Aromatherapy has been a widely-accepted alternative practice for centuries. Practitioners have studied the efficacy of essential oils to impact numerous ailments, uplift mood, and freshen and purify the air. Over time, it was discovered that combining various oils has more potent effects than individual oils by themselves. Today we have listed some of the best diffuser recipes you might want to try at home.

 

Getting started:

To start with Aromatherapy, you should have at least these basic 5 essential oils in your arsenal.  Lavender, peppermint, tea tree, oregano, and frankincense are the most commonly used oils.

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Createa family diffuser kit with esssential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.

 

Then you get yourself a good diffuser such as this one

 

When diffusing essential oils in the air, there are various ways to do it. We recommend using an essential oils diffuser.  This preserves the full therapeutic qualities of the oils (instead of using a burner) and disperses them further than a reed diffuser would.

With an electric diffuser, you only need to add 2-3 drops of essential oil or essential oil blend.  When using a blend, it’s recommended to mix the oils first and then add the 2-3 drops to the diffuser.

Important notes:

  • Remember that essential oils must be diluted with a medium such as oil, water, or air before using.
  • Test your sensitivity to essential oils. Safety in using the oils and the diffuser must be practiced at all times.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing, or using oils around children, please check with a medical professional or someone skilled in the therapeutic use of oils.
  • And above all: The information shared on this post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical advice.

 

9 of Our Best Aromatherapy Blends we collected so far (in no particular order):

 

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The scent of lemon is known to help achieve mental clarity and awareness.

 

 

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Lavender scent helps people stay calm. Sandalwood on the other hand, helps in mental focus, good for yoga, meditations and prayer.

 

 

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Inhale diffused peppermint and cinnamon oils to reduce appetite and keep blood sugar at healthy levels.

 

 

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Reduce cough or sinusitis with 3 drops of Eucalyptus oil in a diffuser.

 

 

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Three great lavender blend recipes to try to help you feel relaxed.

 

 

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A choice of bergamot, grapefruit or peppermint oil diffused helps improve alertness during the day.

 

 

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Diffuse peppermint in a newly-painted home.

 

Cinnamon: Diffusing cinnamon in the air can purify and freshen the air.  Be cautious when using this oil around children.

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Cinnamon as air purifier.

 

 

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A combination of black pepper, grapefruit and jasmine can set a perfect romantic dinner mood!

 

 

No matter how you get started with essential oils, the joy is truly in the journey.

Be sure to pick up our favorite essential oil diffuser and start your aromatherapy adventure today!

 

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