Now that “winter” has hit, some worse than others depending on where you live, your house is most likely closed up all day or the majority of the time. If you are like me and hate having your house closed up because you like the fresh air, there’s a quick and healthy fix to the problem…
If your furnace is on, like mine, all you have to do is add a little essential oil to your furnace filter and let the furnace do the work for you. Here’s the fast, simple and healthy way to add healthy fragrance to your house.
Take a small glass spray bottle and add 5 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil or mix to the bottle. Add mineral water to the bottle until diluted. I tend to dilute more for this since the smell will go through the entire house. Then gently shake the bottle and you are ready to spray. I spray the furnace filter at the beginning of the month, when I change it, and again in the middle of the month. You can spray it as many times as you want. Just remember that even though you can’t smell the essential oil anymore doesn’t mean the smell isn’t still in the air, so don’t spray the filter daily – it will be too much!
For those families that are fighting colds I would suggest adding peppermint to your furnace filter mix. Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and helps with clearing your sinuses.
*** This trick also works in the summer when the air conditioning is on