As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, more and more homes around the world are experiencing an aromatic revolution.
Most essential oil lovers use diffusers to disperse the oils into the air, creating an aromatic paradise.
It's not a bad idea to ask the question...
Are Diffusers Bad For You?
The truth is that the inhalation of essential oils by way of a diffuser is considered one of the safest ways to reap the benefits of essential oils.
However, like anything in life, the misuse or abuse a diffuser could lead to problems.
How to Use a Diffuser Safely
In order to ensure that you're not harming yourself or your family with your diffuser, you just need to make sure that you are aware of a few precautions.
- Avoid diffusing around pregnant women, babies, and children unless you are sure it's safe.
- Essential oils could cause certain individuals to have allergic or respiratory reactions. Simply pay attention to who you're diffusing around and how they react. Less irritating oils include Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Chamomile.
- Don't run a diffuser 24/7. You could forget what regular undiffused air is like!
- Keep your diffuser away from any type of fire or flames as some essential oils are highly flammable.
- Make sure your home has good ventilation to avoid becoming overwhelmed with the scent of essential oils.
- Don't add carrier oils to diffusers. They can cause damage to the diffuser.
- Start slowly and gauge your reaction to the essential oils being diffused. This way you can make sure that you're using your diffuser safely.
Ultimately, diffusers have more benefits than drawbacks. Read on to learn more.
Benefits of Using a Diffuser & Humidifier
Prevent Dry Skin
The human body is approximately 60% water, and dry conditions tend to pull the moisture from the air, leaving behind dry skin, chapped lips, and even bloodshot eyes. In order for our bodies to function at full capacity, our bodies need to be adequately hydrated.
This humidifier/diffuser can help prevent your skin from getting excessively dry. The added moisture in the air can also improve chapped lips and dry eyes. The effects of humidifiers are also confirmed by mayoclinic.org.
Prevent the Spread of Airborne Viruses
In a recent study, it was shown that raising humidity levels indoors to a minimum of 43% dramatically affected around 85% of airborne viruses. Most airborne viruses became ineffective as a result. Due to this discovery, hospitals around the country are considering increasing humidity levels to prevent patients and medical practitioners from contracting such viruses.
Dry air is easier for germs to travel through than properly moisturized air. According to the study mentioned above, the airborne particles become too heavy to float around in the air. This can help prevent many illnesses, including influenza.
Counteract the Harmful Effects of Pollution
Pollution levels have been rapidly rising since the industrial revolution began. Unfortunately, it has reached an all-time high around the globe. The increasing population, industrialization, and continuous worldwide travel all contribute to our overall pollution levels.
In one study, it was shown that air pollution can “linger in your lungs for as long as a decade.” This is not comfortable news for anyone. While we can’t decrease pollution levels on a whim, we can counteract its harmful effects by diffusing essential oils.
Researchers in France found that essential oils could “counteract the inflammatory effects of particulate matter, such as that contained in polluted air.” They also found that essential oils helped to reduce cytokines in the body; cytokines can cause inflammation and cell death if left untreated.
Several studies have shown that essential oils like Lavender have anti-inflammatory properties which may be beneficial to breathing.
This means that whenever you add Lavender Essential Oil to a diffuser, you can start to naturally chisel away at inflammation in the lungs.
The combination of diffusing essential oils and humidifying your space with the Tower XL can help to open up the airways and relax them.
Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil have both been studied for their respiratory benefits.
Peppermint Essential Oil vapors can act as cooling agents to relax constricted airways and help open up passageways for better breathing. It can even suppress your cough reflex according to LA Times.
The Tower XL can help to improve the quality of the air while also diffusing essential oils.
Clear Nasal Congestion
Peppermint Essential Oil is an excellent choice to diffuse for nasal congestion. Diffusing it can help to provide natural relief that you can feel almost instantly.
By balancing the humidity in your home and diffusing therapeutic essential oils, you can help put your body in the perfect state to heal itself.
Reduce Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma is a disorder that affects several aspects of breathing. Suffering from a sudden flare-up is one of the worst feelings you can have. It results in the constriction of breathing muscles, increased thick phlegm, and a coughing reflex.
Please be sure to seek medical treatment and ask your doctor if you have any questions about the use of a humidifier and/or essential oil diffuser.
Dry air can cause coughs to be less productive, and moisturizing the air can help make coughs more productive in terms of getting rid of phlegm.
“It appears that the [peppermint] oil may reduce asthma’s effect on bronchial smooth muscle,” according to Healthline, which “may help reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack.”
Why the Tower XL?
If you’re wondering what the difference is between the Tower XL and other aromatherapy humidifiers, look no further.
The First of Its Kind: The Tower XL is the world’s first 2 in 1 open-top humidifier and essential oil aromatherapy diffuser.
Size: The Tower XL has a 2-liter water capacity, which is 20x the size of an average diffuser (100ml).
Build: The Tower XL uses state-of-the-art, medical-grade white plastic to ensure zero corrosion with the use of 100% pure and natural essential oils.
Enhanced Misting: The Tower XL has a unique, patent-pending air funnel to ensure smooth bubble mist flow, which results in a mist volume that is up to 10x the average diffuser.
Convenience: Fill it, shut it, and forget it. Due to its large tank size, the Tower XL can keep diffusing all night. This means you can get peaceful night’s sleep without having to wake up every couple of hours to refill the tank.
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