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
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.