Essential Oils have many properties effective in diffusion and there is no danger of addiction, so enjoy!
The various effects and properties:
– antimicrobial and antiviral: they can attack microbes and powerful viruses and also destroy them as well as stop their proliferation
ex: oregano, eucalyptus
– antifungal: they prevent or treat infections due to microscopic fungi
– antiseptic et purifying: they disinfect by destroying germs, sanitizing and deodorising the air
A few ideas for creating an ambience:
These days, purifying the air has become a necessity given the increasing surrounding air pollution. Here is an idea to purify and sanitize the atmosphere of a room, antibacterial action is guaranteed.
Insect repellent essential oils
Some EO give insects a hard time because they have shown to be very effective in repelling them and are also antiparasitic. This is, therefore, a natural alternative to commercial products and they have an agreeable scent ex. geranium, java citronella
A little mixture to keep insects at bay (mosquitoes …):
Relaxation, calmness and rest
A good suggestion of a mixture of EO for your diffuser that you can make up yourself and that is particularly effective in creating an atmosphere of relaxation and calmness:
Essential oils of orange, mandarin and pine (10 drops of each)
In winter, breathe deeply
Forest ambience: Cypress, Sylvestre pine, Pine
A formula to diffuse in winter:
In need of a little help to face up to a hard day: thanks to their quick penetration, EO favour hormone secretion and balance the nervous system
EO to use in your diffuser against bad odours and tobacco
You are ready to invent your own mixture? Here are a few basic principles to help you compose a harmonious odour for diffusion or other uses (massaging oils or perfume for example).
The different fragrance notes
Fragrances are classified into three large “notes”: the basis notes, the heart notes and the headnotes.
A headnote is quickly diffused and can be perceived very quickly but it will fade within 15 minutes.
These are the essences of zests or plants with a citrus odour as well as the pines that produce refreshing and stimulating odours
The heart notes
The heart note (molecules with average volatility) intervenes in a second phase and gives balance to the fragrance. It takes over to retain the freshness of the headnotes and announce the warmth of the base notes.
Here we find the essential oils of flowers or herbs. This note rounds off the mixture and gives a floral fragrance if accentuated.
The basis note or bottom note comes into the air slowly and will remain there for a long time. It is the note that arrives last and stays the longest. It is the note that reaches the olfactive level last but that gives structure to the perfume.
Generally, they correspond to resins and woods, but some can be found in entire plants. These create warm and sensuous scents if accentuated. Beware however to not use a heavy hand with them.
The right proportions
Basis note: 1 part // Heart note: 2 parts // Headnote: 7 parts
10% of EO for mixtures using an oil base for the skin
5% of EO for mixtures using an alcohol base for the home or to spray on clothes
Care to be taken
Not all EO are good for diffusion. Indeed, some of them may be irritating (even harmful) or just too thick for optimal diffusion.
Essential oils with ketones or phenols
Do not diffuse pure in the air EO containing ketones or phenols as they can provoke irritation of the respiratory tract. ex. clove, cinnamon leaf, rosemary camphor, spike lavender, peppermint
Beware of EO containing esters
Do not inhale or diffuse in the air, EO that contain esters such as chavicol methyl (ex. basil or fennel) either hot or cold.
Diffusion in the presence of children or pregnant women
Many EO are not suitable in the presence of children or pregnant women. Seek the advice of an aromatherapist. In any case, you should never diffuse EO in a room where there is a baby or a child. They should enter a room only 10 minutes after the end of a diffusion.
Precautions in the case of disease
People who are asthmatics, epileptics, allergic to camphor or who have a tendency to both hypertension or hypotension, must be very careful in their choice of EO used. Sylvestre pine is forbidden for people suffering from hypertension. Eucalyptus radiata and wild marjoram are forbidden in the case of asthma or epilepsy.
THE ESSENTIAL OILS FORBIDDEN FOR DIFFUSION FOR EVERYONE
Dill / Curcuma / Sweet Fennel / Wintergreen / Italian Everlasting/ Verbenone Rosemary
ESSENTIAL OILS AUTHORISED IN PURE DIFFUSION
Bergamot / Bay leaf / Black Spruce / Cardamom / Atlas Cedarwood / Provence Cypress/ Eucalyptus Citriodora / Eucalyptus Radiata / Frankincense / Geranium / Ginger / Grapefruit / Java Citronella /Fine or True Lavender / Lemon / Lemongrass
Green Mandarin / Marjoram / Mastic Tree / Niaouli / Orange / Palmarosa / Patchouli / Black Pepper / Petit Grain Bigarade / Pinus Sylvestris / Ravintsara / Rosemary cineole / Rose / Saro / clary sage / Tarragon / Tea Tree
ESSENTIAL OILS AUTHORISED IN DIFFUSION BUT DILUTED IN OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS
Oils authorised in diffusion but diluted at 20% or +:
Cajuput / Eucalyptus Globulus / Juniper / Lemon Myrtle / Vetiver
Oils authorised in diffusion but diluted at 15% maximum:
Basilic / Roman Chamomile / Peppermint / Spearmint / Ylang Ylang III or Complete
Oils authorised in diffusion but diluted at 10% maximum:
Cinnamon / Clove / Neroli / Oregano / Savory / Thyme Linalol or Thymol