1. Frankincense Essential Oils
I was gifted about 10 essential oils for Christmas this year (thanks Mum) Anyway, Frankincense helps to lift depression and anxiety. January is so new and full of changes, sometimes those changes are ones we impose on ourselves and other times it is just the anticipation of the start of a New Year. Therefore diffusing this oil helps pick everyone up and smells amazing! I love that my little diffuser stays mainly in the lounge but the aromas can reach our upstairs.
2. Eucalyptus Blue Gum Essential Oils
I am a huge lover of Olbas Oil, to me, I find these scents really similar. But I love Eucalyptus for its mucus melting properties! I always use Eucalyptus on the babies sheets in their bedrooms – sprinkled in the morning directly to the sheets means that the vapours diffuse into the room ready for sound sleeping later on.
3. Oregano Essential Oils
Mainly used in the lounge, Oregano is great for air purifying and warding off bacteria. We spend a lot of time as a family in the lounge and the babies generally play with the mist coming from the diffuser so I know this gets them a head start in fighting nursery germs!
4. Rosemary Essential Oils
Just smells lovely!! I love the outdoors, I love going to the woods and the calming feeling. Anything I can do to try and keep that feeling around is definitely on the cards for me. Rosemary had the added benefit of helping to improve memory, when we are reading or working on a pre-school topic it is my scent of choice! I actually get quite a lot of anxiety around not remembering enough of my children’s childhood so Rosemary and Oregano are kinda my favourites for now.
5. Peppermint Essential Oils
Bit of an odd one you might think! But actually peppermint, before being a breath freshener, is actually really good at settling tummies. When diffused as I am talking about peppermint is great for sinuses too.
It is very possible to mix these individual scents to make your own signature scent. I like very simple scents so one at a time is about all I can handle!
This is my diffuser from Amazon, gifted to me for my birthday in December. I whole heartedly love it. I would love to get one for every room to cater for everyone’s individual needs. For now though, the power of this little guy is simply amazing at changing the air in our whole house.