THE SCIENCE PART: Research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these essential oils, it can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Hence, in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses. This causes the pituitary gland to be stimulated and release chemical messages that travel via the blood to your glands and organs that create physical body responses. That is why inhaling the oils can have a great affect on emotions. The nose is the only way to reach that part of your brain.
Guess what? Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only home cleansing option. It’s actually possible to enjoy peace of mind without compromise when diffusing Young Living Essential Oils.
Did you know that 75% of American homes use synthetic air fresheners that contain numerous amounts of chemical agents that have been linked to cancer. Ever heard of formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is the #1 cancer-causing chemical and is what you are embalmed with at the morgue. So unless you’re planning to get embalmed sometime soon, I’d stay away from formaldehyde. Which means staying away from those synthetic air fresheners. The olfactory nerve is a pathway to the brain, which when it is being hit with formaldehyde, it will disrupt the endocrine system. It actually deadens that nerve, which decreases your nose from being able to smell as well. Just say no to formaldehyde & smelling like a morgue.
We love the Home Diffuser that comes in the Young Living Premium Starter kit!
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT
Who doesn’t love a good nights sleep? You would think I give my kid espresso intravenously every morning with the amount of energy he has… and my husband is a light sleeper. Great combo. Between the two we need all the help getting and staying asleep that we can find. Diffusing oils has helped my family fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Hallelujah.
Recommended oils: Peace & Calming, Lavender, Cedarwood, Valor, Vetiver (I could go on)
2. RUN, GERMS, RUN!
Currently, I have Thieves running in my diffuser while my son naps. Diffusing essential oils can help ward off germs and illness that have slipped in from the outside world. There’s some gnarly stuff out there, people. I diffuse to boost our immune systems and help fight sickness when it does strike.
Recommended oil: Thieves, Oregano
3. MAXIN’ & RELAXIN’
Who doesn’t love to relax after a long day? Remember that kid I mentioned above? The one with espresso running through his veins? Yeah, this mama needs an occasional break. Whether you stay at home or work outside the home, at night it’s nice to kick off your shoes, maybe pour yourself a glass of wine and unwind on the couch. Diffusing an oil can help relax your body and mind!
Recommended oils: Stress Away and Peppermint, Peace & Calming and Lavender
4. CHEER UP BUTTERCUP
Let’s be honest, everyone has their moments as Grumpy Gus. Adults, teens, tweens, toddlers and babes! Diffusing oils can help uplift, energize and bring back the happy days!
Recommended oils: Valor & Frankincense, Peppermint & Joy
5. WAKE UP!
With that 20 month-old babe who is full of spunk and often believes he doesn’t need a nap, my energy sometimes fades (understatement of the year). Whether I’m slow out of bed or dragging by 1 p.m. (who isn’t?), instead of drinking another cup of coffee, I’ll occasionally diffuse an oil or two to bring me back to Life!
Recommended Oils: Lemon & Peppermint, Citrus Fresh
6. PURIFY & CLEANSE AIR
Whether your trash smells like diapers, your house has the musty air to it or you want to rid your home of toxins, using Young Living essential oils and the home diffuser is a natural alternative to clean and purify the air.
Recommended oils: Purification & Citrus Fresh
When my son’s allergies act up and he gets that gross runny nose, diffusing oils is a great way to stop the symptoms before they make my little guy miserable.
The Perfect Trio: Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint
8. BRAIN FART
I still have “pregnancy brain” and my son is 20 months old. Maybe I need to accept that it’s just the way I am? 😉 Lets be honest friends, brain-fart moments happen to everyone and diffusing oils can help bring mental clarity! If you say you don’t need that, well…you’re lying.
Recommended oils: Frankincense, Peppermint, Lemon
After a long day of stress and whining….(not that my precious boy ever whines, but I hear a lot of kids do, har har)…. mamas are tired. Like REAL tired. When tensions are high, diffusing oils can help calm our whole family. I wear Stress Away like perfume and occasionally will rub it behind Carsen’s ears. And when I’m desperate for a quick-acting calming effect, I diffuse this lovely oil.
Recommended oils: Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Lavender
10. SIMPLY SMELL
Let’s be real, diffusing essential oils is a safe, natural alternative to candles in my home, plus they just smell really, really good. Yes, the candles I used to burn smelled nice, but the cost? –TOXIC chemicals. In your body, folks. They literally burn lead from the wick, petroleum from the paraffin, and fill your homes with indoor pollution. Yuck. Diffusers and oils last longer, smell great and offer amazing benefits to our health!
Recommended oils: ALL OF THEM! Christmas Spirit, Thieves (cinnamon smell), Sacred Mountain (campfire)
If you own a home diffuser, leave a comment and tell me why you LOVE yous!
If you would like to purchase the Young Living Premium Starter kit and get these awesome oils and home diffuser, go here. To help you learn to use your oils, I am personally offering a 488 page Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide for anyone that signs up for Young Living through my link (retails $24.95 plus shipping and tax)! This book is an amazing resource for anyone using essential oils, since you can even look up specific illnesses and find the best oils to address them.