Keeping your home clean can be a daunting task at times. The biggest reason is those tons of odors that develop naturally and decide to spread all around the house. Sometimes, it is the unavoidable pet mess, a heap of smelly shoes, a stinky kitchen sink, or sometimes it is an overflowing trash can. But, take all these things aside for a minute. Sometimes, creating a clean, fresh, and fragrant home atmosphere is your only goal? Unfortunately, in any of the situations mentioned above, you go for store-bought products and air fresheners. And these products made with harmful, artificial chemicals give you the solution to nasty odors and bring about dangerous consequences.
So what to do? Give an instant try at essential oils to banish household smells and keep your home smell fresher and nicer all the time. Also, these natural finds can bring about positive effects on the overall health and wellbeing of the entire household. Now, first, we’ll describe three main categories of essential oil scents. You can choose essential oils for your home according to the type of smell you want. Next, there will be a list of DIY essential oils blends if you wish for individual areas of your home to smell amazing.
Different Types of Essential Oil Scents
Home Full of Woody Scents
You feel at peace while in nature. You enjoy hiking through mountains and hills. You appreciate the timelessness and beauty of greenery. If it feels familiar to you, how would you feel about experiencing all these adventurous things without going outdoors? Yes, woody/woodsy essential oils can make this happen for you. Woody scented essential oils are the oils that are extracted from the wood/bark of their source trees/plants. Pine, Sandalwood, Cypress, Cedarwood, and Cinnamon essential oils are at the top of the list. Diffusing Pine, Cedarwood, or Juniper Berry essential oil in your home will remind you of a fresh, calming walk through the forest. And exotic, rich, and spicy aromas of Cinnamon and Sandalwood essential oils can take you back into the memories of enjoying your favorite foods. Also, Pine essential oil can help make the home atmosphere more clean, fresh, and uplifting. You can get a whiff of your favorite perfumes or essential oil candles in the presence of Sandalwood essential oil in your home. Why? Sandalwood essential oil is a common ingredient in fragrant candles and high-end perfumes.
All the essential oils in our woodsy family have one thing in common: They all bring long-lasting calming effects, positive emotions, and a sense of peace and restfulness in you.
Citrus Essential Oils
Have you ever noticed that peeling a citrus fruit makes you more attracted to the fruit, and your urge to eat it gets higher? This happens due to the bright, tart, and sweet aroma of the peels of that fruit. And most of the citrus essential oils are extracted from the rinds/peels of fruits. Among the top of these oils are Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, Lemongrass, and Citronella. Lemongrass essential oil, with its light, fresh lemony scent, not only does your home smell wonderful, but it also creates a stimulating, calming, relaxing, and balancing environment all around.
Lemon and Lime essential oils act as natural air fresheners, deodorants, and mood-uplifting sprays. However, there is one property that almost all the citrus essential oils do have: They may help repel and kill mosquitoes and other bugs. So yes, diffusing these essential oils, especially Lemon and Bergamot, will keep these tiny creatures away and you closer to your home.
Floral Scented Essential Oils
Do you want your home to smell like a flowery garden each time you and your friends step in? Yes, you do. Essential oils belonging to the flowery family can make this dream come true! Essential oils obtained from flowering botanical sources are known as floral scents. These floral essential oils include chamomile, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Rose Geranium, Rose, Lavender, Helichrysum, and Ylang Ylang.
The use of Chamomile essential oil is not limited to a super calming tea; rather, its fresh, fruity, herbaceous, and sweet scent provides you with a heavenly residential experience. Want your home to give you a feeling of harmony and romance? Then spread Rose essential oil throughout the house. Yes, this oil makes your home smell like there are rose flower bouquets all around.
A Quick Overview of Indoor Essential Oil Blends
Though the best recommendation is to go for an ultimate list of smelling essential oil blends, below are a few ones you might like.
Let your home give a hug of amazing fragrance to your guests.
- Lavender essential oil – 5drops
- Chamomile essential oil – 4drops
- Lemongrass essential oil – 3drops
Blend for Yard or Lawn
Let this refreshing, calming, and floral blend make you imagine that you’re amid a vast violet-blue field.
- Lavender essential oil – 5drops
- Lemongrass essential oil – 4drops
- Peppermint essential oil – 2drops
Living Room Blend
Make this place for relaxation, gatherings, and play more versatile and functional with this wonderful blend.
- Lemon essential oil – 6drops
- Rosemary essential oil – 4drops
- Rose essential oil – 4drops
Some Precautionary Measures
Following are some important things to always keep in mind while making your home fragrant with natural oils.
- Always begin with a trustworthy and well-reputed selling brand. Only pure and natural essential oils can make a long-lasting impact on you and your home.
- Not all, but some essential oils can make pregnant women experience irritation. So, if you are pregnant, first consult with your doctor, take an inhalation test, and then enjoy the best-smelling home.
- Animals are susceptible to smells and have a stronger smelling sense than ours. So, keep them away when the home is full of essential oils’ fragrances.
- Some people are allergic to numerous smells, no matter if the fragrances are lighter or more robust. If you are one of them, then first open the bottle of the essential oil you would like to use at home. If that smell doesn’t irritate you, then it is good news for you.
Using essential oils to make your home smell amazing is something getting rapidly popular. You are free to choose any of your favorite natural scents as there are thousands of essential oils nature blesses us with. Also, everything useful may carry a little bit of danger if not used properly. So, let a few drops change your home into a fragrance palace.