As it turns out, essential oils are, well, essential for Kondo. In an interview with Motto, a Time-affiliated website that focuses on sharing advice from experts, the tidying-up guru shared she uses certain oils to unwind as well as aid concentration. One she likes in particular is Kuromoji, a Japanese wood essential oil. “I use it before I sleep to make me really calm,” she says.
Lavender helps Kondo relax, and mint is her go-to for when she’s working on a project and needs a 3 p.m. boost.
So, professional hoarders among us (myself included): Consider this permission to stockpile your favorite blends. But, in the spirit of healthy minimalism, maybe just pick one chic diffuser to keep your healthy-home’s essential-oil game peak Kondo status?
Just getting into Marie Kondo’s methods? There’s an app that makes it much easier and a way to bring the organization magic to your suitcase packing.