Everyone loves to have a beautiful smelling, and clean smelling home.  At our house in Hudson, Wisconsin we use essential oils in a diffuser to scent our home naturally and toxin-free.  I love the fact that when we diffuse essential oils they can help to cleanse and purify the air, in addition to adding a delightful aroma!

Why I Stopped Burning Candles

I will admit I was a former candle-addict.  I had candles in every room, and burned them daily.  Most candles are made of paraffin wax, and when burned release substances that are known carcinogens into the air.  Many candles also contain phthalates that are released when burned, and these can be absorbed thru inhalation and the skin.  I learned that candles were not such a healthy addition to our home about 6 years ago, and replaced them with essential oils and a diffuser.  When you know better, you can do better!  However, I really missed vanilla, which is my favorite scent.

doTERRA’s New Madagascar Vanilla Essential Oil

doTERRA did not have a sustainable source for PURE vanilla essential oil, and previously only had vanilla absolute in their Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend.  When they announced Madagascar Vanilla Essential Oil in September I was ecstatic.  I truly LOVE this scent and have been using it daily in my diffuser.  It is delightful paired with Citrus Bloom (my favorite combo).

Diffuser Blends With Madagascar Vanilla Essential Oil:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte:  5 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 1 drop Harvest Spice
  • Home For The Holidays:  5 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 2 drops Holiday Joy, 1 drop Douglas Fir
  • Warm Hugs:  4 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 2 drops Tangerine, 1 drop Cassia
  • Creme De Menthe:  4 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 1 drop Peppermint, 1 drop Spearmint
  • Flower Child:  4 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 2 drops Citrus Bloom, 1 drop Patchouli, 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • Iced Chai:  4 drops Madagascar Vanilla, 2 drops Cardamom, 1 drop Ginger, 1 drop Cinnamon

While vanilla is one of my favorite scents, there are hundreds of essential oil(s) combinations to diffuse, so you are sure to find one that you love.  Another option is to diffuse essential oils to support certain goals in your family.  For example, diffusing Breathe essential oil can help support easy breathing.  Diffusing Balance essential oil can help you feel relaxed and balanced.  Diffusing Purify essential oil can help purify the air and get rid of unwanted odors.

Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils

There are limitless diffuser combos you can create, and I love that each combo offers unique health benefits.  While I started simply because they weren’t harmful and I wanted to scent my home, I have since learned to diffuse for the health benefit they can provide. A few health benefits you receive when diffusing essential oils are:

  1. Promote calm, relaxed feelings
  2. Improve mental clarity and focus
  3. Cleanse the air
  4. Boost your mood
  5. Support clear airways for easy breathing
  6. Improve sleep quality
  7. Curb appetite
  8. Purify the air and remove unwanted threats
  9. Repel unwanted pests naturally
  10. Ease minor aches and pains

Getting Started Diffusing Essential Oils

If you are new to essential oils, I encourage you to try a diffuser.  Diffusing oils is the easiest way for a newbie to use their essential oils.  You simply add water and a few drops of whatever oil or combo of oils you choose, plug it in and turn it on.  doTERRA makes it easy for the beginner with their Aroma Essentials Kit,  which is designed and discounted for newbies.  All of the oils in this collection are delightful in your diffuser, and it comes with the beautiful Laluz Diffuser so you can begin scenting your home naturally when it arrives.  This kit also gives you wholesale pricing free for 1 year, so you enjoy a 25% discount if you choose to purchase more oils (however, no  obligation to purchase anything).

While you don’t have to have extensive knowledge on using essential oils to start diffusing them, I like to support everyone who jumps into using oils with me.  Grab this kit or reach out to me for a personalized kit.  Either way, I am happy to support you on your essential oil journey in the manner that works best for you.  I offer a free 30-minute wellness consult, to ensure you know how to use the oils you bring into your home.  Then we have limitless options for you to learn more as you choose.  A few options are an 8-week continuing education series, a 10-day Oil Camp, a Facebook support group, monthly newsletter and weekly blogs on this website.

I hope you enjoy scenting your home with essential oils as much as we do.  If you have a favorite diffuser recipe, please share it in the comments!


Hugs & Health – Michelle