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In the western world, turmeric is best known as a deep yellow-orange spice. It makes for great recipes and is credited with a number of healing properties. In Southeast Asia where turmeric is native, people have used this spice for natural skin care and beauty for many years.

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Tamanu oil is a greenish-gold oil that is extracted from the kernel of the Tamanu Nut Tree fruit. This exotic oil is native to Polynesia, in the South Pacific. The exceptional oil goes by many other native names including Domba, Alexandrian Laurel, and Foraha to mention but a few.

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Daily activity or physical exercises make you sweat. This is not a problem at all because our bodies are built that way. Sweating or perspiration is the body’s way of ridding toxins and cooling you.

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If you are familiar with the benefits of essential oils, you must have tried essential oil rollers. Rollers are made and packaged to deliver essential oils and blends thereof in a convenient way. Continue reading Essential Oil Rollers – Top Uses and Benefits

If you are familiar with the benefits of essential oils, you must have tried essential oil rollers. Rollers are made and packaged to deliver essential oils and blends thereof in a convenient way. Continue reading Essential Oil Rollers – Top Uses and Benefits

Skincare is an intricate science. It takes into consideration numerous factors to keep one’s skin healthy, soft, and smooth. At the heart of skincare and the entire beauty industry is moisturizing. Men and women, young and old, are all advised to moisturize, but what do skin moisturizers actually do?

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Are you having breakouts again? You’re not alone. Acne is one of the most common skin problems throughout the world. Though it is more common among adolescents, some may continue to suffer from acne well into adulthood.

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If you are at all interested in aromatherapy, then you probably already know what it means to diffuse essential oils. When you diffuse essential oils, you are releasing and dispersing the aromatic molecules into the air. It is an easy way to introduce aromatherapy into your home.

Inhaling those essential oils you are diffusing is also one of the safest and often most effective ways to take full advantage of what those essential oils have to offer. It is also one of the fastest ways to get the essential oils working in your body right away.

Before diffusing your essential oils, however, it is important to understand how to do it safely and in the best way possible. So, today, we will go over everything you need to know to do it right.

Types of Diffusers

There are a few different types of diffusers you can choose from when setting yourself on the path to aromatherapy success.

ultrasonic aromatherapy difufser

Ultrasonic Diffusers

This is one of the more common diffuser types currently available. An ultrasonic diffuser uses water to create a very fine mist that releases into the air when you diffuse the essential oils. They also play the role of a small humidifier at the same time.

With this kind of essential oil diffuser, you will find that it takes very little essential oil to produce a noticeable aroma in the space. They are also easy to use. Simply fill the reservoir of the diffuser with water, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils and then press the button to turn it on.

Nebulizing Diffusers

This is one of the more powerful essential oil diffusers you can choose. Instead of water, this diffuser uses an electric pump to atomize the molecules and evenly disperse them throughout the air.

danau satu nebulizing diffuser for aromatherapy

No heat or water is required for this diffuser to operate, so the essential oils are not damaged or diluted in any way as they are being diffused. A nebulizing diffuser ensures that the essential oils stay intact and in their pure form while retaining their integrity.

Ceramic Diffusers

This is a diffuser that allows the essential oils you put in it to evaporate and then disperse into the air. It only takes a couple of drops of essential oil placed onto the ceramic diffuser to accomplish this.

If you have a smaller space, then this is the ideal diffuser. However, if you need to diffuse oils in a much larger space or even outdoors, then you will want to go for one of the other, more powerful, diffuser types.

Temple Spice Ceramic Aroma Diffuser by Utama Spice

How Much Essential Oil to Use

The average amount of water that a diffuser can hold is around 100ml. For this amount of water, it is recommended that you add only 3 to 5 drops of your essential oil. However, it also comes down to your own personal preferences as well as the size of the room you will be diffusing the oils in.

Since essential oils are highly concentrated, it is important to not add too many drops to your diffuser. Just a small amount of oil has the ability to release a fair amount of fragrance into the space.

If you are using a ceramic or nebulizing diffuser, this rule of thumb still applies. It only really requires up to 5 drops of essential oil in your diffuser to take advantage of the aromatherapy benefits and the aromatic scents. However, you can put 15 to 25 drops of essential oil in a nebulizing diffuser depending on its size and the amount of time you wish to diffuse for.

How Long to Diffuse Essential Oils

Another common question when it comes to diffusing essential oils is how long you should be diffusing. Again, there really is no exact or specific amount of time just like the amount of oil you use is also a bit in the air. However, another rule of thumb is to diffuse your essential oils for 15 to 20 minutes. This gives the oil enough time to disperse throughout the room.

Different essential oils will also linger in the air for different amounts of time, as well. If you are diffusing top notes (peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus), then they may linger in the air for only an hour or two.

When you diffuse middle note oils like rosemary and geranium, they will begin to evaporate within two to four hours. Finally, the heavier oils with base notes like myrrh, cedarwood, and ginger can linger in the air for days after being diffused.

Keep in mind that the environment will also affect the diffusion of your essential oils, as well. The temperature in the room, along with the kind of air circulation there is will also affect the speed in which the essential oils linger and evaporate in a space.

Warmer rooms tend to evaporate the oils much faster than in a cooler room. So, if this is the case, you can consider adding in a few extra drops of your essential oil if the room is going to be a bit on the warmer side.

Therapeutic Benefits of Essential Oils

Now that we have a better idea of the types of diffusers, how much to diffuse, and how long to diffuse, let’s take a closer look at the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy.

girl uses essential oils during yoga
Using essential oils during your yoga can be beneficial

Create a Positive Environment

When you diffuse essential oils, it is a more than effective way to take full advantage of the therapeutic benefits your oils have to offer. Depending on the essential oils you choose and their properties, you can create a calming relaxing atmosphere. You can also level out your mood, increase your focus and concentration.

Promote Better Sleeping Habits

There are also many essential oils that can stimulate the release of hormones in the body that can lead to more peaceful and uninterrupted sleep patterns at night. Oils that can help promote better sleep include lavender, bergamot, and sandalwood.

Improve Respiratory Health

If you have any inflammation in your respiratory tract, aromatherapy and essential oils can help. Essential oils like lemon, tea tree, and eucalyptus can boost the immune system while helping with sickness.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are many benefits to aromatherapy. Diffusing is just one way you can harness the power of your essential oils, while promoting a greater sense of health and well-being in your home environment.

Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that has been found to contribute to our skin health and provide us with a multitude of health benefits. It is a type of fat this is well-known for its health-promoting properties, and today we will be taking a closer look at coconut oil to better understand why it is a must-have ingredient that should be included in our lotion.
But first…

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The beauty market is filled with a host of skin care products. Every single day, more and more beauty products promising ultimate beauty are being manufactured. In the maze of products, it is hard not to get confused when looking for ideal beauty products. The reality on the other hand is that many of these products are loaded with toxins ranging from synthetic fragrances to preservatives and colors.

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Some of the ingredients used in beauty products, particularly the personal care varieties, are quite simply shocking. According to a recent study, 1 in every 8 of the 82,000 different ingredients utilized in these given products in the US are industrial chemicals. This includes some that have been proven to be carcinogenic, pesticides, reproductive toxins and even hormone disrupters. A big number of beauty products contain plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants as well.

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