Let’s Diffuse the Situation
I remember the first time I spotted an essential oil diffuser being used. I was at my accountant’s office and the pristine, modern décor was made even better by the soft wisps of lavender floating next to her. That scene from Alice in Wonderland came to mind, where the allure of smoky mystery surrounding the caterpillar made Alice stop in her tracks. I thought to myself that if I had to surround myself by the pollution of work (both mental and actual) why not create a little canopy of invigorating spearmint to help alleviate the burden.
I got myself a little, personal oil diffuser which came along with the CUTEST vials of essential oils with the greatest names ever. It was simple to set up, just place a little water in the canister with a few drops of selected oil, attach the remaining pieces and voila…I was in a holistic dreamland. Well, sort of…you see I’m used to the strong olfactory punch of overpriced candles that hit you when you walk into a room, and frankly I couldn’t smell much of anything. I added more oil, I moved the diffuser to different spots on my desk, I cranked the thing up all the way and…nothing. ☹ I thought something had to be wrong so the next time I saw a little puff of steam I leaned over and with only millimeters between the opening and my nostril I took a deeeep breath.
Hmmmm, well I guess I sort of smell the energizing orange, like if I peeled an orange last week and threw it in my trash compactor and I am now taking out the trash, it was basically as strong as that. I totally wanted to be immersed in a sea of steam with the unmistakable smell of whatever lovely concoctions I put in that day, instead I got yet another trinket on my desk taking up valuable real estate. I am not totally deterred, maybe I need to try another brand of diffuser or maybe the oils were not concentrated enough? I will continue my search, in the meantime I’ll plug in a Glade and call it a day.