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More Uses For Essential Oils
Diffusing Essential Oils
Purify the Air, Improve Your Environment,
Help Manage Your Stress

Why Diffuse Essential Oils?

  • To infuse yourself with the wonderful aromas and scintillating fragrances of essential oils!
  • To purify the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, etc.
  • To improve your home, work, or study environment.
  • To experience the calming and emotionally balancing effects of certain essential oils.
  • Or, to experience the stimulating, invigorating effects of essential oils.

What Do Essential Oils Do For You When They Are Diffused?

When essential oils are diffused, the molecules are broken up into micro-fine mist particles. These mist particles stay suspended in the air for long periods of time. Not only does this reduce bacteria, mold and odors in the air, but these micro-mist particles also benefit those who inhale them.

Diffused oils don't just mask odors; they actually alter the structure of the molecules that create odors - rendering them harmless! They also increase the available oxygen in the room and produce negative ions.

Research at Weber State University shows that diffusing essential oils destroys airborne micro-organisms. Diffusing is so effective that many hospitals in England and France diffuse essential oils daily to keep incidences of drug-resistant bacteria low and to keep the air free from micro-organisms.

Research also shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:

  • Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors.
  • Relax the mind and body, relieve tension, and clear the mind.
  • Help with weight management.
  • Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity.
  • Dispel odors.

With all these benefits, it makes sense to start using a diffuser today.

What Are the Most Effective Oils to Diffuse?

Here are some of the most effective single essential oils for diffusing:

  • Lemon
  • Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Ravensara
  • Rosewood

And blends, such as:

  • Purification
  • Citrus Fresh
  • Thieves
  • ImmuPower

Other essential oils can be diffused for different effects. For example, frankincense and lavender can soothe and calm. The blend, 'Peace & Calming' can help settle down an excited child or help relax a child enough to fall sleep. Joy, along with Peace & Calming, or lavender are often used for their calming and emotionally balancing effects. Purification or lemon purify the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, synthetic fragrances and other disagreeable odors.

How the Diffuser Works

The Young Living diffuser consists of an air pump, an oil well, and a glass nebulizer (glass tube) connected by a flexible air tube. It is designed to disburse essential oils into the air in a micro-fine vapor where they stay suspended for several hours. While the vapor is in the air it reduces infectious pathogens, fungus, and mold -- and fills the air with pleasing, natural fragrances. The Young Living Diffuser will easily diffuse a large room or office.

It uses a special anodized aluminum oil well that has passed through a process similar to ceramic coating, which makes cleaning easy and prevents oils from coming in contact with metal.

Oil is forced through an air jet by a pump to atomize it into a micro-fine mist. It passes through a custom-designed glass nebulizer, helping it disperse quickly and evenly throughout the room (see picture, above left).

Some Guidelines to Diffusing

Cold-air diffusing is highly beneficial. However, using aroma lamps or candles to disperse essential oil is not recommended. Heating or burning an oil renders it therapeutically less beneficial and can create toxic compounds.

It is best to start by diffusing oils for 15-30 minutes a day and gradually increase to 1-2 hours per day. If using the blend Thieves, do not diffuse longer than 15 minutes at a time.

Never diffuse cinnamon or clove oils. These oils will burn the membranes of the nose if inhaled as micromist. However, if these oils are one of the ingredients in a blend, it is not a problem.

Single oils or one blend can be diffused at a time. It's best not to mix blends since this will change the results (and the frangrance). However, a single oil may be added to a blend.

Never use vegetable oils, massage oils, or overly thick essential oils in your diffuser. These oils may clog the diffuser. And never add water to the oils (or thin them with anything) when using the diffuser.

Lighter oils, such as lavender or lemon diffuse more quickly than thicker oils, such as sandalwood or Valor. A 15 ml. bottle of lemon will diffuse within about 8 hours in the Young Living diffuser. However, a 15 ml. bottle of Valor will diffuse in about 48 hours because it's thicker.

Be sure to place the diffuser in a high place in the room so that when the oil mist falls through the air, it can reduce more of the odor-causing substances in the entire room (not just the lower portion).

Timers are handy gadgets to connect to your diffuser. They can be set to diffuse oils throughout the day or night, and are especially useful for those with sleep difficulties or respiratory conditions.

For travel (without a diffuser), several drops of essential oils can be added to a spray bottle of water. Shake well and mist your hotel room, plane seat, work place, car, etc. Oils and blends that work well this way are Lemon, Purification, Thieves, and Melrose.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

Always wash your diffuser if:

  • you are changing oils
  • the diffuser gets dusty
  • the oils have been sitting in it too long.

Disconnect the plastic tubing from the air outlet (of the well) and remove the glass nebulizer before beginning.

The best way to wash the diffuser is with extremely hot water (soaps and alcohol tend to leave residues). If the water is hot enough, it will clear all the oil residue off the sides. Tap water is fine, if it is hot enough. Otherwise, boil a pot of water and dip the glass nebulizer in it gently, with tongs. Have a folded towel on the counter to lay it on. It's a good idea to line your sink with either towels or plastic mats so that if you accidentally touch the glass to the sink, it won't break - hot, thin glass is extremely breakable! Be sure to also wash the oil well as well as the metal jet (and anything the oil has come into contact with). Then dry completely before reusing.

If using hot water is not practical, the next best way is to use grain alcohol, (rather than rubbing alcohol). Seal both ends of the nebulizer and shake. Rinse well with water. Let dry completely.

Use a cotton swab soaked in grain alcohol to clean the inside of the well and the jet. Try using a needle to clean the hole in the jet. The air jet can also be soaked, but be sure not to get the motor wet.

Diffusers are available from Young Living Essential Oils in the productline section under " Accessories and Diffuser." They can be purchased complete or bought in parts and easily assembled at home at approximately a 25% savings.

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