Home buying is probably one of the most stressful times in a persons life! It’s one of the biggest purchases people will ever make. As a home seller you’ll want to make sure your home is as appealing and comfortable as you possibly can for a quick and pleasant experience for both you and any prospective buyers.
Since our sense of smell is directly connected to our limbic system - the area of the brain that is responsible for our emotions, behaviors, motivation, memory, and learning. (Basically all our feelings) - scent can be a very powerful tool! In one UK study by a leading appliance retailer, of the 1,015 people they surveyed, 86% said the smell of a house could be the difference between making an offer on the property or not. And in another study researchers noticed that a group of people on average spent 20% more money when they shopped in the presence of simple scents like citrus! WOWEEE!!! More realtors need to get in on the business opportunity essential oils can provide! Making your house smell fresh, clean and pleasant can have buyers knocking down your door to make multiple offers!
No one wants to walk into a FUNKY smelling home. If a home has an unpleasant odor upon entering, that's going to be a BIG turn off for many. Buyers will be wanting to leave before they even take a look around! According to a BMO Psychology of House Hunting Report, 80% of prospective buyers know if a home is right for them as soon as they step inside.
You can help sell your home with essential oils!
How can essential oils help benefit you in the home selling process?
Essential oils have been shown to calm the body, lift moods and help people focus. They're also helpful for deodorizing and purifying the air naturally. These are just some of the many AWESOME benefits essential oils can offer. Diffusing essential oils can help put buyers minds at ease and set the mood for them to sign on the dotted line. They help make your home more appealing and attractive to buyers.
Below are a few tips on diffusing to help sell your home:
Diffuse essential oils that appeal to the majority of people. Stick with simple scents that are not too overwhelming. Avoid strong scents such as Digize, Patchouli, or Vetiver as well as florals.
Instead, go with uplifting simple scents such as Citrus Fresh, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime or Tangerine. Most people enjoy fresh, clean, familiar scents. You can mix a citrus oil with relaxing scents like Stress Away or Lavender too for a peaceful zen like atmosphere. Don’t use too much though – only a few drops are necessary. You don’t want to overwhelm buyers.
Some popular essential oils and combos for diffusing are:
Orange Essential Oil - 4 drops
Lemon Essential Oil - 4 drops each
Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend - 4 drops
Lemon & Basil - A popular combo to diffuse for home sales according to one study!
4 drops Lemon
1 drop Basil
(You can also add 1 drop Spearmint)
Stress Away Blend and Lemon - This combo is amazing! Relaxing and fresh, like a lemon desert.
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Stress Away
Lavender & Lemon - Fresh, clean & calming
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
Purification Blend and Lemon – Gives your home a pure, clean smell.
2 drops Purification
3 drops Lemon
You can also discreetly add essential oils anywhere in our home by adding a few drops of oil to cotton balls and tucking them inside closets, drawers, trash cans and more. Make sure all garbages are emptied and offensive odors from things like diaper pails, pet beds and stinky gym bags are removed from the home (don't forget the garage & basement) before showings.
Another tips is to do a deep clean and then maintain your home with regular cleanings using an all natural plant based cleaner free from synthetic fragrance to leave your home smelling clean and fresh! Avoid using harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach which leave an unpleasant lingering odor that can be a turn off. I love this cleaner HERE!!!! It's the BOMB and just 1 capful diluted in 2 cups of water is all you need to make a spray bottle of cleaner that is effective and safe for your whole family including your furry friends! This concentrated household cleaner is so cost effective at ONLY ¢.79 per spray bottle! You can't even buy the toxic junk from the Dollar Store that cheap. It's all you'll need to clean the whole entire house with a few simple natural ingredients like baking soda! Making a small investment in this stuff can really pay off. Learn more about this cleaner HERE.
When choosing essential oils and household cleaners for your home AVOID products that contain synthetic fragrances. Synthetic fragrances are harmful to you and your family's health as well as the environment. They contain harmful chemicals that are known for causing respiratory issues like asthma, endocrine/hormone disruption, headaches, cancer and more! Synthetic fragrances can be found in: fragrance oils (used in plug in devices, wax warmers and fragrance misters), room sprays, candles, deodorizers and more. These will only mask unpleasant smells and make buyers wonder if there may be underlying issues they should be concerned about. It's important to do your own research and learn about the different companies whether they come from a store, online or an MLM company.
I ONLY use and trust ONE brand! They're the ONLY company in the world who has control over the entire process from seed to seal. They can verify quality at every step, and they test every batch of essential oils in house 3 times in triplicate using state of the art equipment no one else in the industry has. They own their own distilleries and the largest herb farms in the world yet they make sure to use responsible and sustainable farming practices to protect the planet and preserve it's resources. They test all products for heavy metals and more as well as sending them out for 3rd party testing! Learn more about the farms HERE.
Not sure of your essential oils? Click the document below with 10 questions to ask an essential oil company. Hopefully you get the answer "YES" to all of these questions. If you don't, I recommend looking for another company to get your oils from!
I've heard MANY sellers have had great results selling their homes as a result of diffusing pure therapeutic grade essential oils! Some have sold in as little as a day after just 1 showing and many others within the week. I'm sure in no time you'll be handing those keys over to the next owner so you can begin to make wonderful memories in your new place!
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