(post by Hillary Hoch Chybinski)
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly obsessed with Young Living's diffusers. My Premium Starter Kit came with a "Home Diffuser" which had a purple light and a top that looked like a flower . . .their diffusers have a LONG way and the ones available today are outstanding!
But besides being pretty to look at and making our homes smell good, what's the benefit of diffusing essential oils??
Well, the ability of essential oils to act on both the mind and the body is what makes them truly unique among natural therapeutic agents. The fragrance of an essential oil can be very stimulation - both psychologically and physically. The fragrance of other essential oils may be calming and sedation, helping to overcome anxious feelings or high activity levels.
Probably the two most common methods of essential oil application are cold-air diffusing and neat (undiluted) topical application.
Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them (hello Fabreze 🤢 They also increase oxygen availability, produce negative ions and release natural ozone. (science is cool 🔬 right?)
Many essential oils are extremely effective for eliminating and destroying airborne ick. A cold-air diffuser is designed to atomize a microfine mist of essential oils into the air, where they can remain suspended for several hours.
Research shows that diffusing certain oils may:
🪴 Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold & unpleasant odors
🪴 Relax the body, relieve tension and clear the mind
🪴 Help with weight management
🪴 Improve concentration, alertness & mental clarity
🪴 Stimulate neurotransmitters
🪴Stimulate secretion of endorphins
🪴 Stimulate growth hormone production & receptivity
🪴 Improve digestion function
🪴 Improve hormonal balance
What are some of your favorite oils to diffuse??