How to Make Your Own Essential Oils Diffuser Blends
I love using Young Living's diffusers because it’s a great way to disperse the essential oils all around my house, office, business, and even my car. Best part is that I can customize the essential oil blend to support my family, myself, or friends for every single day. I hope my favorite blends helps you discover how to make your own custom essential oil diffuser recipes.
When I started out with essential oils, I started really slow. It’s really important to learn about safety practices and know how to use them correctly. I learned that it was important to start slow. I used a low number of drops in my diffuser, until I was comfortable using a bit more. Starting out, I would put anywhere from 1 to 3 drops in my diffuse and now I typically use about 6 drops in a large room. When I decide how many drops to put in my diffuser, I always considered safety: what essential oils am I using, size of the room, people around such as babies, dogs, or cats, and I always follow the directions for each diffuser. I always choose the number of drops that would be best for our situation.
One of my favorite blends to support overall health and wellness is “Wellness Keeper”, I add Thieves and Lemon Essential Oils to the diffuser, sometimes I enjoy adding a third or fourth essential oil to the mix such as RC, Orange, or Purification. Each of these also help keep the yuck away which is so important in staying above the wellness line. I diffuse this blend basically from September through June, because I am a teacher and well kid are gross sometimes. I love this blend because it smells amazing while also supporting my body so that I can be at school teaching my kids.
As a teacher, dog mom, and wife, my second favorite blend that I diffuse is “Happy” or you could call it “Day at the Beach”, when you really can’t be at the beach. For this, I typically just put few drops of Stress Away and Orange in my diffuser. I have also been adding Citrus Fresh to this blend recently, since it has been added to the Premium Starter Kit. Based on what essential oils I have around or how I am feeling, I like to add other uplifting essential oils that just smell so good, such as: Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit or Tangerine. If you want to feel like your at the beach when you have a pile of papers to go through, kids running around, work things to deal with, and a to-do list that fills up the paper, just reach for Stress Away put a few drops in the diffuser and you will be on a "staycation" in no time.
Now let’s chat about how I make it through the Spring and Fall, when the leaves start to change in all the ways, the yellow stuff starts blowing in the wind, and covering my car. Do you have the picture? Without support for my body, I can’t even walk outside. But those seasons are so fun, especially in Pennsylvania because you can keep your windows open and get all the fresh air flowing through the house. On days like that, we diffuse Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint because breathing is fun. Plus, its a nice one to get us going in the morning.
One of my first moments that I realized essential oils really do support my family was with Lavender, it was such a magical moment. When using essential oils in your home, you usually have these moments often. After I got essential oils in my home, I became aware of the truth about fragrance. Somehow, I had been using products with fragrance as a listed ingredient for about 25 years of my life and had know idea that it is extremely toxic, filled with chemicals, and even some known carcinogens. With that information in my brain, I could not just spray myself anymore with perfume. I decided one evening to look in my Premium Starter Kit for an essential oil to wear instead of some of the perfume that I had been obsessed with for years from a very sexy store. I decided that night to wear Lavender Essential Oil instead, so I put Lavender on my wrists and behind my ears, and before you know it I was sitting on the couch feeling really calm. I thought to myself, ok I need to use this at night in my diffuser. Since then, Lavender has been in my Desert Mist Diffuser every single night. I kinda add in other very relaxing essential oils depending on the day or how I am feeling that night. Here are a few favorites that I blend with Lavender around bedtime: Stress Away, Frankincense, Sleepyize, Cedarwood, Dream Catcher, and Peace & Calming. These are all so magical, they are like unicorns.
If you're anything like me, you know that I hate to bring up the fall because it means the school year is starting, but the truth is, I do love the fall. The leaves changing colors, the crisp air, the seasons flavors of pumpkin and apple in coffee and teas, it really is a fun time of year. Before I got on this journey, I had a lot of harmful things in my home. The scented candles and the plugins, oh how I loved to smell pumpkin pie in my house. Guess what! We do not have to compromise our health for the beautiful pumpkin spice that we all enjoy. As fall quickly approaches, your going to want Cinnamon, Orange, Clove, Nutmeg, Thieve, and Christmas Spirit for your diffuser blends. All I really do, is mix and match a few of these to make it seem like there is a fresh warm pie in the oven. I like Cinnamon, Clove, and Nutmeg together with a drop of Orange. Toward December, I can not get enough of Christmas Spirit. Don’t wait too long to grab Christmas Spirit though, it’s a popular one in the winter.
For now though, let's just keep enjoying the summer fun! In the summertime, I like to enjoy being outside, sitting on the deck or patio for dinner or hanging with friends but we in peace of outdoor annoyances. When we go relax outside, we use our new Lantern Diffuser, that literally is a cute white lantern. We diffuser Citronella, Lemongrass, and Purification because it's a perfect outdoor blend, that keeps us free from all the annoyances. It’s also create a fresh, uplifting aroma that everyone enjoys.
I could go on and on, and tell you stories about each of my diffuser blends, every single one has a reason why we choose it for our diffusers. I’m going to list a few of our basic recipes that we use throughout the year. We always customize specifically for us and our body, so sometimes we take out an essential oil or add one in, simple substitute another, and we always just have fun figuring out new blends.
I typically put about 2-3 drops of each essential oil listed in the recipe, making a total of about 6-7 drops of essential oils in the diffuser water well. Remember we just put the number of essential oil drops that we feel comfortable with, I always tell my friends to do the same and start slow.
I hope you enjoy creating your own essential oil diffuser blends, and this gives you motivation to creatively make your own. If you have little ones, you can make this part of your morning and bedtime routines. Enjoy!
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