The Best Essential Oils To Use As Air Fresheners

Over 80 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Essential Oils To Use As Air Fresheners
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Vote up the essential oils that make great air fresheners.

The most popular essential oils for air fresheners include lemon, orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, peppermint, and cedarwood. Aromatherapy is an effective method to naturally freshen the scent of your home. Essential oils are great when used in a diffuser, and many can be mixed to create your own fresh scent. Which essential oils are best to use as an air freshener?

Aromatherapy can help keep your home feeling and smelling fresh and clean, with added health benefits. For thousands of years, essential oils have been known to deliver beneficial healing properties to your body. When properly inhaled or diffused, they can relieve pain, provide antibacterial protection, and even aid in emotional therapy.

Cast your votes below for the essential oils you always turn to when needing a home air freshener, or add an essential oil that makes a great air freshener, but isn't already on the list.

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    27 VOTES
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    Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum verum) has the abilities to balance blood sugars, minimize inflammation, and combat infection. It is a natural immune system booster, natural antiviral fungal remedy that also combats bacterial infections. It is best used in a diffuser.
    27 votes
  • 2
    35 VOTES


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    Lemon essential oil (Bioflavonoid) aids in relaxation and can be used for many medical uses as well.
    35 votes
  • 3
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    Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) has calming effects and smells great when diffused.
    13 votes
  • 4
    22 VOTES
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    Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) helps with the symptoms of depression and is great diffused in your home.
    22 votes
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    Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha viridis) is useful for headaches, migraines, nervous conditions, asthma, fatigue, stress, bronchitis, sinusitis, and acne.
    12 votes
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    14 VOTES
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    Cardamom Essential Oil (Cardomomi Fructus) is useful for intestinal spasms, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, urinary problems, gas, constipation, loss of appetite and liver problems. It is great when used in a diffuser.
    14 votes