Aromatherapy diffusers are fantastic little machines that are useful for all kinds of things from boosting energy to improving the overall environment in a room. They work by misting essential oils and water into the air as vapor. Here are just a few of the reasons why everyone should consider using one.
1) Improves relaxation and sleep
Diffusers are great if you are stressed at work. Try putting one at the office to help you focus or improve the atmosphere. If you are having trouble sleeping, try placing one by your bedside and add a few drops of essential oils. Recommended oils for relaxation are ylang ylang or lavender.
Suggested blend - 1 drop lavender, 1 drop peppermint
2) Boosts your mood
Another great use of diffusers is lifting your mood when you are feeling down. Recommended for their anti-depressant properties are citrus oils such as grapefruit, orange, or lemon. You don’t have to stick to just citrus oils though. If you feel energized from a certain aroma, why not try it?
Suggested blend - 1 drop frankincense, 1 drop cinnamon bark
3) Reduces the risk of getting sick
Many essential oils have antibacterial properties that help reduce the risk of falling ill. Firstly, as the oils mist into the air, they inhibit the growth of bacteria. Studies show that they can be effective for more than an hour after being released into the air. Secondly, some essential oils boost the immune system and can help the body ward off infection. There are countless studies that show the effectiveness of essential oils against bacteria. A few of the most popular antibacterials are eucalyptus, cinnamon, lemongrass, peppermint, tea tree, orange, lemon, grapefruit, frankincense and ylang ylang.
Suggested blend - 2 drops lemon, 1 drop tea tree
4) Helps you breathe better
If you are suffering from allergies or congestion, there are a number of fantastic oils that can aid respiration. They work by cutting down on bacteria and opening your airways. Among the most popular are cedarwood, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, and tea tree.
Suggested blend - 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop ylang ylang
This information is for educational purposes about the traditional uses of essential oils only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.