HIIT the pause on stress? Run to a healthier life? Zumba to a happier you? Yes to all of the above! It’s no secret that physical exercise can bring lifelong benefits, but according to the CDC, nearly 50 percent of adults aren’t getting enough aerobic exercise- they recommend 2.5-5 hours of moderate activity per week. Set your sights on personal records in the gym instead of swiping through social media posts. Whether fitness if your friend or foe, we’ve got mighty motivators that’ll make you want to move: essential oils!
While people in ancient times quickly recognized the value of using* pure botanicals, methods for extracting the essences of those botanicals have evolved slowly over time. Let’s explore the development of these processes, from the most basic to today’s advanced methods.
Essential oils are gaining worldwide recognition for their versatility, but their use is not new. The use of botanicals as healing agents is a long-standing practice throughout human history. In fact, essential oils and other botanicals have been used in wellness practices as early as at least 5,000 years ago.
Grab your sunscreen, insect repellent, and hiking shoes—we’re ready to hit the trails! If you don’t have a U.S. National Forest in your backyard and can’t soak in the dappled light on the forest floor in a moment’s notice, reach for your essential oils. With the right combinations, your diffuser will boast smells of spindly trees, crystal-clear lakes, and sky-scraping mountains. Below are 10 essential oil diffuser blends inspired by U.S. National Forests. Enjoy the instant woodland whimsy!
Bucket list item #1: Visit all seven wonders of the world! From Agra to Giza, Wiltshire to Cusco, we’re ready to hop on a plane and grab a gajillion selfies in front of these mind-blowing monuments. But if you haven’t racked up enough frequent flyer miles and can’t bear to miss your kid’s soccer game, use an at-home passport (your diffuser!) to travel to all the world’s wonders!