As you are about to see, there are a variety of ways to get these essential oils into your immediate environment. As you might notice, for a modest investment you can have a few different diffusers in your life. This makes it easier to get into the routine where you let your nose draw upon these positive energies of life.
Consider buying two or more of the plug-in diffusers. Doing so you can have them in a couple of places in your life in an easy to turn on way. Right next to each of them you should have at least one or two dropper bottles with one of our 4E Essential Oil blends. (FYI: In our experience the diffusers with a fan are not necessary. They’re a bit noisy and more complicated than necessary to get the job done.)
Our car plug-in is are great for bringing a bit of nature into your driving times. It is so much healthier to use it instead of those hanging ones you see in so many cars. They do not use essential oils, they’re spewing out manmade synthetics. Why would you want to breathe in them along with all the other manmade chemistries in today’s environment?
The cream of the crop are our Aromatherapy Diffusers. We’ve looked for the best and have chosen these. Yes they are a bit more expensive, but not overly so as a long term investment in getting an elegant new tool for your mental (and spiritual) wellness. They are the antidote to the imbalance and high tech stress of our day. Each has its own aesthetic; the Lumin model has a handy reading light – very cool!
Our approach to essential oils is to create Balanced Pairings. We believe that combining any more than two or three different essential oils can limit your ability to feel the energetics of each. It can also interfere with the relationship created between each formula.
Each oil is composed of sub-principles that get lost when combined with too many essential oils. That said, we have two oils – Clary Sage and Tangerine – that you can add to any pairing, as you see fit. Both are adaptable, energetically positive, and playful.
Imagine there is a Oneness to all of Creation, and that the different parts of Nature each had a particular part to play in creating and maintaining that Oneness as it expresses itself on this wondrously productive and beautiful planet.
Nature’s “four elements” – the sun’s fire, the air, the waters of our world, and solid ground – are the founding elements of Nature. Importantly they express an cardinal, or primal set of “cosmic principles”. These four continue to be needed to maintain the primal Oneness as this same Oneness was fractured to allow for a Creation.
These four “got the ball rolling”. The herbs of Nature express a whole set of ancillary principles that preserve the essential Oneness as (the cosmos through) Nature became ever more dynamically complex, productively diverse and beautiful.
Herbal medicine works with the mindset that herbs express these principles through their chemical make-up, and that Nature is a reservoir of these herbal principles. As it turns out, we can tap into these “principles of life” by engaging the herbs of Nature. Modern medicine has little use for this ancient wisdom, which says that herbs embody life’s wholeness-giving (healing) forces.
Today’s lifestyle and way of thinking gives little attention to this as well. That is why it is incumbent upon each of us to make some effort to tap into the healing powers of Nature’s herbs on our own. 4 Element Lifestyle is here as a resource in this important endeavor.
Few people know that many drugs were originally derived from herbs. Digitalis, a drug for the heart, is from the foxglove family of herbs. Even metformin, used commonly for type 2 Diabetes was originally derived from the herb goat’s rue.
Today, drug companies scour the plant kingdom for herbal components that have positive physiological actions in us. Because herbs and their natural components cannot be patented, drug companies change the chemical formula just a little and then patent it as a drug.
But here is the 4 Element-perspective on this – or for that matter, the perspective of all those who see herbs in a more holistic way: isolating one chemical from a plant’s other biochemical components creates an imbalanced product. In many ways that is exactly what defines a drug.
On the other hand, each herb is composed of a variety or spectrum of “herbal principles”. Taken as a whole, these give the herb its full balance of positive influence on us. While there may be dominant parts of that spectrum of herbal components – a dominant “herbal principle” – most herbs have components that work synergistically together to bring forward their fullest positive effect.
Essential oils are those oil-soluble components of herbs that can be distilled out of it. Many are fragrant, which permits us to engage that herb in a more conscious ways as we draw in their biochemically-framed herbal principles in through our nose.
Try using essential oils in one of our attractive small glass containers with one or more reeds put into them to diffuse the oil into your environment. Or create a spray – just a few drops in a small spray bottle of water. There are also diffusers for your car! Using essential oils in this way is probably the easiest way to bring some of the higher energies of Nature into your life.