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Start Simple with Natural Living

March 08, 2017 2 min read

Start Simple with Natural Living

Looking to begin your journey down the long road of natural living, but not sure where to start? My suggestion is to start small. Something as simple as an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser will put you on the right track towards a peaceful and healthy lifestyle.

Diffusers for essential oils are these neat little machines that help purify the air and use the essential oils to help kill bacteria or fungus that may be present in it. It basically breaks down the oil into the smallest of molecules and disperses it into the air, leaving nothing but the amazing aroma of whichever oil you’ve decided to diffuse.

Not only does it neutralize bad odors in the air, but it also goes so much deeper. When certain oils are dispersed, they offer an all-natural way of helping to treat particular physical, mental and spiritual ailments that may be aching you. For example, if you are sitting at home with a congested nose and difficulty breathing try diffusing some eucalyptus. Doing so helps open up the lungs and encourages breathing. It also helps clear clogged nasal passages.

My personal experience with diffusers has leaned more towards its spiritual benefits. As a yogi, I practice yoga and deep meditation. Both are enhanced with the help of a diffuser. There is just something about the clearing aroma of lemongrass that helps clear my mind to focus on opening my chakras and strengthen my posture.

With so many benefits offered by diffusers, it's surprising they're not in every household. I have several in mine alone. That being said, I also can relate to the challenge of choosing the right one. Because I use mine for long periods of time, I prefer a diffuser with a decent size water chamber. The last thing I want to worry about when practicing my asana is refilling it.  Also, a subtle light while I meditate would be a great way to relax and set the mood, don’t you think?

Post by Rebekah Letch