Essential oil diffusers for your home

Self-care is part of your wellness. And the brilliant thing is there are hundreds of different ways to practise it. Complementary therapies can be a great way to improve your self-care. An easy one you can try at home is aromatherapy using oil diffusers.

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapy, and has been used for centuries to promote overall wellbeing. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel straight to the brain, especially the emotional centre of the brain.

Using aromatherapy can energise you, encourage you to relax, clear your head, soothe tension, and help to decrease stress, depending on which oils you use.

Essential Oil Diffusion is dispersing essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. There are a few different devices for this:

A Nebulising Diffuser 

This breaks down the essential oil into tiny particles through the use of a high speed, pressurised air jet. When the essential oil is released from the diffuser, it goes into the air in a fine mist without the use of heat or water.  This tends to be on the pricier side than other diffusers, but it uses just pure oil.

An Ultrasonic Diffuser 

This uses a small amount of water and electronic frequencies, to create a vapour from the essential oil without using heat. Ultrasonic vibrations break the essential oil up into tiny micro-particles, which diffuse out into a fine mist. This has little or no noise. The oil is a little diluted, giving a lighter effect.

A Heat Diffuser 

This heats the oil, either electrically or with a candle. It then gradually evaporates into the air. Sometimes the oil is mixed with water. Some heat diffusers use very high levels of heat to cause a stronger aroma. Avoid these, as they can drastically change the chemical make-up of the oils. The best heat diffusers use a very low heat (such as a candle) to give a milder, longer lasting aroma.   

An Evaporative Diffuser 

This uses air flow from a fan to spread the scent of the essential oils. The air flows through a filter, like a tissue or a pad that has essential oils dropped onto it. The oil evaporates quickly. Then the air with the evaporated oil is blown into and around the room.  When you use an evaporative essential oil diffuser, you will get the oil in segments: the lighter essential oil components, such as Forever Essential Lemon or Peppermint oil evaporate first. The heavier elements, like those Forever Essential Defense Oil evaporate last.

All these essential oils are available here:

And you can read more about each of them here:

and relaxxxx!

Vital vitamin D – are you getting enough?

According to new research’ “The most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.”

And the results aren’t surprising either. They are in line with previous studies that also suggest healthy vitamin D levels can reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as influenza as well as childhood asthma.

Vitamin D has a range of benefits:


It helps maintain calcium levels in our teeth and bones. Low levels can cause skeletal deformities like rickets as well as an increased risk of bone degeneration leading to conditions such as osteoporosis.

Immune system

“There is particular interest in its role in viral infections such as influenza and coronavirus,” Dr Barry Boyd MD RDN Yale Medicine hematologist, oncologist, and nutritionist, after studies show a stronger response to respiratory diseases.


Helps maintain strong muscles, reducing the risk of falls


Can help with cases of depression where vitamin D levels are low.

Other potential benefits, such as weight loss, diabetes, hypertension and reducing the risk of certain cancers, are still being investigated.

So how can we make sure that we are getting enough?

There are a limited range of foods which contain useful levels:

  • oily fish
  • red meat
  • some mushrooms
  • eggs

as well as certain foods which have it added, such as some breakfast cereals, bread, non-dairy milk and baby milk (although levels are not always high).

Of course, we can also get vitamin D from sunlight. But in many parts of the world, that’s not enough during autumn and winter. And today, many people spend most of their time indoors.

So supplements may be the answer. Current medical advice is to take at least 10 micrograms pd in winter or if you don’t spend enough time in the sun. That includes children.

If you want to increase your vitamin D intake, here are some Forever Living products which will help, as well as providing other benefits:


Kids Vitamins


Vitolize for Women

Forever Daily

Forever Focus


Or just go direct to my shop:

Just make sure you are getting enough!

Study hacks and aids to get your learning back on track

So many people need to catch up on missed learning time. But it can be hard to find the motivation and focus for study or serious brain work, especially in the current climate. So here are five simple tips to help:

  • create a separate work area – somewhere quiet, where you have everything you need. And organise it to suit you.
  • have a simple and realistic work or study timetable/schedule/plan – then stick to it!
  • use a timer for your work periods, take breaks (little and often), get up, go out for a walk – it’s good thinking time.
  • cut down on screen time, all kinds of screen time.
  • sleep and eat well. Don’t try and cram more in or skip meals. You will learn better and absorb more if you are rested and fed.

If you need a boost, stay away from caffeine and energy drinks in the evening, they just mess up your sleep, but try these brain boosters:

Forever Arctic Sea Fish oil:

A perfectly balanced blend of omega-3 fatty acids that supports heart and brain function. Brain food.

Forever ARGI+

ARGI+ is packed with nutrients including your daily value of the ‘miracle molecule’ L-arginine, a popular amino acid and a building block for proteins, and essential B vitamins that support the nervous system, normal protein metabolism, psychological function and red blood cell formation. Keeps you sane and helps your brain!

Forever FOCUS

There’s a clue in the name! Stay sharp, stay focused. Combining traditional herbs, vitamins and minerals with clinically studied Cognizin. Take charge of the day!

And if you feel a bit low, how about something that’s fit for a Queen?

Forever Royal Jelly

Good for mind and body, can really help lift your mood.

Now you know what to do, get studying!

4Living Group