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The Essential Oils You Need For Every Part of Your Home

Whether you're eating, sleeping, or lounging around, you can feel a hundred percent relaxed with these picks

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It’s been proven that essential oils can affect your mind and body; from uplifting your mood to even curing that persistent cough. Given these benefits, you may want to use it to improve and alter the atmosphere in your space as well.

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By simply adding a few drops of the right oils in a diffuser, you can create a relaxing ambiance that can be enjoyed by your family and guests. Take note of these essential oils you can use in the different rooms in your home:

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In the living room or entryway

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In most homes, the living room or entryway welcomes guests into the space. To create a lasting impression or to help you feel relaxed the moment you step inside, you can use cinnamon or cedarwood. Cinnamon is great not only because it smells fantastic which will make your home inviting, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe those aches and pains after a long day at work. Cedarwood, on the other hand, helps in stabilizing your mood. So if you’re feeling anxious about going to work or feeling down when arriving home, this will help uplift and calm you.

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In the kitchen

Since we store and cook perishable goods in the kitchen, it's a given that funky smells and bacteria dominate the space. To counter these, lemon is the essential oil you can count on. Not only does the crisp and clean scent rid the room of lingering food smells, it also has antibacterial properties to keep the area clear of unwanted germs.

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In the dining room

To make meals more enjoyable, it's a must to have a vibe that stimulates the appetite. Diffusing some bergamot in the dining area will definitely do the trick. Make a note to avoid essential oils that have stronger scents that will deter your appetite. As much as possible, avoid peppermints, gingers, and similar overwhelming scents.

In the home office

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On days when you’re not in the best mood to work, rosemary essential oil can give you the mental clarity you need to get started. Peppermint is also a great oil to get a whiff of when you need to focus and concentrate.

In the bathroom

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Our bathrooms have a tendency to feel stuffy from time to time. Steam from the shower mixed with smells from the trash bin and the toilet can produce unwanted smells. To keep it smelling clean and fresh, diffuse some eucalyptus or tea tree oil. These are also great because they possess antibacterial properties and can also stimulate the mind; a great start to your day.

In the bedroom

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It’s commonly known that the perfect essential oil to use in the bedroom is lavender. It’s a relaxing essential oil that aids sleep. Aside from lavender, you can also use jasmine. It's calming and can evoke the feeling of intimacy as well.

In the balcony/garden

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This is quite a no brainer—citronella is still the best essential oil to use for outdoor areas to ward off mosquitoes and other bugs. Not only that, it can also uplift your mood so you can enjoy your relaxation time outdoors.

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