I LOVE a room that smells good. I used to burn all those yummy smelling candles in every room, just because I loved the way they smelled. One of the things I love most about my essential oils is the ability to add them to my diffuser in any room I want and make it smell amazing. I love that I can customize it based on my mood, or the weather outside, or any specific support that our bodies need at any given time.
If your mom is one who could go crazy in the candle aisle, the Premium Starter Kit is a no-brainer of a gift! She gets a diffuser plus 11 different smells – and she can mix and match them to make even more scents.
But there are other ways to smell yummy using our favorite oils too! Here are a few of my favorite recipes to use to make a room (or a person) smell good.
In a 1 3/4 ounce glass spray bottle, add:
15 drops Orange
15 drops Ylang Ylang
1 tsp witch hazel or vodka
Gently shake, then fill to top with water (it’s best to use previously boiled or distilled).
Orange and Ylang Ylang make an unstoppable combination when it comes to smells. They are awesome at mood lifting, bringing people to us, and just making us feel good. I also love Stress Away mixed with Lime. For another fun combination using the oils in the Premium Starter Kit, try Lavender and Lemon!
Linen & Room Spray
In an 8 ounce glass spray bottle, add:
10 drops Thieves
10 drops Lemon
2 tablespoons witch hazel or vodka
Gently shake, then fill to the top with previously boiled or distilled water. Spray wherever you’d like!
This one is a little more labor-intensive, but if you love candles (or know someone who does) it is oh so worth it! I’m partial to beeswax, but it can run a little on the expensive side, so soy wax is a good alternative.
What You’ll Need:
soy wax or beeswax
mason jars or other containers
essential oils based on the smell you want (Some of my favorites: Peppermint & Stress Away, Orange & Ylang Ylang, Bergamot & Rosemary, Lime & Stress Away, Lemon & Lavender, Citrus Fresh)
What You’ll Do:
Melt your beeswax. I use a double boiler for all my melting. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a big mason jar and stick it in your boiling water.
While you’re beeswax is melting, collect the containers you’re going to use. I like to use mason jars, but you could use old tea cups, stainless steel jars or containers, old candle containers, or any old glass container that you’ve saved and cleaned. Put the wick inside your jar, taping it to a pencil or some other long stick that you’ve placed across the top of the container. This helps keep your wick from falling into the jar when it comes time for you to pour in the wax.
When the wax is melted, take it off the heat and stir in the essential oils. How many drops really depends on how big your candle is. Put enough essential oil so you can smell it when you smell the wax, and then put a few more drops in just to strengthen the smell.
Pour your hot wax mixed with essential oils into the containers, and allow to cool. Once your wax is completely hardened, you can trim the wick to 1/4-inch, and then light it or give it away!