Beyond their delightful aroma , essential oils offer a ton of benefits that can transform your environment and elevate your mood. In this blog post, I will discuss the top 10 benefits of diffusing essential oils, why you want to diffuse oils in your home, and specific oils to start diffusing today to receive these benefits.
1. Naturally Purifies the Air
Unlike scented candles and air fresheners that contribute to air pollution, diffusing essential oils helps to purify the air. Essential oils have antimicrobial properties that cleanse and improve air quality.
One of my favorite oils to diffuse for this purpose is doTERRA’s Purify essential oil blend. Just as the name suggests this essential oil helps to purify the air. It also has a fresh smell that I associate with clean.
Another of my favorites for this purpose is doTERRA’s AirX essential oil blend. AirX was specifically designed for polluted enviroments. This is an oil I always travel with. I like to start diffusing as soon as I get to my hotel room. It makes the room smell sweet and clean. Lemongrass or any Citrus oil can be diffused to help purify the air in your home as well.
2. Supports a Healthy Respiratory System
Certain essential oils, such as the Breathe blend and Eucalyptus, can support and enhance respiratory health. These oils help to open and expand the lungs, providing a refreshing experience. Diffusing them in combination with lavender oil can offer additional respiratory support. Tea tree oil is also excellent for promoting lung health. In seasons when respiratory discomfort is prevalent diffusing any of these oils can provide a rejuvenating experience.
Breathe is doTERRA’s respiratory blend. This powerful blend is great for promoting or maintaining the feeling of clear airways and easy breathing. Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, and bottoms of the feet at night to promote restful sleep. It can also be diffused to reduce seasonal or environmental threats.
3. Promotes Healthy Cognitive Function and Memory
Research has shown that essential oils like rosemary can help improve memory and cognitive function. Combining rosemary with peppermint can provide an even more stimulating effect, making it an excellent choice for studying or when you need to stay focused.
Spanish Sage is another powerful oil for cognitive performance and concentration. Spanish Sage smells like a combination of rosemary and eucalyptus to me. It reminds me of a spa. I like to use this when I'm working on projects or close to a deadline. Sometimes I add a little Citrus oil to it. This makes a brighter and more fun aroma. Spanish Sage is a newer released oil from doTERRA, so if you are interested in learning more about it, check out my article - Spanish Sage Essential Oil Benefits & Uses with doTERRA
Peppermint oil can also be used for focus especially if you need to focus and be stimulated. Lemon essential oil has been called the oil of focus, so I would try this one as well when you need to really get something done.
4. Facilitates More Restful Sleep
If a good night's sleep eludes you, essential oils can come to the rescue. Diffusing essential oils can create a calming environment and promote a more restful sleep. Lavender is a popular choice for relaxation, but you can also try the Serenity blend.
The Serenity blend from doTERRA was specifically designed to support a deeper more restful sleep. This oil is a proprietary blend of Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Lead, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, and Hawaiian Sandalwood.
You can also try diffusing Lavender and Cedarwood which makes for a great combo or you can try Roman Chamomile.
5. Supports a Healthy Immune System
We cannot talk about using essential oils to support a healthy immune system without talking about doTERRA’s On Guard blend. This blend, with its warm and comforting aroma, contains powerful immune-supporting oils such as wild orange, rosemary, clove, cinnamon bark, and eucalyptus. On Guard smells like the fall season and is the perfect replacement for those toxic fall candles in your home. The fall and winter also seem to be a time when more people get sick, so this is perfect to diffuse in your home during those seasons.
6. Eliminates Odors
Essential oils are excellent for eliminating unwanted odors in your home. Citrus oils like lemon, lime, and wild orange work wonders in neutralizing odors.
One of my personal favorites for odor elimination is the Abode blend from doTERRA. When heavy cooking smells linger in the house, diffusing Abode helps neutralize those odors effectively. This blend is especially beneficial in the kitchen, as it was specifically designed to target common kitchen odors and bacteria. With its unique combination of distilled Lime, Litsea, Cassia, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Arborvitae, Kochi Eucalyptus, Cilantro, Lavandin, and Lemon Myrtle essential oils, Abode emits a refreshing and clean aroma that instantly revitalizes any space. I love using it in my bathrooms and kitchen to maintain a fresh and inviting atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
Did you know that the air in most people’s homes are five times more polluted than the air outside? This is most often due to the cleaning products used for cleaning, laundry, hygiene, and skin care products, and even candles and air fresheners. If you are ready to make some switches with your cleaning routine, there is an entire Abode cleaning line that I absolutely love, you can read more about it here: Detox Your Home's Cleaning Routine with doTERRA's Newest Abode Line
7. Energizes the Mind and Body
When you need a pick-me-up, essential oils can be your best ally. Mint family oils, such as peppermint, are known for their energizing properties. Diffusing peppermint or using it topically can help wake up your brain and increase alertness.
Supermint oil is another really good option for energizing the mind and body. It is a blend of a whole bunch of different mints including Peppermint, Japanese mint, Bergamot mint, and spearmint Leaf.
I particularly like combining my peppermint with frankincense. Frankincense is a more earthy and grounding relaxing oil, but something about combining it with the peppermint really helps to just wake me up and stimulate my mind and body to get ready for the day. Don’t believe me? Try diffusing a couple drops of peppermint and frankincense first thing in the morning and see what a difference it makes in kicking off your day.
8. Elevates Mood
Essential oils have the incredible ability to elevate mood and even impact brain chemistry. Studies have shown that certain oils can increase serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in feelings of happiness and well-being. Citrus essential oils are particularly effective in this regard.
One of my personal favorites for mood elevation is grapefruit oil. Its refreshing and invigorating scent instantly uplifts the spirits. Another citrus oil that I enjoy is wild orange, known for its energizing and mood-boosting properties.
If you have a strong affinity for citrus aromas, I highly recommend trying doTERRA's Citrus Bliss blend. This delightful blend combines seven different citrus oils with a hint of vanilla, creating a harmonious and uplifting aroma.
Additionally, doTERRA offers other blends, such as Motivate and Cheer, which incorporate citrus and other complementary scents. Motivate features a peppermint-citrus fusion that invigorates the senses, while Cheer exudes a vibrant citrus fragrance with spicy undertones. These blends provide an excellent way to harness the power of citrus to enhance your mood and create a positive atmosphere.
9. Natural Insect Repellent
To effectively repel insects, diffusing certain essential oils can be highly beneficial. For insect repellent purposes, three remarkable oils to diffuse are TerraShield, Lemon Eucalyptus, and Citronella.
TerraShield is doTERRA's specialized blend designed explicitly for repelling insects. It can be applied directly to the body or used in a diffuser. Comprised of sesame oil, citronella, lemongrass, thyme, Cedarwood, geranium, and peppermint, TerraShield combines a variety of powerful insect-repelling ingredients.
Citronella is a well-known oil, recognized for its fresh and clean scent. Contrary to traditional citronella candles, its aroma possesses an herbal quality with a hint of sweetness. Some even enjoy creating soaps with this delightful scent.
Another excellent option is lemon eucalyptus, which doesn't resemble the scents of lemon or eucalyptus specifically. Instead, it emits a bright and invigorating fragrance, somewhat reminiscent of citrus and fresh grass with herbal undertones.
By diffusing these oils, you can effectively repel insects and enjoy your outdoor activities without interruptions from pesky bugs.
If you are wondering how you will diffuse essential oils outside, you can try doTERRA's Roam diffuser, a portable device that can be charged and taken with you wherever you go. While it's best used as a secondary or additional diffuser due to the need for charging, it's perfect for outdoor settings like patios during the summer or barbecue season.
I enjoy using essentials oils in my garden as well to repel unwanted insects and pests, if you are interested in learning how to garden with essential oils, check out my article - Organic Gardening Tips with Essential Oils
10. Promotes Relaxation and Stress Relief
Finally, essential oils are widely recognized for their ability to promote relaxation and provide stress relief. When we think of essential oils, the association with calming and soothing properties often comes to mind. There is a diverse range of oils that can be explored for this purpose.
The Balance blend is an exceptional choice for grounding and relaxation. This unique blend combines earthy oils like frankincense, blue tansy, and other forest-like scents. If you are naturally drawn to grounding and earthy aromas, Balance can be a perfect match for you.
For a slightly brighter and sweeter option, the Adaptiv blend is specifically designed to help us adapt to life's ever-changing circumstances. It offers an ultra-calming effect with the inclusion of wild orange, lavender, copaiba, spearmint, Magnolia, Rosemary, Neroli, and sweet gum. The scent of this blend possesses a subtle floral note without being overly feminine, complemented by a touch of citrus from the wild orange.
If you're seeking a grounding and earthy aroma, consider trying the Peace blend. This oil blend provides a deep sense of calm and tranquility. Its combination of oils creates a captivating scent that can help promote a state of relaxation.
Alternatively, you might find the Citrus Bloom blend appealing. This delightful combination of citrus oils and flowers offers a soothing and calming experience. Many individuals find the scent of flowers to be inherently calming, making this blend an excellent choice for relaxation.
doTERRA's Aroma Essentials Kit
For those new to diffusing essential oils, doTERRA's Aroma Essentials Kit is a fantastic starter package. It includes a selection of versatile oils that allow you to experience the top 10 benefits mentioned above.
With this kit, you can replace toxins in your home, enjoy pleasant aromas, and reap the many benefits of essential oils. In my article, Aroma Essentials Kit
, I cover the benefits and many uses of the essential oils included in this kit.
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Diffusing essential oils offers a multitude of benefits, from purifying the air to supporting overall well-being. With a diffuser and some essential oils, you can transform your living space into a haven of wellness and tranquility.
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