Having an essential oil diffuser in your car will make every drive more pleasant! Essential oils wafting through the air in your car can be a wonderful tool for practicing mindfulness. Each time you get in the car, going place to place in the chaos of life, your diffuser can help remind you to take a pause and be mindful of the present moment. There are a few different types of diffusers for your car so we’ll break it down for you and help you pick the best one for your car!
This type of diffuser plugs into the DC jack also known as a power socket, cigarette lighter, etc. A big benefit of this type of diffuser is that you don’t have to worry about getting an air freshener clip to stay on the air conditioning vents. Those types always seem to fall off or not stay on properly since each car has totally different vent sizes.
To use this diffuser you just add water and 2 drops of essential oil, then plug it! This particular diffuser is great because it is flexible enough to swivel around and change directions so you can aim it towards the driver or passenger seats. It will automatically shut off within 2 hours which is a nice safety feature. A lot of products on amazon are essentially made in china and it’s hard to tell which ones are good quality. This brand is a great choice because it comes with a 1-year peace of mind warranty so you’re covered if it breaks.
You can also check out this amazing car diffuser that actually does double duty! It has two USB ports so you can charge multiple devices while you diffuse!
If you don’t want a plugin diffuser then these simple clips are a good option to snap onto your air conditioning vents. These clips are similar to many essential oil jewelry lockets in how they work. You open the locket and add drops of your favorite essential oils onto the felt pads. You can swap out the felt pads to get different colors based on your preference. The nice thing about these clips are that they are multipurpose and can be used outside of the car as well. They can clip onto objects on your desk or other places where you want to use essential oils but may not want an entire diffuser.
Essential Oil Blends For Driving
A nice calming essential oil blend is perfect for your car diffuser when you’re running late and frantically trying to get to work on time. Some good ideas for calming blends are:
- Lavender and Eucalyptus
- Ylang Ylang and Chamomile
- Bergamot and Frankincense
If you want a nice energizing blend to give you a good pick me up on your morning drive try some of these vitalizing blends:
- Thyme and Tangerine
- Grapefruit and Lemon
Just make sure you take some time before you start driving to add your blend and get your diffuser set up… multitasking this and trying to set it up while driving is not the best idea. Now go enjoy an essential oil car diffuser and transform your car rides into a spa like experience. This little act of bringing essential oils into your car is an act of self care (something we all deserve but rarely treat ourselves to).