20 Super Easy Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
These 20 diffuser blends were created especially for those who are new to working with essential oils and also for those who may want some fresh inspiration - They're a great way to also get fresh ideas on what essential oils pair well together.
To keep things as simple as possible, each blend contains only two essential oils that tend to be readily available.
I was recently inspired to create these by an AromaWeb visitor who requested extremely simple diffuser blends to use in the start of her blending journey.
These blends aren't formulated with a specific therapeutic application in mind. They are all intended to be pleasantly aromatic, simple daytime diffuser blends.
- Select one of the essential oil diffuser blends recipes shown below.
- Create the blend by adding the proper amount of each essential oil to a dark-colored glass bottle.
- Once you try the blend and confirm that you are pleased with it, you can double or triple the batch.
- When adding essential oils to your diffuser, do not exceed the number of drops suitable for use in your particular brand and model diffuser.
- Each of these blends uses equal amounts of two essential oils as a simple and easy starting point. You can experiment with a blend by adjusting the ratios. Keep notes of your preferences in a journal so that you can refer back to your preferences later.
These blends are intended for diffuser use by adults. Less is more with essential oils. These blends are undiluted and some blends contain phototoxic essential oils. They should not be applied topically. Be sure to follow all safety precautions and always research the safety info and contraindications for each essential oil that you are considering working with. Aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. These blends are not recommended for use at bedtime as most may be too stimulating or energizing.
- Add 1-3 drops of one of the below 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 and citrus oils must be carefully used in particular types of diffuser models including atomizing and ultrasonic diffusers. Check the instructions that come with your diffuser and avoid blends that include oils that cannot be used in your style of diffuser.
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Sources for More Information About the Essential Oils Used In These Blends
- Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016.
- Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele, Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness (Toronto ON: Robert Rose, 2014).
- Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014).
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.