ZAQ Noor Essential Oil Diffuser LiteMist Ultrasonic Aromatherapy
The word aromatherapy was first used by the French chemist and perfumer Rene- Maurice Gattefosse but since then has been understood to mean “therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing”. That was in 1937 and aromatherapy has been growing in popularity ever since. Although continuously growing in popularity through all those years, in recent years that popularity has started to grow at far quicker rate which has prompted the development of increasingly better diffusers.
The process of aromatherapy is to use essential oils in a diffuser in order to release the aroma from the oils into the air where they are inhaled to provide an assortment of health benefits. Essential oils have been known to be called the essence or life force of a plant and in order to capture that life force, in any useable quantity, a great deal of the plants are needed but when used are effective for different purposes:
- Lavender – The lavender’s floral scent prompted the Egyptians and Romans to use it as perfume and the Romans also used it in baths and for cooking. Today it is used as a relaxant and to relieve pain. Although considered an all-purpose essential oil, lavender is often used to improve blood circulation and help with respiratory problems.
- Lemon – Limon essential oils are often more commonly used for cleansing purposes as it has disinfectant properties but aromatherapists also use it increase concentration and focus.
- Peppermint – Peppermint is one of the oldest essential oils known to be used and its minty aroma is good to facilitate energy boosts throughout the day. It also has numerous other properties though and professionals often use it to fight nausea, indigestion, aches and pains whilst others use it as an effective insect relent.
- Orange – Orange essential oil is most commonly used to improve mood but is also recommended to reduce inflammation and stress as well as or detox purposes.
- Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus essential oils has a woody but fresh scent and like peppermint, is a great insect repellent. Native Australians have long used eucalyptus to soothe emotional and physical discomfort.
- Tea Tree – The essential oils of the tea tree are extracted from the tree’s twigs and leaves and has a fresh crispness that helps to revive a tried body and mind.
As mentioned earlier, today essential oils are used with diffusers and one of the better ones available on the market is the ZAQ Noor Essential Oil Diffuser LiteMist Ultrasonic Aromatherapy. At a height of 5.9 inches and a base of just 6 inches, this is a mid-size diffuser which comes in pink, lime green or peacock blue with a white base. It creates a magnificent, fresh scent that has a revitalizing ambience which is bacteria free, enhanced with the soft glow of LED lights. This diffuser has a water holding capacity of 80ml (2.7 ounces) which means it can operate for up to 4 hours without being refilled. It has an automatic shut off to add to its already comprehensive safety featureswhich is good as it is so quiet, you will forget it is on.
The ZAQ Noor Essential Oil Diffuser LiteMist Ultrasonic Aromatherapy is small enough to be used in whichever location you feel the need for it and its assorted colours and pyramid design means that it will never look out of place, fitting nicely into any surroundings. To facilitate being used anywhere in the house or in fact anywhere in the world, the diffuser comes with dual voltage capability and has a voltage range from 100/240 volts. Using just one teaspoon of essential oil (5ml) the diffuser is effective for rooms from 200 to 300 square feet. This diffuser is therefore compact, easy to both maintain and clean, be used anywhere and is cost effective and quiet.
Although this diffuser has plenty going for it, it’s one draw-back is that the manufacturers recommend that it is not used with orange or other citrus essential oils as it could cause it to deteriorate the device sooner than hoped.
Body and Mind
It is generally accepted that aromatherapy has beneficial health properties but as the large pharmaceutical companies have no room for making profits from these essential oils, the benefits of it are not greatly advertised as the more traditional drug therapies may be and yet, aromatherapy probably offers less side effects than most of the traditional medicines do. Today aromatherapy has been found to have benefits not just to the body but also the mind.
Although usually used with just one essential oil at a time, some people are starting to mix two or more together to give a more enhanced experience. Some of these experimental mixes are;
- Tangy Citrus – 2 drops Jasmin, 2 drops Wild orange and 2 drops Tangerine. Although essentially citrus in make-up, this combination has a hint of floral.
- Earthy Citrus – 3 drops Vetiver and 3 drops Lemon. This is pure citrus.
- Fragrant Floral – 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon and 2 drops Rosemary. Obviously with Lavender and Rosemary, this is floral but the added Lemon gives that hint of citrus.
Set your Mood
As well as more physical benefits, essential oils used with diffusers can lift you spiritually which has led many people to use them as mood setters, either in different rooms or as a mood lifter whilst carrying out different tasks. There is perhaps little better when spring cleaning, to experience the scent of spring in the air. By creating an aroma you associate with spring by using essential oils and your diffuser, it will spur you on to complete all your cleaning tasks. Although you may place some plants on your balcony or patio by using a diffuser and floral essential oils, you can create an even better, fresher floral scent, allowing all house members to escape the sometimes confining space of their room and enjoy the delights that only nature can provide.