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Using Essential Oils to Clean the Air

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Chad Pegura | 58 comments

Using Essential Oils to Clean the Air

According to research by the EPA, or the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend around 90% of our time indoors. This means that 90% of the air we breathe is indoor air, rather than the fresh air one would breathe while outside. Indoor air can be polluted with all types of allergens, and because they’re not seen, you typically don’t realize you’re breathing them in. These indoor pollutants can worsen allergy symptoms, they can exacerbate asthma, and they can leave you feeling run down throughout the day. For those with sinus conditions or easily irritated sinuses, these pollutants can even leave you feeling like you’re battling a cold you can’t quit, when it’s in truth the pollutants tricking you into thinking you’re getting sick.

Essential oils when diffused do a lot more than just aromatherapy, they can also help to cleanse the air you breathe. When using the right essential oils in your nebulizing diffuser, microbes, fungal spores, and other pollutants are no match, and you can reap the therapeutic rewards of the oils while simultaneously leaving your home with cleaner, fresher, and healthier air.

What Essential Oils Should I Use to Improve Air Quality?

Some essential oils are perfect for improving air quality, and others when diffused may release volatile organic compounds that can potentially irritate asthmatic conditions. For this reason, it’s important to know what essential oils to use in air purifying, and there are several you can choose from. The oils that work best for purifying and improving air quality are:

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the natural soother, and there are a ton of uses for this oil in aromatherapy and air purifying. The antimicrobial properties of lavender essential oil has been shown to be effective in eradicating airborne fungi and bacteria within a span of 30 to 60 minutes, two of the most common airborne irritants found in the average home. On top of this air purifying benefit, you also receive the relaxation and tension relief benefits of the natural lavender scent. Because lavender has such a positive effect on sleep, and pure air aids in better rest, this is a great purification method to use before bedtime to achieve maximum benefit.

Thyme

Thyme essential oil not only has antibacterial properties to purify normal indoor air allergens, but this is the oil you want to purify air when seasonal bugs are making their round around your home. Not the insect type of bug, but the type of bug that you can’t see, the kind that gets your family down and out for weeks at a time especially during the fall and winter months.

Tea Tree

Tea tree essential oil is a superhero when it comes to antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Cleansing the air with tea tree essential oils helps to rid the air of germs spread around during cold and flu season, while also taking care of spores and other common air allergens.

Using Essential Oils to Clean the Air

Why Clean the Air Using Essential Oils?

Purifying your indoor air is important, but do you know why? Poor indoor air can have quite a few effects on your health, and with how much time the average person spends indoors, these pollutants can really begin to take a toll on how you feel. Some of the most common effects of poor indoor air quality are sore throat, sinus irritation and congestion, cough, watery eyes, and even itchy skin. By keeping your air clean, you can help to alleviate these symptoms, and provide yourself with the air your body needs to feel its best without the irritation.

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25 Responses

Carol
Carol

March 31, 2019

Useful info for my new diffuser!

Maggie warner
Maggie warner

March 30, 2019

Loved learning about aromatherapy oils and why we use them and the ones ok for my puppy

Ginger
Ginger

March 25, 2019

I love diffusing tea tree and lavender together!

Sandra Burns
Sandra Burns

March 25, 2019

This is awesome.

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

March 25, 2019

I use tea tree oil.

SCOTT BRUNSKILL
SCOTT BRUNSKILL

March 24, 2019

a big fan of you guys….orange is my fave

Ramos Chau
Ramos Chau

March 24, 2019

Thank you.
Very helpful information.
I hope you guys will continue to update this blog regularly.

Tina Columbo
Tina Columbo

March 24, 2019

I absolutely love my essential oils! Lavender and Orange are my favorites! Would love to try more essential oils! They are awesome!

Mike Mcnaulty
Mike Mcnaulty

March 24, 2019

This is a very well thought out article with lots of useful information,good job.

luca casale
luca casale

March 24, 2019

Always been a fan. I agree!

Leanne Saunders
Leanne Saunders

March 24, 2019

I’m very new to using EO’s, can’t wait ti try more

Sohair
Sohair

March 23, 2019

Shared all the useful information thanks

Sohair
Sohair

March 23, 2019

The diffuser and oils sounds great ty

Robyn Brooks
Robyn Brooks

March 23, 2019

I can’t wait to try Thyme for a fresher home <3

Sherri
Sherri

March 23, 2019

I love this and use a diffuser daily for this purpose!!

Kathleen
Kathleen

March 23, 2019

Thank you for sharing your knowledge here. I’m looking forward to learning more about defusing. If only I had thought using Thyme through this past winter.

Richard A Becker
Richard A Becker

March 23, 2019

This is a lot of really great information. I learned a lot reading it.

KB
KB

March 23, 2019

A great article; I am in recovery from NTM and very conscious of air quality. Knew about lavender, but looking forward to trying the tea tree and thyme. Thanks for the information!

Emoke
Emoke

March 23, 2019

Can’t wait to try the diffuser! I live in Dubai where it is very dusty and the a/c is on all the time.

Barrie
Barrie

March 22, 2019

I like the idea of diffusing thyme. I never thought of using it but it sounds great.

Lisa N
Lisa N

March 22, 2019

Great information, thank you!

Lisa
Lisa

March 22, 2019

I appreciate the information. I’m often wanting to freshen the air in my kitchen especially

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

March 22, 2019

I have COPD so I use either a BREATHE or Eucalyptus a lot. A neighbor stopped by today and could not stop talking about how good my apartment smelled. And I am in it but don’t really notice the scent.

Jonaline David
Jonaline David

March 21, 2019

Tea Tree is a must in our home it should no be run out. I am looking forward to try the EOs of organic aroma and counting the day until my order of Nebulizing diffuser arrived.

Beverly Will
Beverly Will

March 21, 2019

What about pets? Are there oils that should Not be diffused with animals in the house? Not just cats& dogs, how about birds? Or mist settling in fish tank water? Just curious for the creatures sake.

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