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Essential Oil Infused Home Scents: Where to Place Them

Where to place natural home scents

Every essential oil has a different scent, aroma and health benefits. Some essential oils are light, while others have stronger scents that linger for hours after they’re diffused. In this post, we’ll discuss the essential oils that we recommend for bedrooms, living rooms, studies, offices, bathrooms, and kitchens. We’ll also address whether you should use reed diffusers, candles or wax melts.

Best essential oils for bedroom

A bedroom is a place where we want to feel relaxed and comfortable. A space that can feel like a sanctuary for adults and children alike. What essential oil is best to use in the bedroom?

Soothing essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, sweet orange, sandalwood or geranium are good choices for bedrooms because they promote relaxation. The calming effect of these essential oils will help you overcome anxiety and insomnia — providing your mind feels more at ease when it’s time to sleep.

The best essential oils for use in bedrooms at night time are lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang or neroli because they help with sleep and relaxation by slowing down heart rates and helping people fall asleep more easily as well as relax muscles – which can also aid in lowering blood pressure levels before bedtime.

Lavender’s properties include anti-inflammatory effects that reduce stress and anxiety, as well as anti-depressant and sedative effects [1]. Chamomile essential oil helps with sleep by calming the nerves [2]. Ylang-ylang essential oil can help people who are stressed out or anxious before bedtime because it naturally lowers cortisol levels in the body associated with stress [3]. Sweet Orange is a comforting scent that’s often used to make sleeping easier for those having trouble falling asleep at night time. It also has relaxing, anti-anxiety properties that calm tense muscles which might be useful for insomnia sufferers too [4]. Sandalwood essential oil is often used for meditation, sleep and dreams. It has calming effects on the nervous system which makes it a good essential oil to use in bedrooms that can help you relax before bedtime [5]. Geranium essential oil is known for its calming properties which help reduce anxiety and stress. It also has a sedative effect, making it the perfect essential oil to use in bedrooms at night time [6].

For magic to happen you can use petitgrain, clary sage and patchouli essential oils in the bedroom.

Petitgrain essential oil has a refreshing scent and is often used in an essential oil diffuser to help freshen up stale, stagnant rooms. Clary sage essential oils promote relaxation while patchouli essential oils act as a mood stabilizer [7, 8]. You can find these essential oils in our Sensual blend.

In the bedrooms we recommend using candles and reed diffusers since they are easy to maintain. Use a reed diffuser for a consistent scent and a candle for a more powerful aroma.

Here are some of our favourites, which we believe would make excellent bedroom pieces:

How about the living room and other active rooms?

The best essential oils to use during daytime activities include lime, lemongrass, tangerine, eucalyptus, peppermint, grapefruit and lemon because they promote energy on mental and physical levels. These essential oils will help you stay alert and energized during the day.

Lime essential oil is invigorating without being too overpowering to smell [9]. Lemongrass essential oil also provides a physical, mental boost to make it easier for people who need an extra bit of energy (mental or physical) in order to get through their daily routine [10]. The tangerine essential oil has a sweet citrus scent which makes it perfect to use in the living room or any other active area during daytime hours [11]. Eucalyptus essential oil has properties of being a stimulant essential oil (helps with mental fatigue), as well as delivering healthy energy to the body which is great for daytime activities because it also decreases anxiety in some people by putting them at ease [12]. Peppermint essential oil helps promote focus so you’ll be able to complete tasks on time without feeling overwhelmed or stressed out while grapefruit essential oil increases productivity by releasing endorphins when inhaled that results in an overall better mood [13, 14]. Lemon essential oil clears away toxins from physical exertion during the day so it’s best used after exercising or taking a long walk outside [15, 16].

In more active areas, wax melts, reed diffusers, and candles can all be utilized. Wax melts provide a very strong scent if you use more of them; candles are ideal for stronger but constant smells, while reed diffusers help to keep the fragrance consistent.

We suggest these items to get the most out of the active rooms:

Let’s not forget office and study

Working from home? Or studying for something important? Some essential oils can help to feel more productive during the day. For example, studies have shown that essential oils can increase alertness and concentration [17].

The essential oil of choice for a home office is juniper berry because it promotes concentration and focus, as well as uplifting moods in people who are feeling fatigued or stressed out at work [18].

For an intense study session, peppermint essential oils can help with mental fatigue by increasing alertness which will lead to better retention of information [19]. Peppermint essential oil makes you feel more productive by stimulating the mind as well as improving concentration and cognitive function [20]. And for the essential oils that promote creativity, the tangerine essential oil is the one to use because it has been shown to help people tap into their creative potentials and have more innovative thoughts [21]. When inhaled or applied, essential oils can cause a change in brainwaves which will lead to improved focus on tasks, increased concentration, and a feeling of deep relaxation.

Other essential oils for use in an office are cedarwood and grapefruit because they promote clear thinking skills which can help with productivity levels at work – even during stressful times. Cedarwood essential oil is great for mental focus because it’s grounding so people focused on their tasks will be able to stay calm [22] while grapefruit essential oil helps stimulate creativity [23].

Depending on how strong an aroma you want, wax melts, reed diffusers, and candles may be used in offices and studies. Just follow the sense.

Here are some of our products that may assist you in concentrating and being more innovative:

Uh… The bathrooms…

The best essential oils for use in a bathroom are eucalyptus, peppermint, clary sage and spearmint because they promote fresher-smelling air. Studies have shown that essential oils can neutralize odours in the home [24] so using them in bathrooms is a great way to keep things smelling fresh!

Eucalyptus essential oil has the properties of being an anti-microbial essential oil that helps with sicknesses – it’s also grounding which will help you feel more refreshed after taking care of bathroom business [25]. Clary Sage and Clove essential oils both smell good but are also antibacterial essential oils (help remove bacteria from surfaces) as well as antimicrobial essential oils (kill off any harmful microorganisms like mould or mildew) [26, 27]. Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils are great essential oils for giving off an invigorating aroma that will help you feel refreshed.

When it comes to bathrooms, we recommend reed diffusers for constant air freshening and candles if you wish to enjoy the bath or shower.

To keep your bathroom fresh check out these Snug Scent products:

And the kitchen…

The best essential oils to use around food are grapefruit, orange, lemongrass and lemon because they have been shown to cut down on food spoilage and help neutralize odours.

Lemon essential oil is a great essential oil for killing off bacteria in the home, while orange essential oil has been shown to kill salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria [28, 29]. Grapefruit essential oil helps get rid of mould and mildew which can lead to infections or sicknesses if inhaled or consumed so using grapefruit essential oils around the kitchen area where there’s lots of moisture (such as near your sink) can be helpful with keeping things clean and healthy [30]. Lemongrass essential oil also has antimicrobial/antimicrobial properties and can also act as an insect repellent [31].

In the kitchen, wax melts, reed diffusers, and candles can all be used. Wax melts provide a very strong scent if you use more of them; candles are ideal for stronger but constant smells, while reed diffusers help to keep the fragrance consistent.

These Snug Scent products are ideal for keeping a kitchen fresh and appealing:

It all depends on the mood and the time

Essential oils infused home scents have many benefits depending on where you place them around your home. Choosing what room to put different essential oils in depends primarily on whether they’re going to be used for daytime or nighttime activities. What essential oils you diffuse depends on your mood, the time of day and how much energy you need during that particular time period to help maximize their benefits for your daily tasks – no matter where they’re used in your home.

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