Benefits of Aromatherapy Diffuser?
While exercising regularly and making some changes to your diet will definitely help you live a healthier and more fulfilling life, not every improvement to one’s lifestyle has to be drastic, or all that active for that matter. Buying an aroma diffuser is the perfect example of that; by getting one and an assortment of quality essential oils to go along with it, you’re unlocking a natural source of well-being.
What exactly are the various benefits of aromatherapy diffuser? Listing each would take up much more space than the article allows for, but here are some of the most positive ones:
Benefits of Aromatherapy Diffuser
Altering your mood
Which benefits you’re currently reaping depends largely on the kind of essential oil you’re using. Some of the most common fragrances like chamomile, rose and lavender affect the mood, either in a calming way, leading to a state of deep relaxation and contentment which helps you achieve restful sleep sooner, or one of elevated happiness and satisfaction that can help lessen depressive thoughts and elevate serotonin levels.
Improving your short-term…
Once cold season comes along again, you’ll be glad you picked up an aromatherapy diffuser when you did as they provide protection from illnesses and relief from symptoms at the same time. You can reduce the number of pathogens in your home’s air by using antimicrobial oils such as tea tree, thyme or lemongrass.
Clearing up your airways is another thing essential oils excel at—whether you or a loved one are suffering from allergies or congestion caused by a cold or flu, filling the rooms you occupy the most with the sharp smell of peppermint, eucalyptus or rosemary will help you breathe deeper and easier.
… and long-term health
While it’s fantastic that aromatherapy provides relief to more immediate health conditions, it also helps address old aches and pains. You may not have the time or money for regular visits to the massage parlor where the oil is directly rubbed onto your back or an aching joint, but can still benefit from a less direct reduction in pain if you give clay sage or bergamot oils a try at home.
Prolonged use of oils like pine or lemon have been shown to have a positive effect on one’s overall mental health and cognitive abilities. Part of this is due to the soothing qualities mentioned above, but active agents within the oils also help in balancing one’s hormones, making mood swings, outbursts of anger or depressive episodes milder and less frequent.
Keeping bugs away
Finally, an aromatherapy oil diffuser is an effective yet natural weapon in the never-ending war against bugs. There’s an oil to use for practically all common pests—lavender is best for repelling moths; basil is a strong mosquito repellent and peppermint has the additional benefit of killing off their larvae. Common house flies also won’t be as common anymore if you start using thyme oil in your diffuser. Leeches or fleas will worry you no longer either as long if you use some tea tree oil.