Inhaling essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Did you know that the olfactory bulb is part of our sense of smell, the only one of our outgoing senses to directly link to our brain's lymbic system ~ the part that affects mind, mood, memory, emotion? When we introduce certain authentic plant compounds that are compatible with the human body, we can elicit certain effects ~ calming, concentration, invigoration, upliftment... Before we geek out on the science part, let's just say, in the case of these oils, "pretty smells" really can affect how you feel. And how you feel has a big effect on how you feel. Okay, genuinely pure Young Living Oils deliver way more than pretty smells, but maybe you are beginning to see the value?
Follow these guidelines when using essential oils for inhalation:
Inhale directly—simply smell them.
Put a drop or two in your palms and rub together, then cup your hands over your nose and breathe in.
Diffuse the oils using a diffuser, which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.
Use with a humidifier. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. (Do not put essential oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)
Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use process that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere. Its ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant compounds.
Forget those nasty chemical air fresheners and use something that not only smells far more amazing, but actually has notable health benefits. Plus, you can create a mood for your entire environment, postively impacting all who move about there.
We can go even further and use certain oils to help us during times of respiratory discomfort, immune compromises, seasonal changes, and more...
What, you can take these internally?! Let's say this now ~If you can eat the plant, you can eat the Young Living Oil it comes from (just check the back label underneath for facts). Remember, NEVER take other brands internally. Young Living is safe for ingestion ~ just the beautiful plant, nothing ever added or taken away, retrieved for us with strict and artisanal distillation methods from Young Living Farms. No chemicals, synthetic ingredients, fillers...just healing properties.... cool? Cool.
We're talking topical here. Did you know that our skin is the largest organ we have? We're not just walking around in suits. Our skin contacts everything in our environment. We can deliver the oil's health benefits to all the cells in our bodies within 20 minutes. Kinda makes you think twice about what you are putting on your skin, eh? Perfumes, cleaners, body care...
In the coming days, we'll share much more about what you can actually do with these wonders. ;)