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Nature Cheers The Heart & Brightens The Mood

This is just my theory, but I think it’s impossible to be sad or depressed while smelling the scent of orange!

The scent of orange or orange essential oil adds an uplifting quality to blends and combines especially well with lavender, rose, and spice oils like clove bud.

Another one of my favorites around the holidays is the scent of clove, which just so happens to go perfectly with orange. Clove buds or clove bud oil is a sweet, spicy aroma that’s familiar and comforting, and also happens to be anti-microbial. Clove bud adds warmth to blends containing lavender, bergamont, and clary sage.

Here’s one of my favorite recipes for easy at-home holiday comfort to beat the winter blues.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon orange essential oil
  • 1 1/2 clove bud essential oil

Place orange slices and cloves in a pan with water and simmer.  Then add the orange & clove essential oils. Add more water as needed as it evaporates.

Clove is also an excellent oil to use in a diffuser, especially with the scent of orange oil to create a cheerful, positive atmosphere.

I hope you’re enjoying the holidays!


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