I remember for many years, I used candle melts. I LOVED candle melts. I literally had a huge plastic back for each season full of candle melts for that particular season’s scents. Spring would be “Lilac”, summer would be “Sea Breeze”, fall would be “Apple Orchard”, and so on. I did this for YEARS. Right up until a year and a half ago, when I put one of my favorite candle melts in — Lilac– and I started to get such a terrible headache, I remember I felt like I was going to get sick. I was so upset because I LOVED my candle melts! I loved how they made my house smell! I was devastated that I couldn’t use them they way I used to. I even started chunking them up into 1/8 pieces because I couldn’t use the whole square anymore. It wasn’t until I started diffusing essential oils that I noticed such a huge difference it made. The headaches were gone, and my house always smelled lovely!
I had never thought about the fact that the synthetic fragrance in those candle melts were potentially hazardous to my health, and that it was the actual fragrance that was giving me the headaches. I never really paid attention, to be honest. It’s been about a year and a half that I have really seriously started incorporating essential oils into my life, and it’s amazing the difference. I love how my house smells, and I have had compliments on how my house “smells like fall”. That’s what is so fun about diffuser blends. I remember when I bought my first oils, I asked my friend, “How do I use them?” “How do I know what oils to blend together?”
Well, you just start blending, and experimenting. And that’s when, my friend, you get the “oil bug”. I have been fascinated ever since, and I have purchased and read so many books about essential oils because I just love that they are all natural and come from some of the most rare, yet some of the common plants that could be in your back yard. Health-wise, they have been a God sent, and that will be for another day. Right now, I am going to break down my most used oils by season, so you too can get, not only your house smelling nice, but reap the health benefits of diffusing your oils as well!
*Note: both lists are exhaustive– there really is no perfect seasonal oil- but these are the common ones, and many can be used year round.
Spring and Summer
Florals always come to mind for these easy, breezy, seasons:
- Melissa (Lemon Balm)
- Wild Orange
- Douglas Fir ( a really great woody fragrance that doesn’t smell woody)
- Citronella (even better, diffuse outside to keep the bugs away)
Fall and Winter
- Cinnamon Bark
- Vanilla (could be used anytime of the year)
- Siberian Fir
- Douglas Fir
- Wild Orange
To see what else I have going on, feel free to follow me on Instagram-– I go into detail on some great oils, and I have some great diffuser blends and all around in general oil-using tips you can try! If you have been on the fence with using oils, and would like to give them a try, feel free to contact me!