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Book 2. Essential Oils: 45 Wonderful Summer Diffuser Blends

Introduction

It appears that nowadays we have forgotten to stop for a moment and listen to our bodies and what our senses are telling us. Scent appears to be the sense to which we do not pay enough attention. So, we often forget what a strong impact it can have on the body, soul, and mind. One very simple way of reconnecting these three elements is diffusing essential oils.

The term diffusion refers to the tendency of molecules to spread out and occupy an available space. Molecules in liquids typically diffuse from an environment with a high concentration to the one where there is less concentration.

Overheating essential oils may produce a stronger aroma, but this is actually not a good way of diffusing oils. Instead, this actually makes the oils less beneficial. Two great and effective methods of diffusing essential oils are the candle and ultrasonic diffusing. Let’s take a look.

Candle & Ultrasonic Diffusers

Candle diffusers are typically metal or ceramic and consist of a bowl or dish for essential oils and an opening where a candle can be inserted. These diffusers can be found in various shapes, from simple ones to those that can have a decorative purpose as well since they look really beautiful as the candle gently flickers away. Candle diffusers utilize the heat that the candle produces to gently warm the mixture of water and essential.

This vaporizes the essential oil(s) and supports the diffusion process. Candle diffusers are not that pricey and do not require batteries or electricity. However, it is advised not to leave the candle lit overnight or unattended.

Ultrasonic diffusers combine the best of air purifiers, humidifiers, atomizers, and aromatherapy diffusers into one device. They work so as to break an essential oil into millions of particles and then disperse them into the air. The moment these oil droplets leave the diffuser, the mist turns into a vapor that spreads evenly across the room.

They can also be found in various shapes and colors, and some even feature colored lights. Since these diffusers do not use heat but ultrasonic vibrations, they can also add moisture into the air. Ultrasonic diffusers are safer to use because they can work all day and night since there is no naked flame.

Essential Oils

Besides their intoxicating fragrance, essential oils can also improve concentration, uplift mood, relax, and boost energy. Moreover, certain oils can have other benefits as well, such as relieving the symptoms of insomnia, headaches, and asthma. Also, some oils, such as lemon and rosemary essential oils, can improve your immune system and relieve stress. Many essential oils have also proven to relieve depression and anxiety.

There’s a whole variety of essential oils that you can use – eucalyptus, basil, rose, geranium, white fir, lemon, thyme, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, lime, spearmint, etc. Moreover, you can experiment and make various oil blends and get a unique fragrance with amazing health benefits. Since essential oils are very concentrated and powerful, you will need just a few drops, and it will go a long way.

Once you get your oil diffuser, you just have to choose essential oils, and you are ready to go.