One of my favorite ways of using essential oils is to diffuse them. They work as natural air fresheners. You’re able to inhale a wonderful scent, without having to worry that it’s been created with potentially toxic chemicals.
Essential Oils vs Air Fresheners
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A number of blends are now sold in convenient spray bottles. So you can use them at home, or pack them in a bag when you travel.
Also, it’s believed there are various medical benefits to breathing in these highly concentrated plant extracts. Essential oils have a tiny molecular structure. So they easily enter your lungs, before traveling into your bloodstream.
Research still needs to be done on how essential oils affect the body. But a few scientific studies exist. They seem to indicate that inhaling certain aromatics leads to a reduction in stress. For instance, one group of people about to undergo an unpleasant medical procedure had less anxiety after being exposed to neroli oil.
There’s also evidence that certain aromatic blends can kill viruses and bacteria in the lab. Also, rosemary essential oil has recently been discovered to aid in memory recall.
Essential Oils to Freshen Air
Spray bottles are a very convenient way to use essential oils. If you’re just getting started with aromatherapy, you may not yet own an electronic diffuser. So they don’t have an easy way of making their favorite scent go airborne. Also, not all diffusers are practical if you want to enjoy your favorite oil or blend when you’re away from home.
Spray bottles can be used to freshen a car or a hotel room. Or, they can be used in the bathroom, as a non-toxic “poo pourri.”
Some of the leading essential oil companies now sell bottles of essential oil mists, such as the ones shown below. These are made by Plantlife. The sprays shown here are aromatic blends in a water base. Blends are useful, because aromatherapists generally believe that two or more carefully selected oils will work in synergy.
Essential Oil Spray for Breathing
This spray is one of the custom blends made by Plantlife, a company based in America that makes essential oils and related products, such as aromatic all-natural soaps.
Plantlife Breathe contains camphor, cedar, peppermint, eucalyptus, fir needle and rosemary. These aromatics are designed to support your body during a cold or when you’re dealing with allergies.
Plantlife Calm Spray
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, to heal the body and calm the emotions. Those of us who use these oils every day, and have learned how wonderful they are, never want to be without them.
The blend below is Plantlife Calm and it contains lavender, lemon, bergamot, patchouli and palmarosa, which have a reputation for being able to restore peace to our troubled minds. At night, when I want to sleep, these are some of the oils I use to help me relax. This blend could also be sprayed on your pillowcase, just before you go to bed.
This 2-ounce bottle is very convenient to take to work, or anywhere else that stress may arise.
Plantlife Energy Spray
We often associate essential oils with calm and relaxation. But they can also be invigorating, depending upon the oil. According to the company website, Plantlife Energy is made with water, vegetable glycerin and a “proprietary blend of 100% pure essential oils.”
Oftentimes, when I want to focus on a difficult task, I inhale rosemary oil or a blend containing this aromatic. Since ancient times, rosemary has been associated with improving the memory. Modern studies are beginning to confirm this connection appears to be real.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.