Essential Oils to Diffuse in Your Home

Renodots article- Essential Oils to Diffuse in Your Home

Have you been introduced to essential oils? It has become a cult following since its aromatherapy was introduced to the commercial world about a decade or so ago. Now, there seem to be many types of essential oils that can be used for almost everything. From cleaning to healing, we are pretty sure you can put essential oils to good use at home.

Some people believe in its spiritual powers, but in this article, we are not going to go there. We are leaning on science and smells to give you an objective recommendation on which essential oils are ideal to be diffused in your home.

Essential oil diffusers
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In this article, we are going to focus on diffusing essential oils and not for topical usage.

First, you are going to need an electronic diffuser. Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release the useful molecules from the oil to their air so they can do their work. They also do not pose fire risks, and you can change the smells at any time!

We also recommend using an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser that creates a fine mist when you turn it on. You just have to mix water with your preferred essential oil and it will use electronic frequencies to break up the oil molecules before releasing it to the air.

Foyer Area

Orange diffuser oil
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We suggest diffusing orange essential oil at the foyer or entrance of your home. It is not necessary but oh, how it will lift your mood!

Imagine coming home after a long day at work, unlocking your door to be greeted with a pleasant smell that brings calm and ease to your senses.

It is scientifically proven, though it does not apply to everyone, that orange essential oil can lift moods and reduce stress. Scholars have also found that it can prevent the growth of fungi. Well, since the entrance is also where most of us place our shoes, we believe it is only right to diffuse the orange essential oil here.

Other essential oil options:

  1. Cinnamon essential oil – with antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is also a mood enhancer
  2. Blend of three drops of orange, two drops of lavender and one drop of peppermint – induce relaxation

Kitchen Area

lemon diffuser oil
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Want to change the mood of the kitchen after cooking? Smells of food are inviting, but after the cooking is done and the dining is over, smells of food can be off-putting. Not to mention the food scraps that are thrown away – not pleasant!

Therefore, we recommend diffusing lemon essential oil at the kitchen close to where the rubbish bin is.

The smell of lemon essential oil is bright and cheery, lifting the spirits of anyone who smells the aroma. Considered a home health remedy, the oil is extracted from fresh lemon peel before being cold-pressed. Some claim that the oil helps fight exhaustion and depression. However, we know for a fact that it neutralises bad smells.

Other essential oil options:

  1. Cinnamon essential oil – creates a warm and inviting environment with antibacterial and antifungal properties
  2. Blend of two drops of orange, two drops of lime and two drops of eucalyptus essential oil – makes the kitchen smell fresh and inviting

Living Room Area

cedarwood essential oil
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If you love woody smells that make you think about cosy nights in, cedarwood essential oil is a great choice for living rooms. It has a woody, balsamic aroma that creates a comforting and relaxing atmosphere, almost like you are out in the woods.

After several scientific tests, it is said that a particle called cedrol in cedarwood essential oil can soothe moods and help with anxiety. It also has natural sedative properties that can combat insomnia. The smell tells the brain to release serotonin which converts to melatonin, encouraging better sleep.

When you are ready to wind down with the family, diffuse the cedarwood essential oil, with a good book and hot chocolate in hand. You are then promised a good evening!

Other essential oil options:

  1. Rosemary essential oil – for those who do a lot of work in the living room, this oil induces creativity and strengthens memory
  2. Blend of five drops of frankincense, three drops of lavender and two drops of lemon essential oil – great for a family night in, it encourages connectedness and relaxation

Bedroom Area

lavender essential oil

You’ve probably heard about how lavender induces sleep and therefore, an ultimate must-have in the bedroom. It is the most studied essential oil related to relaxation. A few studies have found that diffusing lavender essential oil can help reduce anxiety and depression in women with postpartum depression and therefore encouraged among new moms. For others, it improves quality of sleep too.

When diffused, the smell is not too strong, perfect for luring anyone to slumber.

Other essential oil options:

  1. Frankincense essential oil – if you spend some time reading or on-screen in bed, this essential oil is calming and brings relaxation
  2. Blend of three drops of lemon, three drops of peppermint and two drops of orange essential oil – when you wake up and it’s time to go-go, this blend helps you get energised

Are you going to introduce essential oils into your home if you haven’t? You don’t need to start with so many types, just pick one that you need and slowly expand. Pick an area you want to diffuse the oils and slowly have more hubs if you’d like.

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