As part of a more natural, life-centered lifestyle, you’ve probably looked into using essential oils and a diffuser in your home. These potent plant essences can be integrated into our lives in a variety of ways. Their supportive, healing properties help improve sleep, boost energy, soothe negative emotions, relieve stress, and much more. Essential oils affect our bodies on mental, emotional, and physical levels, and diffusing them throughout our homes is one of the best ways to get the full effect.
While you can use a diffuser for a wide range of things, we’ve narrowed the list down to the three we consider the most important – and a good place to start, if you’re new to using essential oils.
- Relaxation and Sleep. One of the best uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. Essential oils like cedarwood, lavender, orange, and roman chamomile influence the limbic region of the brain, exerting a powerful calming effect. Diffusing these oils 20-30 minutes before bedtime can greatly improve and support your body’s natural sleep cycles, ensuring restful, restorative sleep.
- Mood Elevating. Just as essential oils can help you relax and de-stress, they can also energize and uplift your spirits. Whatever mood you’re in, the right essential oils can either mitigate or elevate emotions. They help you feel centered or energized, cheer you up, soothe anger, create a more positive atmosphere, or put you in the holiday spirit. Look for blends containing orange, jasmine, peppermint, rose, scotch pine, or sandalwood.
- Breathe Easier. Most of us remember our mother rubbing Vicks on our chest to ease congestion. The reason it worked so well? Vapo-Rub is made from a eucalyptus-like plant with powerful decongestant powers. Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation, relaxing your airways, and relieving congestion to help you breathe more easily. Oils like peppermint, lavender, frankincense, and eucalyptus are a must during cold and flu season – and all year-round for relief from allergies.
By now you shouldn’t be thinking, “Why should I diffuse essential oils?” but, “How soon can I get started?!”
Below are three essential oil formulas, created by Rose, especially for use in your diffuser – as our holiday gift! All our essential oils are the highest quality, 100% pure and natural, personally sourced from around the world. Enjoy, and remember we’re always available to answer your questions – we love sharing knowledge and helping our clients to be better, more-informed consumers!
THREE DIFFUSER BLENDS FOR YOU
Relaxing -- A wonderful relaxing combination of soothing oils
5 drops Kashmir Lavender
2 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Vetiver
Uplifting – A bit different from the usual energizing blend!
3 drops Jasmine
5 drops Geranium
4 drops Peppermint
Holiday Cheer – A unique, non-traditional blend, to make the holiday yours!
3 drops Ginger
3 drops Lemongrass
2 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Juniper Berry