20 Essential Oils for Purifying the Air

20 Essential Oils for Purifying the Air (Part 1)

We humans tend to spend a relatively large proportion of our time indoors, more often than not because our jobs tie us to desks and office spaces. It seems logical, then, that we should pay close attention to the quality of the air that we breathe during those indoors hours and make sure that it is as clean and pure as can be.

Especially during the winter months, breathing in a lot of heated, stale air can put quite a bit of strain on our bodies: We get dehydrated and feel generally stressed, but often we don’t really know why. Very frequently the cause of this stress is insufficient air quality. Therefore, we need to take steps to make sure that we have sufficient levels of humidity in the air and to make it as pure as we possibly can.

So how do we do that? One good and safe way is to use essential oils to purify the air inside our homes and workspaces. Here are 20 essential oils for purifying the air:

  1. Eucalyptus

    This essential oil is made from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. This oil comes with a fresh and penetrating scent. Eucalyptus is also often used in cold-care products.

  2. Frankincense

    Frankincense has a long history of being used in perfumes and incense. The essential oil produced from frankincense is characterised by a balsamic aroma. It is also used for creams for treating skin ageing.

  3. Lemon

    This essential oil is processed from the peel of fresh fruits. Lemon essential oil is sweet scented and is well-suited for use in purifying the air. It can also be used for cleansing blemishes of the skin.

  4. Balsam Fir

    This essential oil can evoke images of the mountainside and of forests. Aside from purifying the air, balsam fir can also help in lifting the spirit.

  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh has a spicy and earthy aroma that has long been used for incense. It has also been used for treating aged skin. But the best use of myrrh for you would be to purify the air inside your house.

  6. Sweet Orange

    This kind of essential oil is extracted from the fresh peels of orange. It can really be refreshing. Not only will this essential oil purify the air inside your place but it can also lift your spirits and cheer you up. It is also perfect for spreading a positive atmosphere around your place.

  7. White Camphor

    If you want to have soothing and rather medicinal scent while purifying the air in your place then you should use white camphor. Camphor has long been associated with rubs and salves.

  8. Ginger

    Ginger has an earthy scent. It has long been used as a modifier of other essential oils but it can also be useful for purifying air.

  9. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit has a citrus scent that is popular with kids. If you have children at home then this is an excellent choice for air purification.

  10. Helichrysum

    Helichrysum comes from the island of Corsica and it has an herb-like scent. It can be a great choice for purifying the air in your house.

Summary: 20 Essential Oils for Purifying the Air (Part 1)

These are just some of the essential oils that you can use to purify the air inside your home and sat the same time create an atmosphere that is conducive to stress reduction as well.

Continued in 20 Essential Oils for Purifying the Air – Part 2

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