Using an aromatherapy diffuser is a fabulous way to obtain natural health benefits. Diffusing can help you relax, improve your mood, freshen indoor air, and even invigorate your senses!
Diffusers for aromatherapy work great in a home office, bedroom, living room, even the bathroom. The cool mist they diffuse will purify the air. It also acts as an air humidifier.
Diffusing Essential Oils At Home
If you are new to diffusing essential oils, you may not know what oils are best to use. There are many aromatherapy oils that can be diffused for a variety of reasons.
We picked 7 of the most common aromatherapy needs. We also kept the combinations simple so you can get started right away.
As you become more familiar with aromatherapy diffusing, you will learn what works best for you. You will also know what oils and aromatherapy essential oil blends you enjoy the best.
How to Use Aromatherapy Diffusers for Essential Oils
First, you need an aromatherapy diffuser. There are many types of diffusers with different options, like led lights, wood grain, a variety of running times, auto shutoff, timer settings, mist modes, etc.
You will also see lots of different names for them: ultrasonic aroma diffuser, aromatherapy humidifier, oil diffuser as well as an aromatherapy diffuser.
If you do not have an essential oil diffuser, there are some inexpensive options, some have different light modes, wood grain look, ombre ceramic diffuser, etc:
Next, you need essential oils. If you only have a few oils, that is OK. You can use what you have and slowly add new oils as you go. Don't let having only a small collection of oils stop you from diffusing.
Make a wishlist of oils you would like to try, then buy one or two a month. Soon your oil collection will be HUGE!
Check out our list of 30 Affordable Essential Oils and download our PDF.
Here are a great starter set to try from Edens Garden:
Aromatherapy Diffuser Recipes - Essential Oil Combinations
While we are recommending essential oil recipes for your diffuser, a single aromatherapy oil can work just as well. My favorite essential oils to diffuse by themselves are grapefruit, lavender, or peppermint.
Read our post on the best single essential oils to diffuse for healthy living.
Pick the oil recipe you want to use from the list below. Then add 3 to 4 drops of each oil to the recommended water amount for your diffuser.
For example, if you want to use the sleep blend, use 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of cedarwood. Then just turn on to mist aromatherapy blend and fall asleep fast.
1. Focus Aromatherapy Blend
Orange and Peppermint Essential Oil - Orange and peppermint essential oils are both great for focus. Orange oil is a natural stimulant that can help perk you up, while peppermint oil is a natural calmative that can help you stay centered. Together, they make a great combination for keeping your focus sharp.
2. Sleep Aromatherapy Blend
Lavender and Cedarwood Essential Oil - Lavender and cedarwood essential oils are two of the most popular oils for promoting relaxation and sleep. Lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, while cedarwood oil has a soothing and grounding effect.
To use these oils for sleep, add a few drops of each to a diffuser and inhale the scent before bed. You can also mix them together in a carrier oil and massage them into your temples and shoulders before bed.
3. Wake Up Aromatherapy Blend
Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oil - Wake up and smell the lemon and peppermint! This energizing blend is perfect for starting your day off right. The bright citrus scent of lemon is refreshing and uplifting, while the cooling, reviving scent of peppermint is perfect for when you need an extra boost.
4. Relax Aromatherapy
Lavender and Orange Essential Oil - Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxation properties and orange essential oil is uplifting and refreshing. When used together, they can create a relaxing and refreshing blend that can be used to calm the mind and body.
5. Happy Aromatherapy
Bergamot and Grapefruit Essential Oil - Bergamot and grapefruit essential oil are perfect for happiness. They are both citrus oils which have a refreshing and uplifting aroma. They are also known for their mood-boosting properties.
6. Air Purifier Aromatherapy Blend
Lemon and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil - Lemon and tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil are great for air purification. Lemon oil helps to cleanse the air and remove bad odors, while tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to kill harmful bacteria and fungus.
Together, these oils can create a refreshing and cleansing aroma that helps to improve the air quality in your home.
7. Air Freshener Aromatherapy Blend
Lemongrass and Lavender Essential Oil - Lemongrass and lavender essential oil are perfect for air freshening. Lemongrass oil has a bright, citrusy aroma that is reviving, while lavender oil is calming and relaxing. These two oils can be combined to create a wonderfully fresh and fragrant scent that will help to improve the quality of the air in your home.
Now you are ready to enjoy a natural home with your aroma essential oil diffuser.
Diffusing Essential Oils Safety Guidelines
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse essential oils.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin.
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Learn more about diffusing essential oils:
- What Is An Essential Oil Diffuser
- Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
- How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser
- 8 Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends For Mood