Thursday, November 16, 2017

Health Habit: Diffusing Essential Oils

Health Habit - Diffusing

There are three major ways to use our essential oils.

Some choose to use only one way while others choose to use all three. No matter how you are using the oils, they are going into your body so it is crucial to choose only high quality oils that have not been tampered with.

We often choose the method of diffusing (or inhaling) over topical or ingesting because it is extremely effective for:

- Emotions
- Mental Support
- Respiratory Support
- Rest & Relaxation

If you want the short, quick version: 
Breathing our oils has the potential to make us happier, healthier, and more focused.

It sends messages to our brain helping us to rest, reset, and recharge. It is an inexpensive and effective way to get a lot of oils on a room full of people. You can play with combinations to find the ones you love and that are the most beneficial to you!

If you want the long, detailed version:

From the Essential Oil Desk Reference:

"Diffused oils alter the structure of molecules that create odors, rather than just masking them. They also increase oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone.
A cold-air diffuser is designed to atomize a microfine mist of essential oils into the air, where they can remain suspended for several hours. Unlike aroma lamps or candles, a diffuser disperses essential oils without heating or burning, which can render the oil therapeutically less beneficial and even create toxic compounds.

Research shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:
- Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors
- Relax the body, relieve tension, and clear the mind
- Help with weight management
- Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity
- Stimulate neurotransmitters
- Stimulate secretion of endorphins
Stimulate growth hormone production and receptivity
- Improve the secretion of IgA antibodies that fight candida
- Improve digestive function
- Improve hormonal balance
- Relieve head discomfort"


Q: How long should I diffuse at one time?
A: While I've seen differing recommendations and times, I have never found any research to back those. Most of us run a diffuser until it shuts off. Some of us have had them going for years almost non-stop.

Q: I diffused and got a headache. Is it hurting me? Should I stop?
A: Whether or not you continue is completely up to you. We certainly can't tell you what is happening since your health is the result of many factors all coming together and we don't have all the pieces. It is highly likely that the smells triggered emotional responses and/or began to detox your body. The most common detox symptom is a headache. It is a great time to drink lots of water and start looking for some great ways to add extra punch to your antioxidant efforts. Ningxia is perfect for this!

Q: I really don't like the smell of a certain oil even though I know I need it.
A: You can totally decide how to move forward with this. You can discontinue use of that oil and use others more pleasant to you. Many, many times this is the result of an emotional response. The body throws a hissy fit because the oil is triggering a release of emotions and you are not ready for change. This causes the oil to stink. This will change again and again as you are going through different experiences both physically and emotionally. Some choose to use the oil on their feet until it becomes more pleasant to help their bodies work through the needed changes. It may become a favorite! Up to you!

- What's your favorite diffuser and why?

- What is your favorite oil or combination of oils to diffuse?

- Have you ever had an oil that started out unpleasant to you and now is a favorite?

I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

Patti Friday: Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...