SHOULD YOU BUY AN ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER?

SHOULD YOU BUY AN ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER?

calm_fieldsAside from smelling all sorts of good, essential oils are also good for you. A diffuser is the easiest and most common way to maximize on the benefits of essential oils through aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the art of using highly-concentrated natural oils that are extracted from flowers, roots, leaves, bark and other parts of a plant to enhance or restore psychological and physical well-being. When essential oils are inhaled, aromatic molecules are absorbed through the nasal membranes and travel directly into the limbic system in the brain. The limbic system controls emotions and memory and communicates directly with the hypothalamus, which regulates the autonomic nervous system (breathing, heart rhythm, secretion of hormones, and all other unconscious functions). Diffusers allow you to fill a desired space with a pleasantly fragranced aroma of essential oils. With some diffusers, you are able to see the essential oil vapor being released; with other devices, it’s invisible. Since there are so many essential oils to choose from, diffusers are a great way to experiment with different oil blends and smells and achieve different types of moods and wellness.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIFFUSERS

Nebulizing Diffusers

A nebulizing diffuser requires neither heat nor water. Rather, it uses a minimal amount of electricity and work by means of air that is pressurized within a glass reservoir. The air is forced through a small tube inside the base of the glass. This pressure creates a suction which forces the essential oils to rise upwards. As the oils rise, a stream of pressurized air joins with the oils and causes it to turn into micro particles that fill the glass reservoir. Next, the tiny particles are released out of the glass in the form of a waterless mist into the atmosphere. Because nebulizers do not use water, they produce a more potent mist that quickly delivers the essential oil into the bloodstream.

Evaporative Diffusers

An evaporative diffuser usually works by way of a fan which blows air that passes through a filter that has essential oils added to it. The air blowing through the filter causes the oil to evaporate quicker than normal and is then blown out into the room.

Ultrasonic or Humidifying Diffusers

An ultrasonic or humidifying diffuser is the most popular kind of diffuser. This diffuser work by combining water and essential oils to create ultrasonic vibrations. These vibrations then release essential oil molecules into the air in the form of a cool, dry mist. The diffuser will release a continuous mist until the water runs out. This type of diffuser comes in a range of colors and styles and usually includes a built in timer that allows you to control the amount of time you desire it to run for.

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DIFFERENT REASONS TO USE DIFFUSERS

Because plants contain medicinal and aphrodisiac properties, diffusing essential oils in your home or work space can create endless opportunities for improving your mental and physical well-being as well as your environment.

Aid an Ailment

Respiratory problems such as asthma, allergies, a bad cough or congestion can be alleviated by simply diffusing oils such as eucalyptus or pine needle. Diffusing calming oils like lavender and patchouli can help rid headaches, nausea, depression and fatigue.

Improve Air Quality

Lemongrass and sweet orange oil can help improve indoor air quality, as well as reduce pet and dust allergens.

Improve Sleep Quality

Diffusing patchouli or lavender can help alleviate insomnia and improve your quality of z’s.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Essential oils like rosemary can ease anxiety and increase balance and harmony.

Improve Mood

Diffusing essential oils like frankincense and bergamot can help elevate your mood and inspire happy thoughts. If you decide to incorporate a diffuser into your home or office space, make sure you familiarize yourself with the manual, as well as the best methods to clean your diffuser, so that you get the most out of your aromatic experience.

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