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11 Health & Wellness Benefits Of Room Diffusers & Essential Oils

Essential oils don’t just add aroma to a room, they also provide numerous health benefits for the household. Using a room diffuser is probably the easiest way to dispense these benefits into the air so as to improve your health, boost your energy and promote good sleep, among others.

This handy device offers a natural and safer alternative to air fresheners, especially if you want to take a more active role in your own health. It can fill a room with the natural fragrance from oils that freshens up your home while promoting overall wellness.

While the list of benefits of a room diffuser is extensive, we’ve narrowed them down to our top 11 benefits of a diffuser on overall health and wellness. Check them out below. If you are in need of a diffuser or would like to see one in action, here at Bundaberg Health Foods we have a large selection of diffusers, as well as Bundaberg’s largest range of essential oils to suit your individual needs

#1. PROMOTES GOOD SLEEP

Diffused essential oil has relaxing properties that create a restful and uninterrupted sleep. The mist produces a long-lasting effect that induces sleep through the night. Essential oils like lavender and bergamot are abundant in linalool and linalyl acetate – compounds that are proven to have relaxing properties and promote sleep.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Mandarin
  • Sandalwood
  • Spikenard
  • Sweet marjoram

#2. RELIEVES STRESS

Just as a diffuser elevates mood, many use it to reduce anxiety and promote peace of the body and mind. It creates a calming effect in your home that is great for when you’re feeling burned out or depressed. It also sets a positive atmosphere and inspires high spirits whenever you need them most.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Rose

#3. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM

A lot of essential oils have antibacterial and antiviral effects all which protect your immune system once inhaled. By diffusing the oils into the air, airborne germs are warded off before you become ill. It is a great way to keep cold, flu and other illnesses at bay.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Oregano
  • Lemon
  • Tea tree
  • Peppermint
  • Clove
  • Camphorcreen

 

 

#4. CURBS APPETITE

Oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. Inhaling certain oils can assist weight loss naturally by inducing a satiety response within the body. It can also aid in detoxing your body and managing your stress levels which could all result in overeating.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang

#5. REPELS INSECT

Oil diffusers can be used as a safe and effective mosquito repellents because the aroma of the essential oils can be fatal to many bugs. In fact, an experiment reveals that a diffused oil mixture of clove and lemongrass repelled Aedes aegypti, a type of Zika-carrying mosquito, at a rate of 100 percent.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary

#6. CREATES A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Diffusing the right oils can create an antimicrobial and antibacterial environment that eradicates airborne bacteria in your home. Some diffusers also double as humidifiers, keeping your airways moist and healthy, making you less susceptible to microbes.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon
  • Oregano
  • Tea tree

#7. KEEPS THE ENVIRONMENT COOL

While diffusers create a healthy environment, diffusing minty essential oils in the room also makes your home cool and fresh.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Wintergreen

#8. IMPROVES RESPIRATORY HEALTH

Inhaling essential oils are proven to be beneficial for your respiratory health. It opens up your bronchial passages and eliminates the presence of bacteria in your lungs. It helps combat breathing difficulties by reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Palo Santo
  • Tea tree

#9. INCREASES ENERGY

Essential oils can help you feel more fresh, energetic and productive. It reduces fatigue while at the same time boosts your energy levels.

Did You Know?

A research published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology suggests that peppermint oil can increase athletic performance. The athletes on the subject were able to run faster and complete more push-ups after inhaling peppermint.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Cinnamon
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Orange

#10. ENHANCES COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Using essential oils in a diffuser is an effective way to improve memory, cognitive function, and focus. Many essential oils create a soothing effect when you’re stressed, levelling out your mood which helps you to focus better. There are also several oils that are known for balancing the body’s hormones. All these can eventually help heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Basil
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Tangerine

#11. RELIEVES PAIN

Applying oils directly to the body may be the most effective way to relieve pain. But, using a diffuser can also extend their effects. When essential oils are inhaled, they enter our bloodstream thus, internally relieve persistent pain in the head, muscle or joints.

RECOMMENDED OILS:

  • Bergamot
  • Clary sage
  • Chamomile
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ginger
  • Lavender

Looking for a room diffuser in Bundaberg? Here at Bundaberg Health Foods we would love to help you find the one that speaks to your individual needs. We have a large range of different diffusers available at our Bundaberg Health Food Store on Woongarra Street. Come and have a chat to our friendly team!

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13 Healthy Habits To Create Now

When you decide to stick to a diet, it’s simple. You follow rules. You have a list of things you are allowed to eat – and a list you are not. It’s unambiguous. There are no blurred lines and there’s certainly no room for confusion. And with all the mixed messages and confusion around healthy eating, you might find a black-and-white approach incredibly calming.

In fact, I’ve been there myself. The truth is, most of us have.

The problem is that dieting doesn’t actually work. Well, not in the long term, anyway. And whatever your ‘meal plan’ might be – whether it’s cutting out an entire food group or #cleaneating – it’s luring you into the trap of a diet. Why? Because there are rules, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods and then there’s the very real potential for ‘failure’.

And, there are many diets out that that claim not to be diets. This is to trick you.

Ultimately, in my opinion, diets don’t work.

So instead of jumping on yet another eating fad – that will fail you (again) – why not adopt one or some of these 13 incredibly simple, yet easy to adopt lifestyle habits.

13 Healthy Habits Worth Integrating Into Your Daily Life

  1. Aim to get 10,000 steps each day. Download an app or get a fitness tracker.
  2. Cook at home one additional night each week. Schedule it in your diary.
  3. When you make vegetables, make twice as much for a healthy lunch the next day.
  4. When eating a meal, start with your vegetables first.
  5. Buy a large reusable water bottle and keep it on your desk or in your bag.
  6. Halve the amount of sugar in your coffee or tea (or eliminate completely if you can).
  7. Aim to eat at least two pieces of fruit every day. No fruit is off-limits!
  8. Eat when you are hungry – not by the clock.
  9. Before bed, think of three things to be grateful for. (Yes, this is a healthy habit, too and has shown to increase mental health!)
  10. Sign up for enjoyable exercise – whether that’s yoga, dancing or a team sport. Do you enjoy cardio? Great! Move because it makes your you feel good, not just to lose weight. (Check out these 5 ways yoga will improve your life)
  11. Embrace a meat-free meal once a week (like meat-free Monday for example).
  12. Reduce aimless social media or email checking by deleting apps off your phone that don’t serve you anymore.
  13. Stop weighing yourself. Focus on how you feel instead.

 

These are just some examples for good habits. Join our Healthy Bits Newsletter for more great health & lifestyle tips here & receive $10 off your next purchase: https://www.bundaberghealthfoods.com.au/gift