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What's diffusing all about?

At doTERRA we recommend using essential oils aromatically,

topically, or internally depending on the properties in each individual

oil. Nearly every oil and blend, with the exception of HD Clear ® and

Immortelle, can be diffused. Diffusing an oil helps us take advantage

of its most noticeable characteristic—it’s scent. By learning more

about how much of a role smell plays in our lives, the impact of

essential oils can be understood on a deeper level.

The Power of Scent

Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses, and you have

probably noticed in your own experience that some scents are more

positively associated in our minds than others. Your body contains

over 1,000 receptors for smell—more receptors than for any other

sense. Dr. David K. Hill D.C., Founding Executive points out that even

though our noses are not as acute as a bloodhound’s, “you can still

detect thousands of varieties of odors in infinitesimal quantities.”

By putting essential oils directly into the air we breathe, we can

influence the feeling of our environment, and, more powerfully, our

own emotions. We know that citrus oils, for example, are uplifting

and energizing to your mood, while scents like Lavender or doTERRA

Balance® are calming and grounding.

Other Uses and Benefits

While smell is a great tool, there are other reasons that diffusing

essential oils can be beneficial to you:

1. It can purify the air in your home.

2. Some oils can help maintain feelings of clear breathing and

open airways.

3. To minimize the effects of seasonal threats.

4. Only a small amount of oil needs to be used if you’re using it in

an ultrasonic diffuser. This means you can use one bottle of

essential oil many times before you’ll need to purchase more.

How to Diffuse

The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic

(water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate

chemistry. Most of the diffusers doTERRA offers are ultrasonic

diffusers, meaning that they use water to disperse the oil into the air.

To diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser, put cool tap water to the fill line

and add at least two drops or more to the water. Then, choose the

time setting you desire and let it run. Diffusing in a nebulizing

diffuser is waterless: take the cap and orifice off of your bottle of

essential oil and attach it to the diffuser and choose your settings for

time and amount at a time.

Mix it up

The combinations of essential oils you can diffuse are endless. And,

like each of you, they are as unique as you would like them to be.

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