Which essential oil smells the best in your home? Chances are everyone will have a different answer because scent is entirely subjective. A major part of what makes a smell “good” is personal taste and preference. It could be a distant happy memory associated with the scent of a bouquet of flowers received at graduation or an experience in nature with the flowers or blooming trees from a beautiful hike. But scent is not the only story with essential oils. The functional benefits are as important. According to aromatherapists, your body reacts differently to different oils. So, what does this mean? Trust your sniffer but learn more about the specific mood or feeling you are looking for and experiment with scent in a new way. You see, when it comes to choosing the best smelling essential oils, there is no right or wrong answer. The truth is that some oils are known and therefore more popular than others. Since there are so many to choose from, we curated our favorite five home scents for you.
Lavender is undoubtedly one of the most popular essential oils. While it is surely valued for its medicinal properties, its fragrance plays a major part in its universal popularity. If you have ever been to a lavender field or even crossed a lavender bush, you will surely know that it has a calming smell that can be described as fresh and mildly floral. If you like floral scents but want to venture beyond lavender, you can also opt for jasmine and geranium.
There is something so vibrant and refreshing about the smell of oranges that people can’t help but fall in love with it. It also has varying effects on people. Some feel calm and relaxed when they smell orange while others feel revitalized. It is known for its mood-boosting and uplifting property, which makes it a great home fragrance.
Eucalyptus is another popular essential oil that has a memorable scent. It is characterized by a distinctive astringent and herbal not that makes people feel revived. Usually, eucalyptus oil is used in diffusers to spread the fragrance around a room, but you can also put a few drops in your laundry and your clothes will smell wonderful too.
Want your home to smell like a warm summer morning every day? Get some rose essential oil for your diffuser or a rose room perfume. One of the rarer and more expensive essential oils, rose is known for its sweet lingering scent. Known as the “queen of oils”, it also blends well with other oils like lavender and orange. Since it is so expensive try gardenia, rosewood or geranium for similar floral notes.
The popularity of peppermint is quite hard to ignore, given that its everywhere, from toothpaste to your favorite holiday drink at Starbucks. It has such a refreshing and clean scent that it also makes for a great fragrance for your home. Some people also use it to fend of insects, including spiders. Spearmint, a close species is equally minty but less medicinal and a favorite to lift a room.
While single note essential oils are very popular, you can also find essential oil blends or synergies that smell like perfume and have more sophisticated scent profiles and significant mood benefits. Since single note oils are best used in diffusers due to their cost being significantly more affordable then blends this is a very popular use. Always be careful with single note oils, they must be diluted with a carrier or can be harmful, cause allergic reactions and can irritate skin and nose.
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