The DaVinci has many benefits for vaporizing – it is convenient, portable and practical for travel. Easily carried in a pocket or purse, the DaVinci Vaporizer has a storage compartment for your green or essential oils. Sturdy enough to withstand being dropped, the DaVinci is ergonomically designed for comfortable use. The quality components are safe and non-toxic, while the temperature control is a digital design for accuracy. In addition, the DaVinci uses rechargeable lithium batteries and never needs to be plugged in – a great boon when traveling.
Aromatherapy is an ancient method of using volatile oils from plants for medicinal purposes. Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Greeks used aromatherapy by burning incense or parts of plants such as leaves, bark and roots. Distilled and infused oils were poured into a pot or bowl of boiling water and the scents diffused through the air of the home or sickroom. By the 13th century, the distillation of oil for aromatherapy was common practice.
Vaporizing Do's and Dont's
Today, aromatherapy is commonly provided through the use of a vaporizer, a device that heats the plant material or essential oil to the point that volatile oils are released into the air, but not so hot that they begin to burn. A properly functioning vaporizer does not create smoke, so there is no risk to the lungs. For best effect, the plant matter should be properly ground and not left in the device too long. Don’t overload the vaporizer, set the temperature too high or reuse too many times – two or three sessions is usually the maximum. Start the vaporizer at the lowest temperature and move the setting high if necessary. Look online for accurate vaporizer reviews so you choose the right device the first time.
Plants used for Vaporizing
• Chamomile flowers for indigestion and nervousness; chamomile oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial activity.
• Damiana, reputed to be an aphrodisiac and useful for mild depression.
• Passion Flower for sedative and tranquilizing properties. It has been used in Mexico for hundreds of years for insomnia, epilepsy and hysteria.
• Green tea for headaches, digestion, depression, immune enhancement and to increase energy.
• Peppermint leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids that were nearly 3,000 years old. It is good for digestion, gas, bloating and colic, as well as to help relieve headaches.
• Spearmint is another digestive plant that is also useful for respiratory issues, colds, flu and fevers.
• Raspberry leaf is used with colds, sore throats and upset stomachs. It is also used in many applications related to pregnancy.
• Native to Australia, eucalyptus is a strong antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral. Eucalyptol, one of its major constituents, is used in many chest rub formulas. Eucalyptus has been used traditionally to relieve coughs and colds, sore throats and fevers.
• Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, that has been used since the time of the ancient romans. It will relieve headaches, especially those caused by stress, and helps alleviate depression.
• Thyme, another Mediterranean plant, is helpful in clearing congestion in the lungs. It also improves digestion.
• Sage has been used since the time of ancient Crete to clear throat inflammations, fight flu and help with poor digestion and irregular menstrual periods.
• Lemon Balm helps relax the nervous system and has been used for epilepsy, nerve problems and migraine headaches.