Essential oil diffuser recipes can work as an air freshener for your entire home, calm your anxiety, help you sleep, and even increase your energy. These are my tried and true essential oil blend recipes for you to make for a variety of aliments, moods, and detox benefits.
What are some of the benefits of diffusing essential oil blends?
Diffusing essential oils has been linked to improved sleep, reduced anxiety, and increased energy. There are also some essential oils that have antibacterial and antiviral properties, making them an easy way to help keep sickness at bay in your household. Click here to read more about using essential oils for immune support.
In comparison to heavily fragranced (read: toxic!) candles and plug-ins, essential oils are a detoxifying way to improve the overall freshness of your home.
Every oil has a number of benefits, and can be used in a couple of different ways: inhalation (never inhale directly from the bottle), topical use, ingestion, and diffusing.
A brief note on ingesting essential oils: essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances. They can be safely ingested in small amounts over longer periods of time, or larger amounts over shorter periods of time (such as oregano oil for an illness.) If you choose to ingest, be sure you’re getting quality essential oils that aren’t cut with other ingredients!
Ingestion is definitely not necessary, of course, as diffusing your essential oil blends is a great way to indirectly ingest your oils.
Once you build up a solid collection of oils, the combination of essential oil diffuser recipes you can make are endless and can be customized to your activity, mood, ailment or even to celebrate a new season.
For more information on the benefits of essential oils and some of my favorite diffusers, read this post.
How to get started with essential oil diffusing:
Essential Oil Diffusers
To start your essential oil journey and begin diffusing, you’ll need to pick a diffuser to suit your home and needs. Diffusers disperse essential oil particles into the air to be easily absorbed and inhaled by the body.
You can choose an essential oil diffuser blend recipe below to create a pleasing scent and promote overall health. There are a ton of diffuser options on the market that vary by mist and area coverage. When choosing your diffuser, consider what room it will be in and how long you’ll use it. If you’ll be choosing a diffuser blend recipe for sleep, choose a diffuser with a smaller area coverage, but with a longer run time. If you want your diffuser to add a fresh scent to your living room, choose one with a larger area coverage.
This one is a great starter option if you’re brand new to the world of diffusing (new customers use code SIGNUP10 to get it for just $19.95). It has a great price point and a 5 hour continuous run time. For a step up in price and style, I love this one (plus it has 10 hours of continuous run time).
Looking for an option ASAP? Amazon has you covered with tons of options, many of which can be delivered the same day or next day with Prime. This diffuser is a compact size, so it’s perfect for a smaller bedroom, office or kitchen.
The diffuser I’m saving up for is this one from Young Living – hands down the most beautiful option I’ve ever seen. It will even get me to invest in an MLM essential oil company, which is not an MLM I'd typically invest in as I feel there are less expensive brands producing similar or better quality oils.
File under: things you spend $ on when you're an Interior Designer and wellness enthusiast. 🙋♀️
You’re also able to play music from this Young Living one, and it has 12 hours of run time. All pros.
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils extracted from various parts of plants. They retain the scent and flavor of the plant they were taken from generally via distillation or cold pressing methods. As mentioned above, each specific oil has its own host of benefits and specific ailments or moods it’s commonly used to treat.
- Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils for anxiety. It is typically used in relaxing blends for sleep or meditation.
- Lemon essential oil and other citrus varieties are known for giving an energizing boost and cleansing the air.
You've got your diffuser and arsenal of essential oils ready to go, but what type of water should you use for diffusing? Generally, you can use tap water to fill your diffuser but check the instruction sheet for your specific diffuser to see what they recommend.
Tap water contains minerals and trace impurities that leads to mineral build up on the interior of your diffuser over time. Most diffusers recommend cleaning out the water reservoir every three uses to get rid of build up.
Filtered water (bottled or using your home filter method of choice) is another option and it will reduce the amount of mineral build up in your diffuser versus tap water.
Distilled water is the purest form of water but also the most expensive option to fill your diffuser with. Using distilled water will reduce the cleaning time versus tap or filtered water and can lead to a longer lifetime for your device. Remember to always check the maximum level of liquid your diffuser can hold to ensure your diffuser works effectively.
Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Recipes
Essential Oil blends by Activity:
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for the Home:
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes by Mood:
Essential Oil blends by Ailment:
- Pain (Topical recipe)
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes by Season:
Getting started with essential oils can seem intimidating, but there’s no reason to let them scare you. Diffusing is a great way to get started.
You can choose a essential oil blend to freshen your home (I’ll have my ‘Fall’ blend in the diffuser for a while!) and then notice how it makes you feel.
Essential oils interact with everyone’s body in different ways. Have fun and play around! Create your own custom blends and enjoy this non-toxic, health-promoting way to brighten your home.