Have you ever walked into a house or apartment that has such a fresh scent that instantly makes you feel welcomed?
Odor has a great impact on people. The fifth sense plays a significant role in social cues, experiences, memories, and in addition, recent studies prove the connection between scent and mood changes.
As you see, picking the right aroma is an important step in making your home feel cozy and welcoming. We at Smooth Decorator recommend using blends of fragrances in different rooms of your home and create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Continue reading to find out which essential oil scents will be proper for every area at your place.
Best Essential Oils for the Bathroom
Keep your bathroom fresh with organic, eco-friendly essential oils. There is a wild variety of fragrances to choose from. It all comes down to personal preferences, but the most commonly used scents for bathrooms are from pine, lemon, and Tea tree. The last two have antifungal properties and act as a disinfectant.
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Put a few drops in plug-in diffusers to keep the air crisp all day long. Another idea is to place a bowl of dried flowers sprayed with essential oils in your bathroom. This organic potpourri will not only freshen up the air in your lavatory but will also serve as a beautiful decor.
If you want to create a calming vibe make sure to add eucalyptus essential oils to your diffuser.
Best Essential Oils for the Bedroom
Your bedroom is often our sanctuary. There is nothing better than curling up in bed after a long, tiring day. That’s why it is important to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere at home.
Natural Bulgarian lavender essential oils are an amazing choice for any bedroom because of their natural calming effects. Sip a few lavender drops in your diffuser or if you are aiming for a more straight application, use a combination of the essential oils with water and put it in a spray bottle.
Sprinkle the solution on your bedsheets afterward.
However, the bedroom is not only for resting, and if you are in the mood to “spice things up” and invoke intimacy, your top choice would be exotic essential oil fragrances. Use the powerful, floral scent of jasmine, rose or sandalwood and put a few drops on your pillowcases.
Another tip is to infuse cotton balls with scented oils and place them in your wardrobe or even in your underwear drawer. They’ll freshen up the air and enrich your bedroom with an intimate, seductive vibe.
Best Essential Oils for the Living Room
If you want to sweeten the air in your living room and simply relax, mix a few drops of fir or pine oils with water in a spray bottle. Unburden the stress and enjoy the natural forest scent. Studies show that odors that remind of nature can lower your blood pressure.
Another tip to shift the stale air in your living room is to put a few drops of essential oils on your carpet.
Here’s how to do it:
- Combine water with baking soda and 10-15 drops of your preferred scent and put it in a spray bottle.
- Let the mixture sit for a few days and make sure to shake the bottle before you use it.
- After you sprinkle the concoction let it sit for a while and vacuum afterward.
If you are a pet owner, you will be pleased to know that this is a great way to get rid of animal odors from your living room, especially in combo with a 100$ budget-friendly purifier.
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Best Essential Oils for the Kitchen
We all love delicious, homemade food but we definitely don’t like smells that lingers after cooking is done. And what a great way to eliminate the unpleasant odors than using natural lemon-scented essential oils!
The citrus fruit is a natural disinfectant and can remove bacteria and fungi. Simply put a few drops in your plug-in diffuser. Don’t worry if you don’t have such a device. Use the following trick:
- While cooking, put an extra pot filled with water on the stove.
- After the water boils, turn down the heat and add a few drops of essential oils, such as citruses or cinnamon for example.
- This is a simple and inexpensive way to freshen up the air in your kitchen.
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Best Essential Oils for the Laundry Room
Give your laundry a garden-fresh scent by using essential oils as a natural fabric softener. Combine a few drops of your favorite odor with powdered, unscented laundry detergent. Blend pine and copaiba oil fragrances and enjoy the refreshing forest aroma.
On the other hand, if you are aiming towards a more calming feeling, a combination of lavender and citruses essential oils should do the work.
Best Essential Oils for the Attic/Basement
Attics and basements are often visited by unwanted guests such as squirrels and insects. Even though the “furry friends” are cute, they are quite noisy and can cause damage to your attic.
The solution to the problem is simple – use peppermint oil. It is a natural repellent for squirrels. Infuse cotton balls with a few drops of the scent and hide them in different places of the area. As an added bonus, the peppermint scent will keep the air in the attic crisp.
Another way of dealing with pests is to use cedarwood essential oils. It is the best option for places like these because it keeps insects at bay and also freshens up the stale air.
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Best Essential Oils for the Home Office
Put yourself in “work mode” with the help of Rosemary essential oil scent. It is proven to boost creativity, memory capacity and improve performance. This is why it is a great choice to use in your home office.
Another tip is to put fresh coffee beans in a glass jar. They will keep you alert as they’ll act as sensory stimuli and moreover make great decor for your workspace.
As you can see, essential oils are a great way to create the perfect atmosphere for your home. There are numerous combinations of scents for every area in your place, so get creative. Furthermore, essential oils play a main role in eco-friendly cleaning and as an added bonus, they are budget-friendly.