Everyone knows that diffusing an essential oil makes the room smell good, but can’t I get the same thing from lighting a candle? Well, if scent is all you’re interested in, then yes. However, did you know that diffusing a therapeutic grade essential oil does more than just make the room smell nice?

In this day and age, the reality is the bacteria and viruses are growing stronger and ever more resistant to anti-bacterials, vaccines, and antibiotics!  But, there’s hope!  Researchers at Weber State University created a controlled environment and released 16 different germs into the air including bacteria and viruses. They diffused essential oils into the air and within 12 minutes the germs were dead.

Research has shown that by diffusing a cool mist of therapeutic-grade essential oils, bacteria and viruses are killed on contact.  The oil is vaporized into a micro fine mist maintaining the oils natural compounds to destroy the life-threatening viruses and bacteria.  Research published in 2009 “Letters to Applied Microbiology” noted diffusing a simple blend of lemongrass and geranium essential oils resulted in an 89% reduction in the airborne bacteria count in the normal office environment.  The essential oil vapors will also inhibit the growth of bacteria on surfaces.

Diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils can also relax you, soothe your nerves and relieve tension, and help you focus and stay more alert. Studies have also shown that diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils an help you learn and retain studied materials, and perform up to 28% better on tests than without essential oils.

Ok, well, that’s all fine and good, but can’t I just inhale the oils or use a Scentsy warmer with some water?

Well you could, but you won’t get the same benefits as you will with a nebulizing diffuser.

If you use heat, the heat tends to alter the chemical composition of the essential oil which can destroy it’s purity and therapeutic value. Plus, the size and availability of breathable molecules are mostly filtered out by the nose hairs and nasal cavity.

Using a nebulizing diffuser does not alter the chemical composition of the essential oil and it produces a particle size small enough for the lungs and body to absorb them rapidly. This is the only method of diffusion that creates particles small enough to reach the deep part of the lungs.

So, if all you want to do is make the room smell nice, any diffuser will do or even the Scensy warmer. But if you want to benefit from the healing qualities of pure therapeutic essential oils, only a nebulizing diffuser will do the job.  🙂

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