Therefore, you’re breathing in the healing essence of these products. Respiratory system will pass vitamins and minerals from these oils into your bloodstream and they will start working their magic!
Some of the benefits include elevating your mood, warding off illnesses, pain relief, and general relaxation.
When it comes to diffusing essential oils, the sky is the limit. There are many ways to use them at home and diffusing is certainly not the only method to do that.
That’s the reason why I made a list of the essential oils to use at home! You’ll get the benefits while enjoying the essential oil smells.
What are the Best Smelling Essential Oils?
I’ve assembled a small list of essential oils that smell great and have something to offer for your beauty and health too. All these products have a myriad of benefits you may not even know of. I’m sure it can be very exciting to learn all about them.
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1. Lemon Essential Oil
You can make lemon infused desserts or add a few drops to water. Finally, you could even use the essential oil for polishing silver.
2. Jasmine Essential Oil
If you’re always feeling tired even after having enough sleep, it’s because you’re not sleeping deep enough. Jasmine essential oil acts as a natural sedative and helps to fall asleep easier.
3. Grapefruit Essential Oil
4. Orange Essential Oil
5. Peppermint Essential Oil
It’s one of the essential oils with a beautiful smell that you can use at home as well as one of the most “flexible”. There are only a few health problems this oil cannot help with. It improves cognitive functioning, boosts energy, relaxes sore muscles, helps with digestive issues, clears respiratory tract and freshens bad breath.
Inhaling peppermint essential oil unclogs your nose almost immediately and provides relief for colds. It can be helpful in reducing allergy symptoms too. Peppermint oil is used in many hair products for its ability to thicken and nourish them.
You can simply add a few drops to your shampoo and get all the benefits just like that. This oil is truly a wonder. Definitely a favorite for the smell too!
6. Sandalwood Essential Oil
7. Rosehip Essential Oil
8. Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is popularly used for treating wounds. It works well with cleaning products too.
Here is the recipe you can use when you mop your floors next time: mix tea tree oil, lemon oil, some vinegar, and hot water. Will definitely kill bacteria lying around your house!
You can use this product as a natural deodorant thanks to its antimicrobial properties. For the same reason, it eliminates bad odors.
9. Evening Primrose Essential Oil
In short, these are the essential oils that smell great:
- Tea Tree
- Evening Primrose
How to Naturally Scent Your Home
The smell of fresh air is unbeatable. However, lemon or orange scent during the hot weather can definitely help. The aroma of sandalwood and vanilla during the cold weather will provide warmth and comfort.
For so many years I have used scented candles and air fresheners. However, one day I decided to use essential oils to scent my house since I was just getting bored.
I have a diffuser that works really well. Although, very often I don’t want to keep it running all day long. I think many feel the same way too. That’s why I decided to share a few ways to naturally scent your home.
Water Bead Diffuser
Water bead diffusers are fun and easy to prepare. All you have to do is buy a small bag of beads, leave them in water for about six hours (I add a few drops of oil into it too) and voilà! They almost triple in size!
Get a small jar and fill it with fully grown water beads, then add whatever essential oils you love (use more than 20 drops for a stronger scent), put the lid on, shake it, take the lid off and enjoy the best essential oil scent.
Obviously, it won’t last too long but will do for a day or so. Don’t forget the oil so that the aroma doesn’t evaporate too fast.
Rice Air Freshener
Rice and essential oils might not make sense to some of you but it definitely works. All you need is a small amount of rice, your favorite mix of essential oils and a container or even a bowl.
Fill the bowl with rice, add in the essential oils and mix everything together. It literally takes two minutes and goes a long way. Plus, if you use a nicer looking bowl, it’ll make for a nice decoration.
Aromatic Cotton Balls
I usually use this one in drawers, between couch cushions, in kitchen or bathroom cabinets, and inside pillowcases. It is super easy and yet beneficial.
You’ll need some cotton balls and your favorite essential oil. Put them into a bowl and add a few drops of oil to each ball. They should smell heavenly!
Add them to a jar, color the balls if you will and enjoy the new decoration.
Gel Air Fresheners
This one might take a little bit more time to make, but it’s definitely worth it. For it, you’ll need gelatin powder, distilled water, salt (to prevent mold from growing), food coloring and your favorite essential oil.
In a saucepan, heat the water and salt, remove from the stove, add food coloring (whichever color you prefer), stir in the gelatin powder and pour everything into a jar.
Add some essential oils, according to your taste and allow the jar to sit for around five hours for the gel to thicken up.
These gel jars look absolutely delightful and you can even offer them as housewarming gifts!
Some candle holders have a designated space where essential oil can be added. Once the candle is lightened up, the heat helps the oils to evaporate and aromas can get all around the room. A great method to diffuse essential oils if you are a fan of such things.
First of all, I hope you liked my list of the oils. What are your personal favorites? Feel free to share!
Anyway, I recommend trying some of the methods to diffuse essential oils that I’ve mentioned above. They do look nice in your kitchen or living room! In case you have any questions, comment below, I’ll do my best to answer!