Enhancing the smell of your home can easily be achieved in a number of ways. Sometimes people turn to chemical filled air fresheners or candles. These are both effective when it comes to refreshing the air and creating a desirable scent but there is a more natural way to achieve a great smelling space. Utilizing an essential oils diffuser is the best way to spread fragrance around your house that is healthy to inhale. You can also buy small diffusers that plug into your vehicle to keep your air refreshed while you are commuting. Diffused essential oils offer many benefits other than just refreshing the air. These therapeutic oils will help enhance moods and bring aromatherapy into your home.
If you are new to using aromatherapy essential oil diffusers you should note that not all diffusers are created equal. Smaller diffusers often work in smaller spaces and larger ones will fare well in larger rooms such as family rooms or even open concept spaces and basements. Once you have set up the proper diffuser in the appropriate sized space you can then go through your Young Living essential oils and decide upon what type of mood you want to promote in your space.
Soothing scents such as
- lavender essential oil
- patchouli essential oil
- sandalwood essential oil
- rosemary essential oil
- cinnamon essential oil
are all great for creating a sense of calm. These are ideal to diffuse in a space where you want to relax and destress. If you are diffusing oils to relieve tension and establish a fresh and crisp scent in your home you will want to diffuse:
- vetiver essential oil
- eucalyptus essential oil
- peppermint essential oil
- tea tree essential oil
- clary sage essential oil
When trying to uplift the environment and achieve a refreshed and invigorating scent you should diffuse pure organic citrus oils such as:
These can have a sweet and strong scent that will energize the atmosphere.
Essential oils often double as mood enhancers when diffused in a space but they can also mimic some of your favorite scents. If you are unable to get some fresh cut flowers from a store you can diffuse rose essential oil or jasmine essential oil to bring a natural floral scent into the home. You can also create a home spray that consists of essential oil, a grain alcohol and water. This spray refreshes the air when it is spritzed liberally. Many Young Living essential oil blends are also powerful and provide a perfectly blended mix of oils that work well with one another. These blends can come in floral, earthy, revitalizing or calming scents.
With so many essential oils to choose from you can spend quite a bit of time mixing up the aromas of your home. You can establish diffusers in nearly every room of your house and have customized scent blends for each person who resides in your household. Some essential oils also work well in certain spaces of the room.
Kitchens often smell clean and welcoming when following oils are diffused:
Lemon and grapefruit are commonly found in a wide variety of dish soaps and commercial cleaning sprays because of their refreshing scent. Cinnamon also replicates the smell of fresh baked pastries and diffuses well in bathrooms. Bathrooms often smell great when tea tree oil is used in a smaller diffuser. Tea tree oil offers antimicrobial properties that also are found in many health and beauty products. The warm and inviting scents of patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, and vetiver work well in large gathering rooms because they help produce a comfortable environment. Lavender is commonly used in bedrooms to help spread a calming scent across the room to enhance the quality of sleep.
Once you have become comfortable with your favorite essential oils you can begin making your own customized blends and experimenting with how they complement each other while diffusing. Tea tree oil alone can sometimes have a strong scent but when blended with a citrus scent or peppermint you may find it refreshing and inviting. The same can be said about cinnamon.
Cinnamon is derived from the cinnamomum verum tree and has a very strong scent. It is common to find cinnamon as a partial ingredient in commercial candles. It often pairs with orange, vanilla or apple in candle and wax tart varieties. Cinnamon essential oil can also be blended with vanilla or orange to soften the pungent odor of it and create a warm and comfortable scent in your home. When you are creating new essential oils blends for various rooms of your home you may find that keeping a log of those blends will help throughout your experimental process. You can write down which ratios of each oil worked best and created your favorite results.
Diffusing oils in your home for a great smelling environment is not the only way to take advantage of the fabulous scents that these oils offer. You can make blends of your favorite essential oils in glass roller ball containers and apply them as you would a perfume. These DIY oil blends should always be diluted with carrier oil. Essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin because they are highly concentrated.
Popular carrier oils are:
- coconut oil
- grapeseed oil
- sweet almond oil
You can wear your favorite calming scent whenever you feel the need to be energized or calmed down. If you are in a rush and do not have time to apply essential oils you can add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in a plastic bag or air tight container. Carry this with you throughout the day and open the bag or container for a quick aromatherapy treatment session. Simply inhale the fragrance enhanced air and relax. You can also leave a cotton ball containing a few drops of your favorite essential oil in your automobile. The air will always be refreshing when you enter your vehicle and you will be breathing in all natural scents rather than commercially produced automobile air fresheners that can contain harmful ingredients.