Did you know you don’t need to spray toxin filled aerosols to get rid of germs in the air and to freshen up your home?! That’s right! There is a safer alternative. We love to use essential oils to purify the air in our home and leave it smelling great at the same time. It’s your lucky day because I’m going to share with you our three favorite diffuser blends to purify the air.
Why Not Commercial Air Fresheners?
But first, let me tell you why those commercial air fresheners are so bad for you. A lot of them contain chemicals that affect reproduction and development and can cause cancer, aka endocrine disruptors called phthalates. Yuck! Furthermore, many of them contain “fragrance”. What is in the fragrance they use? Well your guess is as good as mine because, by law, the term fragrance is what they can use instead of listing their “trade secret” ingredients. So, who knows what the heck you are inhaling.
I highly suggest researching the ingredients on your commercial air freshener before you use it one more time. The EWG website has an easy to read rating system that you can use as well. And how creepy is this, the U.S. National Library of Medicine conducted testing which found hidden dangers in commercial air fresheners. You can read about that here. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/airfresheners.pdf
There Is Proof
According to a study published by PubMed, essential oils can slow bacterial growth in the air. You can read the abstract to that study here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22751732. While another study, Antimicrobial Properties of Plant Essential Oils against Human Pathogens and Their Mode of Action: An Updated review, claims, “Essential oils have the ability to hamper the growth of a diverse range of pathogens because of the presence of natural compounds produced by the organs of plants.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/
Now that we got that scary part over with, here are the diffuser blends I mentioned earlier.
5 drops Purification
2 drops Lemon
This blend is made up of just two essential oils, Purification and Lemon. Purification is a great blend by itself but I like how the Lemon takes it up a notch. Purification is a blend of six essential oils: Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
5 drops Citrus Fresh
3 Drops Thieves
This diffuser blend has two oils that are already blends haha. Young Living really knows how to blend their oils. This one includes Citrus Fresh and Thieves. Citrus Fresh is a fresh blend of Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Lemon and Spearmint. While Thieves is a spicy blend of 5 essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. A research study called Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Aerosols showed a reduction in the bacteria when Thieves was used.
4 drops Thieves
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Copaiba
This one also has Thieves in it. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thieves. We diffuse it all the time and put it in our immune support rollers as well. You can find that recipe here. Along with Thieves it has the amazing Frankincense and Copaiba oils added to it.
There a ton more great diffuer blends to freshen up your home that you can use in place of the toxic commercial air fresheners. But for now, here are three to get you started. Check out the section labeled Diffuser Blends on this blog for more great blends!
Still need your essential oils?
I do have to say one more time, I ONLY USE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS. They are 100% pure. No pesticides touch the crops. There are no additives in the oils. No watering down. Distilled at the right time of year for the specific plant. They are distilled at the right temperature, for the right amount of time (no short cuts here). To read more about Young Living and their seed to seal guarantee go to www.seedtoseal.com and you will see why I only use them. PLUS, I cannot speak to the quality of other brands and can’t guarantee they will be any good at all.
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