I’ve long been a candle addict. There’s nothing like lit candles, good music and the ambiance it creates for a relaxing evening at home. And while I haven’t completely kicked the candle habit to the curb, I’m being wiser about my choices for the more occasional lighting of only soy or beeswax while avoiding the paraffin (toxin releasing) candles. But an even better option, which I pretty much use all day long while at home are our essential oil diffusers. Definitely a new kind of addiction. Another plus? It’s elicited more, “Wow, it smells great in here,” comments from guests than my mix of candles ever did!
In our home we have cold-air diffuser since it allows us to enjoy all the benefits of essential oils–not just the scent. Unlike warmers, a cold-air diffuser doesn’t heat the oil, so all of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils remain intact as the properties of the oil aren’t broken down. We’ve been having so much fun experimenting with recipes for our diffusers, and I’m sharing some of our favorites today! Of course there’s nothing wrong with diffusing a single oil, as I love just using some oils on their own, but mixing them together to create great scents or benefits for the home opens up a whole new world.
This blend is a great way to wake up as it increases mental alertness (which is also great for an afternoon pick-me-up) and stimulates. 4 drops Wild Orange + 4 drops Peppermint
To keep clear breathing and healthy immune response in allergy ridden spring and summer months, keep this blend handy, and well as apply to the bottom of your feet if you feel allergy symptoms. 3 drops Peppermint + 3 drops Lavender + 3 drops Lemon
Diffuse to get your head in the game. 2 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Cinnamon + 1 drop Rosemary
Use this blend for great protection, to boost respiratory function and to help clear congestion–especially during cold and flu season. 2 drops Lemon + 1 drop Lime + 2 drops Peppermint + 1 drop Rosemary + 2 drops Eucalyptus + 1 drop Clove
While Peppermint is great for relieving headaches when rubbed on the temples and back of the neck (and Clary Sage for hormonal headaches), you can also diffuse a blend that will help bring continued relief to the toughest headaches. 1-2 drops each of Marjoram + Thyme + Rosemary + Peppermint + Lavender
To cool you down on a hot spring or summer day as well as ward off the creepy crawlies while you’re letting in a breeze, diffuse this blend. 4 drops Spearmint + 4 drops Peppermint + 4 drops Citronella, + 1 drop Lemongrass
One of my favorite ways to fall asleep is with Cedarwood, it slows me right down. I rub it on my big toes at night and diffuse as well. 4 drops Cedarwood + 3 drops Lavender
I know it’s no where near fall right now, and I’ll share more of my fall/winter favorites later, but this is one that I love to use year round to calm and ground me. 4 drops Wild Orange + 3 drops Cinnamon + 3 drops Ginger
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- 2o Simple and Amazing Uses for Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Deodorize and Refresh Your Mattress
- Easy DIY Lip Plumper
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*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. None of the information on this blog is intended to cure, treat, or heal any disease. Please use essential oils at your own risk with lots of common sense. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.