|Calming Essential Oil|
The essential oil and baking soda combination works! I began with peppermint oil and just used a few drops in a small amount of baking soda. It created the lightest hint of scent in my office. If you are looking for something that will mask or resolve sudden strong odors, I do not think this solution will be effective. But for a constant, fresh, and mild scent this is a great choice. And the few drops of essential oil lasted for far longer than I thought it might. In fact, I dumped it out before it wore out, so that I could change scents.
The New Aromatherapy Scent: "Calming"
As I had written previously, I was aware that the peppermint essential oil would not trigger a migraine. That is why I used it for my trial run. Although, a room that smelled like peppermint was not my ultimate goal.
I tried a new scent, and it works great too. It is the "calming" oil by Nature's Truth. I can't comment on whether or not it is "calming". But it is a great citrusy scent. The Nature's Truth website refers to it as "floral, sweet, and citrusy, with notes of herbal spices..."
I did add WAY too many drops to the baking soda so the scent is much stronger than my peppermint oil concoction was. In order to control the amount of scent in the office, I merely close the lid on my little glass container.
I have also purchased a bottle of Lavender essential oil because I love the lavender scent. However, I enjoy this citrus scent so much that I have not yet felt the need to change.
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