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These Essential Oils Will Make Your Home Smell Like Cola

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This simple cola essential oil blend will make your home smell just like soda. No synthetic fragrance oils required. This diffuser blend is great for focus & energy. Read on to learn how to naturally scent your home with our kid-friendly cola diffuser recipe!

If you love the smell of cola but don’t want to use synthetic fragrances in your home, then this easy, incredibly simple diffuser recipe is for you.

I found out while experimenting one day that combining only two essential oils creates a cola aroma. And we’re not talking a weak, “sort of” cola fragrance either — this smells like the real thing.

The secret formula? A combination of lime essential oil and sweet orange essential oil.

Initially, I couldn’t figure out why two seemingly unrelated oils could smell exactly like this particular soda. But after doing some reading, it became obvious.

There is speculation that a very popular brand of cola uses a combination of food-grade essential oils to create its unique flavour. The true formula is a closely guarded trade secret, but among the suspected oils are lime and orange, along with lemon, vanilla, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, neroli, and even lavender.

Cola essential oil combination — lime and sweet orange essential oils

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Why use this diffuser recipe instead of an air freshener?

Not only is it easy to use essential oils to make your home smell good, but it’s also much safer than using synthetic fragrances. Studies have shown that artificial fragrance products — such as plug-in air fresheners, aerosols, incense, and scented candles — pose serious long term health risks.

These risks include, but are not limited to, an increased likelihood of developing lung cancer and asthma.

Not only that, but synthetic fragrances can also contain industrial compounds called phthalates, which have been linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive disorders, obesity, diabetes, and thyroid irregularities, among other conditions.

Synthetic fragrances’ tendency to cause migraines and headaches should be yet another indication that they just aren’t good for us. That’s why we’ve switched to using clean-burning scented candles and other naturally scented products in our home. Some products we even make ourself, like our DIY room sprays.

On the other hand, high quality essential oils are less likely to cause a negative reaction in sensitive individuals (like the both of us). They also have many aromatherapeutic benefits, which is more than can be said for scented aerosols.

Citrus oils in particular contain compounds that help to energize, brighten mood and improve cognition — all while making your home smell lovely. How’s that for an air freshener?

Tip: it’s important to note that the sweet orange essential oil in this recipe cannot be substituted for any other citrus oil. Regular orange, tangerine, or mandarin won’t do — we’ve found that you must use sweet orange in order to get a true cola smell. And just like in the recipe for our DIY cola lip balm, we used non-photosensitizing steam-distilled lime essential oil which is safe for kids.

Cola diffuser recipe with lime and sweet orange essential oils
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Refreshing Cola Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

Make your home smell like cola with this refreshing & uplifting essential oil diffuser blend. Safe for kids and great for focus & energy.
Course: Green Living
Cuisine: Diffuser Recipes
Author: Kyla @ A Life Adjacent

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Cola diffuser recipe with lime and sweet orange essential oils

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Tracey Proctor

Friday 30th of August 2019

I want to try this recipe. How much can be used in making candles?

Kim

Saturday 31st of August 2019

We've never tried this blend in a candle recipe so we can't say for sure. Just be sure keep the amount of lime essential oil double the amount of sweet orange essential oil and it should work. Good luck and thanks for reading and commenting!