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Why We Diffuse Essential Oils and Skip Candles

Hey ya’ll! I am so excited to share another switch to safer that I’ve made in my household and I hope will inspire you to make in yours. When I was pregnant with my first child, Nolan, I kept getting debilitating headaches. I knew nothing about essential oils but when I reached out to a few crunchy mamas, they told me to inhale Peppermint oil and it would help. Ummmmm, WOW! It was a game changer and one that I used a lot during my pregnancy with Frankincense oil for headaches. NOTHING worked for my headaches but these oils and I’m so thankful that I was introduced to them for this reason. A 9 month long headache is not something anyone should have to deal with.

It wasn’t until a few years later that I expanded my oils knowledge and purchased a starter kit of oils and a home diffuser. When doing so, I encourage you to find someone in your area that is well knowledgeable about essential oils and do your own research on essential oils so you can find the best ones for you and your family. DO NOT just go to your local Walmart and get the Better Homes and Garden brand because it is full of junk. In my research, I found that you truly get what you pay for with oils and “cheap” oils mean less actual essential oil, more fillers with toxic ingredients and less of a chance of them being effective and safe for your household. As of right now, I use a variety of oils from DoTerra and Young Living. I am no longer a wholesale member, I buy my oils from a friend that lives in the same town as I do.

I stopped using candles in the house when I was pregnant for the first time as well. This was a change that I made due to my headaches because it would always trigger them. I just thought “well, once I’m not pregnant I can use them again.” But, I watched a Dr. Oz episode on TV one day about the dangers of indoor air pollution due to candles and it shook me to my core. I do not want this for any person and especially in the homes of people with children.

I get so many questions about how I use oils in the home and how to switch to safer away from candles so I figured I’d share my diffuser because that’s the simple answer. I diffuse essential oils all day and night. Depending on what my mood is or what time it is depends on what’s in the diffuser. In the mornings I try to put oils in the diffuser that pep me up and get the kids moving and grooving. Harper is NOT a morning person (she’s just like me in that aspect) so anything like this helps. Throughout the day I diffuse something that helps me focus or motivate me for work. When the kids get home I always diffuse ON GUARD so it keeps the school germs at bay. Then when it’s time to sleep, give us all the sleepy time oils. If you’re confused about where to start with oils just go to Pinterest and type in “diffuser blend for ___” fill in the blank for what you’re wanting them to help with.

I’ve had a lot of essential oil diffusers and I can say that it’s been a journey to find the “best” one. A lot of the diffusers from the major essential oil companies are really good and I love that they all have a feature have a light when turned on. Bad part is that they are super expensive, have a timer that makes them go off after a certain amount of time. I’ve also purchased a glass diffuser from Grove but the water basin was so tiny and it doesn’t stay on long so that ruined it for me. My favorite diffuser is also a humidifier that has an “on” feature instead of a timer that goes off after a certain amount of minutes. I currently have two and plan on replacing the others as time goes on. Every room in the house has a diffuser in it that is turned on every day to diffuse.

I keep on my essential oils and blends in my bedroom on a shelf. I love the idea of having them out because that makes me feel like I get more use out of them. I used to store them in a zipper bag that I kept in a drawer. You an imagine how that went. I never used them. I found these marble storage containers and LOVE THEM so much! I’ve had them for years. A month or so ago, my friend Marcia told me this nail polish acrylic stand she found while out shopping. I immediately hopped on AMAZON and found this one. It holds SO many oils. I love how it’s clear and I can see everything easily. Next thing I am investing in are this little sticker labels for the tops of the oils so I can grab and go.

I hope ya’ll try to use essential oils in your household, I know that you will love it! I am currently obsessed with Citrus Bliss and Cassia mixed together. It smells like a cinnamon creamsicle in the air of my house. I would love to hear more about what oils you diffuse. I am always excited to learn more about blending them to make good smells in our house!

One Comment

  • Kimberly

    Bummer- it looks like the link to your favorite diffuser isn’t working- any chance you can share the brand/name of it?

    Also- I had heard that the reason some diffusers have timers on them is actually because it’s not safe to constantly diffuse some oils and you should only be exposed to them periodically. Have you ever heard anything along these lines? Just curious if you’ve come across anything like this in your research! Also do you use all of your oils around all of your kiddos? I’ve also heard that there are certain ones that you should be careful using around young kids….. but I also haven’t done tons of research myself yet! Just looking to do the best for my family as you are

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