Breathe In The Goodness: Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat Essential Oil Blend
We have a lot to learn from trees, they are truly selfless beings. As they reach for the light of the sun, they stretch out their limbs and grow deep into the earth to root and gain stability. But they are not unbending. If you watch them during a storm, the wind sways them back and forth and shows their flexibility. They are the epitome of strength combined with an ability to adapt, persevering through time with patience. Spiritually, they are noted among myths and religions, as powerful symbols of proliferation and resurrection.[1,2]
They also do not think solely of themselves. People and animals have a cyclic symbiotic relationship with trees in the form of oxygen - they cycle through the carbon dioxide we exhale breathing in the CO2 and return to us the oxygen we need to live. They also offer shelter and tools and even food for many organisms. Lastly, their roots are helpful in stabilizing soil.
To be our best selves and gain the strength of trees we must first remember to practice self-care so that we have the capacity to take care of others in our lives. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often need to remember this and often our patience, calm and perseverance become lost in the shuffle. The trees remind us to slow down, breathe and ground ourselves to strengthen our inner beings. When we need a little help with these things, Edens Garden Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat essential oil blend is waiting for us to employ its health benefits.
The Addictive Aroma Of Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat Essential Oil Blend
If you ever have stepped foot into a forest, you know how captivating and encompassing the sights and the aromas can be. It’s difficult not to take a deep breath surrounded by the majesty of a forest, the grandness of the trees. The colors alone can enfold us in calm and comfort. The earthy aromatics of Pines, Firs, Cedars and many other trees, including the flora and fauna magically soothe the senses.
The familiarity of the warm, fresh and sweet aroma contains notes of the forest that are earthen and woodsy with hints of balsam and pine resins. These easy-breathing aromas assist the respiratory tract and remind us to let go of any tension we are holding onto and in turn, give us a chance to open up the lungs allowing us to breathe deeply. This enlivening forest blend has a nurturing and peaceful nature that offers emotional stability and creates a serene atmosphere.
The Aromatherapeutic Benefits Of Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat Essential Oil Blend
We are lucky to live in an age where plant-based complementary medicine exists in the form of aromatherapy and essential oils to support healthy living. Edens Garden essential oil blend Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat contains four tree oils: Cedarwood- Himalayan (Cedrus deodara), Fir-Balsam and Fir-Balsam absolute (Abies balsamea), Fir- Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii).
The oils in this diffuser blend are not only there to give us perseverance and patience as the trees have, but their strengths extend to this mighty alliance that supports clear airways, reduces cough and relieves symptoms of aches and pains. It also grounds our bearings to bring peace to the heart, body and mind.
Let’s dive in to see why we consider these the best essential oils not only for mental and physical health but uncommonly valuable as a respiratory blend.
Cedarwood- Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Native to the western Himalayas and growing in high altitudes up to 150 feet tall, this gentle giant holds a commanding presence. Traditionally, it’s been used as a folk medicine to offer easy breathing for respiratory ailments and treat wounds. Cedrus deodara is a base note with constituents of alpha and beta-Himachalene indicating that it is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, calming to the mind and even beneficial to use in bug repellents. This essential oil is also beneficial for use when congested as an expectorant and mucolytic when experiencing congestion and also excellent in blends when in need of relieving aches in muscles and joints.
Fir- Blasam and Fir- Balsam Absolute (Abies balsamea)
Both of these oils arise from the twigs and leaves of the Fir Balsam tree. It is a top-middle note and would be one of the first aromas to act upon the sense of smell when sampling this blend.
Its constituents include alpha and beta-Pinene, delta-3-Carene and limonene which contribute to Fir- balsam's antibacterial dependability to reduce respiratory infection and deepen breath by opening the bronchial airways. As an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, it helps to reduce congestion and calm spastic cough. Like its counterpart Cedarwood- Himalayan, it also assists in soothing pain from achy muscles and joints. Similar to Fir-Douglas, its energizing power is called upon when we are fatigued and drained from infections during cold and flu season.[5,6,7]
Fir- Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii):
The fresh aromatics of Fir-Douglas bring sweet hints of lemon, fresh pine and a woodsy warmth and is known to relax the mind and reduce anxiety and stress while offering alertness and mental clarity. Simultaneously, it improves fatigue and aids the respiratory system by reducing spastic cough.
It’s a natural antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Its main components, alpha and beta-pinene are bronchialdilators that open airflow to the lungs and deepen the breath. It has the strength to boost the immune system when infections surround us, especially during cold & flu season and can be used in DIY cleaning products for its antimicrobial properties to reduce germs.[6,7,8,9]
Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii)
This base note essential oil is distilled from the balsam of the Copaiba evergreen tree that in size can reach up to 100 feet. Traditionally it has been used by indigenous people of South American tribes to help fight parasitic infections and wound healing including ulcers and skin issues such as acne and psoriasis. It is also beneficial for respiratory issues, strep throat and even urinary tract infections and to boost the immune system.[10,11,12]
Its main component, trans-beta-Caryophyllene backs up traditional use as a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory that can support the body in fighting off infections as well as promote wound healing including its strength in healing the skin and fighting acne.
Embracing the Aromatic Bliss Of Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat
Stress tends to show its true colors when we find ourselves overwhelmed and juggling too many responsibilities. Too much stress leads us to hold our breath which then can spiral into symptoms of muscle tension, the inability to sleep and even impatience with others. This cascade can have a detrimental effect on our body as the body interprets stress as a constant state of fight and flight. In turn, the adrenal glands circulate cortisol through the body to deal with the stress which may lead to high blood pressure, headaches, inflammation, stomach issues and even a compromised immune system.
Essential oils and the practice of aromatherapy help to return our bodies and minds to homeostasis, bringing harmony and helping us to relax. Picture in your mind's eye the swaying of trees in the wind. We must also learn to sway back and forth and be fluid and flexible when confronted with stressful situations. The essential oils in Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat gift us with deeper breathing and offer relaxation and rejuvenation to heal our bodies and minds.
Ways To Incorporate Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat Essential Oil Blend Into Daily Routines
Whether just putting your feet up for a few moments or finding time to add yoga and meditation to your day, diffusing Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat will help to quiet the mind and center the heart. If you choose the yoga and meditation path, your body will thank you for the few moments to close your eyes and shed any stressful outside influence. This centering of mind and body brings serenity that will energize our mentality and bring focus and calm amid chaos.
Besides adding this blend to an essential oil diffuser, here are a number of ideas for using this blend:
- For respiratory tract infections, try steam distillation with Diffuse, Repeat, Inhale to open the breath. Add 1-2 drops maximum to steamy hot water in a glass or ceramic bowl. Place a towel over your head and tent it over the bowl. Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose and mouth for 2 minutes or longer.
- Use topically on the skin as a natural perfume by diluting 12-15 drops in 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented cream and apply to pulse points of the wrist, neck and temples. Repeat as needed.
- Mix into Jojoba oil and apply a very light amount to the tips of the hair. Brush through with a wooden comb to control frizziness.
- Place a few drops of the blend on a bookmark while you are reading can help to bring calm focus.
- Try using a Reed Diffuser for a gentle infusion of the aroma throughout a room.
- For on-the-go use, Edens Garden carries reusable essential oil inhalers that fit into a purse or pocket and are great for travel, especially to ease a worried mind.
- Try it in DIY cleaning products! In a 4 oz spray bottle mix 2 Tablespoons of Castille soap and 40 drops of Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat and fill up the remaining bottle with water. Spritz on tabletops and surfaces to wipe away germs and grime.
While Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat is expertly blended by Eden’s Garden team, some people may decide to add essential oils to a blend to enhance its effects. This blend would be enhanced well with citrus or floral oils if so desired to heighten and uplift the aroma. You could also add essential oils that enhance even more so the opening of the breath such as Peppermint oil, Tea Tree oil, or even Eucalyptus oil.
Rather than blending directly into Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat would be to add a drop or two of a single oil you love into a diffuser with a few drops of Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat to see if you like the results rather than directly into the bottle. Another way to test aromas would be to hold the blend with another single oil under your nose and see if you like how the oils mingle.
Customer Experiences And Testimonials
Many of Edens Garden customers state that Diffuse, Inhale, Repeat essential oil blend is their favorite blend due to its calming and Christmas-like aromatics. Diffusing it assists with letting go of stress and bringing relaxation and peace after a long day and the evergreen aroma is a reminder of the comfort of home.
There are customers also using this blend successfully for respiratory ailments such as asthma. Lastly, another user believes that everyone should give this blend a chance and try it in a diffuser as its aromatics are much more amazing, complex, fresh and clean than inhaling it straight from the bottle.
- Trees Teach (Us How to Love) https://arboretum.harvard.edu/stories/trees-teach-us-how-to-love/
- The Universal Symbolism and Importance of Trees Throughout History https://www.thelivingurn.com/blogs/news/the-universal-symbolism-and-importance-of-trees#:~:text=Trees%20play%20an%20important%20role,to%20be%20homes%20of%20spirits
- Why Are Trees So Important? https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/things-to-see-and-do/gardens-and-landscapes/tree-map/why-trees-are-important#:~:text=As%20the%20biggest%20plants%20on,materials%20for%20tools%20and%20shelter
- Cedrus deodara https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0975357511800775
- Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Abies balsamea https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16619365/
- Beta-Pinene Terpene - Lab Effects https://labeffects.com/terpene-glossary-beta-pinene/#:~:text=Both%20%CE%B1%2Dpinene%20and%20%CE%B2,and%20cancer%20treatment%2C%20and%20neuroprotection.
- Sabinene Prevents Skeletal Muscle Atrophy by Inhibiting the MAPK–MuRF-1 Pathway in Rats https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801606/
- Relaxing Effects of Breathing Pseudotsuga menziesii and Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oils on Psychophysiological Status in Older Adults https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15251
- Pseudotsuga menziesii https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Pseudotsuga+menziesii#:~:text=Medicinal%20Uses&text=It%20is%20used%20as%20a%20poultice%20to%20treat%20cuts%2C%20burns,for%20sore%20throats%5B257%5D.
- Brazilian Amazon Traditional Medicine and the Treatment of Difficult to Heal Leishmaniasis Wounds with Copaifera https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5282428/
- Copaiba Oil Suppresses Inflammatory Cytokines in Splenocytes of C57Bl/6 Mice Induced with Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6271072/
- Copaiba Oil Benefits, Uses and Research https://www.healthline.com/health/copaiba-oil#uses
- Application of the essential oil from copaiba (Copaifera langsdori Desf.) for acne vulgaris: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22502624/
- The Effects of Stress on Your Body https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/effects-of-stress-on-your-body#:~:text=Stress%20can%20play%20a%20part,arthritis%2C%20depression%2C%20and%20anxiety.