Pair it with one of these
You'll thank me later.
Throat clearing is rough. Happens to me at times and when I have thick mucus that won't clear it can be horrible. I use my voice all day for work.
Have you considered that the throat clearing could be causing you to need to clear your throat? If I have an itch that keeps itching and I scratch it when it itches, it may itch more. Then I keep scratching and it keeps being irritated and I'm in this vicious cycle.
When you clear your throat, you irritate the vocal production system and larynx. That leads to it releasing more mucus in an attempt to protect itself. Which leads to a feeling like you have to clear it more. If you can work to change the habit and drink or gargle some water, maybe salt water, it may help. I've also found vocal steaming to really help. Try to not clear your throat for a week and see if it's better or worse.
Visit an ENT and they might want to scope you to see what's going on with your larynx.
I bought a diffuser on amazon for around $20 and use it frequently with perfume oils I like, but I don't like on my skin. It works great and a little oil goes a long way!
The diffuser I bought on Amazon is out of stock, but this one is very similar.
As for essential oils that smell like home, I think that can be different for everyone. But, I really enjoy orange mixed with lavender for a calming yet uplifting scent, peppermint for energy, lavender alone for winding down, and eucalyptus in the shower to wake up!
Here's the one I got:
There isn't a "window of opportunity" per se, they said it could be pretty effective no matter when you start. but it may help it come back even faster earlier on
It's a little more maintenance than a candle and you have to buy a diffuser (got mine on Amazon for $15), but in the long run it costs less and feels less wasteful. You can also do as little or as many drops as you want, so it's easier to control the smell strength. I've had my first set of 4 for nearly a year now and they still haven't run out, but then again up until the quarantine started I only used them maybe once or twice a week. Distilled water is a must to keep the diffuser clean.
Drink ample water throughout the day to thin the mucus. Sipping small amounts throughout the day is better that drinking 8+ ounces quickly.
Vocal steamers are another big help. This one works great: https://www.amazon.com/Personal-Inhaler-Vaporizer-Aromatherapy-Diffuser/dp/B000AYYK5M
InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V9JP8EE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ljrcGb6W6B0DH
Just so you know what I’m talking about. They have ones very cheap at Walmart
If you are worried about smoke, another way to enjoy incense is with an electric heater like the Golden Lotus sold at Mermade and similar. When you can adjust the heat level, you can figure out what setting works best. Once you have this, you can take incense sticks, even ones that have toxic chemicals, and enjoy them a bit more safely.
Additionally, you can start to explore the world of incense resins, things like myrrh, benzoin, storax, frankincense are all wonderful and non-toxic smells, especially when they aren't combusting.
Lastly, essential oils are another scenting option. There are cheap diffusers you can get on amazon that will take a few drops of oil and scent a room for you with infused water vapor.
I use this one from Amazon. The blue is just the light (which you can turn on and off). I bought some essential oils to go with it, though they are not necessary. Although if you're going to go for some, I'd make sure you get some eucalyptus because it helps clear out your sinuses, hehe.
I forgot to mention that using a cortizone cream works really well for me. My doctor told me to only use it for three days at a time because I believe it can cause your skin to thin out, but when it gets extra bad I use it and it clears it up almost over night for a little bit. You should check with your doctor!
I have been also looking as well! I was almost tempted to get a nebulizer, but they eat up oil very quickly and are actually kinda noisy. They’re also fragile too compared to the ultrasonic counterparts. I also don’t wanna spend a fortune on it, which nebulizers tend to be more on the expensive end. Especially if you frequently have to keep buying oils.
I think I will most likely settle on this one from Amazon, but the one from Target that @twirleygirl posted is intriguing too.
Here is the one my husband's home health care nurse used.
tbh when i lived at home i used Bath and Bodyworks(or whatever off-brand of it) when I lived at home, but smell-proof bags would help you out some. I also used an oil diffuser vaporizer thing in my room like this one
My husband had cancer and his home health care nurse had had corona about 6 months earlier and lost her sense of smell/taste. She bought a kit like this oneand used it for 2 weeks and she was able to slowly start smelling things again. Read the reviews and see if this might help you. She was beside herself over not being able to smell anything - this worked for her.
We have a diffuser/cool mist humidifier in our toddlers room to help with the humidity. Pour a little water in there and it makes mist. Obviously, putting cinnamon in it isn't a good idea, but maybe a drop of cinnamon essential oil will do the trick?
Another idea would be to buy/make a toddler friendly sensory bottle. Flip it over and watch the glitter/bubbles move and around as they "suck the bad dreams away". Theres all sorts of calm down sensory bottle ideas on Pinterest.
Some people have forced themselves to eat trigger foods and then claimed that the "training" helped their recovery. Others have said that they avoided trigger foods like the plague and have recovered just the same. It's really unclear.
Doctors do recommend smell training though. You get a kit like this and smell the smells for 30 seconds each, twice daily, while thinking about how they're supposed to smell and trying to to remember the correct smell: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Olfactory-Regeneration-Eucalyptus-Guidebook/dp/B0924XXLWB
The studies on smell training and olfactory recovery supposedly showed some evidence that it does help, but it wasn't definitive due to not having enough participants, or something like that.
I do the smell sticks daily though. They smell quite good for me, for some reason, and it's nice to just have something nice to smell.
Moxe has a solid kit on amazon. MOXĒ Smell Training Kit, 4 Essential Oils, Olfactory Regeneration, Helps Restore Sense of Smell, Natural Therapy for Smell Loss, Lemon, Rose, Clove, Eucalyptus, Guidebook, Personal Log https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0924XXLWB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_1VR2SEDD7K544K8QP3ZP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Just pimp your OG Mighty with an M Mask for a fresh look and added protection that also works as a stand. It'll spruce it up for you while you drive it till it's dead
The M MASK Silicone Protective Shell for Mighty Vaporizer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P415HDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_XRDRAGAAYWQWJNNK7254?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Or like one of these just in "Case"
The M MASK Silicone Protective Shell for Mighty Vaporizer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P415HDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_4JJHF5J8XXECWF7VNGS7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Too soon to say if it works, but I've been using a smell training kit. Food is super unappealing to me right now unless it's very sweet, salty, or sour
If you live in a place that gets colder and drier, pick up a cheap diffuser for that time of the year. I put about 5-10 sprays in mine and it lasts all day. I have something essentially the same as this one and it works so good. Even scents I don't like to wear at all are just fine to use as a room scent.
I am using essential oils. I bought a basic diffuser similar to this https://www.amazon.com/ttstar-Car-Diffuser-Vent-Clip/dp/B07W6QMG21/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Car+Diffusers&qid=1622570765&sr=8-7
The good thing with this is i can put different scents depende sa mood ko.
I have a small one from Amazon, it is super easy to keep clean, I keep it on my nightstand and face it towards me. Nothing to crazy but it does the job. Here is the link.
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-Off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home (White)
A cheap diffuser and some essential oils fills up my house with smells and is super nice. I like the option of lavender for later in the day, nature-y smells like lemongrass during the day.
One day I realized my room was completely white and plain. I really enjoy a foresty green theme. So I bought green sheets and a bunch of foresty posters. It didn't cover up my whole wall, I was in an apartment and couldn't paint the whole room green, but it really felt like I was in a forest and that made me a ton more comfortable.
It's an oil diffuser that I found on amazon.
Thank you for thinking I'd actually try do do things properly.
This unit is just a shitty little diffuser I bought from Amazon. The humidity controller is from Inkbird. I just thought I could plug the diffuser in and let the relay on the Inkbird control it. After discovering that this $12 item was way smarter than me, I began thinking about how to hotwire it so all the switches stay closed and as soon as power is applied (via the relay on the Inkbird) it runs until the humidity sensor opens the Inkbird relay.
Vocolinc Flower Bud is fun for a beginner it has both a light and a diffuser all for $50. I recommend it to people who are getting started.
Amazon link here
Ooo that, thats a mini air humidifier but I just use the lef lights on it - https://www.amazon.com/URPOWER-Essential-Humidifier-Adjustable-Waterless/dp/B00Y2CQRZY/ref=pd_bap_rp_2/131-9997206-7138540?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00Y2CQRZY&pd_rd_r=7b8a34b6-9562-4c7c-b387-e36862d2e2fd&pd_rd_w=XRW52&pd_rd_wg=C5HhA&...
I dont know if I would suggest it though, works fine but theres better options out there im sure. Take a look around amazon, find something that fits you. I thought this looked cool too - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N7SZ3FV/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=A3GWLWUQVN9ZBY&psc=1
It's a diffuser from amazon. Use it to keep the room smelling like cheetos. Will probably buy a reed diffuser in the future, as I think they smell nicer.
ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MR4Y0CZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FVg0DbGV6RNDG
Sure I bought this nebulizer on amazon
And these individual saline packs to add to the nebulizer (maybe not necessary but the reviews swayed me to buy it
That's like asking for rug suggestions. Depends what you like, what's your style, and where you're putting it.
Something else to add to your "give it a try" collection is vocal steaming. It has helped me get through periods of difficulty with LPR.
This is one of the better ones: Mabis Steam Inhaler
Oh thank you 🥰, Amazon for $17
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-Off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2CQRZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5JfBEbW6ZVV5K
That is an essential oil diffuser from amazon.
URPOWER Aromatherapy Essential Humidifier Ultrasonic
Essential oil diffuser. Lavender is good.
I'd also look into colognes. A subtle spritz is nice, don't overdo it.
Here you are my man,
Glad I could help. I use these. They are about the size of a grapefruit.
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y2CQRZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_S4UaDbPJSQA1Y
You are a good friend. Last year I bought an essential oil diffuser from Amazon and gave it to my best friend. She liked it very much. This is a link to the product(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZDNPPY) and I hope it will be useful to you. Hope that you can find the best gift for your friends.
We were arguing about an essential oil diffuser being a "Humidifier". Because they produce such a small amount of vapor relative to an actual Humidifier then they can't correctly be labeled a "humidifier" as the standalone label for this item.
In reference the argument was only considering these lowgrade dorm room/office products
ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR4Y0CZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GVpFCbW0NK7EC
These are back in stock on Amazon right now... Get em while they last
VOCOlinc FlowerBud Smart Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser, 300ml Ultrasonic Adjus... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HMPY7RX/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_U62lCb8BFZD5Y via @amazon
I'm gonna look into this product and reach our to their CS to make sure it will be safe for the variety of surfaces. In your opinion, do you think an Aromatherapy Diffuser would work to spread the Concrobium throughout the car?
I'm going to take everyone's advice so far... Vinegar/Simple Green for the surfaces, the Concrobium as long as they suggest it will be ok, and already bought some DampRid as a preventative measure to get me through the winter.
For the oil, I would just buy from Plant Therapy directly. The prices are the same and they are currently running sales on their site, so you may pay even less. That is a good start-up set for oils, as it has a god variety of common oils you may need. Be sure to do some research and look up some recipes you may want to try. That way, you are only buying oils you will actually use. BTW, I heard that 3rd party sellers may alter the oils, or containers. Not sure about that one, but it's what I heard.
I would also suggest Eden's Garden . While I prefer PT, EG has "choose your own" sets in 6, 12, and beyond. This way, you can bundle cheaper oils in a set and get the more expensive ones on PT. EG is also running sales, but I haven't been paying enough attention to what they are :-/
The diffuser looks pretty! I got a 700 ml one form Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073F6DKLF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, but this one looks good, too. I recently found a course on essential oil use on Udemy and the guy on their likes water diffusers (like the one you picked out) and nebulzers (more scent and no water, but also more expensive).
I just got this one on Amazon for myself and my mom and I'm actually planning on buying another for my bedroom: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073F6DKLF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The this is huge (600 ml) and really easy to use and clean. It runs for 12+ hours on high and diffuses really well. I could smell a synthetic blend (non-EO) all over my living room, dining room, and kitchen (high setting).
I moved it into my bedroom 2 hours ago, put 10 drops of lavender in it (too much :-/) and diffused it for 5 minutes (low setting, much smaller room). 2 hours later, I still smell lavender in here. At only $30, it's way better than many I've seen w/ 1/3 of the capacity.
If you have prime, this is a wonderful diffuser on sale for $14!!
Its actually a oil diffuser, you can just use water and use the vapor mist, or use oils mixed with water. Or nothing in it at all and just let the lights cycle the RGB specetrum and also just choose one color and keep it solid.
I have a small, cheapy one from Amazon, and it's perfect. It was maybe $15 on sale. I don't think you need to spend a lot on one, or get a big one. The small ones will go for hours on the intermittent setting, which is the way to go.
Mine is something like this, but like I said, whichever one it was, I didn't pay full price.
OR, buy an oil diffuser on Amazon for 50 dollars.... it's a great addition to a home... who has time to boil water. https://www.amazon.com/URPOWER-Essential-Humidifier-Adjustable-Waterless/dp/B00Y2CQRZY/
edit: my bad, $20.
Axe body spray and black ice air fresheners.
For real, basic stuff like dishes, laundry (clothes and sheets), trash, old shit in the refrigerator. General maintenance will keep the smells from mysteriously appearing.
And then, get a candle. You don't need 20. Not every square inch of your place needs to smell like mangos and lilacs. If you have 1, and the rest of the place smells like nothing because you're not an animal and you clean, then that should be enough to give the illusion of your whole house smelling like that first room
EDIT: And if you really want to go all out, this thing works pretty good from what i've seen. I don't actually have one.