For thousands of years, aromatherapy has been an important part of overall health. Ancient civilizations used aromatherapy and essential oils to promote both psychological and physical well-being.
Today, topical application of essential oils or diffusing scents in an aromatherapy device is a daily ritual for many people who seek peace, stress relief, and improved health.
What are Aromatherapy Inhalers?
Aromatherapy inhalers are showing great promise in delivering health-benefitting scents, and in fact may be even more effective than aromatherapy diffusers. These small inhaler devices are no larger than a tube of lipstick and are filled with the oil blend of the user’s choice.
Bare Oils singles or blends are a great choice for an aromatherapy inhaler, which can be used anywhere on the go. An aromatherapy inhaler has a small outer tube containing a cotton wick that holds the desired essential oil until it is ready to use. A tight-fitting cap prevents evaporation.
Benefits of Aromatherapy Inhalers
In a recent study conducted in Freiberg, Germany, researchers studied the effects of essential oil (aromatherapy) inhalers in treating chronic pain and inflammation. The results of the study showed that direct inhalation of scents was far more effective than diffusing the same scents into the air.
Odor concentration seems to be the key to delivering the desired effects directly to the user’s olfactory system. Aromatherapy diffusers dilute essential oils into the air, such as a bedroom or office.
This does have health-promoting effects, but the diluted nature of the diffusion may not produce effects as strongly or as quickly as an inhaler applied directly to the nose will.
Further research is needed, but aromatherapy inhalers are already demonstrating their effectiveness of these small, convenient, and portable devices.
For centuries, people have been using apple cider vinegar in a number of ways. This naturally-produced vinegar is incredibly versatile and can be used in the home, in cooking, and in many other ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. Let’s explore what it is, what it does, and how it can be used in this blog post.
Where Does Apple Cider Vinegar Come From?
Apple cider vinegar is made from the flesh, seeds, and skins of apples. It is preferable to use organic apples to prevent fertilizer and pesticide residues from contaminating the finished product. The apples are fermented, breaking the fruit sugars down until the result is an amber-colored liquid. Raw apple cider vinegar can be cloudy; some producers pasteurize and filter the vinegar, but in doing so remove some of the beneficial elements that make the vinegar so healthful.
What Are the Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been understood for many centuries. In fact, a common remedy for coughs and colds was discovered by the ancient Greeks, who mixed the vinegar with honey. In colonial American times, apple cider vinegar was consumed on a daily basis and formed an important part of the early American diet.
The health benefits are many. Apple cider vinegar has been shown in scientific tests to:
- Stabilize blood pressure
- Detoxify the liver and kidneys
- Improve digestion
- Combat free radicals from environmental and chemical exposures
- Serve as a powerful antibacterial solution
- Promote weight loss
How Can I Use Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar makes an excellent natural cleaning solution in and around the home. Simply mix equal parts filtered water and vinegar in a spray bottle, add several drops of your favorite essential oil for scent, then use as you would glass cleaner or other cleaning products. The vinegar kills germs on countertops, wood, and other surfaces.
Of course, apple cider vinegar can be used in cooking. Use it to prepare salad dressings and used in any recipe that calls for vinegar. The vinegar can also be used to make a refreshing drink – mix vinegar and water for a quick pick-me-up, or get creative with teas and tonics for drinks that promote a healthy lifestyle.
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Marlyn Rojas realized she looked different from everyone before she had entered her teen years, says Wong. Marlyn suffered from severe acne and always felt like the ugly duckling among her friends. By middle school, Marlyn started using heavy makeup to cover the blemishes and scars on her young face.
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