I was trying to think of a fun gadget that I have, and then I turned my head to my left. BINGO~!
The Young Living home essential oil diffuser! I LOVE IT~!
We have 2 of them! Gadget WEEKENDS
Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade, so the diffusers can be used either recreationally/aesthetically, or for practical use. e.g. Diffuse Thieves oil to clean the air/room, or lavender oil to relax or fall asleep. etc. etc. etc.
You have to have the oils to diffuse, but YL has a huge selection. It doesn't matter what you diffuse, as long as you like it, though I'm not sure that you'd want to diffuse pure essence of ginger, or black pepper.
One of the cool things about it is a lot of the oils you can use medicinally or therapeutically. 20 years ago I thought this stuff was all pure bunk, but after actually seeing it in action, well, I'm sold on it.
I also have the Essential Oils Desktop Reference
(embedded affiliate link purely because mouser said it was ok, and I am really really curious to see if anyone actually buys one!
), which is excellent, and explains a huge amount about what different oils do, and how to use them. I also have the smaller version of the book as well: Essential Oils Pocket Reference
. It's also very good, and quicker for some things.
Today I was diffusing an oil called "Abundance", which smells just gorgeous. It's the same oil I diffused for my wife when our daughter was born. (The bottle in the middle above.)
Other oils I like are Clarity and Purification. Those are blends, but if you want pure cedar oil, or wintergreen, or orange, tangerine, lemon... there are TONNES!
While I don't diffuse peppermint oil, I drink it in water. Same goes for lemon.
You can find the diffuser here:http://www.younglivi...ers/Home-Diffuser-US
That's actually a newer model though. I bought my first one from a friend in Penang between 3 and 4 years ago, then bought a second one here a year or 2 ago. DISCLOSURE
: However, in order to buy, you need to find a distributor (e.g. me), or sign up through a distributor (e.g. me - PM me if you are interested either way) (i.e. it is MLM). I do NOT sell Young Living products (I've never sold any in fact), and I don't sign people up. I just signed up to buy them because they're just really, really good. A friend of mine introduced them to me.
You can use them with other oils as well. I would recommend Young Living oils because I know a lot about them, about the company, and about their general philosophy. So, while they're a bit more expensive than some others, they're therapeutic grade, and extremely high quality.
BTW - I also cook with the oils!
Even sometimes in my kangaroo tacos~!
(Usually oregano, black pepper, or basil there.) I also use ginger oil sometimes, especially when cooking chicken stir-fry. (Others as well, but that's an idea of the versatility.)
Here's a list of their oils. I'm highlighting the ones I normally diffuse in RED and the ones I really like to diffuse in BOLD RED. I'm including the full list to give people an idea of what they can do, but it's long, so in a spoiler.
List of oils
Balsam Fir (Idaho)
Frankincense - But not too often as it is expensive
Lavender - Usually to relax or sleep
3 Wise Men
Abundance - I diffuse this most
Believe - A friend of mine makes a very good living doing FX trading, and uses this oil when he trades and researches.
Clarity - LOVE this stuff!
Magnify Your Purpose
Peace & Calming
Thieves - I use this to clean the room/air.