January 10, 2019 3 min read

Your senses are powerful attributes of your overall body composition. Senses include sight, hearing, touch, taste, and last but certainly not least, smell. Our sense of smell is immediate and triggers an instant reaction. If you smell something awful such as old food or garbage, a message will travel to your brain telling you that you need to get away fast. However, a scent such as your favorite dinner or fresh flowers is enticing and makes you want to move closer to the object. 

The science behind aroma oil diffusion specifically taps into how our body reacts when we pick up on a specific or combination of essential oils aromas.

The Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a well-known technique that uses essential oils to help with different conditions. Aroma oil diffusion is often used to help improve your general mood. This form of therapy has been around for thousands of years but truly started to grow in the 11th century when hygiene became more of a factor in everyday life. People of that time quickly realized that if they correctly extracted essential oils from plant materials, they could combine the oil with steam baths. The heat from the bath would expand the scent of the oil throughout the room for the bathers to experience its full effects.

As treatment of aroma, oil diffusion has grown in popularity throughout the centuries; different health benefits have been linked to using essential oils:

  • Diminishes Headaches:Headaches are one of the most common sources of physical pain today. They can pop up at any time for reasons such as stress, staring at a computer screen for too long, or because you are getting sick. Taking an over-the-counter medicine may seem like a quick fix, however, opting for a natural remedy by using essential oils is the perfect alternative. For the best result in reducing your headache, mix and match oils such as peppermint, rosemary or sandalwood.
  • Lessens Healing Time:Recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery is exhausting and time-consuming. If you find yourself in that situation, incorporating essential oils into your daily routine is a great way to help speed up your recovery time. There are specific anti-microbial properties in specific essential oils such as lavender, rosehip and buckthorn that assist in protecting your body during the time that it needs to mend.
  • Stress Reliever:Unfortunately, stress is usually a factor in everyday The ramifications of stress can stop you in your tracks when you become overwhelmed by the vents going on around you. Aroma oil diffusion is frequently used to help decrease tension. Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, lemon and ylang-ylang have been shown to trigger relaxants in your brain to help your body calm down at the end of a long day.
  • Boost in Energy:A boost in energy is always a welcome addition to your lifestyle. Often, people make the mistake of using things such as coffee, energy pills or other forms of caffeine to increase their energy levels. A change in diet and exercise can help in this department but so can using essential oils during your day. By using a natural alternative such as rosemary, sage, or jasmine oil, you take away the risk of dangerous side effects that are often associated with other forms of energy enhancement.

It’s important to remember that to receive the full benefit of aromatherapy, you must have the right kind of diffuser. A diffuser comes in all shapes, sizes, and models but they are predominantly placed into two categories: a nebulizer diffusor and ultrasonic diffuser.

A nebulizer diffuser is a perfect choice for a wide-open space as it generates a higher concentration of your oil of choice. For example, it is an excellent choice for an office or a large area in your home such as the living room. This type of diffuser tends to be a little louder than other diffusers, so it is wise to choose the location for this machine carefully. Any thicker oils used in this diffuser will need to be thinned out to receive the full effect of the scent.

An ultrasonic diffuser, on the other hand, is a beautiful addition to a room such as your bedroom. It operates better in smaller rooms and is much quieter. It requires only a tiny amount of oil to run for hours on end.

The team at Scent Better understands the vital role that aroma oil diffusion can play in your life. We aim to offer you a natural solution to, among others, mood enhancement and energy improvement that steer you away from adding complex chemicals in your body.