7 Ways To Use Essential Oils To Make Your Home Smell Fabulous!
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I love when I walk into someone’s home or a hotel and I’m welcomed by a pleasant scent! It really sets the stage and is the “first impression”. I started to notice that when I walk into my own home I didn’t notice any pleasant smell at all, just the ever so pleasant aroma of dogs and kids! It doesn’t matter how often or how well you clean your home, some smells need a kick in the butt!
Essential oils are one of my passions! I try to avoid artificial fragrances found in candles, air freshener sprays, powders, and plug-ins. This makes it difficult to have that continuous pleasant aroma when you don’t have tricks working behind the scenes!
Not to worry! I put together this list of natural ways to make your home make the best first impression!
7 Ways to make your home smell fabulous using essential oils:
The most basic way to make your home smell fabulous is to use an essential oil diffuser. I use this one. I love the look of wood, and I feel that it looks more decorative than a big plastic diffuser on the counter. It has an automatic shut off when the water runs out, and it has multiple different options for time settings and mist settings, as well as light. It also doesn’t make any sound when it shuts off, so it’s great for diffusing in a child’s room at night and it won’t disrupt their sleep. I diffuse lavender every night to help the whole family wind down and get ready for a restful nights sleep!
Make your own air freshener! Grab a small mason jar and poke holes in the lid. Fill it with baking soda and your favorite essential oil. When the fragrance starts to dwindle, give it a good shake and add a few more drops of essential oils. Use these to freshen your car, fridge (I recommend lemon for this), or your dresser drawers!
Add a few drops of pine, lemon, or tea tree essential oil to a cotton ball and place it into the canister. When you turn on your vacuum, the smell will diffuse into your carpet and get rid of that musty smell vacuums tend to get.
When was the last time you cleaned out your trash can? It’s one of the frequently forgotten places to clean, yet it collects all of the unwanted food, cleaned up spills, diapers, and other smelly things. Give your trash can a good wash and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a cotton ball and drop it inside of your trash can. This will decrease trash odor and detoxify. Replace the cotton ball every time you take the trash out.
Air filters catch so much dust and animal hair and are really the central station for air flow in our homes. Change out your air filter with a new one. This will not only improve air quality but allow it to work more efficiently as well. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil directly onto the filter and replenish as necessary.
Homemade Room Spray
Use a colored bottle to preserve your oils. Add distilled water and a few drops of essential oil until it’s the strength you prefer and spray around the house to neutralize odors.
Give the dog’s bed a little love! Using the same homemade room spray you made above, spray directly on your dog’s bed in between washings to keep it smelling fresh!
Toss a few drops of your favorite essential oil inside the cardboard toilet paper ring. Each time its rolled, a little bit of scent is released.
In a colored spray bottle, mix distilled water and lavender and spray on your pillow before bed. This is great for little ones as well!
Prolonged exposure to sunlight and extreme heat can change the chemical composition and evaporation rate and, therefore, the efficacy of essential oils. This is why it is recommended to use amber or cobalt glass containers to store your blends and sprays. Avoid keeping your oils in the car, near windows, or next to any heat source for extended periods of time.
I hope you enjoyed this list of tricks to make your home smell better using essential oils! What are your favorite ways to use essential oils? Leave a comment below!