Easy, safe, small, natural, affordable, and cute aromatherapy tool
There are many ways to diffuse essential oils in your room, including oil burners, steamers, and humidifiers. One of my favorite methods is using the aroma stone, also called the clay diffuser stone, which is a simple, round ceramic stone that can diffuse the aroma to nearby surroundings without the use of heat or electricity. It is a perfect diffuser to leave it on your desk to use while working, your nightstand while sleeping, or on the ledge of the tub while bathing, because it’s something you can leave near your head/face without worrying about a having an outlet nearby, filling the tank up with water, or getting electrocuted while bathing. It’s also perfect for those with small children because there’s very little potential harm!
Aroma stone is quite simply an unglazed stone that absorbs aromatic oils and slowly diffuses it over time. To use, simply drop 3~5 drops of your favorite essential oils, and it will last for about 1~2 hours. Make sure to place the stone near where you’ll be nearby, within 5 feet, to enjoy the full effect of the diffused aroma.
You can pretty much use any essential oil on the aroma stone, but just be careful not to blend oils. The stone is best used for single essential oils per session.
If you’d like something that can helps you sleep, I recommend these for the calming and warming effects:
- Sweet marjoram (Majorana origanum)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
- Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
If you’d like to use it while taking a bath, I recommend these for the soothing, cleansing effects:
- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
- Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
My favorite essential oil to use before bed is rosewood essential oil because not only is it one of my favorite aromas, but because the aroma is soothing and grounding.
Also, how cute is this little guy!? It takes up very little space and it’s super cute too. You can easily blend it into a natural, contemporary, or rustic home decor.
There are many companies that sell aroma stones, and I got mine from Muji, my favorite Japanese interior goods brand. I found them in their stores but unfortunately are not available online.
You can also get it from:
I recommend ones that are handcrafted in Japan in a method called Tokoname, which is one of the six ancient kilns (most noteworthy ceramic kiln categories of Japan)
OR, if you are feeling a little crafty, you can create your own!