Self Care – Using an Essential Oil Diffuser to create a calmer home & mind.

One of my friends owns an Essential Oil Diffuser and I thought it was such a great thing to have, after some research I decided to purchase one myself.

I decided to get this one (link to Amazon):



It is really easy to use, can be set for 1 hour, 3 hours or 6 hours, turns itself off if it runs out of water and can be used with single colour light or no light at all.

I thought it would be a good investment to help with a multitude of things:

  • Using Clary Sage to help with low mood.
  • Using Lavender to help sleep.
  • Using Eucalyptus to help unblock noses when we have a cold.
  • Using Lemon Oil to help awaken and focus – great when working from home or studying.

There are so many more oils and uses for them. I find it is good as it also humifies the room with the infused vapour so it stops the air in your home being so dry.

I have now incorporated the Diffuser into my morning and afternoon routines. When I wake up before I walk the dog, I switch it on in the kitchen and also again when I return from work. Sometimes after work I take it into my bedroom and put it on, so I can smell the relaxing scent whilst I do my 10 minutes meditation (more on that another day).

It is really useful to put in the children’s rooms when they have a cold as well with some Eucalyptus oil in.

If I have forgotten to put it on, I will often find my husband and children doing it for me so it must be a hit with the family too!

When you purchase essential oils, make sure you purchase 100% pure oils. My favourite for the diffuser is Clary Sage as it is such a beneficial oil in so many ways.

I would really recommend getting a diffuser, it definitely helps with your mood and is very relaxing. It has certainly helped me in my continuing self improvement.

NB: If you purchase via the links on this page I will get a very small % which goes towards the running costs of this website. This is not a sponsored post and I have no links with the owner of the product. It really is a product that has changed my life for the better and I genuinely believe it could help so many people.

A Simple Step – Wool Dryer Balls & Essential Oils

We can’t all take big leaps towards a better life every day. Most of the time it is just the little things, the things that take just a moment. These build up and 365 small steps later your life has changed beyond recognition.

I purchased some Wool Dryer Balls earlier this year as I had heard good things and wanted to try them out.

I am really pleased with them for the following reasons:

  • They are 100% organic wool which means they are hypoallergenic and free from chemicals.
  • They are plastic free (hurray!) and reusable over and over again.
  • They reduce static in your tumble drying – this is brilliant
  • They speed up how long it takes to dry clothes (by up to 40%) – by moving the clothes around and stopping them from rolling up into a tight ball. This saves time and money on your electric bills.

What I also like is every now and then I add a few drops of essential oil onto the balls. Then when they dry the clothes, the clothes come out smelling wonderful. You really don’t need chemical filled fabric conditioner.

Folding the washing after is so calming when it smells so lovely. My favourite at the moment is Ylang Ylang. When purchasing an essential oil always purchase a 100% pure Essential Oil like the one below (click on the picture below to follow link to Amazon).

I do realise that using a tumble drier isn’t as environmentally friendly as using the washing line, but in the winter I find it is a necessity. I have tried to make it as eco as possible by buying an energy efficient tumble dryer, using these balls to help reduce drying time and our energy supplier is 100% renewable energy so not using any coal or nuclear power.

Have a go yourself – it is such a quick and easy thing to do.

NB: If you purchase via the links on this page I will get a very small % which goes towards the running costs of this website. This is not a sponsored post and I have no links with the companies I have linked to. These are just products I have used and recommend.