The Science of Diffusing Essential Oils
Today I'd like to share a little bit of the science behind diffusing. I would hate for you to think that diffusing was just something that smelled nice - because it is SO MUCH MORE than that!
When you diffuse essential oils you release the particles into the air on the water molecules. While they are in the air they can work at cleaning airborne particles out of the air just like they would on surfaces - so they literally clean the air we are breathing.
If someone is sick or has been sick in your home diffuse cleansing oils like Melaleuca or On Guard to kill the germs in the air.
Even cooler - when you inhale essential oils they enter the olfactory system (the part of your respiratory system that goes through your nose/sense of smell) and the oil compounds then get caught in the hairs in your nose and enter the body through the mucus membranes there. Once they are in the body they enter the blood stream and then trigger some physiological responses and it only takes SECONDS for this to happen. That means the properties of the oils (balancing, energizing, calming, antiviral, etc.) can start to affect the body within just a matter of seconds. This is amazing!
Diffusing essential oils is the quickest way to experience the benefits of essential oils and yes, they smell great too!