Whether you’re not sure what to do with all of those essential oils in your cabinet or simply looking for some fresh ideas, we’ve got you covered. Here is a collection of 50 fantastic essential oil recipes for your diffuser, gathered from around the web!
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Essential Oil Blends for Mental Clarity
In her article 10 Must-Try Essential Oil Recipes for Your Diffuser, Jill of The Prairie Homestead recommends a blend of 2 drops each of Wild Orange and Peppermint essential oils “to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up.”
To soothe a headache, Lisa P. on Birch Hill Happenings recommends diffusing equal parts Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender oils. “This remedy works well if you can have the diffuser near your head while it is being used.”
Energizing Essential Oil Blends
Combine earthy oils like Frankincense and Ginger with powerful green herbs like Basil, Peppermint, and Rosemary in these 4 diffuser blends from Aroma Web to increase your energy levels around your home or at the office.
Laura of Green Living Ladies offers her Energizing Blend combining 4 drops each of Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oils.
Laura also recommends for Workout Time, diffusing 2 drops each of Peppermint and Grapefruit essential oils with 2 drops of doTERRA Slim & Sassy metabolic blend to increase vigor and performance.
To boost the overall energy level in your environment, Birch Hill Happenings recommends mixing this Stimulating Living Room Blend of 8 drops Grapefruit, 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Lemon , and 2 drops Basil essential oils in your diffuser.
Essential Oil Blends for Sensuality
To set the perfect mood for a romantic encounter, try this Sweetly Sensual Diffuser Blend from Easy Aromatherapy Recipes. Combine 7 – 10 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Vanilla, and 1 drop Jasmine or Ylang Ylang in your diffuser.
Set the mood For a Romantic Dinner with this diffuser blend from Birch Hill Happenings by combining 2 drops each of Black Pepper, Grapefruit, and Jasmine essential oils. “It will set the evenings atmosphere for what lies ahead!”
Holiday Celebration Essential Oil Blends
Aroma Web offers an excellent Essential Oil Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude using Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cypress, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Ginger. “Combine all oils in a clean glass bottle and diffuse as you would other essential oil blends as you give thanks, pray or meditate.”
To warm up the atmosphere in your home this holiday season, try the Cinnamon Spice Diffuser Blend of 4 – 6 drops Patchouli, 2 – 4 drops Cinnamon, 3 – 5 drops Sweet Orange, 1 – 2 drops Clove, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oils from Easy Aromatherapy Recipes.
Laura on Green Living Ladies suggests two great blends for celebration of the holidays. Fall In Love With Fall by mixing 4 drops each of Wild Orange and Cassia essential oils.
Or mix up some Holiday Bliss with Laura’s blend of 2 drops each White Fir, Cassia, and Wild Orange essential oils.
Insect Repellent Essential Oil Blends
To keep the creepy-crawlies away, Jill of The Prairie Homestead recommends diffusing a combination of 1 drop each Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Thyme, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils.
This insect-repelling blend from Easy Aromatherapy Recipes will also help to cool you down on a hot summer day. Diffuse a mixture of 4 – 6 drops Spearmint, 3 – 5 drops Peppermint, 3 – 5 drops Citronella, and 1 drop Lemongrass essential oils.
Essential Oil Blends for Stress Relief
When you’re feeling stressed, Aroma Web suggests these 4 diffuser blends using the soothing power of Lavender, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Citrus, and Floral oils.
Take this edge off with this Calming Diffuser Blend from Birch Hill Happenings. Combine 4 drops Roman Chamomile, 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Geranium, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang in your diffuser.
To help you wind down, diffuse this Relaxing Woodsy Diffuser Blend from Easy Aromatherapy Recipes combining 4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Orange or Petitgrain, 1 drop Palmarosa or Ylang Ylang, and an optional 1 drop of Vetiver essential oil. “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.”
For stress relief, Laura on Green Living Ladies recommends her Calming Diffusing Blend of 3 drops each of Lavender, Geranium, and Roman Chamomile, plus 2 drops each of Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
Or try out Laura’s Stress Relief Now essential oil blend of 4 drops Lavender, 3 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Ylang Ylang, and 1 drop Marjoram in your diffuser.
Mood Lifting Essential Oil Blends
Aroma Web suggests 4 mood-lifting recipes using Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Lavender, as well as several Citrus and Floral oils. “These recipes may help during times of depression and anxiety.”
To create a wonderful atmosphere when friends and family are gathered together, try this Entertaining Blend from Birch Hill Happenings by combining 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Geranium, and 3 drops Lavender essential oils in your diffuser.
For a quick pick-me-up, Laura on Green Living Ladies recommends diffusing Be Happy, a mixture of equal parts citrus oil blend such as Eden’s Garden Simply Citrus or doTERRA Citrus Bliss plus a mood-lifting oil blend like Eden’s Garden Joy or doTERRA Elevation.
Or try Laura’s Emotional Healing Blend of 2 drops each Wild Orange, Bergamot, Cypress, and Frankincense essential oils in your diffuser.
Essential Oil Blends for Immunity Support
During the spring and summer months, Jill of The Prairie Homestead suggests diffusing 2 drops each of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils “to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response.”
To strengthen respiratory function during cold and flu season, Jill also recommends blending 1 drop each of Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus essential oils.
On Birch Hill Happenings, Roberta Wilson recommends mixing this Cold Combating Blend, a combination of 20 drops Orange, 10 drops Eucalyptus, 10 drops Juniper Berry, 10 drops Pine, 6 drops Basil, 6 drops Rosewood, and 4 drops Ginger essential oil. When you feel a bug coming on, add a few drops to your diffuser to help your body fight it fast!
Also for Cold and Flu Prevention, Birch Hill Happenings offers this excellent blend of 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Eucalyptus, 3 drops Ravensara, and 2 drops Bay Laurel essential oils. “This blend should be diffused throughout the cold and flu season.”
For allergy symptom relief, Laura of Green Living Ladies offers her Allergies Be Gone blend of 2 drops each Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender essential oils.
To Purify The Air, Laura suggests adding equal parts of a citrus oil blend such as Eden’s Garden Simply Citrus or doTERRA Citrus Bliss plus a cleansing oil blend like Eden’s Garden Purification or doTERRA Purify to your diffuser.
Laura of Green Living Ladies also delivers a blend to help you Breathe Easy during cold and flu season. Combine 4 drops of a respiratory blend like Eden’s Garden Breathe Easier or doTERRA Breathe with 2 drops each of Eucalyptus and Peppermint oils.
Essential Oil Blends for Relaxation & Sleep
To create a relaxing atmosphere, Lisa P. of Birch Hill Happenings suggests diffusing her Basic Calming & Relaxing Blend using 2 drops each of Lavender, Marjoram, and Orange, with 1 drop each of German and Roman Chamomile.
Birch Hill Happenings also suggests creating A Great Relaxer and Soother by combining 6 drops each of Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Lime, as well as 4 drops Ginger and 2 drops Sandalwood essential oils in your diffuser.
To create a soothing atmosphere that will help you wind down at the end of the day, try the Floral Lavender Diffuser Blend from Easy Aromatherapy Recipes combining 8 – 10 drops Lavender, 2 – 3 drops Palmarosa, and 2 – 3 drops Rose Geranium oils.
In the evenings, to aid with falling asleep, Jill of The Prairie Homestead recommends diffusing a blend of 1 drop each Bergamot, Lavender, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
Aroma Web suggests this diffuser recipe using Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, and Bergamot to help you relax and get a better night’s rest.
Turn down the noise at the end of the day with Laura of Green Living Ladies‘ Sleepy Time blend of 2 drops each Roman Chamomile and Wild Orange essential oils, plus 4 drops of a soothing oil blend like doTERRA Serenity or Eden’s Garden Good Night.
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