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Using essential oils for air freshening is a natural and inexpensive way to scent the air without chemicals or toxins left behind. Not only can the essential oils enhance the smell of your home or office, they can also elevate your mood and wellbeing.
Inhaling essential oils can be a wonderful experience, just open a bottle of oil and take a whiff. Ponder the feelings or memories that the scent reminds you of.
Essential oil aromas are very concentrate so you will usually only need a few drops but it really depends on how you will be using the essential oils. A popular choice is an essential oil diffuser, the ultrasonic type. All you need is a little water (amount will depend on your machine) and 5-10 drops of essential oil. Turn the machine on and enjoy a refreshing aroma in your home.
Here are the best essential oils I have found to use when I want to clean bad odors and freshen the air in my space. Use these essential oils in an aromatherapy diffuser or in room spray recipes.
1.) Lavender Essential Oil: This favorite floral oil is an all around supportive essential oil. It is great in cleaning blends as well as recipes for relaxation. The gentleness of this oil makes it popular to use on children. It promotes emotional balance and reassurance.
2.) Orange Essential Oil: This powerful and versatile oil offers relaxation and stress relief. It is supportive to digestion and can ease nausea. The fruity scent of this citrus oil can dissipate tension and bring comfort. Add this oil to your natural cleaning blends.
3.) Lemon Essential Oil: This bright essential oil is beloved for its cleansing and deodorizing properties. The fruity lemon aroma brings feelings of energy and inspiration. It has nourishing effects too. Let this zesty oil cleanse the air in your home.
4.) Peppermint Essential Oil: This minty essential oil is perfect for relieving headaches and soothing sore muscles and joints. Inhale for a refreshing scent that can calm stomach issues and clear congestion. The potent scent can blast the air with freshness.
5.) Lemongrass Essential Oil: This essential oil is refreshing and stimulating to the body and mind. It has antiseptic and and deodorizing properties. It can also be used as a natural insect repellent. Diffuse in a room to raise spirits and lift exhaustion.
6.) Grapefruit Essential Oil: This energizing and stimulating essential oil is a popular air freshener. It has a zesty and uplifting aroma that can help to eliminate unpleasant odors in your home. Grapefruit oil has also been used to boost circulation and tone the skin. It has astringent properties that tone and tighten skin.
7.) Rosemary Essential Oil: This oil encourages healthy respiratory system and eases sinus congestion. The sharp and herbal aroma promotes metal focus and clarity. Inhale the aroma for an overall uplifting effect. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling and clear allergies.
8.) Eucalyptus Essential Oil: This is the most popular respiratory support essential oil on the market. It is known to clear congestion, reduce mucus, and open airways. Inhale this oil when you need mental motivation and energy. It also promotes optimism.
9.) Juniper Berry Essential Oil: Let this oil cleanse the air in your environment and bring powerful therapeutic properties. The fresh, pin aroma is supportive to overall energy and vitality. Juniper oil is soothing to aches and pains when applied topically with a carrier oil. It offers a warming effect and encourages circulation.
10.) Spearmint Essential Oil: This medicinal mint essential oil is restoring to the body. Its sweet smell make it a popular choice for using in blends for children and it is milder than peppermint oil. Spearmint oil can refresh the air and clear odors.
11.) White Fir Essential Oil: This woodsy oil is energizing and uplifting. The strong pine aroma cleanses the air and freshens the home. It is another great respiratory support essential oil, inhale the aroma to open breathing and clear sinuses.
When you want to scent the air naturally, try this DIY essential oil blend for air freshening.
Directions: Add essential oil drops and the recommended amount of water for your diffuser to the diffuser tank. Turn on and enjoy the fresh air.
Add essential oil drops and the recommended amount of water for your diffuser to the diffuser tank. Turn on and enjoy the fresh air.
Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, essential oils, and fun DIY recipes! I created OilyGal.com as a place to share my oily experiences on my journey to use only natural products on my skin. I love EASY Natural Skin Care and Simple DIY Recipes… and I am always willing to share them with you here 🙂