Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations of China, Egypt, Greece and Rome used it to treat different types of diseases and generally boost immunity. Even after those many years, we still use it as an alternative method of treatment.
Because they work.
In case you are completely new to this concept, aromatherapy refers to the use of essential oils to boost a person’s mental, physical and psychological well-being. The oils are usually extracted from the leaves, flowers, stalks, barks or roots of particular plants (like cinnamon, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus and many others).
HOW ESSENTIAL OILS WORK
What happens is that the molecules of the oils travel to the brain where they stimulate a number of important functions. Ultimately, depending in the oils you use, they will leave you feeling mentally sharp, physically fit, and emotionally stable.
That is why they are perfect for, among other things, boosting mood, enhancing mental capacity, treating various types of pains, improving immunity, relieving emotional distress (like stress and anxiety) and generally staying healthy.
But first you need to get those molecules in your system before you can enjoy their benefits, and that is where aromatherapy comes in. While some people usually prefer their aromatherapy to be in form of a massage using the oils, many more opt to disperse the molecules in a room or house so that everybody who is in it can simply breathe them in with air.
The latter is definitely the best method because it is far much less tasking and you get to spread the sweet fragrance, and benefits of essential oils, to more people. To do that you need a way of dispersing the oils, and based on the technologies in the market today, your best bet is definitely an oil diffuser.
HOW OIL DIFFUSERS WORK
In the most basic terms, oil diffusers disperse essential oil molecules into the air in a room or set of rooms. The exact mechanism by which a diffuser disperses oil depends on its technology.
With a doTerra diffuser, one of the top leading options in the market today, you have a choice of either an ultrasonic, heat, evaporative or nebulizer diffuser.
As their names suggest, ultrasonic and heat diffusers use ultrasonic vibrations and heat respectively to disperse oil. Evaporative diffusers use a fan while nebulizers use the same technology that perfume bottles use – force.
SO WHY A DIFFUSER?
An essential oil diffuser because it comes with so many benefits. Of course top of the list is the fact that it will disperse the sweet aroma of essential oils in your home. That will enable you to get all the benefits that come with the oils.
Other than that, here are more benefits of using a diffuser:
• Disperses oil molecules over a wide area
• Can help deal with bad odors in the house
• The sweet fragrance they produce can be very uplifting
• Requires very little effort from you
• Most are very quiet and can be used in a bedroom