Diffusing essential oils has many health benefits.
I love to diffuse essential oils in my home almost all the time. There are many reasons you should too! I’ve listed some of my favorites below:
When we want to boost our immune systems and clean the air.
Essential oils have many amazing and cleansing properties. Because of the purity and potency of doTERRA essential oils, diffusing them is a very effective way to clean up the air. The cleaner the air, the healthier we are! This comes in really handy when a winter bug is making its way through my family, and I want to protect those who aren’t yet sick, or when we have sick visitors and want to boost our own immune systems.
When I want to lift the mood
There is a direct sensor from our nose to our brains (called the limbic system), which directly effects our moods. When we smell something pleasant, it sends a positive message to our brains, and we feel better! I’m sure you’ve already experienced this by walking into a home that smells of chocolate chip cookies or apple pie!
When I want to support healthy breathing and respiratory function.
This is a life saver when battling congestion, or when seasonal threats are high. I diffuse a respiratory blend that helps maintain clear airways and breathing, and supports overall respiratory health. Another favorite for this is lemon, peppermint or lavender essential oils.
When I want to make my home smell amazing…
…without all the nasty synthetic scents found in most candles, air fresheners, etc., many of which are very toxic. Have you ever lit a candle and gotten a headache? Or felt a little nauseated by the strong smell of air fresheners or fabric softeners? That’s the toxic synthetic scents. I try to avoid them entirely, but still like my home to smell clean, fresh, and have a pleasant atmosphere. With essential oils, I totally can!
Some of my very favorite oils to diffuse are protective blend, respiratory blend, lemon, peppermint+wild orange, and a few others depending on the desired effect.