There’s nothing like cosy winter-inspired scents to help welcome winter! It’s so neat that certain aromas can immediately bring you back to another time and place- sitting around the fire, rugging up with a warm drink in your hands, or even great memories with loved ones.
But how do Young Living’s winter-inspired scents measure up to your favourite candles and air fresheners? Let’s find out!
Winter essential oil blends vs candles and air fresheners
Why should you ditch the synthetic scents for the Young Living’s Simplified Winter Collection?
- Clean ingredients
Most candles are made from paraffin wax because it’s a cheap by-product of gasoline production. While soy and beeswax candles are cleaner, they still have some drawbacks when it comes to safety and vegan friendliness. Air fresheners or wall plugs aren’t a clean alternative either. They’re made from fragrance oils dissolved in alcohol. Not to be confused with essential oils, fragrance oils are manufactured in a lab to mimic scents found in nature.
Young Living’s Simplified Winter essential oil blends, on the other hand, are made exclusively with good, clean ingredients. The only contents you’ll find in these blends are premium essential oils, plant extracts, and fractionated coconut oil.
- Sustainability and eco-friendliness
Since paraffin wax candles contain a by-product of fossil fuel, they’re highly unsustainable. Soy wax candles are more environmentally friendly, but they’re still not the most sustainable option due to deforestation concerns in the soybean industry. Air fresheners can contain harsh chemicals that pollute the environment, and your home!
The Simplified Winter blends are made with sustainably sourced and naturally derived ingredients. Learn more about Young Living’s sustainable farming practices here.
- Cost effective!
While different types of candles vary in burn time, generally, an 8-ounce candle will last up to 50 hours. Plug-in air fresheners have a longer lifespan, with some cartridges claiming to last a month or more. Since the longevity of essential oils is a bit trickier to determine, we’ve done the math for you, so let’s break it down!
- Each 10 ml blend holds approximately 170 drops of oil.
- 170 drops / 5 drops in your diffuser each time = 34 diffusing sessions.
- 34 sessions × 8 hours of diffuser run time = up to 272 hours of diffusing for each blend.
That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
Any time you have an open flame, you also have a risk of a fire hazard – especially with little ones. This makes air fresheners and essential oils a less risky option compared to candles. However, air fresheners still carry the risk of polluting your indoor air.
- Cruelty-free certification
When shopping for cruelty-free candles, you’ll want to avoid any with beeswax on the ingredients list. Soy and paraffin wax candles—as well as air fresheners—don’t normally contain animal-derived ingredients, but they may be manufactured by brands that test on animals.
That’s where the Simplified winter blends win again! They are cruelty free, vegan friendly, and made with gluten-free ingredients to boot! You don’t need to second guess what you are inviting into your home.
Winter Collection essential oils – 5, candles and air-fresheners – 0.
About the Simplified Winter Collection
Winter Spa essential oil blend
Picture a fancy spa in a snowy mountain lodge—that’s how we’d describe this dreamy, rejuvenating blend. Use it in place of your favorite cozy-season candles to bring the wonder (and calm) of winter to life.
How it smells: Fresh, soothing, and revitalizing Luxury in a bottle!
What’s in it: Bergamot, Tangerine, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang
Pink Champagne essential oil blend
Enjoy your cosy winter dinner parties and the perfect bubbly blend made for celebrating with your loved ones. Its soft, fun, romantic aroma will set the tone for every special occasion, from candlelit dinners to celebrations.
How it smells: Bright, fruity, and floral
What’s in it: Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang
Candy Cane essential oil blend
Inspired by your favorite striped candy, this nostalgic blend will transform your home into a magical, minty wonderland. Use it to welcome your guests with a cheerful, mouth-watering aroma instead of harsh chemicals.
How it smells: Sweet, minty, and decadent
What’s in it: Vanilla, Peppermint, Balsam Copaiba, and Wintergreen
How to use it: Diffuse or add to unscented lotion or DIY hand soap
Whether you keep the Simplified Winter Collection for yourself, gift it to a loved one, or both, it’s sure to bring out your festive side long after the holidays have passed.
Pair this new brand favourite collection with our new wall plug low-box alternative – Ignite Diffuser Wall Plug Diffuser.