I love diffusing essential oils in the home to create a mood, offer an uplifting scent, or just to get my home to smell like something other than what I made for dinner the night before.  I also use essential oils in my cleaners. My most used scent combination?  Lemon + Clove.  If you’ve been around here for any amount of time I hope you know that that is my favorite scent combination of all time.  Why?  It creates a warm and homey scent that I just love.  Lemon brings that bright, clean, citrusy scent and clove adds the warmth that we all love in fall and winter.  When the fall rolls around I add orange to the mix and it creates just the perfect autumn scent.

The perfect autumn scent?


If you’re diffusing, use the recommended drops for your diffuser – I use equal parts of each essential oil but you can play with the ratio.

I’m loving this diffuser that you see pictured – it’s small but fills our first floor with whatever I’m diffusing.  I love the twinkle light look and feel of its design.  Here’s a larger one with the similar look and feel.

The rule of thumb for scenting DIY cleaners is 3-10 drops of essential oil per 16 ounces of liquid. Here are a couple recipes to get you started with – simply substitute this scent combo for the one in the recipe:

Nightly Kitchen Sink Scrub
Laminate Floor Cleaner
Fabric Sanitizer Spray
Non-Vinegar Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Vinegar Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray
Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray
All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner
All Purpose Spray
Laundry – soften + freshen


Look for organic Plant Therapy essential oils in the shop!

Always use caution around pets and children when using essential oils.