While air conditioner lowers indoor temperature, it also removes moisture from the air. A dry and stale room often leads to skin dryness, dry eye syndrome and irritation on the throat. That bring said, you don’t have to choose between health and comfort! We’ve tested out different solutions to improve the air quality in an air-conditioned room and found the most effective and convenient solution – an aromatherapy diffuser that doubles as a humidifier!
What is an aromatherapy diffuser?Aromatherapy diffuser uses water and essential oil to release a cool and fine mist into the air. By adding a few drops of essential oil with substantial water into the diffuser, you can fill your room with a highly customizable scent and the needed moisture for your body.
Benefit #1: Relaxation and improve sleep quality
For our wellness enthusiast, many of you already know that essential oils create magic to relax you. While there are many ways to use the essential oil, using essential oil diffuser is by far the easiest and most effective ways of all. Keep a diffuser at the side of your table or nightstand, and your room would be filled with relaxing scent at a press of a button. It is recommended to start the diffuser at least 20 minutes before you sleep for optimal effect.
Suggested essential oils: bergamot, sandalwood, lavender
Benefit #2: Reduces stress and anxiety
Aromatherapy is proven to help the body de-stress and also create an energizing mood. You do not need a reason to use the diffuser but you can use it to set a positive environment during a stressful day at work, to cheer you up on a slow day and to inspire high spirits anytime of the day. Ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers are noiseless, so you wouldn’t even notice its presence while enjoying the benefits!
Suggested essential oils: peppermint, lavender, chamomile, neroli
Benefit #3: Keeps you cool
Aromatherapy diffuser releases a mist that is cooler than room temperature, keeping you cool and moist. On top of that, by diffusing the right essential oil, you will not only beat the heat but also feel energized. Most diffusers operate for 3 - 6 hours with every refill, rest assured that you can stay chill and happy in your room for the whole day.
Suggested essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus
Benefit #4: Improve your skinDryness is a root cause for many skin conditions such as eczema, skin irritation, scaling skin and bacterial infection. Many of which are symptoms that we experience when we spend a lot time in an air conditioned room. Fret not! With an aromatherapy diffuser by your side, the air around you would be filled with the right amount of moisture from its fine mist. To further improve your skin, try adding a few drops of peppermint oil into the water mix as peppermint contains phytochemicals to fight off bacteria that cause breakouts or allergic reactions, tightens the pores due to its cooling sensation and also calms inflammation in the skin.
Suggested essential oils: peppermint, tea tree
Benefit #5: Boosts immune system
Essential oils can be powerful in stimulating the production of white blood cells and boosting the immune system. By adding anti-microbial essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, oregano, cinnamon, clove, and orange into the aromatherapy diffuser, the oils would attack airborne bacteria and viruses, freshen a stale sickroom, and offer relief by supporting the respiratory system. Diffusers are also great for use during times of cold and flu because they put much-needed humidity into the air which can help relieve dry sinuses and cough.
Suggested essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, oregano, cinnamon, clove, orange
Combining the benefits of essential oils and balancing moisture in a dry and stale environment, the aromatherapy diffuser really tops our list for wellness items to have.
Hence, we have chosen the Cactus Portable USB Aromatherapy Diffuser and Now Peppermint Essential Oil to be part of our August Zenkle Box feature. Try out the amazing effects for yourself by signing up today!