We diffuse essential oils for many reasons. Diffusing helps us celebrate the season. Essential oils can clear our mind or brighten our day. Sometimes we just want the house to smell sweet, warm, and inviting.
As the holidays roll around, there are lots of parties, checklists, people to meet with, and even guests to host in your home. This can lead to a frazzled mind and a home that feels less than peaceful. So you might decide to use your diffuser to purify the air, cleanse the atmosphere, or refresh your mind.
To get started, pick one of the blend recipes below. I would recommend you grab the oil bottles that are combined in the recipes and smell them straight from the open bottles. I like to open all the bottles and hold them all together in my hands. Then I move them about 6 – 9 inches below my nose left and right so I can smell all the oils together.
This might be my favorite part because it just makes me smile so big when I start to smell the oils as they’re opened. It’s almost like the oils are rushing to excitedly greet me.
Now pay attention with each blend as to how you react to the recipe.
- Do the scents blend well to you?
- Do they lead you to a great sense of peace and grounding?
- Do the essential oils work well together or do they seem striking or overwhelming to you?
- Is there an oil in the recipe that just doesn’t seem like it’s working for you right now?
If any combination doesn’t strike you at first you might try another recipe blend for the moment. I’ve found that if an essential oil doesn’t strike my fancy at the moment or in a certain combination, that it will be brought back to my mind at a later time when it’s exactly what I’m needing.
Remember: Just because you don’t like an essential oil in a single recipe or at this specific time doesn’t mean you won’t love it tomorrow in an entirely different recipe.
Don’t be afraid to experience the essential oils in different combinations to see which blends work well for you. Everyone perceives the essential oil scents differently and react to the aromas on a personal level.
I like to diffuse a recipe for about 20 minutes and then see how I feel about it in that space and time. It might have been exactly what I needed to simply clear the air and move into the next part of my day.
Quick Tip: Keep a journal of essential oil diffuser recipes that you love and why. This will help you share with friends and family when they want to purify their home.
These are some of my favorite Purifying Diffuser Blends along with how they make me feel:
- To diffuse these blends, place one drop of each oil listed in the combination.
- Diffuse for 20 minutes and write down how you feel about the oil.
Peaceful, Crisp, Clear, and Calming
- Tea Tree
Rich, Deep, Freshens the air, Refreshes the Mind, Clarifies Thoughts, Deodorizes, Revitalizes
Invigorating, Lively, Warm, Spicy, Bright, Crisp
Meditative, Warm, Soft, Comforting, Feelings of Security, Euphoric
- Clary Sage
Woodsy, Comforting, Balancing, Empowering, Take it Easy
- Idaho Balsam Fir
Uplifting, Refreshing, Clears the Air, Breathe Deeply, Recharge
- Eucalyptus Radiata
Lingering, Grounding, Mind at Ease, Calming, Harmonizing
- Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
- Northern Lights Black Spruce
Do you use your diffuser to purify the air in your home? What is your favorite blend that really helps you recenter and refocus the atmosphere in your home?
Be sure you are effectively using your essential oil diffusers by checking out our free Comprehensive Diffuser Guide here!
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