There’s a Shift in Lifestyle
Well, are you diffusing essential oils? In recent years I have seen a general public shift on people’s attitudes towards ‘Lifestyle’. There is more focus on Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul. You only have to go on to any social media channel and it is literally flowing through the news feeds.
Why do you think this is?
Well, to be completely successful in life you have to start with yourself, it really is an inside job. To understand you is accepting yourself and knowing yourself. Accepting yourself isn’t holding onto negative belief patterns or not willing to make the changes. It’s accepting what is there consciously or sub-consciously.
So why should we be diffusing, what has this got to do with LifeStyle?
You can watch a video, listen to a webinar and read about the power of positivity and ways to help change our lives. Have you ever thought ‘oh wait I have five senses’, or even given credit to your sense of smell and how it can truly impact and change your life?
It’s not just about lovely smelling surrounding, although that is a definite bonus!
The Power of Essential Oils
Your sense of smell is one of our five senses and our mind creates powerful connections to emotions, surroundings and memories, it can connect to your past and also create positive new memories and experiences.
Can you imagine if you could affect your brain in an uplifting way and as a consequence of this other parts of your body that regulate various functions could potentially benefit? This can range from hormone production, adrenal support, memory and emotional balance to list but a few?
Inhalation of Essential Oils
The Simple Method to Experience Essential Oils is Direct Inhalation.
Open a bottle of therapeutic essential oil and inhale or put a few drops of oil on the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and then cup your hands over your nose and mouth and inhale. You can even add a few drops of oil to a bowl of hot (not boiling) water and inhale the vapour.
There are various scenarios when you would reach for a bottle of essential oil and use in this simple way:
- Doing your Yoga Practice
- If need to feel a bit more energized
- When you are having a stressful day
- To lift or alter your emotional state
- Looking for a bit more focus
- Curbing feelings of hunger
- For relaxing and unwinding
- When you are feeling congested
The Science of this lies with your Limbic System, the oldest part of the brain. The Limbic System controls emotions, memory, behaviour and olfaction (sense of smell). Your Limbic system also has influence over your hormone secretions, your metabolism, your emotions and mood and so many aspects of your daily life.
Various parts make up your Limbic System, the parts concerned here are:
amygdala – the emotional centre of the brain.
hippocampus – generally associated with memory and focus. So to support emotional healing and trauma you can create new memories attached to past experiences.
Diffusing Essential Oils is Effective
Because diffusion distributes essential oil molecules into the air so effectively, it is an excellent way to maximize the beneficial properties of essential oils.
Imagine your surroundings turning into a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere, whether you are at work or at home.
Gone are the days when you heat your essential oils using tea lights in the little oil burners. You completely lose the benefits of your oils this way and unfortunately, sad but true, you may actually be polluting your environment with toxins from some candles themselves.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Diffusers
Ultrasonic diffusion combines the advantages of a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one by breaking a mixture of essential oils and water into millions of micro particles and dispersing them into the air releasing the essential oils constituents. These particles will remain suspended in the air for up to 7 hours after 30 minutes of diffusing.
An Ultrasonic Diffuser uses electronic frequencies to create vibrations in water that are carried to the surface where the essential oils are floating. These ultrasonic waves are generated at 1.7 million times per second. The vibrations vaporize the essential oils and disperse them into the air without using any kind of heat at all. Unlike heat diffusers, these do not destroy the therapeutic properties of the essential oils being used.
Diffusing is ideal to fill your room with essential oils that can have a positive impact on your emotional well-being, as well as neutralizing unpleasant smells like pet odour and helping prevent airborne viruses.
Other Ways To Diffuse Essential Oils
These are for more personal use and small spaces, for example using a USB Essential Oil Diffuser in your Computer. It will fill your working space with the aroma and you can choose specific oils for clarity and focus.
There are also diffusers for the car whilst travelling; here you can choose uplifting and energizing oils to keep you awake and alert.
Or, you can create your own signature fragrance and wear in a pendant or bracelet that will release throughout the day.
It may not have been something you had ever considered previously, but then find you become a little oil obsessed! Diffusing is beneficial for all the family and your pets.
Your addiction will find your under the influence of oils!!
Next blog coming up, the best essential oils to use in your diffuser.