Diffusing essential oil and burning essence have many things in common although they also differ in various ways. One of their common benefits is that both of them release a sweet fragrance that makes your home smell nice. Just as there are different types of essential oils used for varying reason so are the incenses.
Below are the pros and cons of each one of them.
Pros – Diffusing Essential oils
Boosts Physical Health
If you’re unwell, there are many healing scents that you can fill in your diffuser and get well after inhaling the fragrance. For example, peppermint can improve digestion, reduce nausea, eliminate a migraine headache and alleviate allergic symptoms. Studies show that oregano can minimize menstrual pain, heartburn and respiratory conditions such as Asthma. Also, sandalwood oil can reduce your sore throat and UTIs.
Some essential oils can work wonders in your mental health. For instance, surveys show that lavender can increase relaxation while black pepper, as well as rose oil, can help eliminate anxiety. Jasmine reduces symptoms of depression. The best way to disperse their healing power is by using essential oil diffusers.
Pros of Incense burning
Minimizes Stress and Anxiety
A feeling such as that if anxiety and stress visit most people often due to adverse experiences. With incenses such as frankincense, sandalwood, rosemary you need to light a stick, and the feeling will go.
In some religions, incense is believed to raise senses, increase attention and uplift your level of spirituality. Some of the incenses used include sandalwood and lotus.
Increases Sexual Desire
Cinnamon is a great love that enhances. If you are planning for a date meeting with your partner, ensure that you carry a cinnamon incense stick. Burning it during this occasion will help raise love feelings for both of you.
Cons of Diffusing Essential Oil
Too much of everything is harmful, and so is the diffusing of essential oil You should use just a small amount of essential oils to reap the benefits without triggering adverse effects. Moreover, ensure that there is perfect air circulation by opening windows and all available ventilation when diffusing.
Cons of Burning Incense
Cause Harm to Respiratory Tract
Burning incense brings about many respiratory irritants, and that is the reason why people cough when they get to where it is burning. Researches show that some incense types are more harmful to the lungs than smoke from cigarettes. The incense smoke has fine particles that can find its way to your airway.
Toxic to Cells
Incense produces toxic gasses and some chemical substances when burnt. Consequently, you inhale them, and these toxins cause much harm to your cells. In most cases, the toxins alter the genetic material eventually causing the cells to multiply abnormally. That is why the burning of incense is associated with the development of some cancers.