23 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe Blends

I have been diffusing essential oils for several years now and I must say, I never get sick of it. The best part about using air diffusers is the ability to change your blend to match your mood or need. The oil combinations are endless! You can even make your diffuser blend seasonal to replace those expensive, toxic candles! These 23 oil diffuser blends are the best recipes you’ll want to keep in your back pocket! I also included a simple guide to follow below.

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I will admit that I used to be a Yankee Candle “snob”. I loved their candles. Frankly, I still do. I just don’t light them anymore. While their scents are almost intoxicating, the idea of inhaling artificially scented wax full of toxins puts me off.

I then started to purchase soy or beeswax candles to avoid paraffin. Yuck! And although they are a bit healthier, they are not at the same level as essential oils.

How to use an oil diffuser Properly

It is super simple to use a diffuser so don’t be intimidated, like I was when I first purchased one. You really can’t go wrong! There are recommendations for diluting oils that are nice to follow but those guidelines do not have to rule your life. These blends are all easy and can be tweaked as needed.

The diffuser recommendation is anywhere from 5-20 drops. It does ultimately depend how much water is in your diffuser. To make it easy, aim for 5 drops per 100 ml of water. If you want a stronger aroma, you can use more than that but just make sure not to diffuse for too long. The length of diffusing should be less than 60 minutes to be safe. Think, 60 minutes on, 60 minutes off. The size of the room makes a difference as well.

essential oil diffuser with essential oil bottles on table

Recipes and Blends

These diffuser recipes are ideal for standard diffusers that hold approximately 150-300 ml of water. If you’re using a larger diffuser or diffusing in a larger room, you may need to use more drops.

To make it easy, the following recipes are ideal for 300ml diffusers.

  1. Freshening Blend
    • 4 drops orange oil
    • 4 drops lemon oil
    • 2 drops peppermint oil
  2. Clean Air Blend
    • 5 drops tangerine oil
    • 5 drops lemon oil
    • 3 drops tea tree oil
    • 2 drops rosemary oil
  3. Immunity Boosting Blend
    • 5 drops thieves oil
    • 4 drops frankincense oil
    • 3 drops orange oil
    • 3 drops oregano oil
  4. Mood-Lifting Blend
    • 6 drops ylang ylang oil
    • 5 drops grapefruit oil
    • 4 drops bergamot oil
  5. Calming Blend
    • 6 drops lavender oil
    • 5 drops bergamot oil
    • 4 drops vetiver oil
  6. Fall Blend
    • 6 drops orange oil
    • 4 drops clove oil
    • 3 drops ginger oil
    • 2 drops cinnamon oil
  7. Spring Blend
    • 5 drops juniper berry oil
    • 5 drops eucalyptus oil
    • 5 drops lemon oil
  8. Summer Blend
    • 6 drops bergamot oil
    • 6 drops sandalwood oil
    • 3 drops patchouli oil
  9. Winter Blend
    • 6 drops balsam fir oil
    • 5 drops spearmint oil
    • 4 drops wintergreen oil
  10. Christmas Morning Blend
    • 6 drops blue spruce oil
    • 5 drops cedarwood oil
    • 4 drops pine oil
  11. Stress Relieving Blend
    • 8 drops lavender oil
    • 7 drops bergamot oil
  12. Deep Sleep Blend
    • 5 drops lavender oil
    • 4 drops cedarwood oil
    • 3 drops frankincense
    • 3 drops vetiver
  13. Headache Blend
    • 6 drops peppermint oil
    • 5 drops lavender oil
    • 4 drops eucalyptus oil
  14. Allergy Blend
    • 6 drops lemon oil
    • 5 drops peppermint oil
    • 4 drops lavender oil
  15. Focus Blend
    • 8 drops peppermint oil
    • 7 drops orange oil
  16. Congestion/Sinus Blend
    • 6 drops eucalyptus oil
    • 6 drops peppermint oil
    • 3 drops lavender oil
  17. Hangover Blend
    • 6 drops lemon oil
    • 5 drops grapefruit oil
    • 4 drops eucalyptus oil
  18. Grounding
    • 6 drops frankincense oil
    • 5 drops thieves oil
    • 4 patchouli oil
  19. Energy Blend
    • 6 drops tangerine oil
    • 3 drops lemon oil
    • 3 drops peppermint oil
    • 3 drops rosemary oil
  20. Nausea Blend
    • 8 drops ginger oil
    • 7 drops peppermint oil
  21. Pet Safe Blend
    • 6 drops cedarwood oil
    • 6 drops myrrh oil
    • 3 drops clary sage oil
  22. Happy Blend
    • 7 drops ylang ylang oil
    • 4 drops grapefruit oil
    • 4 drops bergamot oil
  23. Masculine Blend
    • 4 drops sandalwood oil
    • 4 drops juniper oil
    • 4 drops pine oil
    • 3 drops spearmint oil
graphic with all of the 23 essential oil recipe blends

Tips for blending

Although these mixes of essential oils are a great guide to follow, they are not strict recipe blends. You can add more of any oil you like, omit or substitute one of the above oils with anything else. Two important things to keep in mind when blending and diffusing oils are the oil notes and well as the vibration of the oils. These articles will help you choose which scents not only work well together but also will last longer in the air.

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