I have a bordering on unhealthy love of scents. Kinda weird thing to say, but there’s something so wonderful about them.
A while back, I did a post on rollerball recipes for essential oils and how much I’ve loved them. At the time, I hadn’t even tried diffusing the essential oils. I have candles for that, why would I need a diffuse to make my house smell nice!
Then out comes this horrifying report on how dangerous scented candles are! Not just in a fire hazard kind of way, but in a “they’re just full of chemicals that you shouldn’t be around, let alone letting them fill an enclosed space” kind of way.
It was then that I was prompted to check out diffusing.
I love using essential oils (but, no, I don’t sell them). As I’ve said before, essential oils has a lot of health benefits to offer. In the winter, I love to use thieves oil as one of my natural ways to keep my kids healthy.
It IS little, so it works perfectly for a bedroom, but probably not for a living room or downstairs. There are plenty of amazing reviews of literally hundreds of diffusers out there!
Related Post: Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes
So here’s what you need to get started:
- a cold mist diffuser (I like this one)
- Distilled water (water that’s been boiled an allowed to cool so there’s no hard water gunking up your diffuser)
- Essential oils!
From here you just need to add the water to your diffuser, add the oils and enjoy! Diffusing really doesn’t require a lot of oil. You really probably don’t need any more than 6 drops of oil in your diffuser. It’s really strong if you add too much!
Here are some of my personal favorite recipes for everything from day-to-day life, to sick days.
On a side note, I don’t buy into the “essential oil wars” that are going on. I use mostly Eden’s Garden. There are some blends that each company has that are worth the buy for the exclusivity (Young Living’s RC and doTerra’s Balance are two of my favorite “name brand” EO’s).
Good Night blend
Good Morning blend
Cold Kicker blend
Calm Down blend
Sweet Dreams blend
Cold and Flu blend
- 2 drops Breathe (or you could give this one a try for much less)
- 2 drops OnGuard (thieves oil)
- 2 drops Melaleuca (tea tree oil)
Mental Sharpness blend (use this for headaches and to help stay focused)
You can also just diffuse singular essential oils on their own. I love using Good Night in my room before I go to bed.
What’s your favorite diffuser blend?