Essential Oils vs. Candles (Can We All Just Get Along?)

Essential Oils vs. Candles (Can We All Just Get Along?)

Let me start by saying, I have no real problems with candles. Candles, essential oils…whatever your cup of tea may be, more power to you. I used to prefer candles over essential oils hands down. As time has gone on and I’ve played more and more with the blend side of essential oils, I now take more of a liking to essential oils over candles. It took a lot of tweaking for me and finding brands I loved. Lavender from one brand can smell different than lavender from another brand. On top of that, there are multiple different types of lavender. It took several tries before I found that magic lavender scent for me. I’ve tried DoTerra and Young Living and I honestly use some of those particular brands occasionally (depending on what I want/need). In the end though, I had to find combinations that work for me and individual brands I love. For example, you’ll notice I don’t mention any blends that involve clove. I’m just not a clove person, never have been and you probably won’t be able to change my mind on that one. However, citrus based blends are my jam and vanilla tends to blend well with almost anything I diffuse.

If there is one thing we can all agree on in this war for which essential oil is better, which brand of essential oils is better, if candles are better than essentials oils…There really is nothing better than an amazing smelling home. But, if you still need a place to start I’ve listed a few of the blend combinations I have grown to love.

My Spring & Summer Favorites

Vanilla + Blood Orange

Vanilla + Lemon

Vanilla + Lavender 

Vanilla + Lime

Vanilla + Tangerine 

Grapefruit + Lemon

Grapefruit + Lime + Sweet Orange

Grapefruit + Tangerine + Peppermint

My Fall & Winter Favorites

Vanilla + Cinnamon 

Vanilla + Peppermint

Sweet Orange + Cinnamon 

Sweet Orange +Peppermint

Stuffy Noses Go-To

(and sometimes my asthma)

Tea Tree + Lavender + Eucalyptus + Peppermint

Tea Tree + Eucalyptus + Peppermint

Peppermint + Tea Tree

XO Brittany

Leather Never Looked So Good

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