This is what happens to your lungs and air when you diffuse essential oils
If you’re looking for a natural way of improving your memory and mood and clean the air in your home you’re at the right place. We’re going to show you how diffusing different essential oils can do all that and also improve your health on many levels. Besides making your home smell great, inhaling the vapors of certain essential oils will definitely provide some health benefits as well.
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The diffusion of oils distributes their molecules in the air, which is certainly the best way of getting all of their benefits. When you inhale essential oils, your nerves send signals to your brain and affect different body functions and systems. As the chemical “messengers” are located in the nasal cavity, inhalation is the best way of using essential oils to your benefit.
Why do we need to diffuse essential oils?
Here are a few reasons why you need to start diffusing essential oils in your home:
Clean the air of toxins
Many essential oils can purify the air of toxins, chemicals, mold and even heavy metals. They destroy the toxins by altering their molecular structure and increasing the count of ozone and negative ions in the air.
Reinforce your immune system
Inhaling essential oils is a simple way of boosting your immune system. A recent French study diffused a mixture of essential oils in a room with air that contained more than 200 colonized bacteria, and the results showed that only 4 colonies remained in the end. This is a proof that some essential oils have the ability to destroy airborne toxins, chemicals and bacteria.
Help you relax
Certain essential oils such as lavender have been used as a way to relax in aromatherapy for a long time. They can pass the blood-brain barrier easily and affect the hypothalamus, which is responsible for sending the chemical messengers in charge of our mood, stress and energy levels. Here’s a nice anti-stress oil blend that can help:
2 drops of bergamot oil
3 drops of ylang-ylang oil
5 drops of lavender oil
Just add the oils in your diffuser and you will feel calmer shortly.
Help you sleep
According to a 2014 study, the lavender essential oil can improve your sleep by helping your mind relax. A previous study showed that lavender and a combination of other oils can reduce your blood pressure and reduce the production of the stress hormone, resulting in much-needed rest overnight.
Reduce chest congestion
Essential oils have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can remove obstructions in your airways, effectively helping you breathe easier. The best oils for this purpose are lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint essential oil.
Studies have shown that our sense of smell definitely affects our appetite. It can trigger satiety long before digestion. By inhaling essential oils, you can regulate the feelings of hunger and satiety which will prevent overeating and eventually help you lose weight.
If you don’t have a diffuser at home, you don’t need to buy one – simply put a few drops of some essential oil on your palms and rub them, then inhale the vapors for the same effect as diffusion.