If you have tried aromatherapy, you are already aware of the numerous benefits of essential oils, including improved brain function and mood.
They cleanse the air, release pleasant odors, and offer numerous benefits for overall health.
Spreading these oils out allows the inhalation of molecules, and the nerves located in the nasal cavity send signals to the brain to stimulate specific systems in the body. Therefore, one will benefit most from the inhalation of these oils.
Here are several reasons to start using essential oils at home:
- Lower Stress and Relaxation
Essential oils relax the body as the reduced molecules go through the cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier, and they reach the center of the brain.
As soon as they get to the hypothalamus, they improve mood, increase energy levels, and reduce stress. To lower stress, mix 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 3 drops of ylang-ylang, and a few drops of bergamot oil.
- Purify the Air
These oils cleanse the air and boost oxygen levels, destroy chemicals and mold germs, and raise the levels of negative ions and ozone. Moreover, they leave a pleasant scent behind.
- Improve Sleep
A 2014 study found that the mixture of valerian and other essential oils calms the mind and improves sleep. Also, researchers have found that the combination of lavender and other essential oils lower blood pressure, and regulate the production of stress hormones.
- Decrease Chest Congestion
The mixture of peppermint, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus oil is highly beneficial in the case of blocked and inflamed airways, relieves asthma symptoms and helps in the case of many respiratory issues.
- Improve the Immune System
Diffusing cinnamon and eucalyptus essential oils boosts the immune system and helps the body to prevent infections. A French study has found that only 4 out of 201 colonized microbes survived after fighting essential oils for an hour.
All you need to do is to pour 5-10 drops of these essential oils in a diffuser with water and switch it on.
- Regulate Cravings
Researchers have found that appetite is linked to the sense of smell, so the smell can reduce appetite even if the stomach is empty. Essential oils control satiety and appetite, as they reach the hypothalamus.
Orange, grapefruit, cypress, and jasmine essential oils can be used to boost self-confidence and braveness.
The use of these beneficial oils boosts motivation, relax the body, and improve creativity. Use jasmine, citrus fresh, lemon, frankincense, and bergamot essential oil.
Here are some additional reasons to start using essential oils:
- Create a relaxed and high-functional atmosphere
- Create mood for intimacy
- Eliminate bad smells
- Refresh the air in a chemical-free way
- They are pleasant for the children and pets
- Helps pets to deal with fireworks or new guests, as they reduce their stress
How to Diffuse Essential Oils
This procedure is really simple. You need a diffuser, which will push the essential oils out in the air and spread them. The best diffusers are the ones that use cold water.
Remember not to apply heat to the oils, as it will reduce the effectiveness of these delicate oils. Wax warmers are not diffusers, but devices that create nice odors, but use synthetic scents.
Furthermore, the essential oils you use must be therapeutic-grade. Always choose high-quality essential oils, as regular ones might contain harmful chemicals.
The cleaning of the diffuser is also very simple. Read the instructions on the package, or watch the following video: