Aromatherapy involves using different essential oils to improve your mood, overall health, boost brain function and clear your home of toxins. It’s a practice that has been around for centuries and is still used until this day thanks to the enormous health benefits it offers. Essential oils will not only make your house smell amazing but the aroma of certain oils can improve your health and help with a number of health problems.
Diffusing essential oils in the house is the best way to take advantage of the health benefits certain oils have to offer. When diffused their molecules are sent in the air and we inhale them which sends signal to our brains and stimulates certain body organs and systems.
Here’s how you can benefit from diffusing essential oils:
Purify the air
Certain essential oils are excellent at purifying your home and raising the oxygen levels in the home. They’re also effective in destroying mold germs, chemicals and spreading a pleasant aroma in the house.
Strengthen your immune system
Some essential oils like cinnamon and eucalyptus have the ability to strengthen the immune system and make your body more resilient against infections. According to one study from France which examined the effect of these oils against 210 microbe colonies revealed that in just one hour there were just 4 active left.
Promote relaxation and reduce stress
The molecules of essential oils can go through your cell membranes and pass the brain-blood barrier getting to the center of this essential organ easily. When they reach your hypothalamus they instantly improve your mood, reduce the stress levels and boost energy levels as well. This promotes relaxation and makes you feel better overall.
According to a study from 2014 some essential oil combinations that include valerian can help you calm your mind and achieve better sleep. A different study showed that lavender in combination with other essential oils can lower your blood pressure and help you fall asleep much easier, which means that you’ll wake up rested and ready to embrace the challenges of the day ahead.
Eliminate chest congestion
If you have problems with inflamed and blocked airways health experts advise to use a diffuser with a mixture of lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils to clear the congestion. This combination of essential oils is also effective against other respiratory problems including asthma.
According to studies our appetite depends greatly on our sense of smell. It’s been scientifically confirmed that our sense of smell is the first to tell us when we’re full way before our stomach becomes aware. As we already mentioned, essential oils reach the brain easily, the hypothalamus to be exact where our center for satiety is located and can send the signal to regulate our cravings and appetite.