Diffuse essential oils if you want to improve your mood, improve your brain function, and purify the air in a safe, effective, and holistic method.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the most inexpensive effective healthy solutions that we can do for our health. Each time you inhale the essential oils you reap their health benefits, while at the same time they make your house smell wonderful.
Since diffusion effectively disperses essential oils molecules in the air, it’s a great way to increase the oils’ beneficial effects.
Once people inhale essential oils through their nose, signals are immediately sent to the brain via tiny nerves, which affect systems that moderate their body and mind.
If we consider the fact that the chemical messengers located in the nasal fossa can directly access the brain, then the most direct delivery way of these highly beneficial ingredients in essential oils is through inhalation.
Why Diffusion of Essential Oils is Needed Every Day
If essential oils are diffused in the air, they can aid in:
- Giving fresh and aromatic scent to the air;
- Destruction of mold microorganisms in the air;
- Fracturing the chemicals’ molecular structure, thus making them non-toxic;
- Elevating negative ions and ozone in the area, preventing the growth of bacteria;
- Elevating atmospheric oxygen.
Support The Immune System
One French study showed that after diffusing essential oils in the air, the number of different microbe colonies in the air reduced from 210 to 4. A simple way to diffuse essential oils is to add 10-15 drops of oil in a common diffuser with some water.
Decrease Stress and Relax
It was shown that essential oils need just a couple of seconds to penetrate cell membranes and cross the BBB barrier (brain-blood barrier). The hypothalamus sends chemical messengers which have effects on everything, including our mood, energy, and state of stress. This is why inhaling essential oil is an excellent method to fight stress.
- Lavender – Five drops of Lavandula angustifolia oil;
- Ylang ylang -Three drops of Cananga odorata var. genuina oil;
- Bergamot – Two drops of Citrus aurantium var. bergamia oil.
According to a 2014 research published in The Alternative and Complementary Medicine Journal, the essential oil from lavender was shown to improve the sleep quality by itself, as well as in combination with valerian and some other oils.
In 2012, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine The Oily Guru stated that inhaling a blend of essential oils which contained lavender oil in the highest amount as opposed to the other essential oils reduces blood pressure and cortisol production (a hormone which is produced as a reaction to stress).
Both of these effects are beneficial since they relax and make people fall and stay asleep more easily.
Essential oils are excellent for decreasing congestion and inflammation in clogged airways, helping us to breathe more easily.
So, if you are prone to breathing disorders, such as allergies, diffuse essential oils, especially rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint, and Organic Consumers, in the rooms where you spend most of your time.
Lower Food Cravings
According to researches, there’s a close connection between appetite and the sense of smell. Moreover, studies have proved that the sense of smell causes feelings of fullness even before the stomach does.
The microscopic molecules of essential oils have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, or more precisely on its “satiety center” which has control on the feeling of fullness/hunger.
This satiety center catches the molecules of certain essential oils as a signal of fullness much faster than the signals from the stomach, so you sooner feel full.
Another way to inhale essential oils, in case you don’t have a diffuser, is inhaling them directly out of the bottle.
Just open an essential oil bottle and inhale, or another way is to put several drops of essential oils on the palm of your hand, rub them and put your hands close to your mouth and nose and inhale.