Air purification is essential and important just as you clean your house on daily basis. You cannot see air does not mean it cannot get contaminated; air carries dust particles, odors, animal hair, pollen grains, germs, viruses and what not. Purifying air on daily basis can provide continuous supply of good air filled with oxygen and no pollutants. Essential oils are the best air purifiers and do not contain toxic substances like commercially available room fresheners. Essential oil diffusers can be used to add a burst of fragrance to your house along with purifying air. Here are some essential oils you can use along with little information on how they work: More: Make your own essential oils >>
HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK TO PURIFY AIR?
Essential oils mainly cinnamon, lavender, citrus, sandalwood, peppermint, rosemary etc. have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Whenever these oils are diffused into the air, they come in contact with the dispersed bacterial cells, virus, antigens, dust particles etc. and kill the live cells and settle non-living matter on the floor. This way, essential oils helps purify air. Along with this, they also add fragrance so you can clearly skip your room freshener. More: Bedtime essential oil blends >>
To use essential oils, you can easily use an essential oil diffuser or add it in vodka/water and spray it everywhere in the room. Diffuser works better though since you have continuous diffusion of essential oil elements.
ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS TO PURIFY AIR
PEPPERMINT TEA TREE BLEND
You need 3 drops peppermint essential oil+ 2 drops tea tree essential oil. If you feel the smell is too minty or herbal to you or if you don’t like the smell of peppermint, you can add additional vanilla essential oil for a soothing minty-sweet fragrance.
WARM WOODY BLEND
You need 5 drops cedarwood essential oil + 1 drop cinnamon essential oil + 4 drops sandalwood essential oil. This blend not only will purify air but will also add a nice woody fragrance to your home which makes it perfect for cold weather. More: Best essential oil diffuser blends >>
Lavender in this is the main antimicrobial agent that kills germs in the air. You need 5 drops chamomile essential oil+ 10 drops lavender essential oil+ 5 drops sweet marjoram essential oil. For additional fragrance you can also add other floral essential oils to it.
It makes for a very fresh-smelling home, while cleaning the air of impurities at the same time. You need 2 drops tea tree oil+ 2 drops of lemon oil+ 2 drops lime oil.
CILANTRO LEMON BLEND
This blend can purify air also give a burst of fresh fragrance. You need 2 drops lemon oil+ 1 drop melaleuca oil+ 1 drop of cilantro essential oil.