Using essential oils in a diffuser is an enjoyable and effective way to experience aromatherapy in your home. Through air diffusion, a few drops of essential oil can deliver therapeutic aromatherapy throughout one or more rooms while clearing the air and creating a pleasantly fragrant environment.
There are many different types of diffusers to choose from, from lamp rings to candle burners to water vapour diffusion. Since heat can cause essential oils to evaporate and degrade quickly, cold air diffusion is typically preferred overheat diffusion to obtain full therapeutic effects. Single essential oils can be chosen for the desired effect, or several oils can be used in the diffuser together to create a custom aroma with multiple therapeutic benefits.
Diffusers disperse essential oils as a fine vapour throughout the air so they can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. The aroma can prompt the nervous system to transmit signals to the limbic system in the brain – the same part of the brain that houses emotion and memory. The brain may respond by initiating various physiological functions, such as a release of hormones, relief from pain, or a positive boost in mood.
One of the best and most well-known uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. While there are several other methods for getting your soothing oils from the bottle into your blood stream where they start to work their magic, the diffuser is by far the easiest and longest-lasting of them all. Keep one at the office to help you relax on your lunch break. Have a diffuser ready to go with the push of a button when you get home from work in the evening. Set one on the bedside table to help your mind and body relax so you can sleep better at night.
Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways to help you breathe more easily. If you are prone to allergies or other breathing disorders, try diffusing essential oils in the room (or rooms) of your home where you spend the most time. Just remember to keep a box of tissues handy as your nose and sinuses begin to open so you can also avoid that mad dash to the bathroom!
Diffusing essential oils like lavender can help reduce stress and help relieve anxiety. Colour and essence therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression.
Can Help to Get Rid of Your Household Mold
Essential oils prove very effective in eliminating fungal threats and inhibiting the growth of mold of all kinds, including black mold and fluconazole-resistant strains of candida. For destroying fungus before it can spread, scientists find that pine or red thyme essential oils are the best fungal fighters.
Can Improve Cognitive Function
Using essential oils in a diffuser is a highly-effective way to super-charge your brain cells. Again, this effect works on multiple levels. First, many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities – meaning that they are soothing when you’re stressed, but they can also give you a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish. By levelling out your mood, the oils in the air will help you to focus. Also, there are several essential oils which are known for their powerful ability to balance the body’s hormones. With regular use, these oils can actually help to heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.
Good Alternative to Candles and Insense
If you have pets or small children, burning candles or incense can be a potentially hazardous practice. With an essential oil diffuser, you can reap the benefits of aromatherapy – and to much greater effect – without the risk of burns, wax spills, or other accidents.