Oil Diffusing

Take a deep breath in…Now exhale. I’m sure we all realize the importance of breathing. Every single breath we take helps restore life into our bodies. With all of the impurities in the air now a days, it’s hard to find a place to take a deep breath of FRESH air. If you don’t have access to a remote location (private, tropical island anyone???) or a backwoods country area, you probably don’t breathe very much fresh air on a regular basis. If this sounds like you, do yourself a favor and invest in an oil diffuser! You can put this baby anywhere in your home or in your office at work. It will add so many benefits into the air you’re breathing.

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Oil Diffuser 

Here are 5 things oil diffusing can help you with and recipe ideas from Natural Living Ideas The Prairie Homestead.

5. Breathe Easier (NLI)

Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways to help you breathe more easily. If you are prone to allergies or other breathing disorders, try diffusing essential oils in the room (or rooms) of your home where you spend the most time. Just remember to keep a box of tissues handy as your nose and sinuses begin to open so you can also avoid that mad dash to the bathroom!

Recommended oils: peppermint, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus

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4. Better Mood (NLI)

Just as a diffuser can help you to de-stress, they can also be used to create an energizing mood. This is not only great for when you’re feeling sad or depressed. You can use your diffuser to inspire high spirits during the holidays, to set a positive atmosphere for business meetings and social gatherings, to help you get moving on a slow morning, or even to create a romantic atmosphere for that special someone in your life.

Recommended oils: sweet orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, vanilla

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3. Increase Focus (TPH)

This is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up. 

  • 2 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

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2. Immune Boost (TPH)

One of my favorite blends for the fall and winter months:

  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop clove essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 drop wild orange essential oil

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1. Improve Sleep and Relaxation (NLI)

One of the best and most well-known uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. While there are several other methods for getting your soothing oils from the bottle into your blood stream where they start to work their magic, the diffuser is by far the easiest and longest-lasting of them all. Keep one at the office to help you relax on your lunch break. Have a diffuser ready to go with the push of a button when you get home from work in the evening. Set one on the bedside table to help your mind and body relax so you can sleep better at night.

Recommended oils: chamomile, lavender, clary sage

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Check out my All Natural Deodorant post for a link to essential oils you may want to purchase, visit Mountain Rose Herbs, or check at your local health food store. Happy oil diffusing, and Namaste.

-Erin


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