Essential Oils: Have You Tried Diffusing?

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It seems you can find essential oils everywhere these days. This is in large part due to the popularity of the company DoTerra, which produces essential oils. Essential oils are the natural aromatic compound extracted from the seeds, stems, bark, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be used to provide relief for anything from a stomachache to giving energy boosts. Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically, or ingested. Our sense of smell is one of our strongest senses, and we've put together some information on the benefits of diffusing essential oils.

The Nose Knows

You have probably noticed that different people have positive associations with different scents, and they can positively or negatively affect how you feel. That is because your body contains over 1,000 receptors for smell, which is more receptors than for any other of your senses! 

By putting essential oils directly into the air we are breathing, we are actually able to influence the feeling of our environment, and even our own emotions. For example, citrus oils are known to be uplifting and to energize your mood. Lavender, on the other hand, has a calming effect and is often used for babies at bedtime. 

Other Uses and Benefits

While the great smell is enjoyable, there are other reasons that diffusing essential oils can be beneficial to you:

  1. Breathe Easy. Scents like lemon, tea tree, and juniper berry are useful for purifying the air in your home
  2. Relaxation & Sleep. Lavender is perhaps the most well known for relaxation. Whether you want to relax during your lunch break, unwind after a long day, or have an easier time falling asleep, lavender is a great tool. It is often used in products for babies because of its relaxing properties.
  3. Minimize the effects of seasonal threats. Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. Eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary are all helpful in relieving allergy symptoms.
  4. Keep Bugs At Bay. Essential oils are useful for more than providing comfort and relief. They are also great for keeping insects away. Try clove, lemongrass, or cedarwood to prevent those pests from bothering you.

There are endless combinations of essential oils that you can diffuse. They are as unique as you would like them to be. Call us today or visit our website for more information on DoTerra essential oils, diffusers, and the benefits of diffusing essential oils.