Do you love Essential Oils? Try these 10 AMAZING blends!
Diffusing essential oil has enormous therapeutic benefits, purifies the air and makes your home smell like a spa...no wonder we love it!
When we breathe in essential oils, we trigger the olfactory system and central nervous system.
As well as boosting our moods, diffusing essential oils has multiple benefits. They can purify the air killing airborne viruses while inhaling the tiny molecules allows them to cross into the bloodstream, a super charged delivery system of health benefits! That's why diffusing essential oils can help ease respiratory infections like colds, flu and sinus congestion.
Here we've put together the top 10 diffuser blends, what they do and when to use them.
Diffuse lavender, ylang ylang and copaiba for a uniquely relaxing and uplifting boost. The honey-like woodsy fragrance of copaiba balances the sweet and delicate ylang ylang.
Young Living have a gorgeous blend called Stress Away. It's one of their most popular blends and it's easy to see why! The combination of vanilla, lime, copaiba, cedarwood and lavender is completely addictive.
Musty house, smelly socks and pets odours will disappear in an instant with a blend of Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Wild Orange. Diffuse in a blend using half the amount of Tea Tree as each of the other oils. Did you know Tea Tree oil was once included in Australian soldiers first aid kits? It's powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties make it a household essential.
Wake Me Up!
I never imagined anything other than the smell of coffee could wake me up, until I tried this blend! Diffuse peppermint, lemon and frankincense to boost mental alertness and clarity. Frankincense was once prized more highly than gold and is still one of the most popular essential oils for hormone balance, mental clarity and focus. Combined with peppermint and lemon to balance the citrus scent, its an amazing way to start the day.
My husband LOVES this blend, and requests it in the diffuser whenever he's feeling a little off. It's a blend of copaiba, clove, lemon and cinnamon bark oils and there's some science behind why it makes him (and us) feel so good. Copaiba is a potent anti-inflammatory and has the ability to fight infection and boost respiratory health. Clove reduces muscle fatigue and reduces nausea. Cinnamon Bark has extremely potent antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties, allowing it to fight viruses and boost the immune system. It smells spicy and warm and seriously addictive.
Go To Sleep Kids!
This blend is part of our night time routine and it has multiple uses. I pop a few drops in the bath, and dilute a few drops with a carrier oil (coconut, avocado, olive, jojoba...whichever is on hand) for a sleepy time back rub or diffuse for the whole family to enjoy. Blend lavender, chamomile, cedarwood and bergamot for seriously blissful sleep. While the calming properties of lavender and chamomile are well known, why choose bergamot and cedarwood? They have a unique ability to stimulate the production of serotonin and dopamine , creating a relaxing and sedative feeling.
Simply put, it makes you happy. Blend clove, frankincense, cedarwood and wild orange. Use half the amount of orange for less sweetness, increase the clove for spiciness, add more frankincense for clarity and grounding. Make it your own. Then just breathe deep.
Luxury at Home
Replicate the feeling of a luxury spa with this gorgeous blend that appeals to almost everyone! Diffuse ylang ylang, sandalwood, vanilla and copaiba for an delicate scent that stops guests in their tracks demanding to know..."what is that smell??"
Diffuse this blend at night for relief from stuffy or snotty noses. Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Copaiba and Clove. Spicy yet sweet, these essential oils help support the respiratory system and fight off airborne bugs. For next level protection, Young Living have a wildly popular blend called Thieves which is clinically proven to kill 99.85% of airborne bacteria within 12 minutes of diffusing. Ummm...wow! I'm a huge fan of Thieves Cleaning products which you can buy here, along with Thieves Essential Oil. Eco-friendly cleaning and added therapeutic benefits make protecting the whole home from nasties super simple.
The Bedroom Blend
One for the grown-ups, get this blend diffusing for a special occasion. In my house it's those magical moments when the planets align, kids have fallen asleep in their own beds, we've managed a shower that day (or week) and there's nothing on Netflix. Then BOOM it is so on!
Diffuse Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage and Neroli and let the good times roll.