Essential oils create homey atmosphere

Oil Diffusers OIL DIFFUSERS use essential oils to freshen up a room with their natural scents. There are a wide variety of different diffusers and oils to choose from. Gabriella Rizzi, Staff Writer

Air fresheners. This is the one item on the college shopping list that is not talked about enough.

There is nothing worse than having a room that smells stagnant. Having a great smelling room is essential.

My roommate freshman year ensured our room always smelled good.

Bringing her Scentsy, a wax melting wall plug that functions as a night light, and buying plastic containers filled with scented gel balls that infuse the air, she always made sure the room was scented to perfection.

She had the gift of making the entire room smell like an island getaway or a warm cup of vanilla latte.

I gave her the affectionate title of “the goddess of smell goods”.

Moving into my own room as a resident assistant and no longer having my friend’s magical touch, I had to reconsider my room fragrance options.

One effective way to purify your room and create a fragrant oasis is using an oil diffuser.

Not only do they smell amazing, but they have lasting health benefits.

The organic oils are made extracted from natural sources such as plants. Bottled up and labeled with benefits, there are an endless variety to choose from. You can buy them at various places. I recommend shopping on amazon or purchasing them at Natural Grocer.

By opening the top of the cylindrical bamboo oil diffuser, adding a third of a cup of water and desired drops of oil, and pressing the button, the spa experience begins.

A gentle steam rolls out of the top of the diffuser changing my room from blah to a refreshing and welcoming atmosphere.

The small trickling of water is relaxing and I love how the diffuser’s light fades from blue to green and then to red.

Each of the various essential oils have great health benefits. It is fun because you can choose your scent based on what kind of benefits you would like.

My current favorite, orange, has an aroma described on the bottle as “fresh, sweet, orange peel.” It is attributed as “refreshing, uplifting, and invigorating.”

The one thing all of my guests always say is, “Where did you get that?” “This is so cool!” “I want one.”

Essential oils are essential because they smell amazing and create a positive atmosphere.

If you are in search of a way to freshen your space, go and buy an oil diffuser.

I promise you will not be disappointed.

This story first appeared in the May 4th, 2017 issue of The Vantage