There are plenty of ways to keep your home smelling wonderful, such as baking a loaf of bread or spraying your favourite perfume everywhere. However, these scents are temporary and more often than not, the smells of ‘living’ penetrate through those aromas.
Rather than breathing in the scents of fresh linen or a candle, you can find your home being taken over by the smells of pets, furnishings, and maybe even mustiness. While these smells can be usually gotten rid of, you don’t have to put up with unwanted odours at all.
For hundreds of years essential oils have been the best way to elevate the senses whether topically applied to the body or infused via a diffuser.
If your home’s smell doesn’t evoke feelings of happiness and serenity when you walk through your front door, it might be time to make a change. Luckily there is a large variety of essential oils to elevate your home into something luxe.
Here are the best essential oils to make your senses sing at home
#1 – Lemon
If you’ve ever cleaned your home using lemon-scented cleaning products, you may be familiar with how energising and refreshing the smell of citrus can be.
Lemon is one of the most well-liked aromas, and many people say it makes them feel energised and free of brain fog and mental fatigue. When you put lemon essential oils in your home diffuser, you may also feel like you’re more alert and freer to make decisions.
If lemon on its own is too bold, consider blending it with cedarwood, rosemary, fennel, or even basil essential oils.
#2 – Sandalwood
One of the most popular for use in homes is sandalwood, an oil containing the naturally occurring compound alpha santalol. Many people believe that sandalwood is helpful for insomnia, fatigue, and anxiety, but it’s worth considering for its lovely scent alone. It’s hard not to love the distinct exotic aroma of sandalwood, with its balsamic notes and wood tones.
You can also blend sandalwood with other essential oils like lemon, lavender, frankincense, and nerolina.
#3 – Cinnamon
Some people love the feeling of a warm and cozy home, but it can be challenging to keep the vibe going. Your space might lack colour, or your furniture might not be as comfortable and welcoming as you want. Cinnamon can add some much-needed cosiness without breaking the bank.
Cinnamon essential oils have a sweet, spicy, and musky odour that stimulates and warms any home environment, especially during winter. Some people also say that it helps with depression while alleviating feelings of exhaustion and weakness.
To tone down the intensity of cinnamon essential oils, consider blending it with lavender and lemon, or even geranium.
#4 – Patchouli
Welcome a sense of calm into your home along with a beautiful scent, courtesy of patchouli. The rich, deep, and spicy aroma of patchouli has serious 70s vibes and it’s a good option if you want to create a space that’s relaxing, warm, and cosy. You may also notice that you feel calm and grounded when you use patchouli in a diffuser.
This sensual and popular oil can be blended with clove bud, lavender, sandalwood, and clary sage.
#5 – Peppermint
During winter, it’s not uncommon for entire households to come down with colds, flu, and other illnesses. When this happens, the whole house can feel stuffy and germ-laden, but peppermint can cut through that stuffiness and inject some much-needed freshness.
Peppermint is believed to ease symptoms of the common cold and flu, along with the intensity of migraines, headaches, and sinus congestion. However, it’s also an uplifting and crisp odour that will elevate your home at any time of year, not just when you’re unwell.
Pair peppermint with grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, or even lavender to create a livening blend that gives your home the freshness it needs.