Diffusing essential oils is a great way to reap their benefits. As they’re diffused, oils evaporate into the air and can provide several benefits apart from making your home or office smell wonderfully.
Inhaling oils stimulates the olfactory system, which is the part of the brain, including the nose, connected to smell. As molecules enter the nose or mouth, they pass through the lungs and are carried to other parts of the body. As they reach the brain, they impact the limbic system. Our limbic system is involved in motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. It is linked to emotions, heart rate, blood pressure, stress, and hormone balance.
The simple act of diffusing and inhaling essential oils can bring subtle and holistic healing to your entire body.
We’ve come to understand that basic air fresheners available to us in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store are filled with harmful chemicals that, when put into your body, usually result in headaches and other reactions. Through inhalation, aromatherapy is a natural alternative and still allows you to enjoy fresh and seasonal scents in your home year-round.
Here is a list of some of our favorite oils to diffuse and their benefits:
Help you Relax: Lavender, Clary Sage
If you need a lift: Orange, Sandalwood, Lemon,
Spark some creativity: Bergamot, Lemon, Frankincense
Let go of stress: Lavender, Frankincense
Get motivated: Peppermint, Focus
There are two main types of diffusers:
Admits essential oils into the air in very tiny particles, small enough for the lungs and body to absorb them rapidly and experience the maximum health benefits.
Ultra-Sonic / Vapor
Less concentrated than atomized oils, the mist of water, and essential oil mixed in an ultra-sonic diffuser and is an excellent choice for children under 2. It’s also great for spreading an inexpensive aroma throughout your home.
Although most essential oils are generally considered safe, some essential oils should be avoided when some medical conditions are present. Some oils are not meant to be used with your diffuser. You must understand the safety information for any essential oil you are going to diffuse. If you have any questions or concerns, consult your health care professional.