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Turn a succulent into an essential oil diffuser!
Succulent plants are beautiful, easy to maintain, and provide a popular natural décor around our home. I also believe they may improve certain aspects of our wellness lifestyle.
The actual act of creating a succulent diffuser may improve overall health. Consider a recent study that correlated tending to an indoor houseplant with reduced diastolic blood pressure. Further, the participants in the study who were tending to an indoor houseplant reported feeling more "comfortable and soothed".
Even interacting with the potting soil is likely to create a benefit. That is because the potting soil contains "outdoorphins" (M. vaccae) which work like natural antidepressants.
In a study carried out by Texas A&M University, researchers discovered that employees who were surrounded by indoor plants demonstrated improved creativity and problem solving skills. They also reported that plants improve memory and concentration.
Overall the outdoors likely confers many health benefits. Further, bringing the outdoors inside, appears to allow one to derive benefits as well.
These are some of the many reasons why we keep many green, potted plants around our home!
After taking this workshop last week, I'm so excited because now I know how to make my own succulent plants and can't wait to add more to our home! With more succulents in our home, we will be able to create a brighter environment with a happier climate, one that supports our emotional and mental health too.
I am very grateful that my friend offered this class for our community. It truly was a great way to spend a summer evening in the park. Now compelled to share with you because I finally understand how easy it is to make your own succulents! I realize that there's no reason to have fake succulent plants in our home anymore.
How to Make a Succulent Diffuser
7 Detailed Steps for Making a Succulent Diffuser
Caring for the succulents: Water, Sunlight, and Essential Oils!
Succulents are very easy to maintain. They actually retain water and nutrients within the leaves for prolonged periods so you will only need to tend to them a couple times per month. Do not water the succulent too often and allow the soil to completely dry before the next watering. Only give them a little water at a time and do not drench them. After having a few succulents, in time you will find that succulents talk with their leaves. If you notice your succulent with puckered leaves, it’s time to water. If your succulents have mushy or brown colored leaves that means the plant has been over watered and is rotting.
Below, I will also share a misting spray recipe that you can also use to water your succulents too. Simple spray the succulent soil with the misting spray once every week or every other week, but again watch your succulents to know how to care for them.
Succulents do enjoy some light so find a place where your succulents can receive some indirect exposure. If your succulent isn’t getting enough sunlight you may notice that the plants are growing up or stretching out of their spot looking for light.
Use essential oils to care and support your succulent plants. Read on for more details.
How to Make Succulent Spray
In a 2 oz. or 4 oz. spray bottle:
With the succulent misting spray, spritz the succulent soil once a week or every two weeks. The water and essential oils will support the plants and stimulate growth. Choose one or a combination of Young Living Essential Oils such as: Geranium, Frankincense, Lemongrass or Tea Tree.
You only need about 5 drops total. In my misting spray I add two drops of Frankincense, 2 drops of Geranium, and 1 drop of Lemongrass.
Lava Beads in Your Succulent Diffuser
Lava beads are truly essential when making your potted succulent diffuser. The beads are porous and will allow prolonged diffusion aromatically of the essential oils that they have absorbed. By adding a few drops of essential oils to your lava beads you found a simple way to diffuse oils all while conferring the health benefits of having potted plants in your home!
Adding Essential Oils to the Lava Beads
Put a few drops of essential oils directly onto the lava beads.
A few of my favorite combinations of oils to add to the succulent lava beads are:
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