How to Create a Diffuser Blend
In the past few years of using essential oils, my diffuser has become such a source of joy. Yeah, I know, that sounds odd. Let me explain.
The act of waking up, scanning my mind and body, and choosing oils based on what I feel I need that day on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level has become an activity that not only promotes health, but it makes me really happy. This has becoming something I look forward to at the start of each day.
Diffuser blends can be a bit intimidating, especially in the beginning, so read on for tips and tricks for diffuser blend mastery.
Step 1: Scan your body
How do you feel, and how do you want to feel? Are you trying to relax? Invigorate yourself? Boost your mood? Is there a bug going around your house and you feel the need to purify your surroundings? Begin by determining your goal.
Step 2: Choose a few oils
After setting your intentions, pick a few oils that appeal to you. Use the oil charts below for inspiration.
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Step 3: Mix and blend
Once you have a few oils picked out, hold 2-3 bottles under your nose and see how they pair together. Keep trying and testing until you find a mix that appeals to you. You do not have to stick to oils from one category. Minty and earthy oils mix well, spicy and woody oils are a fantastic combination, and citrus mixes well with woody, spicy or minty oils.
Why we like essential oils
Essential oils are safe and effective, and a little goes a long way. Aside from their many household uses (replacing anything from cleaning solutions to perfume that we spray right on our adrenal and thyroid glands...) plant oils can allow us to send signals to our brain.
There are so many lovely oils to choose from, but to keep it simple, we love lavender for its calming effects, peppermint for its ability to help us focus, and a blend called Balance for keeping us peaceful and grounded.
If you're interested in several oils, the enrollment kits provide the best bang for your buck... some even come with diffusers.
A small kit comes with the top ten oils with 85 drops of each oil–that's potent! Plus, it includes membership for the year to be able to access the wholesale (cheaper) prices.
Since essential oils are extremely concentrated–50 to 70 times more potent than the plant itself, and much more potent than extracts–it's very important to use a high quality product. Often, even oils from health food stores are cut with synthetics or untested for impurities. Read more about oil quality here and be sure to check out the kits for the best value.
Remember, a little goes a long way! A 15mL bottle contains 250 drops, and you only need one drop at a time.
The kits are incredibly versatile and help you replace so many household products–think skincare, cleaning, seasonal protection, and pain management. Follow along with us as we share tips and tricks for oil use!
The wholesale price applies when you buy a kit, and you have access to wholesale prices for the rest of the year.