Make your House Smell Amazing with Essential Oils
When people walk into our store they usually take a deep breath and then say, “wow, it smells amazing in here! What is that?” The scent that pervades the shop is a mixture of tea, herbal incense, natural perfume, and of course, essential oils, which we are constantly diffusing, spraying, blending, and applying throughout the day. Our candles are scented with essential oils which burn in the treatment rooms and the bathroom, and the hand soap is essential oil based. In this blog post, we want to share some of this Arogya magic so you can make your personal sanctuary a place that invites you to breathe deeply with delight, and relax into the here and now.
Here are a few simple ways you can use essential oils to make your house smell absolutely wonderful!
Room and Linen Spray:
- Spray your bed, sheets, blankets, and pillows as you make your bed to infuse it with a lovely and relaxing essential oil
- Time to change the sheets? Spray the mattress while your sheets are in the wash to refresh the mattress
- Use this on curtains, especially ones that cannot be washed
- Spray your couch and any other upholstered furniture
- Freshen your carpets and doormats
- Spray in your linen and clothing closets
For this spray you will need:
8 oz spray bottle
1/4 cup witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, or vodka
30-60 drops essential oil
3/4 filtered or distilled water
- Combine the first two ingredients in the spray bottle and swirl around to blend
- Let sit for about 15 minutes to let the solution emulsify
- Add water
• Shake before using
• Spray liberally, directly on fabric, and enjoy the lovely scent!
• Use essential oils that smell good to you, and keep their properties in mind. For example, in the bedroom use a relaxing scent like Lavender or Calm. For other rooms in the house think about oils that are uplifting like Sweet Orange, Joy, and Bergamot. You can always stop by the shop and we would be happy to help you select the best option for your home.
• I prefer using witch hazel as opposed to rubbing alcohol or vodka, because of its mild and pleasant aroma, however, any of these options will work just fine.
• While this spray should be suitable for most fabrics, if you are concerned, test a small area before using.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Diffusers are a wonderful way to infuse your space with the therapeutic scent of essential oils. Each time you use the diffuser you can select the exact oils to suit your mood and activity. Diffuse essential oils like Meditation when it’s time to tune in, Brain Focus when you need focus, and Sinus & Headache or Eucalyptus if you’re feeling stuffy. Be creative with your essential oils to create the ideal aromatic ambience. Remember you can use different diffusers in specific areas of your home. For example, one diffuser in the bedroom for relaxing scents, a diffuser in the main living space with uplifting essential oils, and a diffuser in the home office with oils for focus.
Scented Dresser Drawers
Place 5 drops of your preferred essential oil on a cotton ball scrap fabric and place one in each drawer. When you feel like the drawers need a boost again, simply add more essential oil to the fabric or cotton. Try Rose Geranium for a feminine scent or Frankincense for a masculine scent.
Essential Oils in the Bathroom
Upgrade your hand soap with extra essential oils. Make sure you are using natural hand soap, otherwise the scents will not combine well. Add 20-30 drops of Lemon essential oil for an uplifting and antiseptic scent that will refresh the room overtime someone washes their hands.
Essential Oil based cleaning products
Cleaning your home with essential oils is an ecological choice that not only makes your home smell great, it also uplifts your spirit with the magic of aromatherapy. We are so lucky in the US that it is easy to find a wide array of non-toxic, essential oil-based cleaning products at most grocery and health food stores, as well as countless DIY recipes on the internet. We recommend using these natural alternatives for everything from all-purpose cleaning spray to window cleaners, disinfectants, laundry detergent, and bathroom cleaners.
By Chloe Bolton