7 Tips for Using Essential Oils in Your Home

June 8, 2017
Looking for ways to make essential oils a part of your home? Learn how in this article!

Essential oils are natural, therapeutic products with great scents, and in this article we’ll be showing you different ways of using essential oils in your home.

You can use them in your home in several different ways. These include:

  • Creating more relaxing, pleasant areas
  • Increasing your creativity or happiness
  • Cleaning and purifying rooms

Here are some great ways of using essential oils:

1. An aromatic diffuser

An oil diffuser.

The easiest and most normal way to use these oils is to put them in an electric aromatic diffuser in your home. There are different kinds and designs of these devices with a wide range of prices.

There are some that work by heating water and others that create ultrasonic vibrations. These vibrations create a kind of mist around the device.

If you leave room doors open, these diffusers are usually enough for your entire house.

  • You only need 4 or 5 drops of the oil that you want and a little water.
  • Then, turn on the diffuser. They usually have an option to turn them on and off automatically.

Read also: Eight Aromatic Oils to Help You Sleep Better

2. Instant spray

This is an easy and cheap way to spread essential oils immediately in a room. It consists of reusing a spray bottle to spread the essential oils with a little bit of water.

You only need to shake the bottle and spray the areas you want when you need to.

This is an ideal way to combine it with other longer lasting scents. This way, you can increase the strength of the scent when you have visitors or for specific moments.

3. Rattan or bamboo diffuser rods

An oil diffuser.

One of the most common diffusers in homes are rattan or bamboo rods. They not only gently and slowly spread the scent, but are also are a nice, elegant decorative item.

The benefit here is that you don’t need electricity. And, you can renew the rods yourself when you see that they’re saturated.

We recommend avoiding synthetic aromas that come prepared. You don’t usually know what the ingredients are. Choose essential oils diluted with an oil, like almond oil, for instance.

See also: 5 Essential Oils And Their Benefits

4. Essential oils on your pillow

Do you have problems getting to sleep at night? Or, do you usually wake up during the night? Essential oils have therapeutic properties. These are very well suited to treat some light conditions like insomnia, for instance.

In this case, we recommend going for essential oils like lavender, orange, chamomile, or jasmine.

  • You can add a few drops of the oil to a cloth just before going to bed.
  • Then, place the cloth next to your pillow. This way, you’ll breathe the aroma all night long.

This easy remedy can help you forgo other less natural solutions. It will make your sleep much more peaceful.

5. Aromatic bulbs

This trick for spreading an aroma in a room is easy, cheap, and surprising. It consists of applying a couple drops of essential oil to a light bulb while it’s turned off.

This way, when you turn it on, it’ll spread the aroma when it heats up.

This is a good method for small rooms and specific moments. This is because it works in close range.

6. Household cleaner with a scent

Some cleaning materials.

Another way to spread an aroma around your house is to add them to your cleaning products in small amounts. They should especially be used for floor and surface cleaners.

You can use essential oils with cleaning and antiseptic properties. These include lemon, mint, and lavender.

This way you can increase the feeling of a pure, fresh home. You can also fight all kinds of germs.

7. Clothing softener

The last tip in this article helps you to keep the smells with you all day. This means even outside of your home. The way you do this is to add some drops of essential oil to your clothes softener when you wash them.

There are several recommended essential oils for this. They include citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruit, or mandarins, flowers like rose, lavender, or jasmine.

This way all of your clothes and fabrics will smell great for a long time!

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