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Diffuser Reviews Ultrasonic

Innogear Real Bamboo Diffuser – Review

Disclosure: I received the Innogear Real Bamboo Diffuser in exchange for my honest review. The Innogear Real Bamboo essential oil diffuser (affiliate link, Amazon) is a pleasant surprise in an ever widening sea of cheap and flashy diffusers. When I received this diffuser, my first surprise was that the exterior …
Diffuser Reviews Ultrasonic

The 8 Most Beautiful Ultrasonic Diffusers

For years diffusers were not known for their beauty. Many of them are made of plastics, have cheesy lights and an utilitarian look to them.  Several of them look like humidifiers.  Fortunately, there are a few companies that are rectifying this by offering pretty diffusers that will look like a …
Essential Oils

Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria ziznoides)

Sources: Indonesia, Caribbean Islands, Sri Lanka Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Base Scent: Earthy, woody, musky Key points:  Insomnia Thick, not suitable for nebulizers Fixative, good in a blend Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, stimulant Uses:  insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, insect repellant Cautions:  Generally thought to be safe …
Essential Oils

Pine essential oil (Pinus sylvestris)

Sources: US, Europe Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Fresh, balsamic, woody, forest Key points:  Useful for colds and sinusitis May help hangovers Natural air freshener Properties:  expectorant, analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant Uses: Coughs, colds, sinus infections, hangovers, mental fatigue, air freshener, flu Cautions: Possible skin …
Essential Oils

Ravensara essential oil (Ravensara aromatica)

Sources: Madagascar Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: Camphor, herbal Key Points: Good for viral diseases Do not confuse with Ravintsara Properties:  expectorant, antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, antiseptic Uses: treat viral diseases, flu, immune stimulant, coughs, colds, fatigue Safety: Do not use during pregnancy.  Limited safety data available.  
Essential Oils

Marjoram oil (Origanum majorana; Origanum hortensis)

Sources: Hungary, Spain, Egypt Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Warm, sweet, woody, camphor Key points: Warming Useful for colds and respiratory diseases May substitute for tea tree oil (Schnaubelt) Properties: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-viral, expectorant, sedative, anaphrodisiac Uses: colds, coughs, bronchitis, influenza, headaches, tension, anxiety, asthma, menstrual issues, insomnia, …
Essential Oils

Myrhh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

Sources:  Africa, Middle East Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Base Scent: Warm, balsamic, musty Key points: Useful in spiritual practices Good for respiratory issues Anti-inflammatory and anti-viral May be too thick for nebulizers Properties:  antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, anti-fungal, sedative, antispasmodic Uses: emotional well being, boost immune function, bronchitis, …
Essential Oils

Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

Sources: USA, Italy, South America Extraction: Cold pressed Note: Top Scent: lemon Key points:  Though to stimulate white blood cells and strengthen the immune system Good for room disinfection and household cleaning Enhances alertness and clear thinking Properties: anti-bacterial, antiseptic, stimulant, anti-microbia, sedative Uses:  strengthen the immune system, air sanitizer, …