Using Essential Oils at Home

Essential oils can pack a lot of aromatherapy power. By using essential oils you can add pleasant scents to your home, shift your mood, and ease minor physical complaints. Consider some of the many ways you can put essential oils to work at home:

  1. Add fragrance to your home. Essential oils can offer a scent boost to your home that’s completely natural. This natural air freshener can be placed in a diffuser to spread the scent through an area of your home. Consider changing scents based on your mood or season, such as lavender when you want to feel more calm, or clove and cinnamon when you want to introduce the spirit of fall into your home.

  2. Clean your home. Some essential oils can offer antibacterial properties and are a good choice for home cleaning products. For example, tea tree oil and lemon dropped into some diluted liquid castile soap can freshen and disinfect your home as an all purpose cleaner.

  3. Banish soap scum. Essential oils can help you cut back on film and scum in your bathroom. Add tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil to a spray bottle of warm water to clean your bathroom areas covered in soap and other substances.

  4. Deodorize your bathroom. Drop essential oil on the inside of your toilet paper roll to release a pleasant scent each time you roll the paper.

  5. Create antibacterial room spray. Remove bacteria from surfaces and the air in the rooms of your home with an essential oil room spray. Combine essential oil and filtered water in a spray bottle, then spray it down.

  6. Make your sheets smell like sleep. Spray your bedsheets with a l