Are You Diffusing Oils?
Diffuser: a device that disperses essential oil into the air as a micro-fine vapor for aromatherapy purposes
Diffusion of essential oils into the air of an enclosed space (such as a house or office) is popularly called aromatherapy. That’s because the highly aromatic, sweet-smelling molecules of the essential oils are literally breathed into the human body, at which point they trigger numerous immune supporting, relaxation or stimulation responses depending upon the specific oils being inhaled. Dr. Valnet points out that whether applied directly, or inhaled, essentials oils have virtually the same impact on the human body. And Dr. Gary Young points out that the body’s response time to inhalation of essential oils can be as quick as one to three seconds! This is why, for many people, inhalation is the preferred method of use of the essential oils.
Moreover, when oils are diffused in a home or office, they purify the air. They also increase the atmospheric oxygen of the air, and boost levels of beneficial ozone and negative ions which dramatically inhibit the growth and reproduction of airborne toxins. Further, as the odorous molecules drift to the various surfaces of each room (ie., ceilings, floors, walls, tiling etc.) and they completely destroy odors from mold, cigarettes, household pets and more.
Essential oils can be diffused into the air in a number of ways. During summer months when you have a fan or air conditioner running, one of the simplest ways to diffuse is to put a few drops of your favorite oil onto a kleenex and secure the kleenex next to the air vent or the fan cage so that the air blows across it. The blowing air then circulates the aromatic molecules of the essential oil throughout your house, and you breathe them in as you go about your normal daily household activities.
Perhaps the most popular and effective method of diffusing oils is to buy a product called a Diffuser, which sprays an ultra-fine mist of the essential oil of your choice into the air. The millions of misted particles sprayed from a diffuser are so fine they can hang in the air of your house literally for hours, spreading from room to room via the normal air circulation that occurs as you walk through your house.
One of our favorite methods of diffusing, if only because of its simplicity, is to purchase an inexpensive 4 oz. or 6 oz. “mister” or spray bottle such as you’d use to mist house plants. Fill the mister with water, add 15 or 20 drops of essential oil, shake well, and then walk through your house briefly “misting” each room with the solution as you go.
*** NOTE: Always use cold diffusion. NEVER HEAT ESSENTIAL OILS. You will alter the chemistry, rendering them useless.
Regardless of which method of diffusion you choose, you’ll find immediate beneficial effects.
By way of personal experience with these amazing essential oils, we have found them to offer much in the way of benefits, going way beyond their powerful immune supporting properties.