Essential oils have many uses in New Jersey apartments. While you can clean with them, their main purposes deal with beauty and aromatherapy.

What’s the biggest benefit of aromatherapy? It can help change your mood! The right essential oil can energize you, help you relax, and even help you turn your whole living space into a calm, restful environment. After a stressful day at work, that’s key — and if a scent can help you achieve it, so much the better.

An aromatherapy diffuser is the main tool you need to make this calming environment happen in New Jersey apartments. You can place diffusers in more than one room of your home to really get the calming scents in the air.

And what are the most calming scents to create that tranquil space away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world?

  • Lavender
  • Cedar wood
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Vanilla
  • Spruce
  • Frankincense
  • Rosewood
  • Patchouli

If you don’t want to use a diffuser because the scent can linger longer than you’d like, then you can instead add a few drops to hot bathwater. The oils will scent the air in the bathroom, and the hot water will soothe sore and tired muscles. And if you prefer showers to baths, then (with the right carrier oil), just rub it on your skin to get the relaxation benefits.

It’s often said that our olfactory nerve center (a.k.a. sense of smell) has the most powerful effect on memory. Scents can help us recall memories thought long forgotten. Why not use this facet of the sense of smell to help reinforce the tranquil oasis you’ve tried to create in your home with essential oils — carry a small bottle of the essential oil you use the most frequently around with you, so that when you need that touch of home, it’s there with you. The scent will transport you back to the peaceful oasis you’ve created in your New Jersey apartment.