Ten Ways of Using Aromatherapy Oils in Your Home This Holiday Season

AROMATHERAPY-2B-300x300Aromatherapy oils are oils that are created from natural elements. They’re also called essential oils. They range from lavender to grapefruit and everything in between. They offer a number of therapeutic benefits, cleaning help and even health benefits.

Here Are Ten Smart Ways of Using Aromatherapy Oils in Your Home This Holiday Season.

♥   1. Water Diffuser and Room Freshener

Add six to eight drops of your favorite scent to a bowl of water. If the water is warm, it will help spread the scent more quickly. You could place the bowl on a table or counter. If you’re really in need of a quick freshening, simply add the drops to a pan of boiling water. Choose your essential oils based on your mood or need. For example, if you want to freshen up your home lemon, verbena, orange or other light scents are ideal. If you’re looking to relax, try lavender or sandalwood.

♥   2. Room and Linen Deodorizer

Add a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle. Keep a bottle in your bathroom. Spray near pet areas. You can also use the spray to freshen linens. Lavender spray in your bedroom is a great way to add a relaxing scent and help you fall asleep and to stay asleep.

♥   3. Sachet and Closet Freshener

Add a few drops of essential oils to several cotton balls, place them in a sachet bag, and then place in your drawers or your closet. Lavender, cedar or sandalwood are nice choices. Also place these sachets in your bathrooms with holiday scented oils.

♥   4. Heat Diffuser

Place a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball or wool ball and place inside a heating vent. When your furnace kicks on the blower will help spread the scent throughout your home.

♥   5. Sinus Remedy

Feeling congested then place some eucalyptus or oregano oil (make sure the oregano oil that you buy is ORGANIC made from Origanum vulgare, and contains at least 50 percent carvacrol. Check the label to make sure the oregano oil is diluted with an edible oil like olive oil or you can mix straight organic oregano oil in olive oil yourself.) This is important because pure essential oils are too strong to be taken undiluted. Once you have this mixture use one to five drops of the liquid oil once or twice daily. You can also Mix the liquid oil with juice or water. Or you can mix in hot water and use in a vaporizer.

♥   6. Refrigerator Deodorizer

Place several drops of orange, mint or lemon oil in a bucket of warm water. With a clean sponge, use the water to clean out your refrigerator. This also leaves a great scent and the lemon oil can also be used to disinfect.

♥   7. Counter Cleaner

Add lemon, thyme, basil or even geranium oil to equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Use to clean countertops in your kitchen and bathroom. This is a safe natural and non-toxic way to clean your home.

♥   8. Light bulb room freshener

Place a drop of your favorite oil on your light bulbs. Make sure to add the oil when the bulbs are cold. When the light is on and the bulb heats up it will heat the oil and fill the room with scent. Consider placing lavender oil on bedroom light bulbs to relax. Try invigorating grapefruit or other citrus scent in your home office to help you get your creative juices flowing and keep you awake and alert.

♥   9. Furniture polish

Add four to six drops of lemon essential oil to half a cup of olive oil. With a clean dry rag, use the a small amount of the oil to polish wood furniture.
♥   10. Holiday decorating

aroma-2095_640Make holiday sprays with holiday scented oils and spray all your holiday décor with it. Place scented cotton balls tucked away in table center pieces and add oils to inexpensive plain candles to liven them up.

Use Essential oils to fill your home with fresh, natural, and non-toxic scents this holiday season. You can be sure you’re providing your loved ones with a safe environment free from harmful chemicals when you use aromatherapy oils to clean and deodorize your home. You and your guests will also love the warm and relaxing way your home smells. The only downfall is that they may not want to leave.

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