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 other artificial scents. And I seriously could feel them all burning 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 their health and well-being.

But I do have to say—like anyone else—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 they didn’t always offer quite as much as I wanted. Now diffusing essential oils are my go-to solution for fresher smelling air.

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A Diffuser is Kind of Like a 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 add a little water to the diffuser basin. Some manufacturers will say to use tap water or distilled water—if so, just add accordingly. Then, add about five drops of your oil. 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. These benefits can include:

  • Supporting your physical wellness
  • Inspiring a positive emotional state
  • And, of course, neutralizing unpleasant odors

Some Oils I Love to Diffuse:

  • Peppermint and lemon for a natural wake me up
  • Frankincense for a spiritual uplift
  • Grapefruit or orange oil to help boost my mood
  • Lavender or peace and calming to relax me and the kids at night before bed

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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