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Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Below are 17 aromatherapy diffuser recipes that can be used as inspiration for use in creating your own diffuser blends. If you're not already familiar with the different types of essential oil diffuser types available, you can easily learn all about them by reading AromaWeb's Guide to Essential Oil Diffusers.

Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Select one of the 17 different essential oil diffuser master blends shown below and create the blend (most are in batches of 10 or 20 drops to make blending easy) by adding the proper amount of essential oils to a dark-colored glass bottle.

Be sure and familiarize yourself to the safety and contraindications of all essential oils you choose to use. Make the smallest possible blend first to make sure you like the blend before doubling or tripling the recipe for any of the below master blends.

These particular aromatherapy diffuser recipes were developed specifically for the olfactory pleasure that they provide (that means they simply smell great!). Though they may affect your mood, they weren't formulated with specific therapeutic benefit in mind. For blends that may assist with your emotional well-being, see the Emotional Well-Being Section of the Aromatherapy Recipe area.

To Use: Add 1-3 drops of one of the below master blends to your diffuser. Every diffuser is different, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions that came with your diffuser to know how many drops is appropriate to add to your particular diffuser. Thicker essential oils, CO2 extracts and absolutes (vetiver, patchouli, oakmoss, sandalwood, benzoin, etc.) and citrus oils must be carefully used in partcular types of diffuser models including atomizing and ultrasonic diffusers. Check the instructions that come with your diffuser for specific information.

Blend #1

1 drop Jasmine
5 drops Lime
3 drops Sweet Orange
1 drop Cinnamon

Blend #2

12 drops Patchouli
5 drops Vanilla
2 drops Linden Blossom
1 drop Neroli

Blend #3

1 drop Jasmine
3 drops Sandalwood
4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Grapefruit

Blend #4

10 drops Lime
7 drops Bergamot
2 drops Ylang Ylang
1 drop Rose

Blend #5

4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Blend #6

5 drops Spruce
3 drops Cedar (Virginian)
2 drops Lavender

Blend #7

4 drops Rosewood
5 drops Lavender
1 drop Ylang Ylang

Blend #8

5 drops Rosemary
1 drop Peppermint
3 drops Lavender
1 drop Roman Chamomile

Blend #9

6 drops Bergamot
11 drops Lemon
3 drops Spearmint

Blend #10

5 drops Bergamot
4 drops Lavender
1 drop Cypress

Blend #11

5 drops Spearmint
5 drops Lavender
9 drops Sweet Orange

Blend #12

5 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Rose
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Scotch Pine

Blend #13

1 drop Jasmine
6 drops Sweet Orange
3 drops Patchouli

Blend #14

4 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Bergamot

Blend #15

7 drops Sweet Orange
2 drops Vanilla
1 drop Ylang Ylang

Blend #16

6 drops Juniper
3 drops Sweet Orange
1 drop Cinnamon

Blend #17

9 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Neroli

General Safety Information

These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.

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