I'll be the first to admit I'm kind of a diffuser junkie. I currently have five.
One in my son's room, two in my open-concept kitchen/dining/living area, one in my office and one in my bedroom. I'd add more, but it's getting kind of embarrassing...
So I know A LOT of diiffuser blends because I use them all the time.
I love changing my diffuser essential oils when the mood strikes.
I use spicy blends for warming up winter days, and cool minty blends for summer. Lavender for the bedroom, energizing blends for my office. So much fun!
Here's five of my favorite diffuser essential oil recipes, so you can float amazing scents around your home too!
These diffuser recipes do more than just smell good - they're also therapeutic.
Diffusion is a powerful way to get the oils working inside your body - relaxing your muscles, calming your nerves and boosting your mood and immune system. (Not to mention helping kill germs - yay!)
Aromatherapy diffuser essential oil blends are especially good for shifting mood. Emotions are actually molecules in our body, and oils attach to the molecules and change their chemical structure, which changes mood. We use them in our house for mental health A LOT.
So you'll find they're especially good for people in nursing homes, sick rooms and anywhere spirits need a lift.
This earthy, spicy blend is perfect for warming up your house in the colder months. Homey and comforting! (Also known for powerful antiviral and antibacterial action - good for flu season.) Add a drop of ylang ylang if you like a hint of floral sweetness. If not, just leave it out.
4 to 6 drops Patchouli
2 to 4 drops Cinnamon
3 to 5 drops Sweet Orange
1 to 2 drops Clove
Optional: 1 drop Ylang Ylang
This relaxing blend smells like a field of summer flowers. Use it to calm and relax cranky, agitated or anxious people. It's also ideal for helping you relax for sleep - a sweet night-time retreat for your bedroom.
8 to 10 drops Lavender
2 to 3 drops Palmarosa
2 to 3 drops Geranium
Cool and refreshing, this sweet, minty blend is great for hot summer evenings. The citronella should help reduce the bugs too! To give it a lemony tint, add a drop of lemongrass essential oil. This blend will clear your head, boost your energy and focus your mind (great for studying.)
This is another good germ killer. All these essential oils boost your immune system and slow down the spread of viruses and bacteria.
4 to 6 drops Spearmint
3 to 5 drops Peppermint
3 to 5 drops Palmarosa OR Citronella
Optional: 1 drop Lemongrass
Deep and rich with a hint of sweetness, this relaxing blend is perfect for an evening of quiet, candlelit conversation.
It's a nice aromatherapy diffuser essential oil for men (with the palmarosa) because it's not too girly. Adding a drop of vetiver will give this recipe a smoky undertone.
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Orange OR Petitgrain
1 drop Palmarosa or Ylang Ylang
Optional: 1 drop Vetiver
Soft, spicy and floral, this sensual blend with Sandalwood is more costly to make, but it's well worth it. This is another wonderful cold weather blend, and a good one for the bedroom, being both deeply relaxing and also aphrodisiac.
7 to 10 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Vanilla Absolute
1 drop Jasmine OR Ylang Ylang
In addition to blending essential oils using these recipes, you can always add just one of your favorite essential oils to your diffuser. Or get creative and experiment!
Check out the essential oil profiles to see the effects your chosen oils might have on you. I also wrote an ebook to help even me gain confidence when experimenting.
I started using essential oils from doTerra after comparing them to the other brands in my stash.
I found myself using fewer drops per recipe and actually getting better results. Plus, I've never had a bad reaction, which sometimes happens with other brands.
doTerra's oils cost more than other brands, and that's as it should be. It's like buying a BMW vs. a Kia - the more expensive car is the better quality vehicle.
If you can afford them, I recommend giving doTerra's oils a try and comparing them for yourself.
You can buy doTerra's oils at retail prices by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get a store-wide 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on the wholesale thing - why spend more than you have to, right?
I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs if you're on a tight budget. Their oils are more affordable and the quality is good. Click the links for...
Or... If you love having tons of options to choose from, browse through Amazon and see what looks good to you. Just remember that inexpensive oils are likely to be lower in quality - how else do they get the cost so low?
Make some other aromatherapy diffuser essential oil recipes such as Cinnamon and Citrus Potpourri or aromatherapy reed diffusers. To learn more about different types of aromatherapy diffuser (plus some other fun stuff!) click on the links below.