Essential oils are becoming a new and alternative way of healing. The healing and supportive elements contained within these oils allow individuals to experience many benefits such as a better night’s rest, diminish pain, increase their energy levels, relieve stress, as well as balance any hormones that may need to be realigned. There are many ways that an essential oil may be used. Some ways include digesting, skin absorption through topical application, and diffusing.
There are numerous benefits of using an essential oil diffuser. Listed below are a few of the more important benefits.
Promotes Better Sleep. There are certain oils that have a calming effect on the mind and body by influencing the emotional aspect of the human brain, also known as the Limbic System. By diffusing the oils for about 20 minutes before bed, the body’s natural sleep cycles may improve. This diminishes sleep issues that may include insomnia or stress.
The body becomes more resilient against cold and flu viruses. By using anti-microbial oils such as eucalyptus, the body’s production of white blood cells begins to increase which boosts the immune system. When these oils are diffused into the air, airborne bacteria and viruses are eliminated, offering support to the respiratory system as well.
Diffusing essential oils can play a role in supporting one’s emotional health. Essential oils can help elevate certain emotions based on one’s needs. They play a part in de-stressing after a long day, increasing energy levels, and help with calming one’s anger or anxiety.
Choosing a Type of Diffuser
There are many varieties of diffusers available. Knowing which diffuser is best for you, will ensure a positive experience.
- Ultrasonic Diffuser. Much like a humidifier, ultrasonic diffusers disperse the oils in a mist throughout the area.
- Nebulizing Diffusers. These are considered to be the most powerful as they pull the oils directly from the bottle without the assistance of water.
- Heat Diffusers. Heat diffusers are similar to a wax warmer. The oil is heated and the scent is dispersed into the air.
- Evaporative Diffusers. This type of diffuser has a fan that blows air over a cotton pad that has been soaked in the oils.
Knowing what is the best diffuser for you can make all the difference. Researching today online and/or with an essential oil expert is a sure way of knowing how to choose the perfect diffuser for your needs.