Essential Oil Blend Recipes

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 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 blend recipes 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.

Blends for the Mind and Spirit

Essential oil blends for the mind and spirit

All of the 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.

Clean ‘Up’

A cleansing blend for when you need energy or fast thinking.

  • 4 drops lemon
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil

Pep ‘Up’

Energizing blend that increases mental awareness.

  • 4 drops orange
  • 1 drop cinnamon
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop spearmint

Good Morning

A great blend to start the day with.

  • 2 drops lemon
  • 2 drops orange
  • 1 drop peppermint

Einstein Essential Oil BlendEinstein

Promotes clarity of thought.

  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops clary sage

Mint Condition

For stimulating memory and mind.

  • 3 drops lemon
  • 1 drop spearmint
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop black pepper
  • 1 drop rosemary

Get Moving

Stimulating and refreshing. Great during exercise.

  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops juniper
  • 2 drops grapefruit
  • 1 drop clary sage
  • 1 drop ginger

Pick Me Up

A blend for the blues that will pick you up.

  • 2 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 1 drop basil
  • 1 drop sandalwood

Relaxing 1

Great for relaxing kids (and adults) before bedtime.

  • 5 drops lavender
  • 1 drop roman chamomile
  • 1 drop ylang ylang

Relaxing 2

Slow down with this special calming blend.

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop marjoram

De-stress 1

A blend that helps with irritability, headaches and insomnia.

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop ylang ylang

De-stress 2

Releases tension and irritability.

  • 4 drops geranium
  • 3 drops ginger
  • 2 drops bergamot

Deep Relaxation

Stop, breathe and relax with this blend.

  • 6 drops lavender
  • 2 drops marjoram
  • 1 drop mandarin

Mood Booster

An uplifting and relaxing blend that creates emotional balance.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 1 drop bergamot
  • 1 drop geranium

Anger Release

Perfect for cooling off, releasing any anger and restoring inner peace.

  • 3 drops ylang ylang
  • 5 drops lime
  • 2 drops eucalyptus

Get Grounded

Helps you stay grounded and balanced when your mind is racing.

  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops geranium

Sleepy Time Essential Oil BlendSleepy Time 1

Will help young and old get to sleep.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop marjoram

Sleepy Time 2

Another blend for sleep time.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops mandarin
  • 1 drop roman chamomile

Be Calm for Kids 1

For kids who experience anxiety.

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops tangerine

Be Calm for Kids 2

A safe way to help calm anxious kids.

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops orange

Be Calm for Adults

The adult version to help with anxiety.

  • 1 drop lavender
  • 2 drops juniper
  • 2 drops cypress

Memory Recall

When serious study and recall is needed during exams.

  • 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops basil
  • 1 drop rosemary

Office Blend

Uplifting, purifying and anti-stress blend that is ideal for the office or work.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drop lemon
  • 1 drop geranium
  • 1 drop bergamot

Merry Christmas

A warm, holiday blend.

  • 4 drops pine
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 1 drop frankincense
  • 1 drop nutmeg
  • 1 drop mandarin

Traditional Christmas

Offers relaxation, warmth, happiness and spiritual awareness.

  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 1 drop myrrh
  • 1 drop orange
  • 1 drop clove

Meditation & Yoga

Stay focused and mindful during meditation or yoga.

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 1 drop cedarwood
  • 1 drop ylang ylang

Autumn Joy

Be transported to a joyous state of mind.

  • 3 drops orange
  • 2 drops lime
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop ginger

Blends for the Body

Essential oil blends for the body

These blends have therapeutic benefits for the body and can help with a range of ailments.  While helping physically, they will also have a beneficial influence on emotions.

When you see the blend you need, simply click on the description to see the recipe.  Put the oils into your diffuser and enjoy the benefits.

Indigestion 1

Diffuse at mealtimes to prevent heartburn or indigestion.

  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop lime
  • 4 drops bergamot

Indigestion 2

Another blend to help with indigestion.

  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop rosemary
  • 1 drop clary sage
  • 3 drops lemon

Cold and Flu

Antibacterial, anti-flu and respiratory enhancing blend.

  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops lemon

Sniffs and Snuffles

Gentle enough to use for the whole family, including babies.

  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops lavender

Clear the Air

For general antiseptic use, particularly when germs are prevalent.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 1 drop pine

Insect Repellant

Keeps the bugs away.

  • 2 drops thyme
  • 4 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops peppermint

Immune Boost

Stimulates your immune system and compensates for exposure to technology and stress.

  • 2 drops geranium
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops lavender

Negative Plus

These oils will increase the effectiveness of negative ions. Perfect for the office.

  • 2 drops cypress
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop orange
  • 1 drop bergamot
  • 1 drop cedarwood

Headache

Eases stress headaches.

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops chamomile
  • 2 drops geranium

Night Time Cough

Will help with coughing during the night.

  • 3 drops thyme
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops eucalyptus

Bacteria Buster

Perfect for killing germs, bacteria and viruses around the home or office.

  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops cinnamon

Hormone Balance

Soothing, regulating and calming blend for PMS and menopause.

  • 2 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 2 drops chamomile

Conclusion

Diffusing essential oils is such a wonderful way to enjoy their fragrance and benefits. Grab any of the essential oil blends recipes listed above and pop them into your diffuser for immediate results.

All of the recipes above are great starting points and as you get to know what blends and oils you prefer, feel free to mix and match. Everyone has their own preferences and the beauty of essential oil blends is there really are no rules.

These are my tried and true essential oil diffuser blends. I hope you enjoy them too. Happy diffusing!

 

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