Can Aromatherapy Help Sell Homes?
Studies suggest, YES!
If you are a Realtor®, real estate agent or a home-owner wanting to sell your home quickly, aromatherapy could be a very useful and powerful tool you may already be aware of but have yet to fully explore.
Studies have shown that a buyer's first-impression is made within 30 seconds of entering a home. As you make preparations to "set the mood" for your showing - making sure the lighting is just right and double checking everything is super clean - focusing a little more attention to the aroma could be make the most psychological difference during your showing.
Scent is registered by the brain faster than sight or sound. As soon as odor molecules are registered by nasal receptors, an array of areas are affected, including the limbic system, which is also known as the "emotional brain." This activates memory recall 🧠 and as you may have experienced before, could have a profound emotional effect - either positive or negative. This is completely up to the individual psyche.
In the unlikely event someone experienced trauma while eating a grapefruit 🍊, studies have also shown that grapefruit essential oil, among many others, have helped people suffering from anxiety and depression.
This is how uplifting the power of scent can be!
"Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived."
What modern medicine is to the modern doctor is what essential oils once were for the medicine men and herbalists. As science begins to discover more and more about our physiology the more we can travel back in time to understand and even validate our ancient ways of being.
According to a U.S. News & World Report article:
A 2013 study published in the Journal of Retailing by Eric Spangenberg, now the dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine, found shoppers spent an average of 31.8 percent more money in a home decor store when it was scented with a simple orange scent, rather than a blend of scents. The study, conducted while Spangenberg was dean of the College of Business at Washington State University, recommends using simple scents such as:
Citrus based oils such as Citrus Fresh, Orange, Lemon and Tangerine are excellent to help make a home smell clean, fresh and feel vibrant!
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Combining Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint, Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil is a proprietary Young Living blend that offers an uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform home, work, and classroom spaces.
Citrus Fresh oil is a perfect replacement for chemical-based home fragrances—just combine a few drops with distilled water in a spray bottle and spritz throughout rooms and closets and over linens.
Orange essential oil, cold-pressed from the rinds of oranges, has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. An important ingredient in popular blends such as Citrus Fresh™, Abundance™, Christmas Spirit™, and Peace & Calming®, Orange oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.
Tangerine essential oil (Citrus reticulata) is extracted by cold pressing the rind of the tangerine fruit. Tangerines, which are part of the Rutaceae family, likely originated in Southeast Asia and have since spread to subtropical areas around the world. Like the fresh citrus fruit, Tangerine oil is loved by children and adults alike, with its delightfully sweet aroma that can create a happy, contented mindset.
Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of the fresh fruit for a citrusy oil with the bright aroma of a grapefruit orchard. It’s this sweet, invigorating aroma that members enjoy for its ability to encourage feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness.
Bergamot’s aroma is tart yet sweet and uplifting yet relaxing, making it a popular oil in perfumes, cosmetics, and lotions. In addition to its scent, Bergamot has attracted attention for its cleansing properties, and it’s often used as a luxurious ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and cleansers.
Using scented herbs can also bring a refreshing, familiar smell to the nose. Instilling rosemary, thyme or basil in the home when selling, especially in the kitchen, will create a warm and welcoming feeling for buyers.
Basil essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming and refreshing.
Thyme is a key ingredient in Ortho Ease® Massage Oil and is great for use after exercise. It is also believed to bring a sense of purpose when used aromatically.
Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from a perennial shrub with needle-like leaves that can remain evergreen in warmer climates. The botanical, which is part of the mint family, is native to Mediterranean regions and has blue or purple flowers that give it an understated beauty. The familiar scent of Rosemary essential oil—as well as its robust, herbaceous aroma—has made it popular in aromatic and personal care products.
These particular scents are especially nice to use during the holidays and fall months.
Pine essential oil has a refreshing and empowering aroma. When diffused this oil has a calming scent.
Cedarwood essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused to help support a relaxing nighttime routine. The cleansing and moisturizing properties associated with Cedarwood also make it a great addition to your favorite skin care products. When applied topically, it can help maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful skin. You can also massage Cedarwood oil into your scalp to enhance the appearance of healthy-looking hair.
Evergreen Essence™ takes you back to nature by combining the scents of a variety of aromatic pine, cedar, and spruce trees. Crisp and invigorating, its aroma refreshes your senses.
Sacred Mountain™ is a blend of Ylang Ylang and conifer oils that evokes the sense of sanctity found in nature and promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection when diffused.
The Perfect House Warming Gift 💝
With every home closing, usually the new owners receive a warm welcoming gift of home decor or something that can be useful in the new home.
What if you could gift your clients something that will not only make their home FEEL warm and welcoming but also ELEVATE the state of consciousness of your clients? How rewarding is that?
If you are a professional real estate agent or Realtor®, you can use your Young Living Membership and Essential Rewards program to purchase your clients gifts, which will earn you rewards to help pay for future client gifts 🎁 (or treat yourself!)
What if you could ethically serve your clients even more by introducing essential oils into their lives? You could earn additional passive income that can build up over the years, simply by sharing Mother Earth's healing gifts through aromatherapy and all-natural essential oil infused products with your clients, friends and family!
You'll earn a commission for every premium starter kit you sell, plus lifetime commission for every Essential Reward order they place.
Imagine how your client is going to feel knowing you had their health & wellness foremost in mind when deciding on your house-warming gift to them? What if you gift could actually inspire them to ditch all the toxic chemical-infested products they may currently be using for-good and switch to something that could improve their overall well-being?
I think you'd have a client for life.
Personally, I have two recommendations on closing gifts for your clients:
Everyday Oil Collection
Use the ER program to purchase item #4731 for $133 (133PV) during one of your monthly subscriptions so you collect your points.
1 - 5 ml Frankincense
1 - 5 ml Lemon Vitality™
1 - 5 ml Lavender
1 - 5 ml Melaleuca Alternifolia
1 - 5 ml Peppermint Vitality™
1 - 5 ml Joy™
1 - 5 ml Purification®
1 - 5 ml PanAway®
1 - 5 ml Thieves® Vitality™
1 - 5 ml Stress Away™
This kit does not include a diffuser, so in your closing thank you letter, you can mention that you know of several high-quality diffusers you would be happy to show them 😉. This way, if they choose to follow up with you, you have the opportunity to recommend one of many Premium Starter Kits that include the diffuser and a few other popular oils for a discounted price.
BOOM! 💥 Sale made. Life elevated.
As you know, their purchase of a PSK unlocks their membership to Young Living, so they will have access the same discounted prices you receive! Then, you can give them the scoop on the ER program and how they can save even more money on oils & shipping, collect points, and enjoy free oils, if they choose to subscribe.
If you decide to gift your clients the Everyday Essential Oils Collection, please click here to view and edit a sample thank you closing letter for your client.
Use the ER program to purchase item #3697 for $118.50 (118.50PV) during one of your monthly subscriptions so you collect your points.
Thieves® essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma.
This line of products was inspired by the legend of four French thieves in the 15th century who used these same oils all over their bodies to protect themselves while they robbed the dead during the Bubonic Plague.
The thieves were eventually caught, but their judge was so perplexed and intrigued by how they remained immune from the disease and were so successful in getting away with the robberies for so long. At the time, their crimes were punishable by burning, so the judge offered to spare them from this punishment if they gave away their secret. According to the legend, this is the same blend the thieves used.
Unfortunately, the story has a grimm ending. While the judge spared them from burning alive, they were hanged instead. But their legacy remains alive and well through an entire line of Thieves products such as household cleaner, toothpaste, and soaps, with ingredients straight from Mother Nature to boost and protect the immune system!
If you decide to gift your client the Thieves Kit, please click here to view and edit a sample thank you closing letter for your client that thoroughly explains how valuable your gift is and encourage them to follow up with you to learn more on how to restock once they run out.
Cristy Cali Essential Oil Jewelry
Any Realtor® or real estate agent who purchases a Premium Starter Kit with us will be welcome to purchase my essential oil jewelry at wholesale prices (50% off), with no MOQ!!! Plus, if you're a Cali Krewe member, you'll also enjoy wholesale prices on my members-only essential oil jewelry designs.
For those of you making sales in Louisiana, the fleur de lis design would make a perfect client gift! The Lotus design is widely-recognized as a symbol for wellness and fortitude.
With the rising awareness of the power of EOs, I am currently working on producing many more EO jewelry designs. My hope is to inspire you to give the gift of reintroducing Mother Earth's healing nature 🌍 to people you care deeply about, and to whom you wish to express your sincerest gratitude for.
If this sounds like something you'd love to gift to your clients, please reach out to my Customer Service Manager, Sarah Joy Rose 🌹 (yes, that's her real name) at email@example.com with your YL member ID number, the company you work for, what essential oil jewelry, and how many you would like to purchase.
Or, schedule a call via link below and Sarah will call you at your convenience.
The Life-Changing Box Everyone's Talking About
If you have not purchased your own Premium Starter Kit, but would like to buy one through us to unlock access to wholesale prices on my essential oil diffuser jewelry, please click here to select your PSK now!
Your PSK purchase also grants you access to Young Living Membership, so you will only pay wholesale prices for any YL products.
To learn more about additional benefits of YL membership with the support of my shop and team, please click here.
by Cristy Cali, DMs, CHLC
Cristy Cali is an internationally-recognized jewelry designer, certified holistic life coach and an ordained spiritual counselor with a storefront in New Orleans' Magazine Street.
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