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Scent is such a big component of what gives a home personality and a specific feeling. In the winter months we love scents that create coziness.
Although I love the vibes candles give off, I try to diffuse more often than light candles. I think it's better for the air and I love that different oils have different health benefits. I won't get into that here, but a quick google search or trip to the library or book store will turn up plenty of reading materials on essential oil uses and benefits!
In today's post I'm sharing my favorite essential oils for winter diffusing, and some of my go-to recipes. I'll also link to my exact diffuser (which I LOVE, and have tried many!) and oils (I have a specific favorite brand).
First, you need a great diffuser. I have purchased bad ones before—ones that hardly put a scent into the air. But this one I've had for about a year and LOVE. We have it in our large living room with high ceilings and is open to the rest of the house, and it still creates a strong scent!
For oils, my go-to brand is aura cacia which you can find in Whole Foods, and I have also linked to them below. I also like the brand Nature's Answer. Both brands have organic options which I always try to buy if available. Check your local health food store or follow my links below.
Here is a list of my must-have essential oils for winter:
Here are a few recipes I really love:
The number of drops depends on your diffuser size. If you have a bigger or smaller diffuser just use my numbers below as a ratio.
(3) sweet orange + (2) cinnamon + (2) clove + (3) ginger (try mixing it up by swapping sweet orange for vanilla to get a "chai tea" scent.)
(5) pine + (2) sweet orange + (3) ginger
(2) rosemary + (1) eucalyptus + (1) cinnamon + (2) clove + (2) sweet orange
(8) thieves on its own! SO great for immune-boosting and air purifying during cold/flu season and smells so good.
(4) peppermint + (4) vanilla (I love this indulgent combo during the holiday season!)
Really, just have fun experimenting with different combos. I love getting creative and trying new, cozy scents. Some combos may come out terrible (has happened to me) so just dump it out, rinse or clean with vinegar and try again!