October 1, 2013
Diffusing for Health and Pleasure!
Diffusing is my absolute favorite way to use essential oils! Whether I’m filling my home with some scrumptious scent, dealing with sickness, or combating odors, germs, or viruses, diffusing therapeutic-grade essential oils is important to me for improving the health and wellness of our family—both physically and emotionally. I also love the way it adds beauty to the atmosphere of our home.
Recently, the children were behaving like they had all been given sugar intravenously. The noise level was beyond reasonable…and the children were pretty loud too! I decided to try diffusing Peace and Calming in the main room of our house. My youngest daughter came downstairs and saw the soothing mist coming from the diffuser. She smiled, cuddled up beside me with her book, and told me how goooood it smelled. Then she opened her book and seemed to settle down.
Peace and Calming is actually not my first choice for diffusing, but it worked great that day. I prefer to use it on my children’s feet before bed time – it helps them settle down for a good rest! For diffusing, I much prefer Thieves, Sacred Mountain, Transformation, Frankincense & Orange, Magnify Your Purpose, Gentle Baby, Three Wise Men, Christmas Spirit, Sensation, Lime, Patchouli, Bergamot, or Lemon.
I’m not sure if the children actually got quieter, or if I was just better able to handle the noise; however, I do know my emotions (and theirs) were influenced by the soothing aroma.
A diffuser is also indispensable when a family member has a cold or cough. Especially when cold and flu season is in full swing, I view my diffuser as one of the most important health tools I have! I diffuse the Thieves blend (which contains: clove, lemon, cinnamon, Eucalyptus, radiata, and rosemary) when sickness threatens. Read more about the amazing benefits of Thieves HERE.
Diffusing essential oils is a great way to relieve stress, cleanse the air, gently introduce healing oils into our bodies, and create in our homes an all around pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. I love to see the quiet mist and hear the relaxing music (which is optional) coming from my Aria diffuser. In the evening, I like to turn on the soft lights, giving the room a romantic glow.
Primary Benefits of the Aria Diffuser (featured above)
- Elegant ultrasonic mist gives any space a spa-like atmosphere. Set the mood by selecting from a range of LED light colors.
- Natural materials like a durable American maple base and glass dome direct the essential oil vapor.
- Matching wood remote control allows you to turn on the Aria from any spot in the room.
- Choose from twelve minutes of relaxing music played through internal speakers or plug in your own personal music player with the provided AV cord and listen to any music you choose (iPod, iPhone etc.)
I have a few diffusers in my home. I use the Aria in my living room because it’s beautiful and I love to see the soft mist coming from the clear glass. In the library/school room, and in the bedrooms, I use the Home Diffuser. Young Living just added the beautiful Home Diffuser as part of the Premium Starter Kit without raising the price of the kit! I was so excited about this! Now everyone can get started diffusing their oils right away!
By breaking up a mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, the Home Diffuser disperses an aromatic mist into the air, activating the beneficial constituents found in Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. Ideal for diffusing any of your favorite essential oils, it’s the perfect addition to any room in your home.
When purchasing The Home Diffuser, a free 5 ml bottle of Lavender and Citrus Fresh essential oils are included.
For information on how to get a free diffuser when signing up as a wholesale member CLICK HERE
Diffusing to Eliminate Odors
Diffused therapeutic-grade essential oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than simply masking them. They are also said to increase oxygen availability and produce negative ions.
History of Diffusing
Though essential oils have been used therapeutically for many centuries, the term “aromatherapy” was coined in the early ’20′s by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé. Gattefossé spent his life devoted to essential oils and their healing properties. However, for more than 6,000 years prior to Gattefossé, aromatherapy had been used by the Egyptians, Romans, and the Greeks. Imhotep, an Egyptian physician, suggested that oils be used for massage, bathing, and embalming the dead. Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, used aromatic smoke and vapors to purge Athens of the plague.
There have been a lot of interesting theories regarding the effects of diffusing essential oils, which can be considered similar to the aromatic smoke used in ancient times. It has been hypothesized that when essential oils are diffused, they can increase atmospheric oxygen by releasing oxygenating molecules into the air. Not only can essential oils increase oxygen in the atmosphere, they may also increase the body’s ability to transport oxygen into the cells. The lipid-soluble structure of essential oils allows them to easily penetrate the cell membranes of the nose and enter into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the oils can help transport oxygen and nutrients into the cells.
Two Tips for Selecting the Right Diffuser
There are many types of diffusers on the market today, here are a few things you should know in order to make an educated decision.
- It is very bad practice to use a diffuser that uses heat as a means of dispersing the essential oil into the air. Heat fractures the molecules of the essential oil destroying the beneficial properties. While an essential oil may still smell good, it contains very little if any therapeutic benefit. Types of diffusers that use heat and are NOT recommended are: plug-ins, candles, tea lamp burners, aroma lamps, and light bulb rings.
- The Home Diffuser is the most economical everyday diffuser, so it’s a good choice for getting started. And it now comes free in the Premium Starter Kit (a $100.00 retail value)!
- The travel diffuser, simply “blows” the essential oil into the air, so I don’t consider it a true diffuser. However, it could be used as its name states, for traveling. It may be especially useful in a car or van.
- If you are eliminating or preventing a mold situation, I recommend the TheraPro Premium Diffuser. The other diffusers are not recommended for mold because they will not provide a shock-treatment to combat mold, as others are dispersed with water. You don’t want to add water to a mold problem!
TheraPro Premium Diffuser
The Heavy Hitter!
Enjoy the ultimate therapeutic experience and the most advanced diffuser technology with Young Living’s TheraPro™ Premium Diffuser. This atomizing diffuser features durable, high-quality components that will stand up to repeated use in any environment and is the ideal way to experience the healing benefits of Young Living essential oils.
This diffuser is the “heavy hitter.” It is the only diffuser I recommend for mold remediation and for diffusing when wanting serious therapeutic benefits. When dealing with a nasty cough or other more serious ailment, it is my first and only choice.
Includes free 15 ml bottle of Thieves essential oil.
An Affordable, Portable Option – A Personal Diffuser!
The Aroma2Go USB Diffuser is not sold by Young Living, but it is a gem! It is a cold air (very important), ultrasonic diffuser that plugs into any USB port for convenience and portability. Take it with you wherever you use your computer, use it in your car, or order a converter and use in your hotel room or anywhere!
Husbands love this diffuser because it can be used discreetly at the office with its 10, 30, or 60-second interval mist. And for the $19.99 price, everyone can get their own personal diffuser for use during the day! A great gift for students! CLICK HERE to order now!
To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes ten of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!
By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.