Purify The Air & Relax With Breath Of Fresh Air Essential Oil Blend
As with every new year, we’re saying out with the bad and in with the good. Goodbye to toxins, harmful chemicals and bad-for-you ingredients; hello to cleaner and healthier living. Achieving a healthier lifestyle may be easier said than done, but one product that’s helping us reach this new year’s resolution is Breath of Fresh Air essential oil blend.
A jack-of-all-trades, this purifying and restorative diffuser blend can do it all making it our must-have combination for the new year. Read on for details on the best benefits and uses of Breath of Fresh Air essential oil blend and discover how it can transform your everyday.
Purify The Air & Relax With Breath Of Fresh Air Essential Oil Blend
The Edens Garden family loves Breath of Fresh Air for its uplifting, citrusy aroma and many amazing uses. Here’s why you’ll love it too.
Breath Of Fresh Air Essential Oil Blend Benefits
Breath of Fresh Air is a clean, citrusy and pure essential oil blend of Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lime and Lemon. Thanks to its thoughtful formulation, this blend offers the following top benefits:
- Immune support
- Bug bites
To better understand the major benefits of this blend, we must break down the therapeutic uses of each individual oil it contains.
Cold pressed from the peels of the subtropical fruit, Grapefruit essential oil is sensational for the body and mind. Diffusing or inhaling, it can help bolster your metabolism, mood and immune system.
- A 2020 study assessed the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Grapefruit essential oil. The study determined Grapefruit oil to be an effective antimicrobial and antioxidant agent.
Researchers in Japan observed the effect of Grapefruit oil inhalation on subjects. It was concluded that short exposure to Grapefruit oil three times a week reduced food intake, body weight and enhanced lipolysis – a metabolic process that breaks down fatty tissue.
Clean and refreshing, Eucalyptus works phenomenally well to bolster wellness.
- A 2020 study examined the effects of Eucalyptus oil on the immune function of thirty subjects. Eucalyptus essential oil was administered to subjects for three weeks. Low doses of Eucalyptus oil were shown to improve immune and respiratory function. The study also revealed that Eucalyptus oil acted as a natural decongestant and anti-inflammatory agent.
- A study on the plant’s interaction with immune response concluded that, “Monoterpenoid components of aromatic constituents of Eucalyptus essential oil are traditionally used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic remedy and are commercially available for assisting the common cold and other symptoms of respiratory infections.”
Here at Edens Garden, we refer to Lemongrass as the tidy essential oil. With antimicrobial and antifungal properties, this oil is the perfect answer to eradicating all those unseeable intruders. It also helps to alleviate stress and boost your mood.
- In 2015, researchers studied Lemongrass’ calming effect, measuring how aromatherapy influenced test subjects’ stress levels and the time it took them to complete a task. People who inhaled Lemongrass reported less nervousness than those in the control group. What’s more, they completed the task at a faster pace.
Citrus oils are a popular addition to surface cleaners of all kinds. While sweet Lime may not come to mind as readily as Lemon essential oil, it is used in cultures throughout the world for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
- Lime is used in some African nations for a variety of medicinal purposes. A 2005 study on Lime, Ginger and Garlic found that Lime exhibited more antibacterial properties than the two other tested substances.
- Scientists in Brazil studied Lime’s potential for mitigating tooth decay. They found that Lime is an effective guard against a number of common oral bacteria.
The main chemical constituents in Lime are:
This makes it chemically similar to other citrus fruits with ample amounts of limonene, including lemons and oranges.
With a bright, zesty aroma, Lime can be a helpful ally during the winter cold and flu season. It uplifts just as effectively as it cleanses. Consider adding a few drops of Lime into your diffuser if you do start to feel under the weather as it’s one of the best essential oils for colds. A consistent stream of this aroma can help aid you back to health even as you are asleep.
While its aroma is bright and joy-inducing, the properties of this essential oil may also help to alleviate your stress.
- Several studies on college students experiencing stressful exam periods have demonstrated that Lemon oil is comparable to Lavender in its nerve-soothing effects.
How To Use Breath Of Fresh Air Essential Oil Blend
There are several easy, yet effective ways to enjoy the full benefits of Breath of Fresh Air essential oil blend. Here are a few of our favorites.
As with any diffuser recipe, one of the simplest and most effective ways to use this blend for immune support, respiratory support, uplifting and refreshing your air is by adding 10 drops per 100 ml of water in an ultrasonic diffuser. Our Pearl Essential Oil Diffuser is a great option for its ability to keep essential oils perfectly intact, allowing them to be experienced in their purest form.
To promote deep breathing and respiratory support, add 2 drops of Breath of Fresh Air to a bowl of steaming water. Place the bowl on a table, close your eyes, place your head over the bowl and cover both the bowl and your head with a towel to lock in the steam. Inhale for 5 minutes or as long as you can stand the steam.
To deodorize shoes, carpets, rugs and couches, add 10 drops of your blend to ½ cup of baking soda. Whisk to combine and transfer the baking soda to a shaker bottle. Shake the powder onto or over the item of concern and let sit for about 1 hour before vacuuming, dumping or wiping away the baking soda.
You can also deodorize your space by diffusing Breath of Fresh Air or adding it to a simmering pot of water on the stove.
To soothe bug bites or to wear Breath of Fresh air for its uplifting properties, dilute 12 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut oil or Sweet Almond oil. Apply to the affected area or to pulse points such as the wrists and neck. To reduce the risk of skin irritation, perform a patch test prior to liberal topical application.
Breath Of Fresh Air Essential Oil Blend DIYs
Along with traditional uses for Breath of Fresh Air essential oil blend, you can also add it to DIYs to elevate your everyday.
All-Natural Cleaning Spray With Essential Oils
Use this DIY natural cleaning spray to refresh countertops, surfaces, high-traffic areas and air. Alternatively, use your cleaning spray as a natural room spray to deodorize or uplift the atmosphere.
What You Need
4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
2 oz Distilled Water
1 oz White Vinegar
1 oz 190-proof Grain Alcohol
80 drops Breath of Fresh Air
- Combine 190-proof Grain Alcohol and 80 drops Breath of Fresh Air blend in Glass Spray Bottle.
- Let sit for a few hours before adding 2 oz of Distilled Water and 1 oz White Vinegar.
- Shake gently to combine.
Cleansing Natural Soap With Essential Oils
Replace your store-bought hand or dish soap with this DIY liquid soap that can be used for dishes, stains, hands and more.
What You Need
4 oz Glass Pump Bottle
3.5 oz Liquid Castile Soap (unscented)
.5 oz Vitamin E Oil
48 drops Breath of Fresh Air
- Stir together 3.5 oz Liquid Castile Soap, 1 tablespoon (.5 oz) Vitamin E Oil and 48 drops Breath of Fresh Air.
- Using a funnel, transfer your liquid soap to your Glass Pump Bottle.
Kitchen Sink Scrub
Make your kitchen sink shine with this easy DIY.
What You Need
½ cup Baking Soda
¼ cup White Vinegar
20 drops Breath of Fresh Air
- Whisk together ½ cup Baking Soda and 20 drops Breath of Fresh Air.
- Add ¼ cup White Vinegar.
- Dip a scrub brush into your mixture and scrub the inside of your sink and around it.
- Let the mixture sit for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing it away. Use a wet cloth to remove the sink scrub from around your sink.
Do Essential Oils Actually Help Purify Air?
Many have wondered about how to purify air without an air purifier. Can it be done with essential oils? Here’s what studies have shown.
- A study from Korea measured the number of airborne bacteria in a room after antibacterial essential oils were sprayed. They found that essential oils inhibited bacterial colony growth after 60 minutes.
- A 2019 study examined the effects of Lemon and Silver Fir essential oil on airborne bacteria and fungi in hospital rooms. The number of airborne bacteria was measured before and after the essential oil mixture was dispersed. A 40% reduction in bacterial and fungal contamination was observed following dispersion.
Both studies concluded that essential oils are capable of reducing microbial contamination in the air.
For an essential oil that contributes toward cleansing the air, look no further than Breath of Fresh Air essential oil blend. Diffuse it daily to help refresh your air and space.
- Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, and Antiproliferative Properties of Grapefruit Essential Oil Prepared by Molecular Distillation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982870/
- Olfactory stimulation with scent of grapefruit oil affects autonomic nerves, lipolysis and appetite in rats. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15862904/
- Effects of Different Doses of Eucalyptus Oil From Eucalyptus globulus Labill on Respiratory Tract Immunity and Immune Function in Healthy Rats. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7472567/
- Stimulatory effect of Eucalyptus essential oil on innate cell-mediated immune response. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374764/
- Effect of Lemongrass Aroma on Experimental Anxiety in Humans. http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0099
- Studies on the antimicrobial effects of garlic (Allium sativum Linn), ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and lime (Citrus aurantifolia Linn). https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/view/15016
- Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from Citrus aurantifolia leaves and fruit peel against oral pathogenic bacteria. https://www.scielo.br/j/aabc/a/rnZKLhJ8TrTcvk46M4qGCpk/?lang=en
- Aromatherapy For Test Anxiety In College Students. https://journal.parker.edu/index.php/jcc/article/view/13
- Analysis of the effects of essential oils on airborne bacteria in a customized bio-clean room. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22751732/
- The influence of air-dispersed essential oils from lemon (Citrus limon) and silver fir (Abies alba) on airborne bacteria and fungi in hospital rooms. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30795725/