You know that feeling you get when you walk into a kitchen filled with the comforting smell of homemade apple pie, fresh out of the oven? Or that burst of invigorating energy you feel when you're peeling an orange and the smell of that fresh, citrus peel has your mouth watering for a bite? The smell of Vanilla leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy and Lavender's soft, powdery fragrance soothes that little bit of nervous tension you've been carrying around all day. Scent is such a powerful part of our world! Certain smells have the ability to make us feel a certain way, transport us to another time and place in our memories, and can even affect our mood!
I love using pure essential oils to scent my home - they're so inviting and lovely and I love that I can use them to make my space smell yummy without having to bring toxic chemicals into the house. I used to be the kind of gal who'd look forward to the big sales at Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candle, but now I can't stand the fake, chemically smells of their products. There's just something about these completely natural plant products that is so superior to their synthetic counterparts! (That they don't give me a headache is an added bonus!) One of my favorite ways to scent my home is by using a diffuser to freshen things up every once in awhile. It's just so convenient to pop a few drops in and let the diffuser do the work. Here are a few of my very favorite essential oil combinations to use.
Most experts recommend diffusing for 15-20 minutes at a time, then shutting the diffuser off for 30-60 minutes in between cycles. I have a diffuser that turns off and on every few seconds, so I tend to just let it run for an hour or so that way. It's enough to scent the space and leave everything smelling wonderful. =) What are your favorite blends to use in the diffuser? Let me know what you're diffusing today in the comments below.
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