Friday, May 11, 2012

When everything smells nice...

it puts you in a really good mood!

I finally decided on a  beginner’s set of Essential Oils! Thanks to my girlfriend, Jess for helping me decide! I appreciate all of the wonderful comments and great info that you all gave me. I printed my comments out to keep as a reference!

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I ordered them from Amazon HERE and they are exactly what I wanted! (for under $50)

Then we were at our favorite health food store, Earth Fare and I found the Aroma Diffuser. Also perfect!

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It has lights that show up at night or you can set it for just mist during the day. You also choose a time from 30 to 180 minutes to have it on.

We’ve tried lavender and bergamot so far and love them both. My birds look like they are coughing from the ‘smoke’! heehee!

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Other wonderful scents that have come into my home are the soaps I ordered from Cranberry Morning’s store, Homemade Soap ‘N’ Such.

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The one I opened up right away to try was Dark Vanilla Bean. It is amazing! It lathers well and smells divine. It leaves a hint of vanilla on your skin, too. I can’t wait to try other scents.

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I ordered 4 bars and she sent a travel size Mandarin Orange Spice!

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I even got one for babies...a gentle soap with no scent. I thought this would be good for washing my face...it’s sensitive.

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I’m having a nice day and enjoying some sweet scents! I love lavender and vanilla best.

What is your favorite scent?

27 comments:

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Lavender, bergamot, sandalwood, lemon, rose, lilac, oh dear, my list is really long, I love many scents. I love lavender most of it and use it everywhere: in laundry, around the house, and in my garden! :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Diane, it all sounds wonderful. I love the scents oils and I am a nut for handcrafted soaps. Cranberry Morning is one of my idols. I plan to order some of her soaps for gifts. I too love lavender, bergamot, love the one that smells like the sea too. Mint is a miracle for a headache. Enjoy, hugs

laurie said...

such beautiful products, my favorite is rose absolute oil, I also love lavender,

LBP said...

I have a friend who makes soap and I love her cucumber verbena! It is my absolute favorite.

Vee said...

Can't beat vanilla, right? My favorite scent to wear is Egyptian Goddess. It makes me giggle just to confess it as I am no Egyptian goddess. Ha! We have not used our diffuser since that first time a couple of years ago now. It literally knocks us out. Perhaps we need some citrus scents to wake us up.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you Diane, for the great review of my handcrafted soaps!!:-) It is fun to see your photos and to know that you're enjoying them.

Of course I love all the soaps I make, but probably my favorite scent is from my Mandarin Orange Spice, but then there's vanilla... rose...apple... Oh good grief, there are way too many scents I love. lol

Again, thank you so much for the nice review. :-)

maddyrose said...

Most scents and I don't get along well because of my allergies and asthma but I love the smell of cinnamon in the air when I'm baking. My sister used to make and sell soaps and she made an herbal spice one that was a favorite or mine.

Gwen said...

Aren't all the smells wonderful? My favorite is lavender and I have it all over the house.

Kaybe said...

There is no going back to Glade now. I got into aromatherapy back in the 80's. It was a trend yet & everyone just thought you were a little quirky. My favorite scents are the citrus. Grapefruit seed oil is good for everything. It is an anti-fungal. It will do everything from healing a rash to sanitizing a jacuzzi.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Ooh, you know how I love such pleasant fragrances. Does it linger long enough? Must check out the page, but the soaps are really calling my name. Vanilla has always been one of my favorites scents. Also love citrus, but at the top of my list is pumpkin spice for the home. Autumn is my favorite season, so I can't help it. ;) For summer it would be citrus or coconut. :) Sigh...I can almost smell it all now.
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Have a lovely weekend, my friend.
MUAH!
Marcia

* simple sequins * said...

Rain - Ilove the smell of a rainstorm. I get my Rain supply at Pier 1.

Barbara F. said...

I love scent in the air, and I love my Scentsy. I am going to visit the Cranberry Cottage now. I am going to check out the oils , too. They can be quite expensive. xo

AshTreeCottage said...

I have been using essential oils for many years now. Although I love my favorite perfumes, there is just something so compelling about essential oils. I love vanilla too but I also life lime and rosemary. Enjoy!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am on scentsation now!;>) I love those essential oils but I only have a couple of them. I love the citrus one and the lavender one. I also have cinnamon and rosemary and love both of those, too. xo Diana

Della said...

Now I want to get into essential oils! I know the scents are stronger and last longer than the other stuff. That's a plus!

My fave scents are citrus and sandlewood. Anything earthy and fruity!

Kat Griffin said...

wonderful sweet smelling treasure !
I like the scent of gardenia flowers

-KAT-

pembrokeshire lass said...

I use different scents depending on what I feel I need. Sometimes I use Lavender in my bath....others geranium or bergamot to get me going. Juniper is a sharp smell to wke you up...etc...etc... Enjoy trying them out and deciding which suit you. Joan

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How nice......I really love bergamot (love Earl Grey tea)!!!

xo,
RJ

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love having scent throughout the home, too. I prefer a soap that leaves a natural scent on the skin, like these, not heavy. I'll have to try one of those kits, too.
Have a great weekend.
Patti

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love delicious scents around to!! I really need to try some of those soaps!!

Wanda said...

My favourite scent is orange blossom. Years ago, I had a place at Bradenton, FL - before all the orange groves were razed to make way for subdivisions. In the winter, you could smell the scent of orange blossoms on the air whenever you were outside. The scent still transports me back to FL and those halcyon days!

Brenda said...

I just made my first batch of essential oil mosquito repellant for the summer. Works for us without all the icky chemicals!

Debbiedoo's said...

mmmmm...I can smell them from here Diane. I am a scentaholic, that is why I love my scentsy stuff. Enjoy your Mother's day!

Diane Writes said...

Indeed name mate! Just from the pictures, everything already feels and smells sooo good. I love lavender scent too.

Donna said...

Those are two of my absolutely favorite scents too! Lilac is another great one.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, I can smell those scents from Texas!! Wonderful!

Happy Mother's day sweet friend!

Nancy

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, I love essential oils! Looks like you got a great start here. My favorite is Lavender!
Blessings,
Susie