think we can all agree that allergies are a major pain. Itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing, hives--it’s all terrible, and taking allergy medication is not for everyone. If you’re looking for a natural way to help alleviate some of the symptoms of allergies, reed diffusers are a fantastic option.

Essential oils like basil, tea tree, peppermint, and eucalyptus are a few that can help you breathe easier during allergy season.

Tip: In addition to placing a reed diffuser in your home to help with environmental allergies, pick up a simple diffuser to put in your car to help combat seasonal shifts while you’re out and about!

To get the most life out of the reeds, make sure to flip some or all of them each week using a tissue to keep the oil off of your hands. Flipping the reeds each week will keep the scent strong until the oil has absorbed. Or, if you prefer to keep scent light, flip the reeds less often.

There are many other benefits of reed diffusers, and you’ll find the more you use them, the more you’ll love them! Do you know any other surprising benefits? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Sarah is a travel writer, citizen of the world and lover of the Pacific Northwest and tacos. When not writing she can be found searching for her next travel destination or exploring with her dog, Otto. Read about her adventures on her blog Sarah Seize the World and follow her on Instagram.