It’s no secret that essential oils are all the rage these days and for good reason! Their healing and supportive properties allow us to get restful sleep, soothe away pain, boost our energy, mitigate negative emotions, relieve stress, and can even help balance our hormones. It seems there is little essential oils can’t do when aiding our bodies on a mental, emotional, and physical level.
These potent plant essences can be used in a multitude of ways, some of which have spanned hundreds of years. However, one method of use that wasn’t available back in the days of Julius Cesar is the method of diffusion. Sure, they could “diffuse” oils via water and flame, but what they didn’t know is that the medicinal value of essential oils is greatly diminished by heat… Introducing an Atomiser!
Here are our top 4 benefits of using an essential oil atomiser in your home:
- Diffusing Essential Oils Promotes Better Sleep
Certain essential oils like cedarwood, lavender, valerian, sweet orange, and roman chamomile have the ability to exert a powerful calming effect on the mind and body through their influence on the limbic region of the brain. Diffusing these oils 20-30 minutes before bedtime is known to dramatically improve and support the body’s natural sleep cycles and combat sleep issues like insomnia, racing thoughts, and stress.
- Diffusing Essential Oils Boosts Our Resilience Against Cold and Flu
Using powerful anti-microbial essential oils like eucalyptus, oregano, cinnamon, clove, sweet orange and peppermint work by stimulating the production of white blood cells and boosting the immune system. When diffused into the air, these oils kill airborne bacteria and viruses, freshen a stale sickroom, and offer relief by supporting the respiratory system.
Diffusers are also great for use during times of cold and flu because they put much-needed humidity into the air which can help relieve dry sinuses and cough.
Diffuse the blend below for 20-30 minutes every few hours to help shorten the duration of a cold. This blend is also great for preventing cold and flu.
- Diffusing Essential Oils Hones Focus and Cognitive Function
Diffusing essential oils like rosemary, basil, cardamom, lemon, sandalwood, lavender, and frankincense helps promote deep concentration, mental clarity, and improved focus. Oils that are high in sesquiterpenes like frankincense and sandalwood are especially good for increasing oxygen and blood flow in the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus glands which help support mental health and acuity. These essential oils are also known to help clear brain fog and keep receptor sites in the brain free of congesting petrochemicals.
Diffuse the blend below for 20-30 minutes when your mind feels fuzzy and needs a pick-me-up.
- Diffusing Essential Oils Supports Emotional Health
No matter what mood you’re in, essential oils can help mitigate or elevate certain emotions depending on your needs. They can help you de-stress, feel energized, cheer you up, eliminate anger, instil a positive atmosphere, or put you in the holiday spirit.
Here are a few single oils and their properties to help get you started:
- Grapefruit– counteracts depression and destructive thoughts and circulating negativity
- Lavender – relaxing, uplifting, stress-relieving, mentally clarifying
- Lemon – cheerful, uplifting, dispels anger and feeling of negativity
- Nutmeg – gently stimulates the adrenals and boosts energy (use just 1 drop in a diffuser)
- Spruce – removes emotional blocks and instills a sense of balance
- Sweet orange – encourages feelings of joy, happiness, and peace
- Tangerine – relieves anxiety and nervousness
Add 8-10 drops of the essential oil that resonates best with your needs and diffuse it for 20-30 minutes 2-3 times daily. Keep in mind that “hot” oils like cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, clove, etc. should only be used in 1-2 drop amounts as too much can irritate the mucous membranes.