Do you want to know a little secret about essential oils?
You don't need to be scared of them! Really!
Once you learn how to diffuse and have a few tried-and-true essential oil diffuser blends then you'll be rocking those essential oils in no time.
Diffusing essential oils is the easiest way to start (and it's also the most cost-effective ways to use them).
Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
Diffusing essential oils is a simple thing to do. Start with an easy-to-use ultrasonic diffuser. All you need to do is add some water, a few drops of essential oils, plug it in, and turn it on. Within a few minutes, you’ll be enjoying the aromatic benefits of your oils.
But there are a few things you'll want to remember:
While some diffusers come with instructions to dilute as much as 12 drops of oil, that much is not necessary. The most I ever diffuse is about 8-10 drops. And, if you’re just starting, begin with 3-4 drops. Too much at once can cause headaches and feel overwhelming. More is not always better – especially in regards to essential oils!
Also, only diffuse for 15-30 minutes at a time. It doesn’t need to run all day to receive the benefits of the oils. Of course, if it’s cold and flu season, we like to run it more often – to keep those germs away!
Try Different Combinations
Be adventurous and try different essential oil diffuser blends. I like to choose two oils, remove the caps, hold them in one hand and move them around under my nose, inhaling the scent. If I like the combination I diffuse them. If it's not quite to my liking, I try again, switching out one of the oils until I find a combination that smells nice.
You can also diffuse based on specific needs - if you want to clear odors, improve concentration, relieve tension, or eliminate airborne germs there are specific oils that will help.
Don't Mix Blends
Many essential oil companies create their own essential oil blends, which are very useful - but it’s important not to mix them when you are diffusing. Stick to one blend at a time. You could add one or two other oils to the blend, just don’t mix two different blends as it can alter the efficacy of the oils.
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Everyday Diffuser Blends
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15 Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Recipes
I love diffusing essential oils - it's one of my favorite ways to use them. The house smells wonderful, it gets rid of odors and bacteria floating in the air, and it's beneficial for everyone in the family. But it can be a bit daunting when you're first using them and not sure what you should diffuse. This list of everyday diffuser blends will get you started. Before you know it, you'll have your own favorites!
The essential oil diffuser blend recipes below all require only about 8-12 drops total so use about 3-5 drops of each oil. You'll love the smell without being overpowered by the strength of the oils.
- Rosemary, Peppermint & Lemon
- Orange & Peppermint
- Lavender & Bergamot
- Roman Chamomile, Lavender & Ylang Ylang
- Lemon, Grapefruit & Orange
- Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint
- Lemon & Peppermint
- Lemon, Lime, Rosemary & Lavender
- Orange, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood & Sandalwood
- Cedarwood, Grapefruit & Cinnamon
- Lime, Thyme & Eucalyptus
- Frankincense, Sandalwood & Bergamot
- Cedarwood, Rosemary & Lemon
- Peppermint, Grapefruit & Bergamot
- Orange, Lavender & Ylang Ylang
If you don't have a diffuser you can mix the blends with a cup of distilled water in a spray bottle and spray them all over the house. But, a diffuser is a fabulous tool that should definitely be included in your healthy home arsenal!
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Everyday Diffuser Blends
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