The Best Essential Oil Diffuser Blends:
Oftentimes, we tell people this is a great way to get use out of oils you may not use often. Let’s say you have a collection of essential oils lying around. Typically there will be oils you use more then others.
However, by blending and being creative, you can now get a feel for how certain ones combine together. Be creative. Be unique.
This post is not about throwing 100 different blends at you. Above all, we want you to actually experiment with some of these.
Furthermore, we’re going to break the blends down by category. Firstly, we’ll discuss some great blends for “stress relief”. Secondly, “relaxation” blends. Thirdly, we discuss blends under the category of “energy” or “boosting your mood”. Lastly, we’ll talk sleep blends!
I. Crazy Facts About Stress:
Why a stress blend?
Simply because, stress is something everyone deals with at one point in their life or another, it’s hard to avoid. Furthermore, coping or learning how to deal with stress, is not always easy.
Stressors that occur in one’s life can truly have compounding effects. These compounded effects have real consequences on our minds and bodies.
Did you know that:
- In the workplace alone, 83% suffer from stress.
- 55% of Americans are stressed during the day. (The American Institute of Stress)
- The most significant sources of stress continually relate to work, finances, and the economy.
With that said, let’s discuss some potential stress relieving blends of essential oils.
There are several essential oils that have been linked to stress relief in some way. However, the point of this post is not to delve into the research to this very point, but to simply give you some blends to try.
For instance, these essential oils have been linked to “stress relief”:
- Ylang Ylang
3 Best Stress Relieving Essential Oil Blends For Your Diffuser
- Lavender/Sweet Orange/Ylang Ylang & Frankincense (Equal Parts)
- Lavender/Peppermint (2 Part Lavender to 1 Part Peppermint)
- Ylang Ylang/Patchouli/Bergamot (We suggest slightly less Bergamot, 2:2:1)
II. Let’s Talk Relaxation:
The opposite of the bodies “stress response” is the bodies “relaxation response”. According to the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health, physiologically this means slower breathing, lower blood pressure and a reduction in heart rate.
Above all, we all need to have our own set of relaxation techniques to help calm our own bodies and minds. For instance, some individuals engage in mind-body practices such as yoga or meditation. Some individuals prefer breathing exercises (diaphragmatic breathing), or even guided imagery, known as visualization.
The point is, whatever works for you, works for you. Oftentimes, a scent (aroma) from a candle burning can be enough to spark an emotion.
In this case, we discuss essential oils for “relaxation”. For example,
- Ylang Ylang
3 Relaxing Blends Of Essential Oils For Your Diffuser:
- Bergamot/Mandarin/Lavender/Lemongrass (4 drops: 4 drops: 4 drops: 2 drops)
- Lavender/Cedarwood/Ylang-Ylang/Chamomile/Vetiver (4 drops: 2 drops: 4 drops: 2 drops: 2 drops)
- Bergamot/Geranium/Lavender (Equal Parts)
III. Boost That Mood!
Surely, from time to time you feel as if you’re dragging. Whether that be before work, at work, or you’re just having that “off” day.
Maybe you’ve spent the last few days cramming for an exam, putting together a presentation, or even running your kids around town for sporting events. Regardless the reason, we’ve all been there.
At any rate, this section is for you. Anyone use house cleaning products with lemon, that when you spray it, it perks your ears up a little.
Lemon oil and it’s citrusy scent, many people find to be an instant mood booster, according to Hopkins Medicine.
Common essential oils touted for there ability to “increase mood”
- Sweet Orange
- Juniper Berry
3 Mood Enhancers or Energy Essential Oil Blends For Your Diffuser:
- Peppermint/Wintergreen/Spearmint (Equal Parts)
- Peppermint/Orange/Lime (Equal Parts)
- Grapefruit/Eucalyptus/Frankincense/Juniper Berry (4 drops: 2 drops: 2 drops: 1 drop)
Getting A Good Nights Rest:
Surely, we’ve all heard the perks of getting a good nights rest, right?!
We usually feel better after a well, restful night. Truth is, that’s because sleep is essential for our bodies to reset and recharge. Without sleep, the brain cannot function properly, says Sleep Foundation.
On top of that, research has linked lack of sleep to conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
The point here is not to scare you, it’s to educated and inform the importance of getting proper sleep in your own life.
With that said, here are essential oil for “sleep aid”:
- Clary Sage
3 Essential Oil Blends For Sleep with Your Diffuser:
- Lavender/Vetiver/Marjoram (Equal parts)
- Patchouli/Sandalwood (Equal parts)
- Lavender/Vanilla (5 drops: 4 drops)
Granted that we could go on and on with blends, these are our favorites within these specific categories. Oftentimes, when first starting you can get lost in the aroma’s. Learning how to blend is somewhat of an art, and sometimes just plain luck.
Also, if you’ve never used a home diffuser or would like to know more about them, head over to our diffuser post. You’ll learn different types of diffuser, what makes them different, and ultimately which one fits your lifestyle.
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