If you are not already a part of the aromatherapy world, it is probably due to the fact that you aren’t aware of all the benefits that come with diffusing essential oils. In fact, according to many studies, inhaling essential oils through diffusion is one of the most effective ways to reap all the benefits of said oils. Now, without further ado, let’s go into more detail as to why you need to hop on this bandwagon too.
Relaxation and Sleep
One of the main and most important reasons why so many people rely on the use of essential oils is their ability to help us relax after a hard day and improve our sleep. And while there are many ways to use essential oils, the fastest and most popular way of making use of their properties is through an aromatherapy diffuser. The most commonly used aromatherapy diffuser these days is the ultrasonic one that creates a nice aromatic mist with the help of water and whatever essential oil you decide to add. These heavenly diffusers need only a small amount of essential oil in order to produce a noticeable, yet subtle aroma and except for being extremely appealing, they can also act as the perfect humidifier. Thanks to their simple, yet modern design, you can use them whenever and wherever you want like for example in your office, living room, hall and especially in your bedroom in order to promote a better sleep at night. Just add a few drops of the commonly used calming and relaxing essential oils in your diffuser and let your mind and body relax.
Resilience Against Cold and Flu
A lot of studies have shown that the inhalation of powerful anti-microbial essential oils like eucalyptus, clove, peppermint, sweet orange, cinnamon, oregano, etc., can stimulate the production of white blood cells and boost our immune system. When diffused into the air, essential oils have the power to kill viruses and bacteria while freshening up the air in the room and improving your respiratory system. That being said, the most commonly used essential oils for reducing inflammation in the lungs and getting rid of the heavy mucus during respiratory colds are peppermint, eucalyptus, spearmint, pine and rosemary.
Although applying essential oils directly to the body is great for relieving some type of pain, inhaling it can be even more beneficial. Using essential oils this way is great for dealing with headaches, sore joints and overworked muscles and the ideal oils for relieving pain are made of chamomile, ginger, eucalyptus, rosemary, bergamot and clary sage.
Instead of applying some insect repelling product full of chemicals, you can keep at bay the annoying mosquitoes, house flies and fruit flies by putting a few drops of lemongrass, clove, cedarwood and rosemary into your aromatherapy diffuser and enjoy the pleasant smell without having to deal with unwelcome visitors.
Safer Alternative to Aromatic Candles
Unless you are buying 100% natural waxes like soy, coconut or hemp, chances are you are exposing yourself to toxic aromatic candles. Unfortunately, both scented and unscented candles are made with toxic paraffin wax that releases dangerous vapours like toluene and benzene which are most commonly found in diesel fuel exhaust. Some of them also contain heavy metals which when burned become airborne and cause an array of different types of behaviour, hormonal and general health-related issues. That’s how dangerous they are. So, instead of exposing yourself to that type of chemicals, opt for the most natural way to give your home, office, restaurant or spa a pleasant and relaxing smell by diffusing essential oils.