Changing your life, one breath at a time
Imagine that you can change your mood, change your health and change your world simply by breathing in. A home, where you can lift vitality or drift into relaxation whenever you need to. A workplace, where you can fight lethargy, boost productivity and enhance creativity. Imagine it, and then make it real.
For good or bad, the molecules we inhale do change us physiologically and psychologically, and those changes can be powerful. And fast. This is the science behind aromatherapy and the path to taking charge of your health, your confidence, and your life.
It’s a truth that’s been well known and practised for thousands of years. Apart from regular exercise, inhaling essential oils and breathing the air you choose may be the most important step you’ll ever take to physical, psychological and emotional good health.
How does aromatherapy actually work?
Want more energy, better sleep and a stronger immune system? Then you’ll need to get the very best out of those essential oils. How you access these remedial benefits is crucial, and that means we need to think about one of the most vital and totally taken-for-granted parts of our physiology! Our sense of smell and the olfactory system.
When you inhale essential oils, the molecules reach thousands of receptors in the olfactory membrane in your nose and follow the chemosensory pathway to reach, almost immediately, the limbic system of the brain. This is the oldest part of the brain in evolutionary terms and is often called the “emotional” brain.
The limbic system connects directly with other parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance.
So how does inhaling essential oils improve health?
When we inhale through the nostrils, the molecules we breathe in quickly interact with the olfactory organs and the brain. Some molecules are also carried to the lungs and respiratory system. This is how inhaling essential oils can have an immediate and clinically quantifiable effect on respiration, pulse and blood pressure and on the central nervous system in general.
“Essential oil constituents absorbed via inhalation may enter the bloodstream and reach the central nervous system with relative ease.” (Tisserand, R. Essential Oil Safety)
Because of this direct olfactory pathway to specific areas of the brain, inhaling essential oils can work very quickly and much more efficiently than oral remedies. From when you first inhale the oil to the corresponding brain trigger and gland secretion is less than a few seconds.
How do we know aromatherapy works scientifically?
Although this information has been understood for thousands of years, with ancient Egyptians using odours to treat disease and ancient Greeks writing books on the healing properties of essential oils, scientific studies continue to this day.
A clinical study at the University of Vienna, Austria (J. Lehrner, 2000) took 72 people awaiting dental treatment and split them into a control group and an odour group. The odour group waited in a room where orange oil (Citrus sinenis) was diffused. Clinical assessment showed that the people in the odour group quickly became calmer and felt more positive, with lower levels of anxiety than those in the control group. This study scientifically confirmed the relaxing, uplifting properties of this diffused essential oil.
What’s the best way to inhale essential oils?
Diffusers are an easy and effective way to bring aroma into your home and work environments but with the right choice, it’s obvious a diffuser can deliver many more benefits. A good diffuser lets you get the most from the valuable properties of remedial essential oil blends and gives you more active management of your mental, physical and emotional health.
So what’s the best diffuser to use with essential oils?
There’s a bewildering range of brands, types and claims when it comes to diffusers and they can have very different capabilities and effectiveness. Some are little more than air fresheners, others only work in small confined spaces, and others use heat to disperse the oils. Applying heat to essential oils may break down or change some of the chemical components and remedial properties, destroying their potency. It’s best to choose a diffuser that doesn’t rely on heat to push out the scent.
Fan diffusers move air across a surface that contains essential oils carrying scent molecules into the air. Evaporative diffusers allow the oil to be exposed to the air and slowly evaporate. These tend to have a limited range and suit small spaces.
Nebulising diffusers use cold air under pressure to force oil molecules into an atomizer. Fine particles of the oils are then pumped into the air and can be inhaled.
Ultrasonic diffusers work a little differently for optimal effect. Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser from Black Chicken Remedies is an ultrasonic diffuser with a permeable porcelain body. It works by creating small intense vibrations (2.5 million vibrations per second) in essential oils with a little water, releasing a superfine soft mist which gently humidifies the air and disperses the potent remedial properties of the oils.
This type of ultrasonic diffusion allows optimal inhalation without irritating sensitive airways or altering the vital components and valuable remedial properties of the oils.
With the Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser, those essential oil molecules can be inhaled through nose and mouth, reaching the brain, lungs and bloodstream in a matter of seconds for a fast and powerful effect.
Here’s a couple of things you need to think about.
A good diffuser will gently maximise the remedial effect of pure essential oil blends without causing irritation. Powerful diffusion, gentle action.
The Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser will do exactly that and give you three to seven hours of blissful aromatherapeutic air.
Where can you find great essential oil blends for your diffuser?
How you respond mentally and physically to the Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser will be determined by the specific qualities, balance and synergy of the essential oil blend you choose. Black Chicken Remedies has spent many years testing and fine-tuning a range of pure remedial essential oil blends to target many health concerns.
Black Chicken Remedies carefully blended essential oils may be relaxants or stimulants and can help with a range of health issues, including insomnia, nervous tension and congestion. They can improve concentration and mental clarity, and help to alleviate mental and physical fatigue and anxiety.
Many essential oils have antibacterial and antiviral effects, which help protect and strengthen your immune system when inhaled, as well as purifying your personal environment.
If you could choose the air you breathe, why wouldn’t you?
As you breathe in, relaxing oils will immediately bring a sense of calm, energising oils will push through those feelings of lethargy and fatigue, and decongesting oils will cleanse the air, helping you to breathe more easily and receive even more beneficial effects.
Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser with your favourite Black Chicken Remedies essential oil blend gives you a gorgeous start to every day. Improve your breathing capacity, uncover real awareness of your body’s miraculous capabilities, or take your meditation practice to a whole new level as you inhale deep healing and exhale stress and anxiety. You’re going to really feel the difference – fast!
And at night, another divinely scented Black Chicken Remedies essential oil blend will help to trigger specific neurotransmitters in your brain, releasing serotonin and dopamine to give you blissful, uninterrupted sleep.
With the Black Chicken Remedies Skypipe™ Essential Oil Diffuser and Black Chicken Remedies Essential Oil Blends at home and at work, you can surround yourself with goodness and choose the air you breathe, knowing that every breath is a massive boost to your wellbeing and performance, whatever you’re doing. At work, sleep and play, be the best you can be, just by breathing in.