Everyone likes a nice-smelling house, car or office. It’s makes the room feel warm and welcoming. Where do you turn when you want an air freshening smell? It is common to turn to Febreze products, whether it be a wall plug air freshener or a spray scent for your bathroom or clean laundry. But have you ever stopped to think what they use to make those smells? Febreze products (along with most other scented products on the market) are chock full of toxic chemicals that are detrimental to our health.
So what’s a person to do? Sometimes a room just needs spruced up with a nice scent. The good news is there are definitely options! Essential oils are a great alternative to air fresheners. The right essential oils are 100% plant based and pose no health risks when they are diffused into the air. In fact, not only do they not pose health risks, but they also offer many health benefits such as lifting your mood, keeping you alert, and killing airborne bacteria and viruses.
So how can essential oils be used as an air freshener? First you will need to locate high-quality essential oils. The top recommended brands are Young Living (TM) Oils and doTERRA essential oils. Then, you will need an essential oil diffuser. You only need a few drops of oil with water in a diffuser to make a room smell absolutely heavenly, and you won’t ever have to worry again whether your air freshener is harmful for yourself, your children, or your pets.
Here are a couple suggestions if you’re not sure which oils to start with:
- Citrus Oils – These oils help life your mood. They include lemon, orange, grapefruit, and more. doTERRA has a lovely smelling blend, called Citrus Bliss, which blends many citrus scents into one bottle for an amazing smell.
- Thieves Oil – This oil has a strong cinnamon smell with just a hint of orange. It is a great winter scent, especially because it contains several oils known to fight and kill airborne bacteria and viruses.
Hopefully now you’ve been inspired with ideas for a naturally scented home. Enjoy!