I’ve been using essential oils for years and am a fan. Truth be told, I’m always trying out new brands and love discovering new scents I haven’t tried before. On the discovery trail this Spring, we discovered GURUNANDA and decided to try their oils naturally (aka breathing it while lying down and relaxing), as well as through one of their diffusers.
They have a wide variety of choices, but given my hectic schedule lately, I decided to start with Tranquility, a blend specifically formulated to help relieve you of the tensions, aches, and pains and let’s just say, I have no shortage of all three. The sweet, aromatic blend of Spearmint, Cedarwood and Patchouli have a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body. Lavender is also known as having a relaxing effect and in fact, often when I have a massage, it’s their “go-to” essential oil. When diffused, the effects are calming, relaxing, refreshing, toning and cleansing. We tested lavender out in our diffuser and within twenty minutes, I was fast asleep on the couch.
When you’re wanting the opposite effect, the Cinnamon essential oil when added to a GURUNANDA ultrasonic diffuser, evokes refreshing, awakening, uplifting and normalizing benefits. Another one I really loved is Grapefruit, which is known for providing powerful cleansing and purifying benefits. Apparently, diffusing with Grapefruit can be effective in helping to reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Lemongrass essential oil can be quite therapeutic, soothing and calming and one of my favorites, Frankincense, is has apparently been used in perfumes and incense for thousands of years. When diffused, some people are known to experience a quieter mind and a soothing meditative state. Each person may experience it differently of course, but I find it useful to breathe when I have a lot on my plate, especially when I’ve put in a long day in front of the computer.
There are a ton of other oils to choose from in their line as well, including Rosemary, Jasmine, Tea Tree, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Bergomat, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.
Additionally, they offer a few diffusers, including the Gurunanda Lighthouse Diffuser, which utilizes ultrasonic waves to diffuse water with your choice of essential oil or essential oil blend. The nano-particles of the essential oil together with water form a calming mist that disperses into the air without heating or compromising the benefits of the oil. The soothing LED blue mood light is meant to create a restorative ambiance.
The Honeycomb Diffuser is a little more stylin’ (pictured below) and can be purchased as an aromatherapy starter kit. The diffuser utilizes ultrasonic waves to diffuse the essential oils inside of the kit, lavender and peppermint oil. The nano-particles of the essential oil together with water form a calming mist that disperses into the air without heating or compromising the benefits of the oil. Like the other diffuser, it is supposedly designed to automatically shut off when the water runs low, after about 4 hours of use.
More information on all their oils and diffusers can be found at www.GuruNanda.com.
Note: I am not a health practitioner and am not recommending these products for use for any condition or symptoms. I’m simply a fan of essential oils in general and love testing out new products from time-to-time. I merely speak from my own experience only. This is simply my opinion — I’ve been a fan of breathing in essential lavender oil before bed for some time as a way to ease my way into sleep. Please consult with your own doctor or practitioner to see what’s right for you and note that all products may have a different effect on different individuals.