my favorite diffuser blends

When you get going with essential oils, you’ll quickly learn just how many different things you can do with them! My favorite is diffusing. Because of their aromatic qualities, essential oils are perfect for diffusing. Not only do they provide a pleasant fragrance, but they also can provide many other benefits!

We have three diffusers in our house: one in our bedroom, one in our son’s bedroom, and one in the living room. Two of them are the InnoGear diffuser that I purchased on Amazon. These can run either continuously or intermittently, and they have a fun LED light available (don’t worry, it can be turned off). When you run them intermittently, I find they can run for 10-12 hours! That’s perfect for overnight diffusing in the bedrooms. The other diffuser we have is the doTERRA petal diffuser. It runs continuously for 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours. Both types hold up to 150 mL of water. Assuming you’re using pure oils, I recommend using 8-10 drops of oil per 150 mL of water.

I’m always trying different combinations of essential oils in my diffusers! As I’ve mentioned before, I use and recommend doTERRA oils. Click here for more information on those. Here are some of my favorites (again, per 150 mL of water). Share your favorites in the comments!

  • Runny nose: 4 drops OnGuard (doTERRA proprietary blend), 3 drops Breathe (doTERRA proprietary blend), 3 drops lemongrass
  • Cough: 4 drops Breathe (doTERRA proprietary blend), 3 drops melaleuca, 3 drops eucalyptus
  • Congestion: 4 drops Breathe (doTERRA proprietary blend), 3 drops peppermint, 3 drops eucalyptus
  • Relaxation: 6 drops lavender, 4 drops wild orange
  • Fever: 3 drops peppermint, 3 drops lavender, 3 drops eucalyptus
  • Increase focus and alertness: 4 drops peppermint, 3 drops lemon, 3 drops frankincense
  • Headache: 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops lavender
  • Upset stomach: 6 drops peppermint, 4 drops ginger
  • Sadness: 3 drops lemon, 3 drops lavender, 4 drops ylang ylang
  • Immune boost: 5 drops frankincense, 5 drops OnGuard

Published by Jodi Hoyt

Jodi Hoyt is a content specialist and blogger working out of a home office in Sioux Falls, SD. Through Jot, she provides copywriting, proofreading, and editing services for any personal or business need. Specialties include digital content creation and copywriting for social media platforms, websites (with an emphasis in SEO tag words and key phrases), and print materials. Jodi has been a freelance consultant for nearly ten years, and she officially started Jot (previously Hoyt Consulting) in January 2011. She earned her Master of Business Administration in 2009 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and her Bachelor of Music in music theory and composition in 2004 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Additionally, Jodi is an adjunct business instructor at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, and she is a creator and blogger with Simple Family Remedies. Jodi and her husband, Nathan, married in 2004 and have a two-year-old son, Lincoln. They are expecting their second son in May 2018. They also have two cats. In her spare time, Jodi loves to golf, run, ride bicycle, and play sand volleyball. She is also a big Marvel fan and a self-proclaimed tech geek.

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