Diffusing essential oils is the easiest way for a new oiler to use their essential oils. Sometimes people wonder how diffusing essential oils can benefit their health. It’s easy to understand it’s a healthy way to scent your home; however, diffusing essential oils offer benefits for your health, as well. When you breathe in the scent of an essential oil, it travels up through your olfactory system to the limbic system of your brain. Your limbic system controls your emotional and behavioral responses. It can be difficult to understand how simply inhaling a scent can affect your health. Simply think about how you receive laughing gas at the dentist, or anesthesia for surgery. You breathe a synthetic through your nose, and it can help relax you and even put you under. The limbic system of your brain is powerful!
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes
At our home in Hudson, Wisconsin, we have a few favorite essential oil blends that we love to diffuse. I will highlight 10 of our favorites for this time of year, and also explain how they can benefit you. Pictured below is also my favorite doTERRA Diffuser — the Lumo Diffuser.
- Focus Diffuser Blend: Combine 2-3 drops each of Peppermint and Wild Orange, and diffuse in the morning. This can help your sleepy house wake up, and also help you focus for school or office work. If Peppermint is too strong, you can substitute Spearmint essential oil.
- Calm & Peaceful Blend: Combine 2 drops each of Adaptiv, Frankincense and Wild Orange essential oils. This blend is perfect for helping you feel relaxed and happy. It is also a great combo to diffuse in a classroom or office building.
- Immune Diffuser Blend: Combine 2-3 drops OnGuard and 2-3 drops Peppermint. This combo is supportive of your immune system, helps purify the air, and also smells delightful (like Christmas in a bottle).
- Cheerful Diffuser Blend: Add 2 drops each of Cheer, Lemon and Grapefruit. This blend is great whenever you need a pick-me-up and especially on gray winter days. It can be especially helpful for those who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
- Motivation Diffuser Blend: Add 4-6 drops Motivate essential oil to diffuser, and you’re good to go. This blend was synergistically created to help people feel motivated and confident. You can always add a little extra Peppermint (already in this blend) for an extra boost. You can also try 2 drops Motivate, 2 drops Lime and 1 drop Elevation — this is known as the “Resolutions” diffuser blend.
- Inspiring Diffuser Blend: Add 4-6 drops of Passion essential oil to your diffuser. This is one of my favorite essential oil blends for helping me feel joyful, inspired and can help eliminate negative feelings like boredom or disinterest. This is a great one to diffuse when goal-setting or brainstorming creative ideas. I also wear this as a perfume paired with Whisper. The combo is delightful and inspiring. I am diffusing Passion and Peppermint in my office while I write this blog post!
- Cozy Cabin Diffuser Blend: Combine 3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Wild Orange and 2 drops Juniper Berry. An alternative is to combine the new Northern Escape blend with Peppermint or any Citrus Oil — delightful!
- Snowed-In Blend: Add 3 drops Lime, 3 drops Tangerine, 2 drops Cedarwood and 2 drops Spearmint to your diffuser and cozy up in warm blankets near the fireplace. You will be feeling warm and cozy in no time!
- Ready For Spring Blend: Combine 2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lime and 2 drops Wild Orange in your diffuser. Clean out some closets or do a little spring cleaning to really get yourself ready and in the mood!
- Sleepy Time Blend: I have A LOT of diffuser blends that I love for sleep, and like to vary what I am using. My current favorite is an oldie but a goodie. I use 3 drops Lavender and 3 drops Cedarwood in my bedside diffuser. I like to turn it on about 1/2 hour before heading to bed, so my room is scented when I lay down.
Diffusing essential oils is not only easy, it’s my favorite way to use them. I have a diffuser in almost every room of my home, and also have several pieces of diffuser jewelry. Do you have a favorite blend you like to diffuse? If so, please share it in the comments!