Using Essential Oil (EO) by Inhalation
Hong Kong weather is hot and humid in March, it brings an unpleasant odor in the house that bothers a lot of people. For those who use essential oils, they love to diffuse different scents at home to support a better mood and better health.
Do you know how essential oils enter the body? There are four main ways that oils can enter into the body: inhalation through the olfactory system; topical application on skin; ingestion as a dietary supplement (if they are labeled as such); and retention.
When we inhale essential oils, the particles of the oils pass through the nasal cavity and transmit information to the brain, which in turn stimulates the body to produce different hormones to affect the whole body. EO applied through topical application enters the circulation system through the absorption of the skin. Ingesting EO allows the oils to enter the circulation system through the digestive tract (recommendation: the essential oil used must be GRAS-approved for internal use). Retention affects the blood circulation system through the anus/vaginal (this method is not recommended for new oil users).
Inhaling essential oils can affect our nervous system or lungs, which in return supports our respiratory system and keeps our brains in good state. This method is best for respiratory symptoms and emotional stress. Here are our favorite recipes for diffusion.
Support Respiratory Health
“LLP” is the combination of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint. If your nose or throat starts feeling unwell, try diffusing this combination (two or three drops each). You can also drop this combination in a cup of warm water (60C or less) and deeply breathe in the steam; after the temperature of the water drops , slowly drink it! It supports the health of the respiratory tract and the warm water will moist your throat.
* Note: The essential oils used must be GRAS-approved for internal use.
Lavender must be on top of the list when we talk about Sleep! Lavender can calm a crying baby after sniffing Lavender oil, always carry this oil when you are on the plane so you can put a crying baby to sleep easily. Tips for good sleep for adults? Diffusing a few drops of Lavender and Cedarwood may help you!
If you have a crying baby, try another blended oil which was specially formulated for gentle babies and children. Try a few drops in the diffuser and feel the positive influence on the child’s mood. Another testimony took place in an education center using this blended oil. A group of active children turned out to sit properly without fighting/arguing when the oil was diffused.
Children do not concentrate on homework and during examinations? You can try diffusing Lavender, Vetiver and Cedarwood. Parents reported that this combination makes their children more concentrated, and thus the academic results have improved a lot.
For Feelings of Stability and Clarity
If adults or children often talk too much and always day-dreaming, or thinking too fast, consider diffusing Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Cedarwood. The incredible essential oils can create an atmosphere that is perfect for finding self-awareness
Keeping Fresh Smell and Insect-free
Mosquitoes become very active in spring and summer time in Hong Kong. Try diffusing a blended oil that can purify the air and keep your home smelling fresh and clean. We had a member opened this bottle of blend in an open area with a lot of mosquitoes, the insects started to fly away! It keeps insects away and also freshens up our offices, public restrooms, hotel rooms, and cars.
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