Diffusing essential oils is one of my favorite ways to use them in our home every day. I reach for different oils depending on what’s going on in our lives. We diffuse in our kitchen to get rid of strong food odors. We diffuse at night to relax before bed. Our whole family loves trying new essential oils and finding combinations that make us feel wonderful and make our home smell amazing!
When you first start diffusing it’s important to remember to start low and go slow.
One or two drops of oil are usually plenty when you’re first experiencing oils. It takes some time for your body to get use to oils when you are first starting.
Pay attention to the recommendations on the oil bottle to see how long to diffuse each one. Some oils should only be diffused for 20 – 30 minutes at a time. Essential oils are extremely concentrated plant extracts and it’s important to follow label instructions.
The best part about diffusing essential oils? You don’t have to wait to have a huge collection of oils to enjoy diffusing different combinations. The Premium Starter Kit from Young Living comes with several essential oils that are perfect to diffuse. You can choose to diffuse essential oils one at a time, but we love to mix and match oils for creative combinations of diffuser blend recipes.
Keep in mind that it’s recommended not to diffuse a blend with another blend. You can mix and match single oils or add another single oil to one blend, but don’t diffuse two different blends in the same diffuser.
How can you know if a combination is going to smell great diffused?
You don’t have to start out by pouring them into your diffuser. Convince yourself that you are going to love this blend by giving it a sniff right out of the bottle. Open the bottles and hold them in your hands together. Then pass them about 6 inches under your nose and inhale smoothly and deeply. You’ll know if it’s the right blend for your mood. If that one didn’t strike your fancy, don’t give up. Just move to the next combination or sub out another essential oil. It’s all up to you. These are just a few ideas to get you started.
We hope these 5 starter kit diffuser recipes will inspire you to try your own combinations.
Lemon and Peppermint
- 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
This combination of is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. The bright fragrance is uplifting and energizing. I love this to give me a boost to get through those long hours after school and before dinner.
Lavender and Copaiba
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop Copaiba Essential Oil
I love this recipe for easing tension. If I’m a little stressed from the hustle and bustle of the day I diffuse floral Lavender and earthy Copaiba to give me some peace and dissolve all my cares away.
Frankincense and Lemon
- 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Diffusing these two oils creates such an atmosphere of quiet reflections. The woodsy, warm, fresh aroma is an excellent choice for times of prayer, quiet, or meditation.
Citrus Fresh and Thieves
- 3 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
- 1 drop Thieves Essential Oil
Sometimes things just stink. That’s the way it is in my house anyway. When we need to eliminate odors and freshen the air we diffuse this combination. It has definitely helped us many times after a big gathering of teenage athletes or a dinner gone way wrong.
Stress Away and Lavender
- 2 drops Stress Away Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
For soothing and relaxing, my family’s #1 choice is this combination of Stress Away and Lavender. The vanilla and cedarwood in the Stress Away blend along with the classic, herbal peacefulness of Lavender are perfect for bedtime. Diffusing this before bed is a great way to wind down after a long day.
Get started diffusing essential oils today right from your Premium Starter Kit!
There are literally hundreds of combinations of essential oils to diffuse and experiment with, but these are my Top 5 from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (PSK)! The PSK comes with all of these amazing oils mentioned above plus several more! We love all of the diffuser options, too, that you can pick from when ordering a kit!
Be sure you are effectively using your essential oil diffusers by checking out our free Comprehensive Diffuser Guide here!
Check out our Make & Take Party Printable Pack that features Emotional Support Roller Blends for Relaxing and Energizing here!
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