Not wanting to pull out or look up any recipes? Sometimes I like to keep things really simple when diffusing essential oils. Here are 20 Essential Oil Combinations for Diffuser that are simple to grab and diffuse.
This post is not like my usual diffuser recipe posts where I give you the exact drops for the blend, this is a list of essential oils that combine together beautifully, especially when diffused.
These are really powerful aromatherapy duos, don't let the simplicity fool you! There is a Printable Cheat Sheet at the bottom of the post, be sure download it.
What are Essential Oil Blends?
Essential oil blends are mixtures of essential oils that are combined for a specific therapeutic purpose. Blends can be composed of oils that are all from the same botanical family or from different families.
The oil blends can also be composed of essential oils that have similar therapeutic properties or that are complementary to one another.
How are Essential Oil Blends Made?
Essential oil blends are typically made by combining different essential oils. If you will be applying them topically, you will need a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
The blend can be applied to the skin or a bath. Unlike topical application of essential oils, if using combination blends aromatically, like adding to a diffuser for inhalation, no dilution is required.
How to Use the Combinations in Your Diffuser
Diffusing essential oils can be really easy and fun. Initially, it may be a little foreign but after a short time of diffusing, you will get the hang of it and become comfortable experimenting with oils and different scent combinations.
To use the combination in your diffuser, just grab the two oils listed for your desired use and place a few drops of each into your diffuser with the recommended water amount your tank requires...that's it! I told you this was simple.
How Many Drops of Essential Oils Should I Use in My Diffuser?
I try to keep the total drops for my diffuser between 5 to 10 drops. The number of drops really depends on several factors, here are some:
- Children or pets around, use less total drops
- Strong essential oil, use less drops of that oil in your (strong scented oils include patchouli, cinnamon bark, wintergreen, oregano, vetiver, ylang ylang, etc.)
- Large room, use more drops
- Want a strong aroma to fill the area, use more drops
- Want a gentle aroma, use fewer drops
- Smelly essential oil (like melaleuca/tea tree), use less drops of that oil in the blend
Remember this isn't an exact science and you really can't make a mistake. The worst that can happen is you do not like the combination, in that case, cross it off and continue on.
If it was too strong or not strong enough, just change the number of drops next time. I you come across a scent that you don't like but still want to use, try just one drop or two in the mixture (see Worst Smelling Essential Oils).
If you, or those around you, have any adverse reactions when diffusing, discontinue use and make note of what was in the blend. Sometimes expired oils or essential oils with additives can cause negative reactions.
20 Best Essential Oil Combinations for Diffuser
One thing I love about essential oils is that the aromatherapy combinations are really endless. This list could actually be much, much longer because there really are a lot of wonderful essential oil mixes.
Essential Oil Duo
|1. Bedtime||Lavender + Vetiver Oil|
|2. Happiness||Bergamot + Lavender Oil|
|3. Peace||Sweet Marjoram + Orange Oil|
|4. Clear Mind||Rosemary + Peppermint Oil|
|5. Clean Air||Lemon + Tea Tree Oil|
|6. No Doubt||Clary Sage + Frankincense Oil|
|7. Strength||Lime + Black Pepper Oil|
|8. Bring It On||Juniper Berry + Frankincense Oil|
|9. Kickstart||Cardamom + Lemongrass Oil|
|10. Tranquility||Cedarwood + Rose Oil|
|11. Nausea||Ginger + Peppermint Oil|
|12. Sleep||Cedarwood + Orange Oil|
|13. Self-Assured||Grapefruit + Fennel Oil|
|14. Breathe||Eucalyptus + Lavender Oil|
|15. Relaxation||Tangerine + Patchouli Oil|
|16. Just Cleaned||Pine + Lemon Oil|
|17. Gym Time||Peppermint + Spearmint Oil|
|18. Feel Better||Cypress + Lemon Oil|
|19. Calm||Lavender + Sandalwood Oil|
|20. Detox||Lemon + Grapefruit Oil|
These combinations of essential oils can be used in other DIY recipes, here are some ideas.
Essential Oil Diffusers Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
More Ways to Use these Essential Oil Mixtures
Essential oil combinations are a great way to get the benefits of multiple essential oils without having to use multiple bottles. By combining oils, you can create new scents, customize your oils to your needs, and save money.
Check out our other Essential Oil Mixes:
Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipes
Aromatherapy inhalers are a great way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils without having to apply them directly to your skin. Inhalers are also a great way to customize your aromatherapy experience, depending on what you need at the moment. Here are Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipes that you can make at home. Enjoy!
Essential Oil Bath Blends
Are you looking for a little relaxation and detoxification in your life? A nice hot bath might be just what the doctor ordered. Add one of these soothing Bath Blend Recipes to your next bath and let the healing begin.
Whether you're seeking relief from stress or aching muscles, these blends are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and restored. Soaking in a hot bath tub can also help improve circulation and promote better sleep, so there's no reason not to give them a try!
Essential Oil Combinations for Massage
A massage can leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Check out our post on essential oil combinations that are perfect for massage. Each of these Massage Oil Recipes are designed to work together to create a synergistic effect, providing an array of benefits that will help your recipient feel their best.
Give one of these blends a try next time you give a massage, or want to receive one. They can also be used for self-massage too!
Frequently Asked Questions About Essential Oil Blends
How do you mix essential oils together?
Mixing essential oils together is a great way to create unique, personalized aromas and therapeutic benefits. Before you begin, it is important to understand the basics of essential oil blending.
First, it is important to understand the different categories of essential oils, also called essential oil notes. There are three main categories: top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Top notes are the most volatile and evaporate quickly, while base notes are the least volatile and evaporate slowly.
What are the benefits of using essential oil combinations?
Essential oil combinations offer a variety of benefits that can be used to improve overall health and wellbeing. Combining essential oils can create synergy, allowing for greater therapeutic effects than if the oils were used individually.
Using essential oil combinations to create a specific scent or aroma. This is especially useful for people who are looking to make their own custom fragrances. By combining different essential oils, you can create a unique scent that is tailored to your own personal preferences.
Additionally, essential oil combinations can be used to create a unique, custom fragrance that is perfect for you. Essential oils are natural, plant-based oils that are extracted from various parts of plants, such as flowers, leaves, bark, and roots. Each oil has its own unique aroma and therapeutic benefits.
What are the best essential oil combinations for relaxation?
There are many essential oil combinations that can be used to help promote relaxation. Try this essential oil blend for relaxation:
Lavender and Bergamot: Lavender is known for its calming and soothing properties, while Bergamot has a sweet, citrusy aroma that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Together, these two essential oils create a calming and relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom or living space. You can also mix roman chamomile and geranium oil together for relaxing.
What are the best essential oil combinations for energy?
The best essential oil combinations for energy depend on your individual needs and preferences. Try this popular essential oil combination for energy:
Lemon and Peppermint: Lemon essential oil has a refreshing and uplifting citrus aroma, while peppermint essential oil is known for its energizing and invigorating effects.
Together, these two essential oils create a stimulating and energizing blend that can help to increase alertness and focus. Clove also mixes well with lemon for a stimulating aroma.
What are the best essential oil combinations for focus?
There are many essential oil combinations that can be used to help promote focus and concentration. Try this essential oil combination for focus:
Rosemary and Peppermint: Rosemary is known for its energizing and stimulating properties, while peppermint is known for its ability to help improve concentration.
Together, these two essential oils can help to create an environment that is conducive to focus and productivity. Basil can be substituted for rosemary if preferred.
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Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
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.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.
Do you have a great essential oil combination that you enjoy? I would love to hear about it and why you like it, just send me a message and share your experience.