I'm a firm believer in essential oils and their powerful benefits. I discovered them a couple years ago but started educating myself and using them in the last year or so. They've become part of our daily routine whether it's for household cleaning products, using them topically, treating various ailments like colds, aches, restlessness, and even teething pain. We also diffuse them daily in different rooms in our home to create a sense of calm, revitalization, or to enhance a particular mood. Because of my beliefs in the vast benefits and healing properties of essential oils, I sought out to find the best of the best in aromatherapy.
What is Aromatherapy?
"Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine practice utilizing fragrant/aromatic essential oils that are derived from a wide variety of healing plants. When inhaled or applied to the skin, therapeutic-grade essential oils (also sometimes called volatile oils) have been shown to help people overcome various health problems without the need for medications." - Dr. Axe
In my search, I came across Organic Aromas. They have created the most beautiful nebulizing diffusers which do not use heat or water; thus, perfectly maintaining the organic, therapeutic properties of their essential oils. The best part is, these eco-friendly and elegant diffusers are made from glass and handcrafted hardwood to create a product unlike any other of its kind. The Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser looks gorgeous in any room and is the easiest and most hassle free diffuser I've ever used and owned. NO WATER = NO MESS. I don't have to worry about water damage on our wood tables or having any spills. It also does not make any noise, unlike most diffusers I have come across.
The Difference Between a Diffuser and a Nebulizing Diffuser
The real difference is there is no heat or water used, as mentioned earlier, and glass is used instead of plastic. (This is a WIN-WIN in our household as we continue to become more consciously aware of using eco-minded products).
This is important because the essential oil is not diluted or impaired, maintains it's integrity without the use of heat, will not off-gas, and is completely non-toxic, unlike it's competitors who are made of BPA containing plastics.
"They use water to carry the essential oils into the air. Not only can the oils eventually damage the plastic diffuser, but the water means that your home is filled with added humidity! Also, the scent emitted is weaker because it is diluted by water."
"They are messy and dangerous, working almost like a kerosene lamp that burns flammable chemicals and completely changes their molecular makeup. Sure, it smells nice, but that’s about it. And it’s far more dangerous."
"They work similarly, and are the more common option used today. But they still use heat, which means that your essential oils are diminished in quality thanks to the burning that causes changes in the oil on a molecular level."
"They use heating elements to gradually evaporate a mixture of oil and/or water. It works, but is far less effective, works for a shorter period and creates a weaker aroma."
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Essential Oils For The Whole Family
Some of my favorite essential oil blends are the ones I use for our kiddos. Because this is something we practice, if you will, as a family, our kindergartener Kai notices the effects of his oils, as do I- especially when it's time to settle down and go to sleep. As a mama, I am VERY GRATEFUL for our Organic Aromas Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser because it really does help at bedtime.
Below are just a couple blends we diffuse often:
For a great resource regarding safe practices with essential oils, among other natural and effective remedies, I refer to Mommypotamus.
***It's important to remember not to go overboard with the use of essential oils, especially with children. They must be used appropriately and only when needed. I do not use them everyday for the kids and choose safe oils when I do use them. Not ALL essential oils are safe for kids. When in doubt, speak to a professional or a qualified aromatherapist.
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HOW ESSENTIAL OILS WORK:
How To Choose The Best Essential Oils
There are many benefits to essential oils, but used improperly, can actually pose a threat to your body. Oftentimes, certain essential oil brands and non organic essential oils are full of synthetics and can contain harmful GMOs, pesticides, and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. When buying essential oils, be sure to look for these three things:
I hope you've found this article helpful! Comment below with some of your favorite blends and share the wealth and knowledge of essential oils and aromatherapy.
Thank you to Organic Aromas for making the highest quality diffusers so families like ours can be secure in knowing our home is the healthiest it can be with your five-star innovative designs and expert safety in creating pure oils using the best in therapeutic values.
Please consider talking with an expert in aromatherapy especially before using on children.
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