Monday, July 27, 2015

25 Diffuser Recipes with Essential Oils

Alright you guys! I have polled all of my Facebook groups, my friends, my family and I have come up with the top 25 Essential Oil Blends for you to try in your diffuser! I would like to thank everybody for their suggestions!! There were so many great recipes that it was sooooo hard to narrow them down! I'll need to make Part 2!!! MWAH! Love you guys!!!

Are you ready to see the top 25 Diffuser Recipes with Essential Oils?!? This is about to get serious.

25 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

What's Diffusing?
Well, that's totally important to know if you're going to read this post. It's awesome. It's wonderful. It'll change your life. You can read all about Why You Should Diffuse Essential Oils in this article if you want all the juicy tidbits, but I'll give you an overall summary of what diffusion happens to be.

Diffusing is not only a chemical free air freshener or a way to help purify the air, but it does a lot of other things like helping to change mood, boost energy, or change your mindset. It can also help to improve typical stress or daily "moods" or improve concentration or focus. It's a great asset because it can do just about anything! 

To make a long story short-- you put water and essential oils in a diffuser, turn it on and it poofs out amazingness into your air! It's super easy and very awesome. Just watch this video to learn more about how to diffuse essential oils in a cold water diffuser (which is totally the most popular thing to do right now--  I would know because I do it all that time and I'm cool. Right. Right?)

On the market for a new aromatherapy diffuser? Check out my favorite 5 diffusers here.

A Happy Way To Start Your Day 
One of the questions that I get asked most often is what should I diffuse first thing in the morning? Well, there are lots of options! It really depends on your goals-- do you want to start with motivation? Maybe you want something uplifting? Or maybe you want to prepare your mind for the day ahead.  Here are some great blends from my essential oil team that can help you reach those goals! 
Essential oils to diffuse in the morning

Morning Clarity by Stacey O'Neal
Try this refreshing and uplifting blend first thing in the morning to lift the brain fog and start your day with the right mindset.
  • 3 drops of Peppermint
  • 2 drops of Spearmint
  • 1 drop off Wintergreen

Bring It On! by Sherri Griffin
If you're looking for something to help you get that extra umph to tackle some challenges in your day, then you have to try this diffuser blend. 
  • 4 drops of Lemon
  • 2 drops of En-R-Gee

Rise and Shine by Linda Van Etten Rausch 
A great way to start your day with your family is this little combo. It's bright and uplifting, but it's specially formulated for family. Try diffusing this in a central location as your family gets ready in the morning or in the dining room if you have a family breakfast. 
  • 3 drops Lime
  • 3 drops Oola Family 

G-Squared by Julie Shelton Cummings
This unlikely duo is the perfect way to start your day off with some creativity, cheer and awesomeness.
  • 3 drops Geranium 
  • 3 drops Grapefruit

Morning Revitalizing Blend by Brenna Smith Craven
Diffuse this in the morning if you want a clean and refreshing way to start your day! 
  • 3 drops Jade Lemon
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Blue
Diffuse essential oils for a non toxic and chemical free home

Reducing Chemicals Around the House
Another great question is "How can I use my diffuser around my house to help with cleaning and to reduce chemicals in my home?" I always love it when people talk about reducing chemicals so I am always full of tons of ideas on how to help you do that! Here are some of our favorite blends to use to reach your chemical free home goals! 

All Natural Chemical Free Air Freshener with Young Living Essential Oils
Purify This! by Sherri Griffin
This is a great blend to help purify the air and release stagnation around the home.
  • 3 drops of Thieves
  • 2 drops of Lemon
  • 1 drop of Oregano (optional)

This Stinks! by Amber Fortney
When there is a lingering odor that you'd like to remove, try this essential oil blend. It really helps for a lot of different things like pet odors, man smells, and even smoke. 
  • 5 drops Purification
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Bergamot (optional)

Spring Time Air Freshener
 by Sherri Griffin
This is a great replacement for a traditional air freshener that's 100% chemical free. To me, it feels a lot like spring-- very happy and full of light.
  • 2 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Peppermint
  • 2 drops of Lemon
  • 1 drop of Copaiba (optional)
Feel free to increase by 1 additional drop each if you want more umph! 

Summertime Blend by Stacey O'Neal
If spring isn't your thing-- then maybe summer is! Try this blend for another version of a great air freshener to help open up your home and uplift your family.
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Spearmint

Clean Me PUH-LEASE! by Sherri Griffin
If you're part of my Facebook Group then you know that I'm addicted to Motivation! It's well named because this really gives you the motivation to get up and do what you need to do!
  • 5 drops of Motivation (or Awaken)

Diffuse essential oils for your emotions

Diffuse The Situation
Everyone has moments where things happen and you need to find a way to change your mindset so you can go back to enjoying your day. These diffuser blends can help you do just that! Here are some of our favorite diffuser recipes from people in our essential oil group that we use when we need some chances to happen STAT.

Happy Place: Essential Oils for your mood to make you smile
Happy Place by Sarah Johnson 
When you just need to find your own personal little happy place. 
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Lavender

My Kids Are CRAZY! by Amber Fortney
Try this diffuser combination when your kids are going a little crazy and you need a break from the madness!
  • 1 drop Vetiver
  • 4 drops Stress Away
  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 4 drops Cedarwood

Stress B Gone by Sandy Griffin
If you are experiencing some random stressor (aka your husband buys a motorcycle) and you need a little stress relief-- then you need to try this blend! It smells devine! 
  • 3-4 drops Lavender (depends on what your husband has done)
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drop Orange

Relaxing Spa by Kirstie White
When life gives you lemons-- go to the spa! Regardless of what is happening in your life, when you diffuse this combo you will be transported somewhere else!
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh

Anger Management by Amber Fortney
For those moments when you're frustrated by daily stressors and you need to reset your mind. Try diffusing this blend to let go of your frustrations.
  • 4 drops Release
  • 4 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 4 drops Peace and Calming (original or II)
How Essential Oils Can Set The Mood

Relax and Have Fun
We may be adults, but we deserve our own time to ourselves. These diffuser blends are great for entertaining, relaxing or even sexy time. Ohhhh baby! 

Mojito Essential Oil Blend for your Diffuser
The Mojito by Sherri Griffin
This is a favorite for uplifting mood and to put a little pep in your step! It's great to diffuse at a dinner party or other events.
  • 2 drops of Peppermint
  • 5 drops of Lime

Vacation by Bekah Anderson
If you want to feel like you're on vacation, pour yourself a drink, lay back and diffuse this blend! You will be transported to paradise! And Bekah would know about paradise-- she lives in Hawaii. 
  • 3 drops Stressaway
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 1 drop Sandalwood or 2 drops of Cedarwood

Adults ONLY by Kimberly Monroe Sorensen
This blend is perfect for anyone looking for a little romance to spice things up! 
  • 4 drops Sensation
  • 2 drops Orange

Just Yum by Jill McIntire
This is a great blend that smells amazing, helps to purify the air in your home and it will make you feel like a million bucks. WIN. This is one of my favorites when I have ME time.
  • 3 drops Thieves
  • 5 drops Orange

Sexy Time by Jennifer Ezzell
This is a great stimulating blend that can help provide the mood and relax the mind so you can enjoy your evening!
  • 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Orange
Essential Oils for Motivation

Get Stuff Done
Ah! Work and school. We all have to do it, but often it seems like so many things get in our way! These diffuser blends can help you stay on task! And don't worry if you don't want to take your diffuser to work or school-- there is a USB and Travel Diffuser that you can purchase which are much smaller and only effect your personal space. You can also look into purchasing a diffuser necklace if you want it really keep it all to yourself! 
Get rid of negativity with essential oils

Take Me Away by Nancy Mullally Donsbach 
Diffuse this blend for those moments when you want to close your eyes and be transported somewhere amazing. Obviously, not work.
  • 3 drops Pine
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Blue
  • 2 drop Peppermint

Must. Concentrate. Now. by Sherri Griffin
When I have a deadline and I need to focus- this is what I always turn to. It's a great clean scent that really keeps me on task.
  • 3 drops of Rosemary
  • 3 drops of Lemon
  • 1 drops of Peppermint

Purify the Mind by Sherri Griffin
Use this blend to release any congestion in your brain and bring on the creativity!
  • 4 drops of Purification 
  • 3 drops of Lemon

Hocus Focus by Lacee Burnett
Try this blend when you have work to do, but your mind keeps bouncing around from thought to thought. It's great to keep you (or your kids) on track.
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Valor (original or II)
  • 3 drops Vetiver

Negativity No More!!! by Sherri Griffin
Negativity is the killer of happiness. Help reduce the negativity around you by diffusing this combo. It's great around cranky co-workers or grumpy kids.
  • 4 drops of White Angelica or Sage
  • 2 drops of Valor or Orange
Diffuse Essential Oils for Bedtime

End Your Day The Right Way
One of the most important things we do for today is how we slept last night. Sleep and relaxation is absolutely vital because it gives our bodies a chance to recharge so they maintain health and wellness-- both physically and emotionally. So be sure to take some time for YOU (even if it's just 2 minutes) before you get in bed to make sure you are doing all you can do to make tomorrow amazing.

Sleepy Time Blend by Kathy McCoy
This blend is great to diffuse before bed to get a restful night's sleep. 
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 3 drops of Cedarwood
  • 3 drops of Elemi
  • 3 drops of Patchouli

Wisconsin Woods by Sarah Johnson
It's very soothing but refreshing for those moments when you just want to escape.
  • 2 drops Juniper
  • 2 drops Melissa or Lemongrass
  • 3 drops Wintergreen

Aaaaaaaaah!! by Erin Toole Budd 
You know when you have those days where you just want to sit down and relax? Yeah! Those days! Try diffusing this blend to help your mind and body unwind.
  • 7 drops of Stress Away
  • 3 drops of Citrus Fresh

The Simmer Down by Julie Shelton Cummings
Julie teaches and she says that "after a day with teenagers, it's the perfect release". Sounds like heaven to me!
  • 3 drops of Orange 
  • 2 drops of Cedarwood

Essential Oil Blend Recipe for Your Diffuser

I Feel Like A Woman! by Sherri Griffin
This is one of my favorite ways to end my day. It's feminine, but not over the top and it is sooooo relaxing! It also makes a great blend to add to 1 cup of epsom salts for a bath. 
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 3 drops of Clary Sage
  • 2 drops of Geranium
  • 2 drops of Palmarosa
Wanna Get Some Amazing Essential Oils?
We hope that you enjoyed our amazing oily awesome diffuser blends! If you want to get some of these oils for your own, I will encourage you to purchase from a REAL Essential Oil Company who cares about their quality! And remember, when you join with one of these companies, you will also be able to pick (or be assigned) someone to help you with your essential oil journey so make sure you pick someone you trust (like any of the amazing ladies who donated their recipes).

If you would like to join my essential oil team, then head over to How To Get Essential Oils to find out more about how to join and get 24% off your future purchases. BAM!
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  1. I'm VERY new to essential oils. I haven't even gotten my Premium Starter Kit in the mail yet :-( But I'm really excited! I've heard using diffuser necklaces are a great way to diffuse on the go.
    Would you use the same number of drops if you're using a necklace, or would you decrease? If so, by how much?

    1. Yes! A diffuser necklace is a fantastic way to get aromatherapy ALL day. I use much fewer drops usually no more than 3 drops total

    2. I love this post. I am a Young Living member and am sharing in our Facebook group. I found you looking for the Mojito recipe for the diffuser. My friend, Katja, has developed a jewelry line. I love it.

  2. Would it be necessary to dilute essential oils when using them for diffuser necklace?

    1. No dilution necessary for necklaces. And you will probably need much less than these recipes.

      My recommendation is to mix it in a small 5 ml bottle and drip 1-2 drops on your necklace at a time.



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