The regular use of certain essential oils, when diffused, have the ability to improve cognitive function and even help repair the brain. Essential oils work on many levels – They have a calming effect when you are experiencing stress and anxious feelings, they offer awakening properties to eliminate fatigue, and even can help balance out hormones which can be the culprit for cloudy brain function. Diffusing oils while preparing for an exam, prior to a big presentation at work or even while reading a book will help you to better retain knowledge and maximize your time spent on preparing for your tasks. Recommended Oils: Peppermint, Basil, Eucalyptus Lemon, Pine, or Rosemary.
Selecting oils that promote relaxation can help our bodies reach a restful state that is ready to get an uninterrupted night’s sleep. There are several methods for getting these essential oils into your bloodstream, but utilizing a diffuser creates the longest lasting effects. Adding essential oils to your bedtime routine can train your brain to associate sleep with a specific scent. Additionally, essential oils are a great natural route to eliminate insomnia and are free from the harsh side effects associated with many sleep medications. Recommended Oils: Lavender, Chamomile, Sage, Sweet Marjoram, Bergamot.
Keeps You Cool
Constantly running the air conditioner can lead to an electricity bill that’s through the roof. Diffusing some of our favorite minty essential oils through a cool-mist diffuser can help bring a sense of relief and freshness to a stale room. This will not only save you money but leave you feeling refreshed and great. Recommended Oils: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Wintergreen.
If you are looking for relief from seasonal or environmental threats and support the immune system look no further because several essential oils can immediately help you breathe easy. Recommended Oils: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender.
Thanks to the heat and humidity during the summer months, gnats, mosquitoes, and horseflies grace us with their presence. Most of us have grown up using bug spray with harsh chemicals and side effects. Now you can eliminate the toxins but diffusing some of our favorite essential oils. A steady stream of vapor will keep these pesky bugs out of your home, leaving you to enjoy the beautiful summertime. Recommended Oils: Neem, Peppermint, Cedar, Geranium, Vetiver, Tea Tree.
Supports the Immune System
By diffusing essential oils, you are helping to support your body on several levels. Many essential oils have anti-microbial properties that when converted into a vapor, the organic compounds attack and neutralize airborne pathogens. Essential oils can also help to boost the immune system due to their antiviral, antifungal, or antibacterial properties. Each of these properties helps the immune system function properly by eliminating harmful pathogens. Finally, some diffusers also double as humidifiers. If you have fallen sick, a humidifier will help to keep your airways moist and healthy, making you less susceptible to any pathogens that enter your body. Recommended Oils: Thyme, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Clove, Tea Tree, Sage, Lemon, Rosemary.
Aromatherapy can be used to improve mood and reduce stress. Whether you are prone to anxious feelings, agitation or just the occasional blues, diffusing essential oils can greatly contribute to managing your moods. Recommended Oils: Lavender, Chamomile, Orange, Bergamot, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Lemon.
Safer Alternative to Burning Candles
Diffusers do not require any type of internal heat source to create a vapor from the essential oils. Therefore, no hot wax is created, no flame is present and there is no immediate risk. If you have small children or pets, burning candles can be a potential hazard. Diffusing will create the same wonderful aroma, without the risks of toxins contained in many candles. Recommended Oils: Any you choose to diffuse.
Relieve Muscle Soreness
Diffusing essential oils are a great tool for muscle management. Often times aches are brought on by inflammation in the body. While traditionally it is thought that the oil must be applied topically, many of the same benefits can be experienced through inhalation. Recommended Oils: Clary Sage, Rosemary, Ginger, Chamomile, Bergamot.