Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Diffuse Your Way to a Better Day - Simple Health Idea # 5

Diffusing is a wonderful, chemical free way to make your house smell amazing.  It can help deodorize the air, eliminating unpleasant smells, or create a certain mood - be it uplifting, calming, relaxing, happy, energizing, romantic, and the list goes on!

Smells can trigger emotions and memories, so diffusing certain scents can remind you of childhood memories, or can create new memories for you!  For example, let's say you are away on a relaxing weekend, and take your diffuser along, adding a calming combination such as lavender and bergamot oils.  After running the diffuser while being chill and experiencing the peace and calm of  your environment, the memory of the moment becomes infused in your brain. Then the next time you smell either the combination, or even one or the other of the oils, your mind will replay the embedded memory, and you might just feel peaceful and chilled, even in the middle of a busy day!

Cool hey!

My son now has a diffuser in his bedroom, and turns it on for about 10 minutes before bed.  He loves the combination of lavender and cedarwood, and it settles him down before bed.  We even had to pack it to the hotel on our hockey tournament last weekend.  At the end of the night we had a half dozen kids in our room all on the bed chillin' while the diffuser ran.  So funny.

I love diffusing peppermint and lime while I work out in my basement, as I find it invigorating. Oils like balsam fir and black spruce added to the mix make me feel like I am outside running when I'm actually on the treadmill.  Citrus oils can be uplifting, as can oils such as Joy (obviously, the name tells you so), Valor and Purification.  For a more relaxing experience, try lavender, ylang ylang, frankincense, or oils such as Peace and Calming (again, the name says it all) and geranium.

There are so many other oils to choose from, I have simply given a couple of examples.  The best way to try diffusing is to get yourself a diffuser, and some good quality oils.  I use the Young Living brand, as they are 100 percent therapeutic grade oils, and the company follows very strict growing and harvesting procedures to ensure quality product.

If you are interested in learning more about these oils, you can do so here: www.denisemackinnon.com

Please note that I do have a financial interest in this company, and that the information in this blog is for entertainment purposes only.  It is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition.  Please seek medical advice for any health conditions.

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