Essential oils helping calm me as I diffuse into air conditioner

I hate my new apartment and my coworkers say they’re starting to notice.

  • I’m regularly short tempered at work and always dodging questions about my new home after taking off two days last month to complete the move.

When I signed my lease, administration for the apartment complex wouldn’t let me see the unit I would eventually end up with, only a staged model near the leasing office. Although they claim this is simply to cut out as little delay in time between a former tenant moving out and a new one moving in, with a few days in between for cleaning and painting, I can’t help but think this can’t be the only reason. My air conditioner is so disgusting I might have to move for that alone, and that’s ignoring the abundance of worrying stains on the carpet or the toilet that isn’t properly seated and rocks back and forth when you sit on it. No, all of those complaints combined cannot come anywhere close in bothering me to the degree that the odor leaving my air conditioner vents does. I have smelled moldy houses before, but this was like a fan was blowing spores around nonstop with nothing else but the musty and earthy fumes present in the meantime. The only thing that seems to help marginally is diffusing essential oils near my air return for my HVAC system. Although I don’t buy into the supposed medical hype over some of their alleged uses, the aromas produced from diffusing high quality essential oils is surpassed by few things in this world. The oil blend I use smells like it directly cuts through the fungal odor, but that could simply be my mental expectations and not the hard truth. In any event, these oils have given me a modicum of sanity while I look for a new apartment and try to pack everything back up into boxes again.