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The Best Essential Oils to Use as Air Fresheners

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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 as well. 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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    Lavender

    Lavender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Essential Oils to Use as Air Fresheners
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    Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) relaxes you and makes you more alert. It can balance any personality. It smells great diffused in a room.
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    Rose

    Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Essential Oils to Use as Air Fresheners
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    Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) stimulates the mind and helps promote a sense of well-being. This is likely to be an oil you will use in a blend, rather than on its own.
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    Lemon

    Lemon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Essential Oils to Use as Air Fresheners
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    Lemon essential oil (Bioflavonoid) aids in relaxation and can be used for many medical uses as well.
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    Sandalwood

    Sandalwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Essential Oils to Use as Air Fresheners
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    Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum album) works to balance the emotions and can be diffused in your home.
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