Amongst the 10 most polluted cities in the world, seven are in India. These reports say enough for us, city dwellers to rethink of our actions. However, research says that an average person stays indoors 90% of his/her time. The first question that arrives in our mind after reading such reports is, “what’s the immediate solution”. Indoor air is also contaminated by allergic germs and pollutants that we don’t realize on our day to day life.
It becomes extremely difficult for asthma and sinus patients to breathe in a polluted environment. They tend to struggle with cold, allergy and irritated sinus perpetually. Essential oils come in handy in this scenario. Their versatility ranges beyond just aromatherapy. They cleanse the air and fight the allergens, microbes and fungal spores present in the air.
Every essential oil has one or more purpose to solve. If some Essential oils cleanse the air and others might irritate asthmatic patients. Therefore it becomes important to know your oil before diffusing it in the air. Check out these essential oils that are perfect for improving the air quality:
- Lavender Essential Oil is certainly the multi-purpose oil. It’s the natural soother, helps in battling against insomnia and also purifies the air. It has antimicrobial properties that have been proven very effective in eliminating airborne bacteria and fungi in less than an hour. Use it before you get in bed for better results. It will not only help you breathe pure air but also aid you in sleeping well.
2. Tea Tree
- We call Tea Tree Essential oil the supremo. Its goodness is beyond compare for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral benefits. When diffused in the air, Tea Tree oil eradicates germs, viruses and harmful bacteria. It’s suggested to use tea tree when you are down with flu, cold or viral. It keeps common allergies and infections at bay.
- Monsoon is just around the corner and so is the season of diseases and viruses. Thyme Essential oil not only improves the air quality but also helps you in getting rid of bugs such as fleas, mosquitoes, termites, etc and also the ones that we can’t see with our naked eyes. Its antibacterial components such as caryophyllene, camphene and few others make it rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties.
These three essential oils will come in handy to fight against air-borne bacteria and to purify the air.