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4 Tips for Picking the Right Essential Oils for Your Home

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Hello friends! I am in full New Year’s/spring cleaning and purging mode around here. One thing I love to do while I am cleaning my home and after it is completely clean is diffuse essential oils.  The right essential oils can dramatically improve the ambiance of any home, but only if you choose them carefully. I have so much fun combining different oils to use for various cleaning and aromotherapy purposes.

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You can buy oils designed for use in home aromatherapy, and purchase different scent diffusers for each room of the house. This makes it possible to create unique scent profiles that match each room’s use. Before getting started, check out these four tips for choosing the right essential oils.


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Only Buy High-Quality Essential Oils

True essential oils are derived from plants via one of two methods: steam distillation or expression. Neither of these techniques is better than the other, so there’s not really any need to investigate everything about a producer’s manufacturing process. What’s important is that the essential oils be made from plant extracts, not artificial ingredients.

What to Look for When Buying Quality Essential Oils


The best way to avoid purchasing low-quality products is to choose a well-respected brand and stick with it. AromaTech has been around for long enough to establish a reputation for itself and has a wide selection of fragrances for homes, offices, and commercial spaces. Browse their website to see what scents are available.


Choose Calming Scents for Bedrooms

The main purpose of a bedroom is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that’s conducive to good sleep. Aromatherapy makes it easier to establish a calm and soothing ambiance. Choose scents like lavender, chamomile, or sandalwood before bed to encourage better sleep or spice things up after a romantic night out with more exotic scents like jasmine and ylang-ylang.

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Create a Fresh-Smelling Bathroom

Bathrooms are often the most unpleasant-smelling rooms in any house. Installing a scent diffuser is a great way to freshen up the air, but make sure to choose scents carefully. Invigorating natural scents like lemon, pine, fir, or grapefruit are all great choices for bathrooms.

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Most bathrooms are filled with harsh chemicals. There’s no need to use chemical scents to cover up unpleasant odors when natural essential oils do a much better job without risking anyone’s health. Some essential oil aficionados even make their own bathroom cleaners using eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, and other natural substances to replace their chemical cleaners while simultaneously creating a more pleasant environment.

Try Mixing Scents

There are different essential oils available, and many companies now provide pre-mixed combinations to create unique and engaging scent profiles. Don’t be afraid to give them a shot, as mixing essential oils is one of the best ways to get into aromatherapy. It’s best to start with a few tried-and-true combinations to get a feel for proportions before getting more creative.

When mixing oils, keep the scent profile and its intended use in mind. It makes more sense to combine a calming scent like lavender with vanilla than citrus, known for encouraging wakefulness. Of course, those who just want to experiment with pleasant smells shouldn’t be afraid to think outside the box. It’s just better to get a feel for the basics before moving on to create new and unique blends.

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Essential oils

Essential oils are a healthy way to create an inviting, pleasant home. They don’t contain dangerous chemicals and when used properly, confer both psychological and physical health benefits.

Are you an essential oil lover too? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!



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