Monday, April 16, 2012

Aromatherapy: Rosemary Oil Diffuser

Breath in good health!

Creating a healthy home environment is more than dusting, vacuuming and mopping floors. While you may have taken steps to eliminate or at least reduce the cleaning chemicals in your home, and replaced them with natural cleaning solutions, have you given any thought to creating a healthy environment through filling the air of your home with God's botanical's using aromatherapy?!

Specifically we are referring to an essential oil diffuser where essential oil and water are burned together to create a beautiful scent and bring about a sense of wellness.

 Our love of rosemary has been professed several times here, and more recently in our Rosemary Meat Rub  post where we spoke to the health benefits of eating rosemary. Today we would like to point out the health benefits of rosemary aromatherapy.

The health benefits of using a Rosemary Oil Diffuser as aromatherapy:

Boost Mental Activity: Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exam times as it increases concentration and helps in studying efficiently. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil lifts your spirits immediately. Whenever your brain is tired, inhale rosemary oil to remove boredom and get fresh mental energy.

Aroma: Rosemary has a mesmerizing aroma and hence rosemary essential oil is an excellent inhalant. The oil is used in room fresheners, cosmetics, beauty aids, food, bath oil, candles and perfumes due to its aroma. The oil, when inhaled brings mental energy and also clears the respiratory tract. Many people spray mixture of rosemary essential oil and water to remove bad odor from room.

Respiratory Problems: The benefits of rosemary essential oil in treating respiratory problems are unmatched. The scent of the oil gives relief from throat congestion. The oil is used in treating respiratory allergies, cold, sore throat and flu. Since rosemary oil is antiseptic it is effective for respiratory infections as well. The oil is antispasmodic and is used in bronchial asthma. {source and to learn more}
We cannot and do not make any medical claims regarding the use of rosemary on any individual person. This is information only. 

                  What you will need and how to use an oil diffuser:

An oil diffuser can be found in health food stores, whole foods stores, on line or how we found ours, at the dollar tree!

In case you are not familiar with these little things, on top is a little bowl where you put the water and a couple drops of your essential oil. It is always a good idea to wipe out clean with a dry paper towel the previous oil before adding in another so you get the full affects of your chosen oil.

On the back side of the diffuser there is a little opening where a tea light candle goes.

Choose your essential oil, in this case we are using rosemary. Again, make sure the oil is 100% essential with out junk in it.

Depending on the size of your diffuser bowl will determine the amount of water to add. For this size diffuser we used about 1 table spoon of water.

Next, add your essential oil. We usually use about 10 drops, we like the more powerful effect. You will need to experiment and see what your likes and dislikes are but a good starting point is about 5-6 drops of oil.

Place the diffuser in a safe place away from children and pets, and light the candle.

In a few short minutes the heat will release the oil into the air and you will be pleased!

Time to go about your household activities or relax and enjoy the beautiful scent and you may be surprised to notice a change in the energy of the home.

                         Using the herbs of God's creation in our homes has to be good.

As you become more comfortable with this process, you can become a mix master and start blending up different essential oils for different moods.

We would love to know what types of oils you use in your diffuser burns! Be inspired, get creative!

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Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:1

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  1. I think I would like to pick up a diffuser. I have a large rosemary bush in my herb garden because it is one of my husbands favorite. Every day, while walking the dog with the little girls I take care of each week, she slides her hand over a branch of Rosemary for me to smell. I imagine it would be lovely filling the hose with its aroma.

  2. I absolutely love the smell of rosemary! This is a great post ... thanks for sharing the info.

  3. I am always burning oils at my place and can't believe I haven't used Rosemary before! I will have to find some straight away, especially since winter is approaching here in Australia! I'll try anything to avoid respiratory problems in winter!

    I can tell that you are into healthy living...I posted an article about the healing benefits of going to the beach at my weekly Say G'day linky party. Please pop by if you have a minute to check out my post and maybe you could even link up this fascinating post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  4. Thanks for sharing this never thought of using rosemary! super!

  5. This made me smile. One time I gave a couple sprigs of rosemary to a lady at work. She put it in her car,Oklahoma summer over 100 degrees with the windows up,all day. It took forever for her car to stop smelling like rosemary.

  6. This is such a fabulous idea! I can use all of the mental boost I can get! Will have to try!

    Take care,


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