Oh, Spring is surely coming, her couriers fill the air; each morn are new arrivals, each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, her foot is on the stair. ― John Burroughs
It’s time to ditch the candles and air fresheners. They may smell nice, but very often the scents are made from synthetic chemicals that are typically labeled as “fragrance.” Fragrance or parfum are terms used to hide undisclosed chemical ingredients that may be contained in a product, usually consisting of synthetic chemicals designed to mimic the smell of natural scents. Manufacturers aren’t required to disclose the specific ingredients contained in scented products as the recipe is considered a trade secret.
With repeated exposure toxins build up and accumulate in your body – a process called “bioaccumulation.” This means that the more you come in contact with these toxins, the harder it is for your body to break them down. This build up causes both minor and major health issues. These issues may not be apparent right away but they will manifest later on down the road.
An easy switch and one of the best health habits you can start is diffusing essential oils. Chris Wark, from www.chrisbeatscancer.com, talks about it as part of an anti-cancer lifestyle in his Square One coaching program.
However, not all oils are created the same. The essential oils industry is not well regulated, resulting in an abundance of dishonest marketing. When you see terms like “therapeutic,” “pure,” and “certified organic” on essential oil labels it doesn’t necessarily mean there are no synthetic chemicals or that the oil has not been adulterated in some way. Many essential oils are derived with harsh chemicals, have been diluted, or are produced synthetically in a lab.
The practice of aromatherapy, breathing in essential oils, has been around for centuries and has become increasingly popular in the last decade. There are countless studies about the ways essential oils can positively impact health such as immunity, mood and emotions, sleep, racing thoughts, focus and much more.
Aromatherapy sends messages to the brain through cranial nerves. The olfactory cranial nerve ends in the brain right next to the organs of the limbic system - the system that controls mood, emotions and memory. So inhaling oils triggers this area, helping us to rest, reset, and recharge.
5 Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
- Reduces bacteria, fungus, mold and odors in the air
- Supports mood and emotions
- Supports immune and respiratory systems
- Can improve concentration and mental clarity
- Promotes rest, relaxation, and sleep.
All you need to start diffusing essential oils is a diffuser, water, and essential oils from a trusted source. I use Young Living brand because of their seed to seal quality commitment. Read more about it HERE.
Try one of these great diffuser recipes.
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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.