Diffusing essential oils is a great way to maximise their fragrance and therapeutic benefits. While you can use just one essential oil at a time, combining them opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The best essential oil blends have a synergistic effect and come together to give a different fragrance while combining the emotional attributes of individual oils.
Creating essential oil blends for diffusers can be a bit of an art form. Some oils definitely work better with others and if you would like to try it yourself, simply start with two or more oils and go from there.
One word on the recipes below. Each blend shows the relative number of drops for each oil which will be a suitable quantity for most diffusers. However, check the manufacturer’s directions for your diffuser before adding the oils. If necessary scale the recipe up for large diffusers or down to suit.
It is also possible to make up a larger batch of the blend and add the required number of drops to the diffuser. That way you will have a ready supply of your favourite essential oil blends ready to go.
I have listed below my top essential oil blend recipes to help get you started. These are all simple so try them as is at first, and then feel free to tweak them as you go. Use the best essential oil brands for maximum results.
Essential Oil Blend Recipes for the Mind and Spirit
All of the essential oil blends below can help to improve the mind or spirit in some way. They have a positive influence on emotions and will make you feel great.
Put the oils into your diffuser and enjoy the benefits.
A cleansing blend for when you need energy or fast thinking.
- 4 drops lemon
- 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
Energizing blend that increases mental awareness.
- 4 drops orange
- 1 drop cinnamon
- 1 drop peppermint
- 1 drop spearmint
A great blend to start the day with.
- 2 drops lemon
- 2 drops orange
- 1 drop peppermint
Promotes clarity of thought.<