Wednesday Wellness – Fragrances for Home

Typical Uses In & Around The Home!

Having a unique and natural fragrance dispersed into the atmosphere of your home or office helps to stimulate the senses. In a refreshing blend of pure and natural essential oils derived from the different parts of the plants such as flowers, berries, leaves, and barks, aromatherapy techniques are able to provide maximum therapeutic effects both to the body and the mind.

On top of that, essential oils blend well with other products that allow them to be used in and around the home. From diffusers to air freshener sprays and disinfectants, you should not underestimate the power of ridding your home of the scent of bleach and other strong household cleaners.

Think of how it feels to breathe in fresh, healthy air. This is what happens when you use essential oils to maintain a clean home – you and your whole family will be able to breathe easier and feel better – all of this by using natures essential oils.

We have put together a list of common household product requirements that can be replaced with essential oils and mixes thereof.

Remember that essential oils are very strong so follow each recipe with great care. Less is more when making essential oil treatments.

Diffuser Mixtures

Essential oil diffusers are good for freshening up the air inside your home, creating a welcoming atmosphere that is truly relaxing whilst completely free of the use of artificial chemicals of any kind. Get a better sleep, stay alert, feel relaxed, uplift the spirit, and enjoy a romantic atmosphere with the useful and therapeutic aromatherapy diffusers.

Diffuser recipes

For Attentiveness – 1 drop Cypress, 2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Lemon, 1 drop Pine.
For Recharging – 2 drops Fennel, 3 drops Juniper, 3 drops Lemongrass.
For Alertness – 2 drops Eucalyptus, 3 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Tangerine.
For Motivation – 2 drops Basil, 4 drops Bergamot, 1 drop Clove, 2 drops Ginger.
For Lucidity – 2 drops Bay, 3 drops Ginger, 2 drops Rosemary.
For Calmness – 2 drops Chamomile, 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram.
For Harmony – 2 drops Benzoin, 2 drops Rose, 3 drops Verbena.
For Peacefulness – 4 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Clary Sage, 3 drops Cypress.
For Soothing – 2 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Melissa, 2 drops Patchouli.
To Increase Socialisation – 3 drops Litsea Cubeba, 3 drops Rosemary.
To Relax – 3 drops Lavender, 1 drop Sandalwood.
For the Kitchen – 1 drop basil, 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Rosemary.
For the Bathroom – 1 drop Basil, 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Rosemary.
For the Bedroom – 2 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Jasmine, 2 drops Ylang Ylang.
For the Office – 2 drops Caraway, 3 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Ginger.

Fragrances For Home - Diffusers | Sienna’s Rose
Fragrances For Home - Bathroom Sprays | Sienna’s Rose

Bathroom Air Freshener Spray

Fill a pump-spray bottle with 500ml of distilled water then add the following essential oils:

  • 5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops Sage essential oil
  • 5 drops Thyme essential oil
  • 10 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Shake this mixture well before each use. Spray every day to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

Disinfectant Spray

  • 3 drops Cinnamon Leaf
  • 5 drops Pine Needle
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Bergamot
  • 1/8 t. Sunshine Concentrate
  • 30 ounces water

Combine essential oils with Sunshine Concentrate and water in a 32 oz. trigger spray bottle. Spray on and wipe surface dry. Disinfects countertops, stovetops and tile.

Fragrances For Home - Disinfectant Sprays | Sienna’s Rose
Fragrances For Home - Cleaning Products | Sienna’s Rose

Lavender and Tea Tree Cleaner

  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Mix all ingredients together and stir until dry ingredients dissolve. Pour into spray bottle for long-term storage and use. Spray as needed on any surface except glass. Scrub and rinse with a clean damp, cloth.

These are just some of the alternative uses for essential oils, but what a great, natural way to keep the home clean and smelling fresh – without using bleach or other strong chemicals!

We’d love to hear how you use essential oils in and around your home, or whether you’ve tried any of other recipes above! Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

Until next time,

Sienna’s Rose

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