Beneficial Essential Oil Recipes for Diffusers

Health / Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Essential oils have a wide range of uses.  They can be used for natural remedies for skin, hair, mood, cleaning, healing, and various other life hacks.

Adding essential oils to a diffuser fills your space with wonderful smells that will aid your mood and your physical health.  In this blog post, I’m going to give you some of my favorite essential oil recipes for diffusers.


My Essential Oils & Diffuser Gave Me Life

My inspiration for this blog post comes from a very real place.  Right now I have a cold and my main symptom is a very stuffy nose.  As we all know, cold symptoms seem to get worst at night.

Two nights ago was the absolute worst.

I got home from a great dinner with co-workers and I was in a great mood.  We visited one of my favorite seafood restaurants which happens to have the best pomegranate martinis.

The meal was great and I had two of those awesome martinis.  I got home around 9:30 pm and was instantly ready for bed.  I never get to bed before 10 pm so this was a welcome treat.

Unfortunately, sleep was not in my future this night.

What earlier was just watery eyes and a little runny nose kicked into full gear.  After about an hour of being home my nose was so stuffed up I had to breathe solely through my month.  I literally felt like I was drowning.

I didn’t want to take any cold medicine because I had been drinking earlier in the night.  I didn’t have any saline on hand which is something that I would give my daughter whenever she is stuffy.

Let’s just say I had a very long night which did not include very much sleep.  The little relief I did get came from propping myself up on pillows so that I wasn’t laying flat.

The next morning, it hit me that I had 6 essential oils and a diffuser that I purchased a few months back.

I’m not a big fan of taking medicines especially if there is a natural remedy that works.  I put together a few essential oils and added them to my diffuser and the rest is magic.

I was breathing and able to get some rest in no time!

The very next night I slept in my office on my couch, right next to my diffuser.  I slept like a baby.


My Diffuser

I purchased my diffuser from Amazon.  I am so addicted to Amazon Prime shopping that I check Amazon first for anything I want to buy online.

Here is the exact diffuser that I purchased.  It has a light that changes colors, automatic shut off, and it is cool mist.

Essential Oil Diffuser


My Essential Oils

I am not an essential oils expert by any means.  I’ve only tried one brand of oils and I’ve like them so I haven’t switched.  Give these a try or any other brand that suits your budget.  I used Amazon reviews and price to make my choice.

ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Top-16 Essential Oil Set


Each of the essential oil recipes for diffusers below can be created using this set of oils.


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essential oil recipes for diffusers



Essential Oil Recipes for Diffusers

Here are a few of my favorite essential oil recipes for diffusers.


Stuffy Nose Relief

This blend will have you breathing freely in no time.

  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Lemon


Sleep Aid

If you are in need of help sleeping, this blend will make you calm and ready for bed.

  • 4 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Lavender


Mind & Mood Refresher

This blend will give you mind and mood an extra boost.  Use it in the morning or for a mid-day pickup.

  • 4 drops Wild Orange
  • 4 drops Peppermint


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Allergy Relief

If you suffer from allergies this blend is for you.

  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Lemon


Germ Fighter

This blend will help you fight off those nasty cold and flu germs.

  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Cinnamon bark


Spring Cleaning

This blend will give your house a fresh clean smell.

  • 4 Peppermint
  • 4 Lavender
  • 4 Lemon


Increase Focus

Use this blend to increase your focus to complete any task.

  • 3 Orange
  • 3 Frankincense
  • 3 Lime
  • 3 Peppermint


I hope you find these essential oil recipes for diffusers useful.  If you are new to essential oils and want to learn more about their benefits and uses take a look at this complete collection of herbs and essential oils resources.


Do you have any essential oil recipe favorites? Leave a comment and share your ideas. Or give mine a try and tell us how you like them.

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10 Replies to “Beneficial Essential Oil Recipes for Diffusers”

  1. These are really lovely recipes! Several of them appeal to me, including the allergy relief and germ fighter blends.

    That said, I just wanted to note that because essential oils are very potent some of them are not safe for children, pregnant women, and people with specific health conditions. The peppermint, rosemary, clove, and other oils in your recipes are oils that should be avoided by certain people. Some may trigger seizures in epileptics, some may promote contractions that would be dangerous to a pregnancy.

    Anyone who is planning to use essential oils with children under 5, pregnant women, the elderly, or people who have medical conditions should check the safety of each oil for their specific situation.

    1. Hi Kyla,
      Thank you so much for your comment. You’ve provided some very valuable information. I’ll be sure to update my post with a safety notice.

    1. Hey Emily! I’m still pretty new myself. I’ve seen tons of things I want to try with Essential oils. Look out for more posts as I try new things.

  2. I love my oils! With cold and flu season upon us, I am frantically trying to reduce germs and uplift my spirit – the allergy recipe is great, that’s a new one I’ll have to try! Great insight.

  3. It’s going to be a long day for me today with kids activities. Which mean sleep is in my future as I will need it. Your sleep aid recipe sounds good but I’m not a lavender fan. Is there an alternative? I also thought about the stuffy nose relief recipe – thinking if I breath better than I can sleep better. Also, I sometimes use the scented oils by Scentcy but never mixed them to create a recipe.

    1. Hi Mirlene, Here is a great post that contains multiple diffuser blends for sleep. There are a few that don’t contain lavender. I’ve also just left out or reduced the amount of any oil that’s not my favorite. For me it’s all about experimenting and finding out what works best for me. Especially when it comes to smells.

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