Easy Essential Oil Recipes for Your Diffuser

Easy Essential Oil Recipes for Your Diffuser

These easy essential oil recipes will get you started using essential oils in your home for better health.



Once you bring your first diffuser into the home, get ready to buy more along with a collection of essential oils. A diffuser will fill your home or even your work space with pleasant aromas, and there are some additional benefits of essential oils distributed through a cold-air diffuser. There are thousands of essential oil recipes floating around the internet, and you can create even more by combining aromas that you enjoy.

Favorite Easy Essential Oil Recipes and Combinations:

We rounded up a collection of easy essential oil recipes to get you started. You can use these recipes as presented or use them as jumping off points for customized recipes.

  • Good Morning Blend – Blend your choice of citrus with peppermint essential oil to a 1:1 ratio. Wild orange and lemon essential oils are good choices due to their bright, refreshing aromas.
  • Stress Relieving Bland – Combine 3 drops of lavender with 2 drops of ylang ylang and 2 drops of roman chamomile. Ylang ylang essential oil is often used as a natural perfume. You can also add it to boiling water and use the steam as a facial treatment. Roman chamomile is easily added to shampoos and moisturizers for its relaxing scent and some anti-aging benefits.
  • Anti-Anxiety Blend – Combine 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil with 1 drop each of lavender, roman chamomile and neroli essential oils. If you have never heard of neroli oil, it’s probably because it’s one of the most expensive essential oils. It’s a powerful citrus that is well known as an antiseptic, disinfectant and even a natural aphrodisiac. You will find many uses for it if you decide to invest in a bottle.
  • Energizing Blend – Lift spirits in your home or increase your energy in the later afternoon by combining 2-3 drops of bergamot with 2-3 drops of wild orange, 2-3 drops of grapefruit and 1-2 drops of lemon. Bergamot essential oil is known for its soothing properties and serves as a good balance to the explosion of energetic citrus fruits. You can also add bergamot oil to your tea.
  • Energizing Blend – Here’s another option for boosting your energy. Combine rosemary, lemon and peppermint essential oils in equal parts. Rosemary is a versatile option that blends well with a variety of oils, so you may want to keep it around for experimentation.
  • Masculine Blend – A combination of white fir, wintergreen and cypress essential oils in equal parts will appeal to many men. This is the blend that you offer any man who claims aromatherapy is only for women.
  • Anti-Allergy Blend – Keep the seasonal sniffs and sneezes at bay with a combination of lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils in equal parts. Another variation of this is lavender and peppermint oil with eucalyptus essential oil. Add that combination to coconut oil to create a topical treatment that you can rub into your temples and behind the ears.
  • Mood-Changing Blend – Turn that frown upside down by diffusing a blend of wild orange, lime, frankincense and peppermint oils in equal parts. The oil should evoke a feeling of happiness and goodwill even on a stressful day.
  • Congestion Blend – When you’re all clogged up, try 6 drops of clary sage blended with 4 drops of fir needle and 2-3 drops of lavender. These oils are believed to help clear the sinuses and may even help you prevent a sinus headache.
  • Concentration Blend – Are you struggling to focus? Blend 1 drop of rosemary oil with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil. You should find it easier to concentrate if you remove all background distractions.
  • Immunity Blend – When the cold and flu germs are flying, protect your environment by diffusing rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, wild orange and cinnamon oils in equal parts. You may also try swapping the wild orange for lemon and lime essential oils.
  • Romantic Blend – When it’s time to set the mood, go for 2 drops of patchouli oil, 2 drops of cinnamon oil and one drop each of ylang ylang, rosemary and sandalwood oils. You’ll find it difficult not to get in the mood with these aphrodisiacs in the air.
  • Headache Blend – You can always rub peppermint oil direction onto your temples to fight a headache, but you may also try diffusing it with a blend of lavender, rosemary, thyme and marjoram essential oils. One drop of each oil is typically adequate.
  • Insomnia Blend – This is your secret to getting a cranky toddler to fall asleep, but you may also use it when your brain just won’t shut down to let you sleep. Start with 2-3 drops of juniper berry and add 3 drops each of lavender and roman chamomile oil. These soothing, calming oils will ease your mind and help your body relax. Combine with a warm cup of chamomile tea when you really need to rest.
  • Autumn Blend – When the leaves start to change colors, whip out the cassia essential oil and blend with sweet orange. 4-5 drops of each will create a hearty fall aroma. You may want to add a bit of white fir essential oil for a more complex diffusion.
  • Insect Repellent Spray – If you enjoy opening your windows in the spring or want to diffuse natural oil on a screened porch to keep the bugs away, go with a combination of citronella, spearmint, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils. 1-2 drops of lemongrass with up to 4 drops of the other oils will work well.
  • Clean Air Blend – Do you ever crave that fresh aroma of sheets straight out of the dryer or a freshly scrubbed home? Satisfy that craving by diffusing a blend of lemon and lime essential oils with tea tree oil. You can also add a couple drops of cilantro to kick up the fresh aroma.

You probably don’t have all of the essential oils needed to recreate these easy essential oil recipes right now, but that’s the fun of all-natural essential oils. As you expand your inventory of oils you will open the door to more recipes. If it starts to feel like an addiction, keep in mind that it’s one of the healthiest passions out there today.

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