Natural, essential oils are derived from nature and smell amazing. The superior, natural fragrance of essential oils can be used to scent any room or space. There are many ways to fragrance a room and many methods which do not require any special equipment or expense.
The natural aroma of essential oils is superior to any synthetic or modified fragrance. Not only is the fragrance more diverse and satisfying but you will also benefit from the therapeutic properties of plants that comfort, refresh and support health, mood and wellbeing. Read on to find out how to use essential oil fragrance in your home and other spaces.
Fragrancing a Room or Space
You can use essential oils to fragrance almost any room or area that you wish. Fragrancing is simple, provides a joyful aroma, enhances atmosphere and can lift the mood. Use in these spaces and more:
A single room – bedroom, kitchen, laundry, child’s bedroom, etc
Your home – create a welcoming aroma for guests.
Car – refresh your car.
Workspace – enhance and support concentration.
Methods of Fragrancing
The methods of fragrancing a room are diverse. Whilst vaporisers are the best known method, essential oils can be used in a wide range of vessels to disperse lingering scents into a room or space. You can apply drops of oil to any of these to achieve fragrance:
Vaporisers – fragrancers, burners and diffusers.
Bowls of water – baths and showers.
Atomizers – perfume bottles and sprays.
Light bulb rings.
Potpourri – mixture of dried plant materials, flowers or bark.
Amount of Fragrance
Essential oil fragrances are concentrated and therefore only drops of the oil need to be used to achieve the desired aroma. An essential oil dropper is used to extract drops of oil from the bottle.
Essential Oil Dropper
An essential oil dropper is a small glass tube with a rubber cap. When the glass tube is gently placed into the essential oil and the rubber cap is squeezed and released the essential oil solution will be drawn up into the glass tube. You can then gently press on the rubber cap to release drops of essential oil one at a time.
Alternatively, a Straw!
A straw can be used if you do not have an essential oil dropper. Place the straw in the bottle, just near the top to avoid waste, put your finger over the top to seal it and then use the drops of essential oil as required. Don’t take your finger off the top until the straw is back in the bottle and then you can release what wasn’t used back into the bottle.
Using essential oils to perfume and fragrance can be overpowering. Err on the side of caution as less if often more! Essential oils should always be diluted, should not be inhaled directly or ingested.
Fragrancing with Oil of Cloves
Warm, Rich & Comforting
Household odours – Combine 2 drops each of Oil of Cloves and Lemon Oil for warm, fresh and uplifting aroma. The fungicidal properties of Oil of Cloves will also help to clear away airborne mould.
Wellbeing - Use in a vaporiser to improve mood and memory, uplift the spirits and stimulate the mind.
Fragrancing with Lavender Oil
Relaxing, Calming, Soothing
Deodorise - Dilute 5-6 drops into a spray bottle to deodorise kitchens, laundries, bedrooms and bench tops. Add 3-4 drops to a vaporiser to naturally deodorise the air.
Promote ease and calm - Add 2-3 drops to a tissue or hankerchief to breathe throughout the day;
Sleep and restfulness – Place 3-4 drops under the pillow to promote sleep and to help calm restless children or use a few drops in the final rinse of sheets and bed linen for a calming aroma.
De-Stress - Lavender Essential Oil makes for a truly wonderful and indulgent relaxation bath. Particularly useful at the end of a difficult or stressful day, add 6-12 drops to your warm bath. After a good ½ hour soak in the bath wrap yourself in a thick, warmed towel and head to bed for a peaceful sleep.
Fragrancing with Lemon Oil
Refreshing, Uplifting, Motivating
Refresh – Use 5-6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil in a spray bottle to clean and freshen surfaces.
Purify the Air - Add 3-4 drops of oil to a vaporiser to naturally deodorise, imparting a delightful and uplifting aroma in your home.
Mood - Also good in a vaporiser for relieving feelings of irritation by uplifting the mood and improving concentration by clearing the mind.
Fragrancing with Tea Tree Oil
Fresh, Clean, Strong
Air purity – Antimicrobial and antiviral properties can help to improve indoor air quality, deodorise and instill a clean, fresh fragrance.
Mood – The strong, fresh scent of Tea Tree Oil can help to alleviate mental fatigue.
When you become accustomed to using essential oils as a fragrance in your home you will begin to realise how artificial and offensive other chemical scented products are, even the one’s that claim to have some natural fragrance.