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.

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

  • Creating more relaxing, balanced, or agreeable spaces
  • Increasing your creativity or happiness
  • Cleaning and purifying rooms.

In this article, we will give you the keys for getting all of these benefits much easier. Some will surprise you!

1. An aromatic diffuser

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

There are some that work by heating water and others 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.

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 spritz 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

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

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 in these are. Choose essential oils diluted with an oil, like almond oil, for instance.

4. Essential oils on your pillow

Do you have problems getting to sleep at night? Or, do you usually get up during the night? Essential oils have therapeutic properties. These are very well suited to treat some light diseases 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 a close range. However, it’s very easy to do, even if you’re out of the house.

6. Household cleaner with a scent

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, like oranges, grapefruit, or mandarins; or, flours, like rose, lavender or jasmine.

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

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