According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a recent report on indoor air quality states “a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors”.
While you may not be able to control the pollutants outside, you can control the air inside your home. To keep you and your family safe from harmful toxins, say goodbye to synthetic fragrances from candles, air fresheners, household cleaners and other scented products in your home. This doesn’t mean you have to give up the wonderful aromas you love so much.
One of the easiest and safest ways to freshen and clean the air in your home, as well as reduce your toxic load is to diffuse pure essential oils. Diffusing essential oils offers a natural alternative to scented candles, air fresheners, plugins, and more—and it’s simple to do. Just add water and essential oil, and then turn the diffuser on.
Looking for some diffuser blends to help you purify the air in your home? Maybe you want to get rid of funky smells coming from the kitchen. Perhaps you are tired of the musty aroma from the gym bag or sweaty shoes. No matter where you are, you can purify the air using essential oils by making your own diffuser blend. Here are a few essential oil diffuser blends:
- 3 drops Purify, 2 drops Pink Pepper oil, 1 drop Green Mandarin oil
- 2 drops Eucalyptus oil, 2 drops Lemon oil, 1 drop Thyme oil
- 2 drops Tea Tree oil, 2 drops Arborvitae oil, 1 drop Marjoram oil
- 3 drops Lemon oil, 3 drops Green Mandarin oil, 2 drops Juniper Berry oil
- 2 drops Lime oil, 2 drops Marjoram oil, 2 drops Douglas Fir oil
- 3 drops Siberian Fir oil, 3 drops Lemon oil, 1 drops Cypress oil
If you are looking to start diffusing essential oils in your home, consider the Aroma Essentials Collection. This kit includes a beautiful glass diffuser and 10 essential oils and blends that are designed to purify your air and provide an aromatic atmosphere without the toxins.
Want extra ways to improve the air quality in your home? Here are a few ideas:
Get Some House Plants. Inviting nature itself into your home is always a reliable way to refresh the air in your home. Snake plants, pothos, spider plants, ferns, fiscus trees, and chrysanthemums are just a few house plants that are excellent for giving your space and air a clear feel.
Change or Clean Your HVAC Filter. When was the last time you changed your HVAC filter? Depending on your filter and system, they need to be replaced anywhere from monthly to yearly, so setting a calendar or phone reminder can be helpful. Dust and particles accumulate in carpets and on other surfaces around the home, so dusting and vacuuming regularly can also improve the air in your space.
Air Out the House. There’s nothing quite like a big breath of fresh air, and your house would probably like that too. Open some windows and let the outside air in. Doing this regularly will improve the ventilation in your home.
What are some of your favorite oils or blends to help purify the air in your home? Write a comment below!
Watch this 90 second video to learn about how the air in your home can affect your toxic load.