8 Easy Ways to use Essential Oils Around your Home

Date Posted:23 May 2023 

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Usually when you want to create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere in the house, lighting up a burner or plugging in an aromatherapy diffuser is the preferred option. But it is not always possible to use a burner in some locations, so having alternative techniques to diffuse your essential oils can come in handy.

Fortunately, there are lots of easy ways you can enjoy the wonderful benefits of natural fragrance around your home, and you could even use these techniques at work too. Just be sure you check it’s okay with your boss first!

Get inspired today with our 8 easy ways to use essential oils around your home:

1 – Heaven Scent

Underwear drawers can be lightly perfumed by putting a few drops of essential oil onto a cotton-wool ball or piece of tissue and placing it into the drawer. Now every time you open the drawer, a light breeze of heavenly fragrance will waft your way. Your clothes will also absorb the aroma of the oils that you have selected – so be sure to choose fragrances that you really like.

2 – Go Natural

Replace the synthetic air-fresheners used in your bathroom with the refreshing natural aroma of something fresh like peppermint or lemongrass essential oils. Place a few drops onto cotton-wool balls and position them discreetly around the bathroom for maximum effect. If you have any dried flower arrangements you could place the drops of oil on them instead.

3 – Sweeping Statement

Did you know you can fragrance your rooms whilst you are vacuuming? Tear off the corner from a sheet of newspaper or piece of tissue and put 2 drops of essential oil onto it, lay it on the floor, and introduce it to the business end of your vacuum cleaner.

Now when you are sucking up the dust from your carpet, your friendly vacuum cleaner is dutifully dispersing a refreshing and invigorating aroma around the room that will really keep you going throughout the drudgery of housework. All citrus oils work effectively with this method, but my favourite blend is 2 drops each of Grapefruit and Lavender.

4 – Shake it Up

Freshen stale air anywhere around the home in an instant by just adding a few drops of essential oil to the water in a spray bottle, shake the mixture well, and then spray a mist around just as you would with an aerosol. Simple, easy and highly effective.

5 – Cupboard Love

Cupboards can be kept smelling clean and fresh by adding a few drops of essential oil to a couple of cotton-wool balls and then placing them strategically inside, according to the size and shape of the cupboard.

6 – Pet Pongs

Geranium and Lemongrass essential oils are both great for dispersing unwanted pet odours, either individually or blended. Using the essential oils in aromatherapy diffuser masks the aroma very well, but sometimes to really tackle the problem you need to get down to their level – on the floor.

Add about 10 drops of your preferred essential oil or blend to a half-filled bucket of hot water and your regular cleanser, and mop around the areas where pet odours are the strongest. If most of these areas are carpeted, use the method described in number 4. Works a treat every time.

7 – Magic Carpet

To refresh stale carpet odours, add 10 drops of essential oil to 200 grams of baking soda, mix well and store in an airtight container for about 2 days. Before using the mixture stir it one last time, sprinkle onto your carpets and leave to infuse for a few hours. Vacuum the carpets and you will have clean, fresh-smelling carpets throughout your home.

8 – In a Spin

An easy way to fragrance a wide range of clothing is by using essential oils in your tumble-dryer. Select your favourite essential oils and add a few drops to a small piece of cloth, thick absorbent tissue or terry towel and place it in your dryer.

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