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Using Essential Oils in a diffuser

DLb6-04_BH-DEO-KIT-MIX_H-1I think one of the most amazing ways to use Essential Oils is having them running throughout your home or office in a diffuser. My love of Essential oils started back in high school when I was given an oil burner, you placed some water and drops of essential oils in the top and a tea light underneath.  I loved it and used it regularly.

 

These days I have discovered that we have moved away from that traditional method of oil burners and there are good reasons for this.  The oils that I choose to you use today have amazing therapeutic qualities and are therefore better used without heat.  Having young children I also much prefer something without on open flame.

 

So how does a diffuser work?

 

Basically it creates a fine mist and sends tiny oil particles out into the air.  Following the manufacturers instructions, you would fill the diffuser with water and then use a few drops of essential oils.  In more technical terms –  a diffuser permeates an ultra-fine, yet substantial mist output into the air, releasing the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of essential oils quickly and safely.  It does this without heating and helps purify and humidify the air.

 

 

How can the oils be of therapeutic benefit if used in a diffuser?

 

Firstly, this most definitely comes down to the oils you are using.  So always choose Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils.   These oils are free from pesticides, fillers and all contaminants.  They are 100% from the plant and sourced where they are indigenously grown.   Knowing there is nothing added to the oils means they are safe for me to use in my home.  You would never want to be inhaling something manufactured and synthetic throughout your home.

 

In terms of using the oils in a diffuser, this is an aromatic use of essential oils.  Using Essential Oils aromatically may have the following benefits:

 

– Cleansing the air

–  Assisting respiratory issues

–  Supporting sleep and relaxation

–  Impacting the mood

–  Assisting with focus and concentration

–  Boosting the immune system

–  Having a beautiful smelling home all naturally!!!

 

Yes you can use the oils aromatically without a diffuser (try a drop cupped in your hands and inhaled) but having the diffuser used in your home allows the oils to therapeutically disperse throughout the air giving you those benefits above.

 

I am lucky enough to have several diffusers around my home and they are used on a regular basis.  Each diffuser that I use is good for a room size of  around 30 square metres but the reason I have so many is that they are used in our bedrooms at night.  Whilst it is easy enough to move them around and set them up where you need it, the kids love to have their very own one ready for our night time ritual.

 

What are some of my favourite combinations?

 

If you are just starting out reach for any oils you are drawn too.  There are also some truly amazing blends that are therapeutically matched ready for you to use aromatically. I love Balance for grounding and emotional support and it has a beautiful sweet and subtle aroma.  If you need a mid afternoon pick me up or just the aroma of fresh citrus wafting throughout the house, Citrus Bliss is amazing.  Looking for some joy and happiness? – Elevation is a great choice for those days you need a little boost.  Need some help to kick some goals, build momentum or unleash some creativity- Motivate is a new favourite of mine, it combines mints and citrus in a blend that is fresh, clean and minty!

 

If you love blending your own combinations I personally love- Wild Orange and Peppermint (such an uplifting, pep you up blend), Frankincense and Lime (Refreshing and happy) or Balance and Lavender (my go to for chill out time).

 

For sleep and calming down – I use a combination of Balance, Frankincense and Cedarwood and this is the blend used in my sons diffuser at night.  If you prefer a blend already made up Lavender Peace is an easy and effective option.

 

For the cooler months we love Easy Air which supports respiratory health and Onguard which protects my family against seasonal threats.  Easy Air is a regular for my daughters room which helps her sleep and breathe easy all night.

As always complete your own research into using essential oils to ensure you use them safely for your circumstances and family. Classes are a great way to learn more.

The possibilities are endless.  I hope you are enjoying the benefits of diffusing oils in your home and I would love to know your favourite combinations. Happy diffusing!!!

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Pure Bliss

20160311_115442This picture above pretty much summed up my morning today and it was pure bliss.

 

Lately I have seemed to feel a bit off balanced and scattered and I know my meditation practise has gone by the wayside.  There is always so much running around to do, the kids need attention, life is busy, the house work is never finished, you know how it is!  But today I honoured the fact that I need attention.  I need to quiet my mind even if only for a few minutes and renew and replenish my soul.

 

Today I put my favourite essential oil in the diffuser… Balance.  This is the grounding blend and is perfect for emotional support and promoting a sense of relaxation and calm. It’s sweet woody aroma was like a huge hug and I literally had my head over the diffusers sweet mist soaking it in.

 

I put another essential oil on my wrists, Peace.  A blend of florals and mints that promotes feelings of peace, reassurance and contentment.  Smelling this combined with the Balance was the perfect way to support my ‘me’ time.

 

With my clear quartz crystal beside me I simply closed my eyes.  Although I had a racing mind I pushed the thoughts out of my head as they came in and simply tried to just be. Bliss. I meditated and concentrated on my breathing, I picked up my journal and wrote from the heart.  I wrote a few things that I should do today and it was way different from the ‘to do’ list I left sitting on my work desk.  This list was full of things to support and inspire me, ensuring my day is fulfilling and meaningful.

 

Today I reached for my Heart and Soul Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno for some added guidance.  As I shuffled the cards, one fell out, the perfect sign this is the card for me, it read:

I come to awaken sleeping hearts.

Like a bolt of lightening from the astral world

I appear as inspiration, a dream or idea.

I fill your heart with creative light

and illuminate your mind

so that the universe and all creation

can find a space within your soul.

This is a time of dreaming big –

the possibilities are endless.

 

This is so perfect for me right now.

 

Despite loving the journey I am on right now, in the last couple of weeks I have had this inkling that there is even more I should be exploring.  Like I am missing a really important piece of life’s puzzle. I am almost there and so very close but there is a whole other side to me I have not yet unlocked, explored or tapped into.   And doesn’t that last line say it all…

 

This is a time of dreaming big –

the possibilities are endless.

 

What are you dreaming big?

 

I look up at the clock and it’s 11.11.  Thank you universe, I am listening, you have my attention and more importantly I know you have my back.

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An Update & Essential Oils – Local Newcastle doTERRA Classes

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I am looking forward to connecting with you in 2016.  Essential Heart and Soul will still be about creating a life you love, honouring your higher self and following your passions and dreams.

For me a big part of my journey is Essential Oils and the support they have given me in Mind, Body and Spirit.  They truly fit in with my philosophy of Living with Heart and Soul.

I hope you will stick with me as I share with you how these oils have transformed my life and helped me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

My intention for this space is still one about living with purpose, grace, gratitude and kindness so I hope you still feel inspired, connected and nurtured by my writings on this page.

I have kicked things off in 2016 by sharing below the local (Newcastle, NSW based) classes I have planned this year.  More information can be found under the ‘Essential Oil Classes’ tab at the top.   Don’t forget I would love to connect with you wherever you are so please get in touch if you would like to learn more.

Here is a glimpse of what is on offer:

Essential Oils Love and Chocolate 
Sunday 7 February 2016    2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Thrive and Eat Plants  (Hands on cooking and sampling class – $25 cost)  Sunday 6 March 2016        2.30 to 4pm

Essential Oils, Nourish a New You
Sunday 3 April 2016         2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils and Green Living Goddess (optional make and take products $8 per item)
Saturday 30 April 2016         2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Power Brains for Kids

Sunday 5 June 2016            2.30 to 4pm

Essential Oils, Thrive and Eat Plants  (Hands on cooking and sampling class – $25 cost)
Sunday 3 July 2016           2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Move, Massage and Yoga

Sunday 7 August 2016      2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Love and Chocolate
Sunday 4 September 2016 2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Nourish a Healthy You
Sunday 2 October 2016     2.30 to 4pm

 

Essential Oils, Thrive and Eat Plants  (Hands on cooking and sampling class – $25 cost)

Sunday 6 November 2016  2.30 to 4pm

Essential Oils, Wishes and Dishes Christmas 
Sunday 4 December 2016  2.30 to 4pm

 

Please message me to organise your own class. Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney locations available.  One-on-one classes in person or via skype also available.  Generous host rewards and promotions on offer.

 

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