this post is about my mini kitchen refresh for a simple, clean, summer look + the Aria diffuser which I use to fill our big, open kitchen/living space [and my cute new essential oil storage spot!]
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Can I be honest?
I don’t redecorate my house for the seasons. In fact, I’ve never ever decorated it consciously since we moved in. Just stuck some stuff on shelves and called it good.
But I’ll be darned if those Target end caps didn’t pull me right in this week!
I picked up a couple of clearance natural decor pieces for like, $2 each & a new cake stand that I’m pretty much smitten with [and not using for cake, but rather for my fave diffuser + essential oil storage. Plus, I majorly decluttered my open shelves, dusted, and rearranged. That’s probably as good as its going to get around here fam!
Check it out
I’m pretty sure the turquoise dish is an ash tray because it was in the outdoor section [also on clearance for a couple bucks] but since I unfortunately don’t smoke I’ll just use it as a spoon rest. I really enjoy using things for things they weren’t meant to be used for. Like the oil stand!
Which is actually for cake. But it works perfectly for my Aria diffuser and to keep my favorite diffusing oils handy! One thing I know to be true of me, is if something isn’t handy, I probably won’t use it. Pretty much out of sight, out of mind. So I keep my entire oil stash and natural med supplies right in my kitchen in a little cabinet on the end of my island.
But having the oils I diffuse most right by the actual diffuser is even better!
Let’s also talk about this diffuser because its my fave.
Hands down. It’s solid wood + glass, beautiful, super powerful, has an aux port to stream from your device, LED, and fills a HUGE space. So perfect for open concept main living areas, like mine.
I’m also such a fan of old crocks and stoneware bowls. I actually use them too! I use my stoneware for all mixing bowl purposes, I just feel like it’s such a classic paired with wood utensils. Gives me all the old-timey feels. Auctions and antique shops are usually packed with them for super cheap. These, I pulled out of one of the sheds here on the farm.
And do you see the clay plate with a white top glaze on the floating shelf above the diffuser? There’s a reason there’s just one of them. It was custom made by my very good friend who’s got mad art and pottery skills. It was my prototype, but the whole set is finished and I’m picking them all up TODAY!! I can’t wait to show you all! Handmade clay pieces have such a special feel and really tell a story. I’m kind of obsessed.
A peak at some of my diffuser faves
– lots of citrus, mints, and more in the back.
Today’s diffuser blend was northern lights black spruce + bergamot – smells sooo good and earthy, super grounding. I have fun with my blends and just use intuition. Once you learn the basics of what kinds of oils you like and how they affect you and your space, it’s fun to pair them and find new favorite combos!
Of course, there are times I diffuse for more specific therapeutic effects like Thieves when we’re sick, Raven when congested, etc.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen for the day! I’ll link my Target cake/oil stand below for you 😉
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such a cute and handy essential oil storage spot!
[choose the Aria diffuser option in your kit selection]