Pretty much every day, there is some combination of essential oils diffusing in whichever room I am working or sleeping. The same is for Ben. In fact, we both have our own diffusers, and I have a more personal one that plugs into my laptop.
Which oils we diffuse can depend on a few factors — how we are feeling (is someone sick or having allergy symptoms, do I have another migraine?), the time of year (am I longing for the days when I burned fall candles?), what our goals are (do we need rest or focus?).
When I first began using essential oils, I rarely bought oil blends, preferring the freedom to choose which oils I diffuse from day-to-day. Because of that, I have tried many combinations of blends. The recipes I’m going to share with you today are among our very favorite.
You can use oils from whichever company you prefer to make these essential oil blends. I buy from several companies, but my current favorites include Plant Therapy and Rocky Mountain Oils. There are a couple of reasons I love these two companies, but at the top of the list are these three: the quality of the oils is outstanding, their websites are a plethora of information about each oil, how they work, recommendations for dilution and information about 3rd party testing, and the cost is competitive (including always free shipping).
In my opinion, less is more when it comes to blending. So most of the recipes only contain 3-4 essential oils. And most contain at least one of the most popular oils on the market — peppermint, lavender, tea tree, and lemon. These are the oils I purchase regularly because I’m always running out. They are popular because they are extremely versatile.
These blends are some I specifically use in my diffuser. My favorite diffuser is this one from Plant Therapy. With my diffuser, the oils are mixed with distilled water and then diffused intermittently into the air (diffuse for 30 minutes, shut off for 60 minutes). Be sure to follow the package instructions for yours.
10 Simple Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser
If you have children under the age of 10, be sure to read my post on Using Essential Oils Safely with Children. Not every blend below is created with children in mind, since my only child is 15. Easy substitutions can be made with child-safe oils if necessary.
Allergy and Asthma Blend
This is a commonly recommended blend for spring allergy season for good reason. It works. For many years, both Ben and I took over-the-counter meds for allergies. I also suffered for many years with asthma. I am excited to report that neither of us have used allergy medications and I have not used an inhaler in over 2 years because we diffuse this blend at the the first sign of seasonal allergies.
Joyful Citrus Blend
This is my favorite blend because it just smells so fresh and clean. I enjoy it very much. This is my go-to blend on a daily basis if I’m not in need of something to help with a symptom.
Sweet Sleep Blend
Do you and someone else in your house have a difficult time winding down and getting to sleep at night? Ben and I both struggle in this area. This is my favorite blend of essential oils for both Ben and me for getting a restful night’s sleep.
Sometimes I just need to rest and relax, but not necessarily sleep. This is my favorite blend for those stressful times when I feel tense. It works well to help Ben chill on those days when his ADHD is in overdrive as well.
Pick Me Up Blend
On days I’m feeling sluggish and just unable to wake up, I blend this super simple recipe – it’s the perfect invigorating blend. This is also a great blend to add to a personal inhaler and keep in your pocket for a quick pick-me-up.
Breathing Easier Blend
If anyone in the house is suffering with a cold or cough, this is the blend we all want going day and night to help us breathe easier.
Immunity Boosting Blend
During the height of cold and flu season, we have had tremendous success using this blend as both a preventative measure and to shorten the duration of illness. These are the same ingredients commonly found in “thieves oil” blends.
Headache Relief Blend
I suffer frequently from several types of headaches — migraines, sinus, and tension. When I’m struggling with any of those, these are my favorite oils to have going in the diffuser.
Focus the Child Blend
If you have children like I do who struggle with focusing (especially those with ADHD), this is the best blend ever. In fact, these 3 essential oils are the only ones that have been tested and shown to have positive results for children with ADHD.
If you have Frankincense on hand, go ahead and add a drop of that, too. It’s a pricey oil, so I know not everyone keeps it on hand, but it’s a wonderful addition to this blend.
Room Freshening Blend
When I need to freshen the air from cooking smells or <ahem> bathroom odors, this blend does the trick.
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Never use essential oils undiluted, in the eyes or mucous membranes. Do not ingest unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep essential oils away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).
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What’s your favorite blend of essential oils?