Oil Drop of the Day #4
Hi Everybody!! At this point in the series, you know what essential oils are, how they work, and the importance of using a great quality oil. You may have checked out Young Living’s Website after learning about Seed to Seal . And I bet I know what’s on your mind: After I decide to try the essential oil lifestyle… how do I exactly go about using them? 😉 Let’s start answering this by looking at the most popular way we love to use Aromatherapy… the Aroma!
***When inhaling an essential oil, it will take about 20 seconds for it to reach your brain and only about 20 minutes to affect every cell in your body. That’s quick work and quick relief!
Did you know? Your olfactory nerve directly speaks to your brain via your amygdala (where emotions connect with smell) and your hippocampus (where smell connects with your memories). No wonder an aroma has so much influence on our moods!
Introducing!!!!: The Diffuser!!! There are many types of diffusers. I’m sure you all have had a Scentsy warmer or Glade plug-in. These heat methods are great for delicious scents, but we’re talking therapy here! We want our noses UNstuffed, our chests Uncongested, and to be Unawake at night! We want our odors annihilated not just covered up! We want to kill airborne pathogens! We want focus, meditation, calm, energy, and happiness! If that’s what you’re want, than you’re looking for an Ultrasonic Diffuser!
***Ultrasonic Diffuser: Uses electronic frequencies to cause a small disk under the surface of a liquid (usually water) to vibrate very fast. These vibrations break the oil up into tiny micro-particles, dispersing the oil into the air within a fine mist. These particles directly communicate with the brain like we discussed earlier AND then they are easily absorbed by the lungs for a therapeutic effect on the body, mind, and spirit.
Don’t have a diffuser? Here’s some other ways to inhale: Straight from the bottle, add a drop to your palm and cup around your nose and mouth while breathing deeply, rubbing a drop on your pillow case, rub a drop on a stuffed animal, add a drop to a cotton ball placed in a stinky area, add some drops to boiling water and inhale the steam, put a drop in your diffuser necklace (new and super cool!), add a drop on your wrist and smell, rub a drop on the collar of your shirt, put a little on your finger and swipe under your nose, add a drop to a clothespin and attach to your car heater/air condition….. many ways to get creative and use the inhalation method! Your imagination is the only limit!
In the picture below, I am suffering from hellish allergies and breathing in the mist from my diffuser (Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint). Was easily doing Pilates 20 minute later and was allergy free the rest of the day!
I hope your enjoying this Fun little series on Essential Oil basics 🙂 Topics on the way include Topical Application, A summary of the Ingestion debate, Potency&Perspective, and Price! If you want to join the Facebook event that corresponds to this series, please join us! Or if you’re reading this and it’s over you can certainly read through it 🙂
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