Here are 15 of our favorite, best smelling essential oil recipes and diffuser blends that you don’t want to miss! Make your home healthy, smell great and clean the air with these essential oils recipes.
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 or ultrasonic diffuser since it allows us to enjoy all the benefits of essential oil recipes–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.
In fact, the benefits of diffusing essential oils into the air are one of the main reasons I’m loving these essential oil recipes. When you apply heat to essential oils, many studies show it can actually denature many of the most important chemicals and compounds, so you are essentially just diffusing the oils for scent, and not for the beneficial aspects.
This reason alone makes it important to choose the right diffuser and my advice to reap all of the benefits of essential oils is to stick with a cold-air, nebulizing or ultrasonic diffuser. I DO keep a little plugin diffuser in my car, although that one does heat up, so I know I’m getting the calming benefits of the scents, but I may be losing out on some of the other aromatherapy effects.
We’ve been having so much fun experimenting with recipes for our diffusers, and I’m sharing some of our favorite essential oil recipes 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.
OUR 15 FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES
Morning Refresher Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Summertime Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Liquid Sunshine Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Allergy Relief Essential Oil Recipe Blend
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
Silent Night Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Citrus Fresh Recipe Blend
A great way to purify the air while also making your home smell like you’ve spent the day cleaning – really though, you are sanitizing the air! 1-2 drops each of Lemon + Lime + Wild Orange + Grapefruit + Bergamot
Get Focused Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Just Breathe Essential Oil Blend
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
Germ Buster Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Headache Relief Diffuser Blend
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
Cool It Essential Oil Recipe Blend
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
Wind Down Essential Oil Blend
Be Happy Diffuser Recipe Blend
Sleepytime Essential Oil Recipe Blend
Spiced Cider Diffuser Blend
Even when it’s nowhere near fall, and we do share more fall/winter favorites here, 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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*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.