Aromatic way to tackle pollutants

Tackling indoor pollution gets easy once you get comfortable with various fragrances and different blends

By   |  Published: 4th Mar 2020  7:30 pm

We are exposed to various pollutants that surround us. Be it in our food, air, water, clothes, everyday products. The list is endless.And air pollution? This is one of the biggest problems that we all face in almost all metropolitan areas and big cities. We all know that outdoor air pollution is very risky and reforms need to be made in our ways of life to drastically reduce this. An even bigger risk is indoor pollution.

Most studies suggest that concentration of pollutants is higher indoors due to less ventilation. And the fact that we spend as much as 80 per cent or more of our lives indoors this is an important issue to be addressed.

Diffusing essential oils indoors is a great way to ensure that your house smells amazing along with relaxing your mind and those of loved ones at home plus clearing indoor air naturally, says Shubhra Chaturvedi, co-founder at Meraki Essentials.

Research has proven that diffusing certain oils will reduce fungus, mould and bacteria. Not only that, you can rid your air of possible viruses and infections that could cause illness!
Chaturvedi suggests investing in a good humidifier. Add some filtered water and add 6-8 drops of essential oils depending on the size of your room and the oil. It’s ideal to use it for about two hours in the morning and once in the evening.

Here are a few essential oils that should consider when diffusing:

  • Lavender
  •  Eucalyptus
  •  Tea Tree
  •  Lemongrass
  •  Clove
  •  Cinnamon

When you start to get comfortable with diffusing these oils, you can also start to try different blends of the same essential oils to create maybe a signature aroma for your home, or a relaxing blend before bedtime. Get creative!