If you've ever wondered why you feel so wonderful after getting a breath of fresh air, it’s because the world is full of many scents, all of which trigger different feelings and sensations for your health – mental, emotional and physical. However, what may surprise you is that you don’t need to be outdoors to reap the natural benefits of this beautiful planet. You just need some essential oils and ultrasonic essential oil diffusers.
The simple definition of an essential oil is a scent in a bottle, but of course, you already know that. To be more specific, essential oils are compounds that are extracted from plants through distillation or other non-chemical methods, such as cold pressing. It’s similar to bottling up the beautiful scents of the earth, so you can enjoy them and all the benefits whenever and wherever you are.
For example, lavender essential oils have been scientifically proven to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, while also promoting a better-quality, restful sleep.
However, unless you have a lavender plant growing in your backyard or a fresh bouquet of lavender flowers on you at all times, it would be difficult to receive these benefits without the use of essential oils.
In other words, essential oils captivate the natural benefits from the earth and allow you to enjoy them as you need.
Nature has the power to positively change the way you think, feel, respond, communicate, work, etc.
Some essential oils can be applied topically, whereas others can be ingested, but for the sake of this article, let’s focus on using essential oils via an essential oil diffuser.
As you inhale the plant extracts through your nose, the aromas of the earth can trigger certain responses in the brain, particularly within your limbic system. This is the part of your brain that is responsible for things such as your emotions, senses, behaviors, etc.
For example, when diffusing lavender essential oil with an essential oil diffuser, every inhale you take stimulates your nervous system to help calm the mind, body, and spirit.
Essential oil diffusers are an absolute must-have in your household, especially within your meditation room or where you practice yoga, as they allow the essential oils to be distributed throughout the air, providing you with positive sensations with every inhale you take.
But how do they work, you ask? Essential oil diffusers essentially use water to distribute the aroma particles into the air. You add a couple drops of your favorite oils into the water, push the button and similar to a humidifier, the diffuser
Ultrasonic diffusers are definitely the most popular option. However, there are also essential oil diffusers that are evaporative, that use a fan to blow the aromas into the air, or that heat the oils. Although, the latter is not recommended as it’s believed that heating essential oils depletes them of their beneficial compounds.
The best part? There are essential oils for absolutely everything - from alleviating physical pain, preventing aches and other physical ailments, promoting concentration, enhancing relaxation and feelings of calmness, and many more – oh, so many more! Lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, sandalwood, patchouli and clary sage are some of our favorites that we use regularly during our meditation practice.
So, start reaping all of the benefits the beautiful aromas of the earth provides.
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