Wellness With Whitecoat: #6 Diffuse Essential Oils

#6 Diffuse essential oils 

Diffusing essential oils releases properties that will calm and soothe your mind. Don't know why you should bother diffusing essential oils? Here are a few reasons that will make you want to start today!

1. Sleep and Stress Relief

In any room you diffuse essential oils, the atmosphere will change altogether. By way of aromatherapy, you will feel relaxed and relieved of stress. If you find it difficult to sleep, diffusing essential oils is a great way to switch off the mind. Often it can be a struggle to stop thinking when we get into bed, so diffusing essential oils is a highly effective alternative to counting sheep!

Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Rose

2. Improves Athletic Endurance

Studies have shown that peppermint oil can boost your athletic performance. Most oils will help with mental focus, which might motivate you to push on during a long day at work or even during a workout, however peppermint in particular is thought to specifically benefit one’s exercise endurance. This is partly due to its ability to increase respiratory efficiency.


3. Mental Focus

If you are easily distracted, diffusing essential oils will help you kick procrastination to the curb. Diffusing oils will help to increase your attention span and is also thought to be successful in boosting your memory. It will help sustain longevity in many tasks – working in the office, studying at home and anything else requiring a substantial level of mental focus.

Cypress, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Veiter 

4. Romance

Some essential oils have aphrodisiac properties. Diffuse these for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or anniversaries or anytime you want to set a romantic mood! Inhalation of the aromas instigate certain emotional and physical responses in the body and have the ability induce feelings of passion. If you need to spice things up, why not give essential oils a try!

Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli. 

5. Allergy relief

Diffusing oils can be an effective way to rid yourself of allergy. How great would that be during hayfever season!? If you prefer to overcome sickness without use of medication, diffusing oils is your answer. Releasing particular oils into the air will help you feel clearer in the nose and throat. This help to prevent further illness and give you a good night’s sleep. This is beneficial for children especially, who are always catching and passing on germs.
Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender


What type of Diffuser is best for me?

Here are the facts to help you make your decision!

There are 4 main types of essential oil diffusers:

1. Nebulizing diffuser

-      No water set up required

-      No light – they can be used at night

-     The most powerful type of diffuser – strong concentrate

-      Louder than most diffusers

-      Higher price range


2. Ultrasonic diffuser

-     Uses water and essential oils

·      Limited with use of citrus essential oils (part of the diffuser can erode)

·      Lower price range

·       May have light that cannot be switched off

3. Evaporative diffuser

·       Oils evaporate quicker, limiting their diffusion in the air

·       Weaker concentrate – may not deliver complete benefits of the oil

·       Inexpensive

·       Provides bursts of freshness instead of constant, which may be preferred by some


4. Heat diffuser

·       Work the same as evaporative diffusers, except using heat instead of a fan

·       Moderately inexpensive

·       Heat means scent is more intense

·       Limited noise

Sourced from Whitecoat
23 Feb 2018

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23 Feb 2018

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