Do you Diffuse?

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We already talked about essential oils, now let’s talk about my favourite way of using it. Diffusion

Aromatherapy is a scientific process where natural oils are gotten from plants ie leaves, bark, flowers, roots, stems, etc to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of human beings.

The aroma from the oils helps to stimulate brain functions which in turn acts as a form of healing therapy. This promotes relaxation and other health benefits.

Essential oils can also be used topically (be very careful with dilution ratios) and though not yet a fad in Nigeria, aromatherapy has already gained momentum as a form of alternative medicine used for various purposes including mood enhancement, pain relief and improved cognitive functions.

We all learnt about diffusion, at some point, in school, and in this particular case, what the diffusers do is to disperse the oils round a room or the whole house.

The whole place is filled with natural aromas. There are several techniques and devices which can be used as aromatherapy diffusers, examples are:

β€’ Steam diffusers

β€’ Candle diffusers

β€’ Ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers

β€’ Lamp ring diffusers

β€’ Fan diffusers

β€’ Terracotta and sandstone diffusers

β€’ Electronic heat diffusers

β€’ Essential oil nebulizers

There are numerous benefits to diffusing:

1. Purifies and humidifies the air.

2. Make the room smell pleasant.

3. Relieves stress, fatigue and pain

4. Helps with respiratory issues and breathing easier.

5. Better relaxation and improved sleep.

6. Improves cognitive functions.πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

7. Mood enhancer.

8. Keeps you and environment cool.

9. Best choice for therapeutic effects of aromatherapy.

10. Help with insect repelling.

So…. , are you interested enough to get one for yourself? If so, then make sure to:

  • Ask for recommendations from people already using.
  • Buy from reputable stores with reputable brands, Amazon is a good place to start with all the reviews you’ll get
  • Always buy as new

Pssst…. We plan to stock up some, stay tunedπŸ˜‰

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Family Crafts Project Series

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Gadget review: EasyΒ Knit Set (Paper Craft)

Though we prefer sourcing edu-toys from the UK and US, I get to see new gadgets regularly at my Nigerian suppliers, and most are straight from China to Nigeria. I say this because most Nigerian importers from China don’t care about quality products, most of the products you find in the markets here areΒ  very cheap quality that won’t last. It took me a while to get an importer from china who cared about the quality of her products. I now have about 3 good quality importers, and though the English instructions written on the edu-toys might not be perfect, the gadgets really do work.

One of such is this lovely Paper Weaving contraption, I feel in love with it at first sight. When I bought it, my first daughter was 8yrs old. She has an artistic streak just like her mom so it was an ideal Ramadan gift for her.

Throughout the month, she was hooked and I also had a go at it myself (couldn’t help it)!

Check out my attempt at using the set to make a cute & chic handbag with paper. (Below) Continue reading

Toddlers……and their amazing thought patterns! (Part 1)

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thinkToddler thinking skills includes the ability to remember things, solve problems, use imagination, reasoning, gathering, organizing and evaluating experiences. There are what are called milestones for every aspect of child development, and this includes cognitive development. A developmental milestone is an ability that is achieved by most children by a certain age.

Every child moves to his own cognitive milestones at his own pace, but most toddlers demonstrate specific thinking skills around the same age range.

My ever-energetic 2Β½year old wanted to tell me about an incident that happened regarding death. Continue reading

The Learning Process

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What does β€œLEARN” mean?

To learn is to gain knowledge or skill from experience or from being taught, a complex process that involves steps or stages on which further learning is based.

  • The organ of Learning is the BRAIN

The brain is the command center of the developing organism. It contains neurons and provides the basis for physical, cognitive, and personal and socialΒ  development.

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The brain needs to be prepared to accept information, retain that information, and build upon it to allow it the ability to do increasingly difficult work. Continue reading