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Diffusing Essential Oils For Your Health

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Essential oils are amazing for your health and well-being. Essential oils are amazing health remedies, powerful tools which help recalibrate your system into balance, and without the nasty side effects of many pharmaceutical drugs.

These oils are more than just air fresheners but powerful medicines. It takes hundreds of pounds of a plant in order to make a small bottle of essential oil, being distilled down into its active form. One drop of essential oil is made up of an enormous amount of plant matter, where a little bit goes a very long way.

Many may believe that using essential oils for your health is too complicated, not knowing where to begin. Lucky for you, they don’t have to be difficult at all. In fact, using these oils may be the easiest thing you do all week.

How To Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are an easy and safe way to treat and prevent a variety of illnesses, from headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and acne all the way to improving fertility or treating your pets. If you are at all intimidated by the prospect of using essential oils, discovering which type of oils to buy, and how to properly use them for their medicinal purposes, you can relax to know that it isn’t all that hard.

As I said before, a little bit goes a long way and one of the most useful methods of using oils is through an essential oil diffuser. Using a diffuser may be one of the easiest things you’ll ever do in your home, and all it takes is a diffuser and an essential oil.

It may seem like it’s too good to be true, but it’s not. In fact, diffusing your oils into the air allows you to breathe in the medicinal qualities of the oil into your lungs, where it then goes straight into your blood-stream. Simple, easy, and it smells good! What’s not to love!

The use of aromatherapy has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety, ease stress, boost energy, boost fertility, improve immunity, help you sleep, lower pain levels and even use them on your pets. And depending on which oil you diffuse, you will gain different benefits.

Some Of Our Favorite Oil Diffusers

PictureBrandWhy We Like ItPrice
Essential oil diffuserInnoGearThis sleek design will make any home look like it's in a fashion catalog! It also holds 200 mL of water, allowing it to diffuse much longer than most modelsFind On Amazon
Rhada essentail oil diffuserRhada BeautyThis bright and colorful diffuser holds even more water at 500 mL lasting 8 hours in high mode and 17 hours in light mode!Find On Amazon
Deneve essential oil diffuserDeneveA small diffuser that's easy to hide from view, this diffuser is great for anyone who already has too much clutter. Plus, it's extremely quiet and surprisingly strong!Find On Amazon
Essential Oil DiffuserURPOWERThe most classic of oil diffusers, this model is a best seller for a reason. For anyone starting out with essential oils, this is the way to go.Find On Amazon
Essential Oil DiffuserSimwayThe most unique diffuser we have found, this rock will hide the fact that you are an essential oil! For those who love rocks, or love unique products, we definitely love this one.Find On Amazon

Types Of Essential Oil Diffusers

There are an assortment of diffusers you can use in your home, from electric to candle powered, there’s no lack of variety. Each kind has its advantage, with variances in how they affect your health and how they distribute the medicinal oils through the air. From nebulizing diffusers to humidifying, evaporating and heat diffusers, there is no shortage when it comes to choice!

Nebulizing Diffusers

Proper use of a nebulizer will allow the user to have a concentrated therapeutic effect of the oils while inhaling the essences. The nebulizer transforms the oils into a gas-like state, releasing atomized microscopic oil particles into the air, allowing the oils to be more readily absorbed into the body. Nebulizers are powerful ways to get the most out of your essential oils. They are also a lot stronger than other diffusers, emitting a strongly scented aroma into the air. You won’t need to use these for more than a few hours a day.

What We Recommend: The Organic Aromas Raindrop Nebulizer. 

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Why We Like It: With its sleek design, this diffuser is used by healthcare professionals from aromatherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists and more for its high quality. Nebulizers are powerful and durable, only emitting pure essential oil into the air, thus only needing to use it one or two hours of the day.

Heat Diffusers

Heat diffusers are pretty simple in concept and more affordable than other kinds of options. These diffusers use heat to cause diffusion, however, will allow the oil to evaporate more quickly.

When looking for heat diffusers, choose the low-level heat over the high powered ones, as they will produce more subtle aromas. The scent ball plug-in is a good example of one of these diffusers.

What We Recommend: Scent Ball Plug-In Diffuser

Why We Like It: Extremely easy to use and affordable, the plug-in diffuser allows you to place into any outlet for immediate effects. Not meant for those who are looking for powerful or long-lasting products, this is a great entry into the world of diffusers.

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Humidifying Diffusers

Like the nebulizers, humidifying diffusers will create a mist, but how this is achieved if vastly different. These diffusers use electronic frequencies to create vibrations which break the oils into tiny micro-particles dispersing into the air. Very science fiction!

And while this method does create a fine and calming mist for you to enjoy, the amount of essential oil that is part of that mist is a lot less than the nebulizer. This is great for those who don’t want to be overpowered by the nebulizing diffusers, and just want a mild aroma to waft the air.

What We Recommend: InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser

Why We Like It: This is the classic essential oil diffuser, great for anyone interested in dabbling with oils. Incredibly quiet with fun LED lights, this will make your home smell lovely, all the while benefiting from the medicinal qualities of the oils.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Conclusion:

Diffusing essential oils in the home, office, or even car is a fantastic way to reap all the benefits of these amazing herbal medicinals. People have been using essential oils for thousands of years, understanding the importance of their healing properties and realizing the value of plant medicines. Not to mention, they smell amazing and will give your house a great aroma for years to come.

Give yourself the gift of health and a fantastic smelling house for the holidays and beyond. What do you have to lose, except for that cat smell…

 

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After finishing her masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Michelle wanted to share her love of plants and all things medicinal. With her knowledge of Chinese herbs and household plants, she decided to create a site sharing her love of indoor plants.

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