It Smells Like a Spa in Here

October 16, 2014

 

Posted by Jennifer Triassi, Yoga Instructor and Young Living Independent Distributor

Life is crazy, and I’m always looking for ways to add a moment (or two) of serenity amid the chaos of everyday life. One way I do this is by diffusing Young Living essential oils, either single oils or blends of 2-3 oils. If you’re not familiar with diffusing essential oils, let’s get you up to speed!

 

Basically, Young Living’s Home Diffuser (pictured above) combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a spa-like atmosphere. No more fragrance-laced candles, or open flames….2 HUGE benefits with little ones around! Seriously, you’ll never buy another candle again. A diffuser is all you need!

And it’s really easy to use! Just remove the top, fill with water, add a few drops of essential oils, cover, plug in and turn on! Almost as easy as lighting a match, and safer too!

There are many benefits of diffusing oils, and one of my favorite things is that it just makes your space smell good! It is common for friends and family to walk into my house, and say, “It smells like a spa in here.” Which is a good thing. Versus “It smells like a dirty diaper. Or a wet dog.” Truth by told: two likely scenarios if I wasn’t diffusing EOs.

We’re all familiar with the saying, “The song remembers when.” It’s that moment when you hear a song and it immediately transports you back to another time. Well, in the case of diffusing Eucalyptus Blue in my bathroom, each time I walk in, I am taken back to my time working at Canyon Ranch Health Resort. Each day before going to work as a restaurant manager, I would spend a couple hours pre-shift, exercising in their world-class facilities or practicing Power Yoga in their gorgeous studio, followed up by ample time in the hot tub, cold plunge and eucalyptus steam room. It was a glorious time of quiet, stillness, just being……something that just doesn’t happen as often since becoming a mom. Just writing this “takes me away” to that time, but since that’s not my reality these days, diffusing eucalyptus is the next best thing!

Diffusing (and inhaling) essential oils offers very real physiological and psychological effects.

Seriously. Science backs it up!

Aromatic molecules in essential oils influence the emotional center of the brain. When essential oils are diffused and inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the nose and stimulate electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. Since the limbic system is connected to parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, hormone balance, inhaling essential oils can be very powerful! Additionally, the limbic lobe is the emotional control center, and anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and joy originate here.

Bottom line: diffusing essential oils is good stuff, for many reasons!

And it doesn’t have to be eucalyptus…..although that’s a really good scent (and decongestant, as we move into cold and flu season).

Other great combinations include:

Allergy Relief: 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint

Immune Booster: 3 drops Thieves, 2 drops Purification

Sweet Dreams: 3 drops Peace & Calming, 3 drops Lavender

Rise & Shine: 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint

Blues Buster: 4 drops Valor, 2 drops Frankincense

If you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing essential oils or the amazing Premium Starter Kit (which includes the Home Diffuser), please contact me!

Also, this Friday, October 17th, I’m leading “The Essential Ladies’ Night Out,” at Willow Tree! It’s a 45-minute mellow flow class, followed by a 45-minute discussion/demonstration of how to use essential oils for self-care, including beauty tips, DIY hygiene products, and home remedies for common ailments, using 100% pure, therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils! I can’t wait to share the oily love with you all!

Happy Oiling!

 

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