Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile products available and can be combined with countless other flavours to create tailored scents. Diffusion is the simplest way to improve the scent of your home and create a welcoming environment.
Read on to learn more about the scent palette of lavender oil and essential oil combinations to try.
How Do I Make My House Smell Good With Lavender?
If you’re looking to achieve a soft, welcoming, floral scent in your home, diffusing lavender essential oil is the simplest strategy to follow.
A diffuser can help create an inviting home environment by emitting essential oils into the air. You might choose to use a scent that reminds you of a particular place — citronella, for example, can recall summers spent at the beach.
Lavender tends to be relatively light and fresh, making it an excellent choice for diffusion in a home or office space. It’s reminiscent of pine, which can be associated with forest getaways or outdoor adventures.
How Do You Use Lavender Oil in a Diffuser?
Using lavender oil in a diffuser is very straightforward and will quickly help improve the aroma of a room.
Each diffuser might be slightly different, so be sure to read the instructions that come with your device before starting it up.
Start by working out which room you want to place your diffuser in. Keep in mind that diffusers aren’t always safe to use around pets, depending on which scent you are using. Do your research, place the diffuser in a room where there is plenty of space and ventilation and speak to your vet if you have any questions before use.
Once you’ve decided on a room, position the diffuser in a central location where the scent can be dispersed evenly. Consider placing a towel underneath to catch any extra moisture.
Lift the top from the diffuser (refer to manufacturer’s instructions if you have any issues) and fill with room temperature water. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, plus any other scent you want to combine. Replace the top of the diffuser and switch it on.
It may take you a little time to judge how much essential oil you need depending on the size of your room. It’s a good idea to start lower and gradually increase until you are happy with the intensity of the scent.
What Can I Mix With Lavender in a Diffuser?
Essential oils can be combined to create unique, tailored scents that will quickly become associated with your home.
Combining scents is an art form — it takes some knowledge and skill to create an aroma that is balanced and inviting. Here are some top tips for mixing essential oils to guarantee you’re happy with the end result.
Mixing Essential Oils
Essential oils tend to fall into one of four categories: herbal, woody, floral, and citrus.
- Herbal: frankincense, clary sage, peppermint, lemongrass, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree
- Woody: sandalwood, cinnamon, ginger, cedarwood, juniper, pine
- Floral: lavender, geranium, rose geranium
- Citrus: lemon, sweet orange, lime, tangerine, citronella
Oils from the same category tend to blend well together, so rose geranium and lavender essential oils should create a welcoming scent. Once you’ve developed a good understanding of each category, you can start mixing and matching to see what scent combinations you can build.
As you build your confidence, you might even reach the point where you combine more than two essential oil aromas — we’ve got some great combinations below that you can try!
In terms of actually mixing the oils, start with a test batch of just a few drops to ensure you’re happy with the scent. Allow the blend to rest for at least 24 hours before diffusing it for optimum results.
Lavender Essential Oil Combinations
As a floral essential oil, generally speaking, lavender will blend well with other floral oils, as well as woody oils and citrus oils. Try these combinations to see for yourself!
- Lavender, frankincense, and orange essential oils
- Lavender, clary sage, and ylang ylang essential oils
- Lavender, clary sage, ginger, and cinnamon bark essential oils
- Lavender and cedarwood essential oils
- Lavender, tangerine, and eucalyptus essential oils
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N-Essentials is your best destination for lavender essential oil. With sizes ranging from 15mL to larger bulk sizes, our 100% pure lavender essential oil can be used for everything from diffusion to skin products — just be sure to add an appropriate carrier oil before applying topically!
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