Essential Oil Diffusers – Why you want one!

One of nature’s best kept secrets for centuries, essential oils are a simple and effective way to shift your mood, vitality and immune system almost instantaneously.

 

Embraced by cultures are old as the ancient Egyptians, they’re time-tested and research-confirmed. High-quality organic essential oils can indeed support your emotional and even physical health.

 

However, as potentially valuable as they may be, essential oils just sitting in a bottle won’t do you much good. You must get them into your body.  While many people like to massage them into their skin – which is an excellent way to use certain essential oils, the fastest and most efficient way to get essential oils into your lungs and throughout your body is through your sense of smell or your olfactory system. Of all your five senses, your sense of smell is the fastest way to reach your brain!

 

When you inhale an essential oil, the benefits are almost instantaneous. In your nose are smell receptors that respond to scents. These receptors send chemical messages along the nerve pathways to your brain’s limbic system, also known as your “emotional brain.”  Your limbic system controls many basic functions:  breathing, heart rate, memory, stress levels, and even your hormones. It’s intimately involved with your moods and emotions.

 

When your limbic system or your “emotional brain” is stimulated by the scent of an essential oil, it can have profound effects on your mind and body. Scents can invoke memories, stimulate feelings, and arouse your senses.

 

However, with essential oils, it’s important to note that your olfactory system isn’t just limited to your nose……Certain essential oils can be absorbed through your nasal cavity and through your bronchial tract and lungs. All these “fast track” delivery systems help explain how your body – and your brain – can respond so quickly to a calming or invigorating essential oil scent!

 

Here at Winter Ridge, we have a great selection of Diffusers, which are all on sale through January 1st, making them a unique and useful Christmas gift.  I am a huge fan of diffusers and have a few at home that I run simultaneously in the winter months when it’s cold out and our houses are closed up tight!

 

Here are some tried and true essential oil diffuser suggestions:

Depurative (purifying and detoxifying effect) Essential Oils

Use these essential oils to help remove pathogens and other toxins from the body and speed the healing process after an illness: Cypress, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Rosemary.

 

Preventative Essential Oils

All of the following oils are recognized for their anti-microbial abilities: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Thyme (white), Peppermint, and Sage.

 

Immuno-Boosting Oils

Use any of the following essential oils to stimulate immune function throughout the body: Cajuput, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Tea Tree.

 

Relief from bronchitis and lung congestion

Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Lavender, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Ravensara, and Frankincense

 

All-Purpose Protective Oil Blend

Keep some on-hand at all times to ward off cold and flu bugs.

20 drops Clove oil

18 drops Lemon oil

10 drops Cinnamon bark oil

8 drops Eucalyptus oil

5 drops Rosemary oil

 

Complementary combinations:

Lavender with Peppermint or Tea Tree

Citronella with Lavender or Lemon

Eucalyptus with Rosemary or Lemon

Peppermint with Eucalyptus or Rosemary

Tea Tree with Lemon or Eucalyptus or Lavender

Tea Tree (1 drop) and Lemon (10 drops) for purifying a room

Eucalyptus (3 drops) and Peppermint (2 drops) for mental focus

Lemon with Lavender or Eucalyptus

Lemon or Orange to help lift your spirit and increase energy

Lavender for relaxing and to promote sleep

 

Feel free to experiment, who knows, you might discover your own favorite combination! If you do, we’d love to hear about it, stop by the Wellness Department and share. Happy Holidays!!

 

In Good Health

Kim

Haba Mgr

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