Ever feel sick when you walk into a room that’s filled with artificial fragrances?
Over the holidays we stayed at a place, that was filled with scented candles, plug ins and who knows what else, and I seriously could feel them burn my lungs. Both my husband and I noticed it!
The wild thing is, I used to use scented deodorant (powder fresh!), smelly shampoo and floral body lotions. I also had my home filled with air fresheners and fragranced candles. Little did I know that they contained chemicals, estrogen disrupters and even carcinogens! Fact is, many of the artificial fragrances people bring into their homes are not good for health and well-being.
But I do have to say I love things to smell fresh… Just like good tasting food (our taste sense) or a pretty sunset (or visual sense), our sense of smell is important to honor! I used to burn natural candles but now diffusing essential oils are my go-to solution for fresher smelling air.
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How to Diffuse Essential Oils Video
A diffuser is kind of like a little vaporizer
Most of the ones you’ll find are “ultrasonic,” which means they use vibrations to vaporize your oils and disperse them into tiny little molecules that fill your air with therapeutic scents, without using any heat.
You can find these on Amazon, starting at about $20. I use Young Living diffusers, because they’re my go-to brand for all things essential oils.
Using a diffuser is super simple
You might be wondering how to diffuse essential oils… it’s easy! You just a little water to the diffuser basin. Some manufacturers will say to use tap water or distilled water, add accordingly. Add about 5 drops of your oil here. Plug it in, start it up, and voila. You are diffusing.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest ways to reap all the benefits of aromatherapy, which can include:
- Supporting your physical wellness
- Inspiring a positive emotional state
- And of course, neutralizing odors
Some oils that I love to diffuse are
- Peppermint and Lemon for a natural wake me up
- Frankincense for a spiritual uplift
- Grapefruit or Orange oil to boost my mood
- Lavender or Peace & Calming to relax me and the kids at night
So that is how – and WHY – to diffuse essential oils
Essential oils have helped my family in so many ways, and I’m sure you’ll love them too.
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