The quality of air inside your home can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health problems, such as headaches, allergies, and respiratory issues. However, improving the quality of air in your home can be challenging, especially if you don't know where to start. Aromatherapy and essential oils are excellent options for improving indoor air quality. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to increase indoor air quality in your home using aromatherapy and essential oils.
1. Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser is a device that disperses essential oils into the air. Diffusers come in various forms, such as ultrasonic diffusers, nebulizing diffusers, and heat diffusers. Ultrasonic diffusers are the most common type of diffuser and work by breaking down essential oils into small particles that are then dispersed into the air.
To use an essential oil diffuser, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil to the water in the diffuser. Then, turn on the diffuser and let it run for a few hours. Some of the best essential oils for improving indoor air quality include peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, and lemon. (We recommend our NEW You Are Healthy Diffusing Oil -- It smells amazing in your home!)
2. Use Plant-Based Room Sprays
Essential oil sprays are another way to improve indoor air quality. We recently launched our line of pure plant room sprays, alcohol free, propylene glycol free and synthetic fragrance free - so you can feel good about spraying them in your home. We recommend 3-5 sprays depending on the size of the room to refresh your space. For Spring, we're loving our Restore Wellness room spray, made with Wildcrafted French Lavender and Australian Eucalyptus, turning your home into a refreshing spa.
3. Use Coconut Wax Candles
Coconut wax candles are a natural way to refresh the air in your home. Each essential oil contains hundreds of antibacterial, anti viral natural constituents that have the ability to enter the body through the olfactory system. They are easily absorbed through the skin, and can benefit the nerve and lymphatic system. Plant aromas have more to offer than just smelling good – they contain antiseptic and healing qualities as well. They may enhance or lift your mood and help keep the body and environment pure. For Spring, we're loving our brand new You Are Healthy Holistic 8oz candle, made with a medicinal blend of clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils.
4. Use Plants
Plants are an excellent way to improve indoor air quality, as they can help to remove toxins and pollutants from the air. Some of the best plants for improving indoor air quality include snake plants, spider plants, and peace lilies. Be sure to choose plants that are easy to care for and thrive in indoor environments.
5. Keep Your Home Clean
Keeping your home clean is crucial for improving indoor air quality. Dust and other particles can accumulate in your home, leading to poor air quality. Be sure to vacuum and dust your home regularly, and use natural cleaning products that are free from harmful chemicals. Opening your windows for just 15 minutes per day helps ventilate the space as well.
In conclusion, improving indoor air quality is essential for your health and well-being. Aromatherapy and essential oils are excellent options for improving indoor air quality. By using an essential oil diffuser, essential oil sprays, coconut wax candles, plants, and keeping your home clean, you can improve the air quality in your home and enjoy a healthier living environment.