Diffusing essential oils in your home or workspace is fun, fulfilling and therapeutically beneficial.
If you are a first-timer using essential oils, or don’t yet have an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser you could simply infuse cotton balls with one or two drops of your favorite essential oil and strategically place them in your room. However, the very best way to experience the special fragrance of essential oils in your home or office you should diffuse them into the air. Diffusers efficiently spread the aroma of the oils evenly in the air so you can effortlessly benefit from their therapeutic properties.
We chose 10 of the best smelling essential oils to recommend for your aromatherapy kit. These particular oils smell fabulous and are virtually guaranteed to help relax, invigorate and uplift your mood and senses.
10 Best Smelling Essential Oils for your Home or Office
The reason we selected these essential oils is of course for their magnificent aromas, but also for their versatility. Many of the oils have multiple therapeutic and practical uses. You can diffuse them for their fragrance or use them for repelling bugs, for skin care, gardening and myriad other uses.
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender essential oil tops our list of best smelling essential oils for home or office. One of the main properties of this versatile oil is that it instantly calms your mind and body. Dab a few drops of the oil on your wrist or on a tissue to disperse the aroma and you will feel peace wash over you. Diffuse the oil in your room at night and you just might sleep better.
2. Chamomile Oil
Add a few drops of Chamomile oil near your trash can or in your cabinet, and not only will it repel bugs; it will make your home smell fantastic. Many people also add a few drops of Chamomile oil in laundry bags or vacuum cleaner filters to make the room smell fresh and clean.
3. Peppermint Oil
Ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures extensively Peppermint oil for its respiratory and digestive health benefits. Diffuse it in your kitchen and near your bathroom to keep mice, roaches, ants and other household pests away.
4. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil has an uplifting and energizing aroma that makes it suitable for diffusion in the workplace and at home. You can even use it as a bath oil to relax and rejuvenate after a tiring day. It is a physical and mental stimulant and is particularly invaluable to the cook, gardener and sportsperson.
5. Geranium Oil
Geranium is a hardworking and versatile oil having numerous uses. It has a fresh floral fragrance that makes it a pleasure to diffuse alone or blended with other oils. Geranium works on the emotions and senses to relax, refresh and rejuvenate the mind and body.
6. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil has a refreshing citrusy aroma that can freshen up the mind to increase productivity and concentration for hours. It’s one of the best oils to diffuse in the workplace. Lemon oil also has a calming property that can help you overcome fatigue, anxiety and dizziness. This is the main reason many air fresheners contain Lemon oil to keep employees alert and help them work efficiently.
7. Rose Oil
Rose essential oil is one of the best smelling oils for the home. It is also the preferred oil of perfumers. The sweet strong aroma of pure, concentrated Rose oil lasts for hours and hours-so you need to use just a tiny bit of this rich oil in your blends, recipes and for your diffuser. Rose oil is known for its cheering, balancing properties.
8. Bergamot Oil
Add a few drops of Bergamot oil to a diffuser to relieve a dark mood, anxiety, jittery nerves and tension. This oil has a relaxing aroma that promotes sleep and helps regulates appetite.
9. Sandalwood Oil
It is said that when you buy Sandalwood oil today you are making an investment for tomorrow since you will reap its benefits for decades to come. This wonderful, sweet smelling oil with its refreshing balsamic, woodsy and earthy aroma retains its fragrance for years if stored right. Diffuse this oil to deepen your meditation and harmonize, balance and ground your mind, body and emotions.
10. Jasmine Oil
Like Rose and Sandalwood oils, pure Jasmine oil is expensive. It has a warm, sweet and exotic floral fragrance which makes you smell and feel good. The uplifting fragrance of Jasmine oil can elevate mood and induce a positive, cheerful feeling.
Other Top Smelling Essential Oils
Apart from the above 10 best smelling essential oils for your home or workplace, we can also recommend oils like Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Pine, Clary Sage, Juniper, Grapefruit and Eucalyptus.
Best Essential Oil Room Freshener Blend Recipes
To help you get started with blending oils choose one of these recipes to elevate your mood and suit your circumstances. One of the recipes is ideal for Christmas or other festive celebrations.
- 4 drops each Sandalwood and Lavender oils
- 2 drops Geranium oil
Mix the oils and store them in a dark colored glass bottle. Add the oils to your diffuser. You can also use the blend as a bath oil.
Christmas/Festive House Spray
- 2 drops each of Pine/Fir/Spruce oil and Clove oil
- 1 drop Cinnamon oil
- 8 drops of Sweet Orange oil
Combine the oils and dilute it with 10 fl. oz. of water. Fill the mixture in a spray bottle or plant mister and spray all over the house.
As a precaution note that too much inhalation of these concentrated oils may cause dizziness, headaches, or eye and breathing irritation. So dilute the oils well. If you are using them with a diffuser, follow the instructions given on the unit. You might even want to tweak your blends a bit (make them more or less concentrated) to suit your needs.
Also, remember essential oils are naturally volatile, so keep them away from fire or heat sources.
Enjoy Your Amazing Aromatic Discovery!
Essential oils are simply amazing for making your home smell great and they work especially well in bathrooms, kitchens, closets and hallways. So go ahead…get the full benefits of these 10 aromatic oils on their own or blended with each other.
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Author Bio: Jill Holiday, Publisher – PURE WILD OILS e-magazine; Jill is a full-time resident of Bali, Indonesia. When she’s not free-diving in the Indian Ocean, Jill writes about the therapeutic and practical uses for Nature’s natural oils at Pure Wild Oils https://purewildoils.com. She is committed to discovering and using Mother Nature’s alternative solutions to harmful man-made chemical products.