If you would have told me 3 years ago I wouldn't have any Vanilla, Christmas Cookie, or Cake Batter candles in my home I would have laughed in your face! Like, doubled over, tears streaming down my face, nostrils flaring (if you know me you know my big laugh is silent and there's A LOT of involuntary nostril flaring happening) laughter.
I had NO. CLUE. how harmful they were. I had never given a second thought to what was going into my body. It's sad...I know. So I didn't know that candles fill our air with carcinogens and toxins that wreak havoc on our systems. They even emit formaldehyde. Ewwww. When I started using my Young Living Essential Oils we started with the diffuser. It's a gentle way to introduce your body to all of the awesomeness. When I started I diffused the oils in my Premium Starter Kit one at a time. I wanted to see how each smelled all by its lonesome.
Then I started toiling. Toiling with the scents. Toiling with the how different combinations made me feel. Toiled with the scents my family liked together. I LOVE coming up with new diffuser blends, and I can honestly say that I L.O.V.E. the smells of my essential oils MORE then I EVER liked any of my candles. And the diffuser is filling the air with the health benefits of the essential oils AND the amazing smells! #winning! Synthetic scents actually give me a headache now. It's like my body knows and it's saying, "HEY! You already got that stuff out of here. Stay away. Far, FAR away!"
Today is all about diffuser combinations that are 4 Drops of This and 6 Drops of That! These are some of my FAVORITE diffuser combinations. I have toiled with the number of drops, and these are my winners.
I can't say that I actually have ONE favorite diffuser blend. Each time I toil and find a combo that I love I'm all, "OHHHHHH this. THIS is my favorite!" Every. Time. But these are my Top 10 Combos of 4 of This and 6 of That...
4 Drops of Thieves + Drops of Orange= My Momma's Wassail Smell Allll Throughout My House
I'm not kidding, people! This actually smells like Fall. The season Fall...not like falling down or in love. Like leaves falling, cool weather, wearing sweaters, drinking wassail, putting pumpkins ALL.OVER.YOUR.HOUSE, and Fall festivals kind of Fall! I don't care what season it actually is, I love this combo.
When the oils hit the olfactory nerve we have an emotional response within 3 seconds. 3 SECONDS!!!!! So in 3 seconds I am in a VERY happy, warm, cozy, wassail-y place. Even if it's the summer and it's 103 degrees outside. AAAAAND my family is getting the immune system support of Thieves and the energizing, uplifting benefits of the Orange oil. I mean, does it GET any better?
4 Drops of Purification + 6 Drops of Lemon = Soooooo Fresh and So Clean, Clean!
Talk about making your home smell super fresh! In a house with daycare kids, my kids, a husband, and animals I diffuse this A LOOOOOOT. AND it smells crisp and clean.
4 Drops of Aroma Life + 6 Drops of Citrus Fresh = Happy Hearts
BOTH of these oils are calming and can help with occasional stress which we allllllllll have. Aroma Life is very effective at making our hearts happy! It has a floral scent and the Citrus Fresh balances that well. If I'm feeling down, this combo picks me right up.
4 Drops of Clary Sage + 6 Drops of Lavender = Calm Mommy
If you are a woman YOU NEED CLARY SAGE! It provides female hormone support, is extreeeeemely relaxing, and helps with occasional stress relief. It is a life saver. My husband and kids let me know when this one is running low because we ALL want a happy Mommy don't we (insert crazy eyes). And Lavender is, well, Lavender. It is extremely calming. This combo is instant calm for me, and it smells SO. GOOD. Certain times of the month this will save your life, marriage, and relationship with humanity.
4 Drops of Spearmint + Drops of Lime = Sweet, Minty Freshness
I have a confession, and I feel like this is a safe space to say it ... here it goes...
I would marry Lime oil if I could. Have a ceremony and all. But that's just weird so I'll stick to diffusing it ALL. THE. TIME! Both Lime and Spearmint smell fresh, clean, and give me a great boost of energy. I like diffusing Spearmint because it smells like a sweet Peppermint. This one is great in the mornings to wake the kiddos up and get them energized for school. If I am working on a project I diffuse this combo. I just love it so!
4 Drops of Christmas Spirit + 6 Drops of Lime = Coca-Cola
Oh look, it's my hubby Lime again. The bottle may say Christmas Spirit (which it really IS like Christmas in a little amber bottle), but I love this scent and its benefits all year long. Add Lime to it and you have a sweet and spicy combo that gives you energy and just downright lifts your spirits. And did I mention that this combo smells like Coke? Well, it does! Try it! It's so fun!
4 Drops of Peppermint + 6 Drops of Lavender = Seasonal Sniffle Savior
Y'all. This one is awesome for the Spring months! You can add a couple of drops of Lemon too for a little more support. It is a MUST in our house when weather changes unexpectedly and when seasons are changing. In Houston that's almost every day. Try it and see. It WILL make a difference. This is one of the combos that turned my uber skeptical husband into a full on essential oil addict. True story.
4 Drops of Lime + 6 Drops of Lemon = Spring Clean
If you want your house to smell clean even if it isn't clean, diffuse this combo! And if the reason your house isn't clean is because you have no energy and aren't motivated, this combo will help with that too! Lemon and Lime are both wonderful for boosting energy, helping with focus, and making everything just fresh.
4 Drops of Rosemary + 6 drops of Peppermint = A Hike in the Pepperminty Woods
I know, I know...Pepperminty Woods? What is that? Welllllll... it's a beautiful place where there is peppermint and rosemary growing everywhere. And when you walk there it smells so fresh you don't even mind that you're actually exercising. It is an amazing place. You should go there...in your mind...while you diffuse this combo. It's THE EASIEST exercise EVAH!
4 Drop of Cinnamon Bark + 6 Drops of Orange = Santa's Candy Shop
I know what you're thinking...this seems reeeeeeal similar to my wassail combo I started with. But let me tell you that straight cinnamon bark oil is VERY different from the Thieves blend! You open it up and it is like smelling cinnamon sticks on steroids. It is ahhhhmazing for supporting your immune system, And orange is, well, orange. Need I say more? This is so energizing! The smell has a candy-like quality to it so if I diffuse this while I'm cleaning I kiiiiiinda feel like I'm an elf in the North Pole cleaning up Santa's Candy Shop. I'll think of anything to make cleaning bearable.
Did I mention that diffusing oils makes your creative juices flow so that you think of things like being an elf cleaning in the North Pole. If THAT doesn't sell you on these oils, I don't know what will!
If you DON'T have your oils yet and you're just searching Pinterest and Facebook for information then IT IS TIME! It's time to jump into the Oily Nest! Ridding your home of harmful chemicals and taking charge of YOUR health will be THE BEST decision you can make for you and your family. I would NEVER have dreamed that these oils would have effected our family so greatly!
HOLD UUUUUUUP ... I am also going to gift you a Toiling Bag! It has $25 worth of all of the oily goodies you need to get started. And you'll be added to a few member only exclusive groups that support you and help you with all of this oily awesomeness! I want to support you in this and have your family have the same benefits mine has had through Young Living oils and products. I am an elf after all...I like seeing people happy and healthy.
Just go to www.tinyurl.com/thetoilingowl to get your Premium Starter Kit. It has many of the oils I just talked about and then some! You get 11 of the most commonly used oils, samples, and oily information. You ALSO get a diffuser which, as we just read, will rock your socks off and make you feel like an elf walking through the Pepperminty Woods. And the coolest part, you get your wholesale membership which gets you 24% off of ALL purchases!
I am not kidding when I say YOU WILL LOVE THESE OILS! They WILL be a game changer for you and your family. And I'll be here to help you with every question and concern and to cheer with you every time you use them and THEY WORK! HOOT HOOT!