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Using Essential Oils to Sell Your Albuquerque Home

Potential Albuquerque homebuyers may be dissuaded from purchasing a home if it has unpleasant odors, so homeowners should ensure their home smells appealing before showing it. Eliminating any smells from appliances, clothes, pets, smoke, mold, or cooking is important. Homeowners should promptly address the source of any bad smells and rectify the situation to make the home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.

Rather than masking odors with overpowering scents, thoroughly clean your home and remove any deodorizers before showing it to potential buyers. Strong scents from candles or plugins could distract buyers or make them suspect you’re covering up smells, which may negatively influence their opinion of the home.

Cleaning Your Home

To prepare your home for sale, thoroughly clean every room, closet, and corner to eliminate any odors. Get the whole family to pitch in with cleaning, offering rewards if needed, so the chore goes quickly. A sparkling clean house will smell fresh and appeal to buyers.

When cleaning your home, use a single, mild fragrance. Using multiple fragrances can create an unpleasant, overpowering smell. Adding an essential oil to your cleaner not only helps clean, but also leaves a pleasant aroma.

WARNING: Essential oils are not safe for cats and some are not safe for dogs. Do NOT use them if you have cats. Make sure to do your research on the right ones to use if you have dogs.

Some recommended essential oils for home use include:


Lemon and orange essential oils create a pleasant, long-lasting fragrance throughout your home. In addition, their disinfecting qualities help rid your home of bacteria that can cause odors.


Diffusing essential oils like basil, thyme, and rosemary can fill your home with an inviting aroma. This warm, pleasant scent may appeal to potential buyers and create a welcoming environment when showing the property.

Pine and cedar
Pine and cedar create a warm environment for guests. You can use this essential oil to clean your home as well as diffuse when you have potential buyers looking at your home.

Green tea

The refreshing aroma of green tea essential oils can help promote a sense of harmony and mental clarity in your home. This soothing scent may aid potential buyers in deciding whether or not to purchase the property.


This essential oil lends a warm, cozy aroma to your home. People are naturally drawn to spaces that smell comforting and sweet. Diffuse this fragrance alone or blend it with other essential oils to add an invigorating freshness.

When preparing your home for potential buyers, consider incorporating essential oils into your cleaning routine and home fragrance. Select oils with pleasant scents that aren’t overpowering. Diffuse or use candles with essential oils to make your home smell fresh and inviting. Adding essential oils to your cleaning products is an easy way to leave your home both clean and nicely scented for showings. Take your time selecting the right essential oil scents for your home. Subtle, pleasant fragrances can make your home more appealing to buyers.


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