Diffuser Risks and the Difference with SelfCare1®
You may have heard the buzz about essential oils; they have been used for a variety of different concerns for thousands of years and their popularity remains consistent. People have turned to essential oils to assist with concerns like stress, sleep, headaches, and aches. Their market demand rises every year as more people discover their useful properties. There are several different ways that essential oils can be used, one being with oil diffusers, which have proven to be dangerous (source: woman gets burned by oil diffuser)! This has left the market open to people wanting all natural solutions, but with no safe way of using them. CUE IN SELFCARE1®! SelfCare1® is SAFE, high-tech, precise, easy to use, personalized and has more health purposes than an oil diffuser, as well as being more effective for overall wellness. Both the SelfCare1® and an oil diffuser use essential oils in their application, but their similarities stop there!
Essential Oils are highly concentrated, natural compounds extracted from plants that can be inhaled, ingested, or applied topically. When used properly, they can provide a variety of wellness benefits. Studies have shown essential oils have a positive effect on sleep, digestion, nose & throat, skin, and other wellness concerns like stress, focus, and energy. There are more than 90 types of essential oils and each has their own unique use, and several different methods of application. Which makes anyone feel overwhelmed on how to safely use them!
Diffuser Risks for Children
One of the most popular methods is an oil diffuser, which releases oil particles in the air to be inhaled. Oil diffusers are often mishandled, and misuse of essential oils can pose a health risk. Essential oils are highly concentrated and only a few drops should be used at once. Most people don’t realize that diffusers are only supposed to be used for 30 minutes to an hour at a time (source); overexposure of oil diffusers can cause skin burns, irritation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, or even more severe reactions (source)(source). Some studies have shown that using diffusers for upwards of an hour is associated with heightened blood pressure and heart rate (source). Diffusers can also cause harm to pets, children, and pregnant women. Infants and children have thinner skin and less developed livers and immune systems, making them more vulnerable to the potential toxicity of certain essential oils (source). When using a diffuser, you aren’t able to specify the intensity or dilution of the diffusion which could cause harm to little ones.
Diffuser Risks for Pets
Likewise, pets are at risk with oil diffusers. Cats can develop a watery nose or eyes, nausea, or even difficulty breathing. Droplets from diffusers may collect on your pet’s fur and then may be ingested during grooming, causing irritation to the nose and/or throat. Birds have very sensitive respiratory tracts and can develop serious problems if a diffuser is used in close proximity (source). Finally, when using a diffuser for wellness, you cannot specify who is using / affected by the diffuser, nor can you blend different oils correctly to address certain concerns.
The Difference: SelfCare1®
In order to safely use essential oils, the best option is SelfCare1®, because it is powered by experts. SelfCare1 is much, much more than a diffuser; it is a lifestyle system that will enable you to take control of your wellness, because we know that wellness is worth sharing. SelfCare1® is an app-controlled blending dispenser with a long-duration cartridge that uses 8 essential oils hand-selected by experts to dose personalized oil blends that address individual wellness concerns. Using the SelfCare1® app, you can fill out a personal profile of your unique traits and select your individual concern. The app connects to SelfCare1® which then immediately dispenses your unique blend. Unlike a diffuser, the dispenser does all the blending and dosing for you, eliminating risk and giving specific instructions on how the oils should be applied. Since you can create a profile for anyone ages 7+, SelfCare1® makes special allowances for children 7 & up, eliminating potentially dangerous oils and replacing them with oils that are safer to use for young ones. SelfCare1® is also cost-effective, since it blends several different complementing oils for over 40 different health concerns. When instructed to inhale a blend, the scent does not fill an entire room, keeping children and pets safe from harm.
Our team has made sure that wellness is at the heart of SelfCare1® alongside safety, which is why it is important to distinguish the difference between SelfCare1® and a diffuser.
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