• Emily Muffett

Top 3 essential oils for creating a fresh, clean and purifying scent for your home

Here's a quick and simple blend using 3 of the best essential oils to create a fresh, clean and purifying scent for your home.

This blend uses 3 Essential oils: Peppermint Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Tea Tree.

Eucalyptus dives: which is also known as Peppermint Eucalyptus, originates in Australia, It has a strong herbaceous, woody and minty scent. It's a wonderful essential oil with incredible anti-bacterial, decongestant, and antiseptic therapeutic properties. The stimulating aroma can help give you a mental boost when you are lacking energy, or feel tired. I find it has a really uplifting and revitalising scent that can help to leave your house smelling wonderfully fresh.

Lemon (Citrus limon): this essential oil has a refreshing, light and citrus scent. It is known in aromatherapy for its detoxifying, anti-infectious and immune-boosting therapeutic qualities. It can be useful for convalescence, and is pleasant to use for respiratory conditions. Its aroma is purifying, cleansing and uplifting.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is another really useful essential oil. It has a strong, clean and spicy smell, almost medicinal. It's known for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune-stimulating therapeutic properties, and has been used historically for it’s anti-infectious and healing qualities. It is a warming and drying oil, and it goes well with the Eucalyptus and Lemon to create an fresh, uplifting and purifying scent for your home or room.

Here’s a quick and effective way to diffuse essential oils in your home:

This method of diffusing essential oils, doesn't require any special equipment - you don't need to buy a special diffuser. It is very effective in vaporising the essential oils in steam, giving you a clean and pure result, that can be difficult to achieve with a traditional oil burner where the oils are heated by a candle which can overheat, scorch or burn the essential oils. Since discovering this method, I have found it quick and easy, and brilliant for freshening and lifting the atmosphere in a room. It is also a lovely way to create a scented welcome in the hallway or entrance area to your home.

First take a small ceramic or glass bowl, not plastic, and add 5-6 drops of essential oils. For this blend, I suggest using 2 drops of Lemon essential oil, 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil, and 1 to 2 drops of Peppermint Eucalyptus essential oil.

Next, carefully add some just-boiled water to the bowl. Immediately you will be able to experience the fresh citrus scent of the lemon oil, followed by the spicy almost medicinal scents of Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. It really smells clean, fresh and uplifting.

Take care to place the bowl on a flat, heat-resistant surface, out of reach of children and pets. The hot water enables the volatile essential oils to evaporate in the steam, scenting your home. The scent vaporises quickly and effectively and fills the room with a clean, pure and fresh scent of the oils. Depending on the size of your room and ventilation, it can last up to several hours. Once the water and oils have cooled and the vapour has gone, take care to dispose of the water and wash the bowl thoroughly for use another time.

Safety notes: this blend is not suitable for use in first three months of pregnancy, or to use in a household with children under the age of 10, or if anyone at home is allergic to essential oils. I’d always recommend to use fresh essential oils, and to close the bottles fully after use. Be careful to avoid getting any essential oil directly on your skin. If you do, then remove it immediately with some vegetable oil such as sunflower oil, and rinse well with warm water.

I hope you enjoy trying out this fresh and uplifting blend, and the simple, clean method to diffuse essential oils in your home.

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