I am in LOVE with diffusing essential oils.
I used to be a complete candle-addict, but my candles have collected a lot of dust since my first essential oil diffuser arrived last year.
Diffusing not only makes my home smell nice, but it also can provide other benefits as well. I have 2 diffusers that I use almost on daily basis.
I keep my Lotus (available through doTERRA) in my living room, since it’s “pretty” to look at. (These are a big pricier, but if you sign up as a Preferred Member or with a Wholesale account, you can get them for a discounted rate.)
And I have a small Spa Vapor diffuser that I move around the house. The Spa Vapor diffusers are very affordable, but fairly difficult to find, since they sell like hotcakes. Amazon sells them sometimes, so if you can find them in stock, I would recommend snagging one when you can.
(I’ve also heard good things about the Whisper diffuser, but I don’t personally 0wn one, yet)
I always use cold-air diffusers, since anything that heats the oils can damage some of their beneficial properties.
If you are new to essential oils, there’s no better way to get to know them than through your diffuser. Try a few of my top favorite blends below to get you started!
(I use doTERRA essential oils exclusively and I LOVE them. Here’s why.)
*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. None of the information on this blog is intended to cure, treat, or heal any disease. Please use essential oils at your own risk with lots of common sense.*
10 Must-Try Essential Oil Recipes for your Diffuser
The following blends are meant to be used in a cold-air diffuser. The type of diffusers I use require a small amount of water to which the oils are added. I generally use 4-6 drops of oil per “batch.” If you don’t have one of the components, you can still try the recipe without it.
EO= Essential Oil
1. The Wake Up Blend
This is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up. My friend Jana likes to diffuse it in her homeschool room to help her kiddos while they are working on lessons.
2 drops Wild Orange EO + 2 drops Peppermint EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Elevation blend
2. Fresh and Clean
This blend is wonderful for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It smells so bright and fresh:
2 drops Lavender EO + 2 drops Lemon EO + 2 drops Rosemary EO
3. Odor Eliminator
We are animal-people, and we’ve had our fair share of *cough* ”incidences” in our house. Whenever this happens, I like to diffuse this blend. It freshens up the air in no time:
2 drops Lemon EO + 1 drop Melaleuca EO + 1 drop Lime EO + 1 drop White Fir EO + 1 drop of Cilantro EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Purify blend
4. Allergy Buster
I usually struggle with hay-fever allergies during June and July… This combo is great for dealing with seasonal allergies:
2 drops Lavender EO + 2 drops Lemon EO + 2 drops Peppermint EO
5. Citrus Explosion
I love diffusing citrus blends when we have company coming over. It makes my house smell happy and clean.
1 drop Lemon EO + 1 drop Lime EO + 1 drop Wild Orange EO + 1 drop Grapefruit EO + 1 drop Bergamot EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend
6. Take a Deep Breath Blend
I tend to be a very high-energy person. The good part of that? I get a lot done. The bad part? I have a hard time settling down sometimes…
I adore this blend for the evenings when I’m trying to slow my brain down, and I also like to diffuse it in the bedroom as I fall asleep:
1 drop Bergamot EO + 1 drop Lavender EO + 1 drop Patchouli EO + 1 drop Ylang Ylang EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Serenity blend
7. Respiratory Blend
Hubby tends to have respiratory issues, due to his asthma. This blend is very helpful when battling colds and flus that migrate to the lungs:
1 drop Lemon EO + 1 drop Lime EO + 1 drop Peppermint EO + 1 drop Rosemary EO + 1 drop Eucalyptus EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Breathe blend
8. Flower Garden Blend
Want your home to smell like a flower garden in full bloom? Try this one:
1 drop Clary Sage EO + 1 drop Geranium EO + 1 drop Lavender EO + 1 drop Roman Chamomile EO
9. The Man-Cave Blend
I think this combo smells very masculine and woodsy… Although I enjoy it too.
2 drops White Fir EO + 2 drops Cypress EO + 2 drops Wintergreen EO
10. Bug Repellent Blend
This combo isn’t one that I’d necessarily wear as perfume, but it contains a collection of oils that most creepy-crawlies dislike:
1 drop Lemongrass EO + 1 drop Melaleuca EO + 1 drop Thyme EO + 1 drop Eucalyptus EO + 1 drop Rosemary EO
Or try: doTERRA’s Terrashield blend
Interested in learning more about doTERRA oils? I’ll tell you all about them here.
Also, if you are interested in using the oils in your home in place of many pharmaceuticals, you might be interested our online discussion group, Coaching Home Healers. We are working through one oil in the Family Physician Kit each month. Over 400 people have already signed up– click here for all the info.
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- Fighting Colds and Flus with Essential Oils
- Peppermint Citrus Sugar Scrub
- How to Purchase doTERRA Oils
- How I Treated a Chicken with Essential Oils
- DIY Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer
- 5 Ways Essential Oils have Changed My Life
Disclosure: I am a doTERRA Independent Product Consultant, and this post contains Amazon Affiliate links.
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