I’ve used an essential oil diffuser at home for years now, and I love that it can serve so many different purposes. I can diffuse oils to feel calmer, keep germs at bay, or simply because it smells nice!
But diffusing was always an at-home practice, until recently that is!
Diffusing On The Go
A few months ago, I realized that there was no reason I couldn’t use my favorite bamboo diffuser in my car if I wanted to! It’s small enough to fit in my cupholder, and I can plug it right into my car’s USB port!
I also discovered an even easier way to diffuse essential oils when I’m on the road: a dedicated car diffuser! Instead of adding water, all you have to do is add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad inside!
No matter what method you prefer, there are plenty of benefits to diffusing therapeutic essential oils in your car. Here are just a few of the reasons why I’ve been enjoying it so much!
4 Good Reasons To Use A Car Diffuser
1. Stay Alert
Diffusing peppermint oil in your car is a great way to keep yourself alert while driving, and it can give you a natural energy boost too! Whether you’re conquering your commute or road-tripping across the country, peppermint oil makes a great car companion!
2. Better Air Quality
Diffusing essential oils can help you fight germs, allergens, and other unsavory characters that may be floating around in the air inside your car. When I’m feeling under the weather but still have meetings to attend, I always add a couple of drops of Defend blend to my car diffuser!
3. Reduce Road Rage
Back when I was a TV producer, my commute was an hour and a half in total every day. And while I’m not an angry or easily frustrated person by nature, some of those commutes brought me perilously close to “road rage!”
Perhaps if I had a car diffuser at the time, I would have had a much easier time maintaining a positive attitude! Adding a couple drops of lemon oil to your car diffuser can help promote a sunny disposition and reduce those frustrated feelings.
4. Natural Air Freshener
Not only are most car air fresheners loaded with synthetic fragrances, they can also be extremely potent. It’s enough to give anyone a headache!
Diffusing a fresh-smelling blend like Simple Clean in your car is a great way to freshen the air naturally. Diffusers also make it much easier to control how much scent is produced because you can unplug it at any time.
- Less Is More. Essential oils are extremely concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. Start by adding one or two drops to your car diffuser, and diffuse for short periods of time to avoid overdoing it.
- Freshen It Up. While essential oils are potent, they also dissipate quickly compared to synthetic fragrances. Add a drop of oil to your car diffuser about once a day to keep the fragrance fresh.
- Human Passengers Only. Diffusing in an enclosed space is fine for humans as long as there is adequate ventilation, but it’s not good for pets. Reserve your car diffuser for drives with human passengers only.
What essential oil or oil blend would you diffuse in your car?