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26 Wild Lands You Should Visit Before You Die

26 Wild Lands You Should Visit Before You Die

What’s your next traveling destination? The popular scenic spots another time? (Boring!) There’re still many places around the world which are incredibly beautiful that you haven’t visited. Go there now or else you’ll regret not seeing these places with your own eyes when you die.

1. Last Dollar Road, Dallas Divide, Colorado, USA

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    2. Værøy, Norway

    Værøy, Norway

      3. Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon

      Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon

        4. Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium

        Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium by Adrian Popan

          5. Larch Mountain, Oregon, USA

          Larch Mountain, Oregon

            6. Iguazu Falls, Argentina

            Iguazu Falls, Argentina

              7. Senja, Norway

              Senja, Norway

                8. Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

                Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

                  9. Across the Lauterbrunnen Valley from Birg, Switzerland

                  Across the Lauterbrunnen Valley from Birg, Switzerland

                    10. Te Henga, Auckland, New Zealand

                    Te Henga, Auckland, New Zealand

                      11. Aogashima Island, Japan

                      Aogashima Island

                        12. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

                        Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

                          13. Lake Aoki in Hakuba, Japan

                          Lake Aoki in Hakuba, Japan

                            14. The Palouse, WA, USA

                            The Palouse, WA

                              15. Saihō-ji Garden, Kyoto, Japan

                              Saihō-ji Garden, Kyoto, Japan

                                16.  Washington’s Ruby Beach, USA

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                                  17. Newfoundland, Canada

                                  Sunrise in Newfoundland, Canada

                                    18. Parc d’Aigüestortes, Spain

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                                      19. Two Lakes on Mount Kelimutu, Idonesia

                                      Two Lakes on Mount Kelimutu, Idonesia

                                        20. Triple Divide Peak, Montana, USA

                                        Triple Divide Peak, Montana, USA

                                          21. Grand Forks, British Columbia

                                           Grand Forks, British Columbia

                                            22. African Sunset, Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe

                                            African Sunset, Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe

                                              23. Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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                                                24. Isalo National Park, Madagascar

                                                Isalo National Park, Madagascar

                                                  25. Painted Cliffs in Tasmania, Australia

                                                  Painted Cliffs in Tasmania, Australia

                                                    26. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

                                                    Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

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                                                      Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                                                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                                      2. Stress Relief

                                                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                                      3. Improved Sleep

                                                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                                      4. Appetite Control

                                                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                                      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                                                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                                      8. Pain Relief

                                                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                                      9. The New Anti-Viral

                                                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                                      11. Money Saving

                                                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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