Diffusing essential oils can help with focus, sleep, mood, and so much more. Learn my favorite diffuser blends and how to clean your diffuser.
Diffusers disperse essential oil molecules into the air providing many benefits for you and your home.
Certain essential oils like wild orange, lemon, and clove, can kill airborne germs in the air keeping your home clean and germ-free.
Other oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, and lime can help open up airways and promote healthy breathing.
FAVORITE BLENDS TO DIFFUSE VIDEO
Depending on the weather, time of year, physical health, or emotional health will determine what I have going in my diffuser.
Essential oils can clear sinuses, boost the mood, and freshen the air.
I love having a nice smelling home. After moving away from candles a few years back, I have since replaced all the candles in my home with essential oil diffusers. Not only does my house smell nice, but my family is also reaping the benefits of the oils.
MY FAVORITE BLENDS TO DIFFUSE
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This blend often diffuses in my home throughout the winter, especially when someone in my family isn’t feeling well. These oils are great for immune support and can kill airborne germs in the home. I also like using this one when we have been exposed to sickness.
Get my immune-boosting roller bottle recipe HERE.
This blend is good for all things respiratory. These essential oils can help open up the airways, promote clear breathing, and help break up mucus. Whenever we have coughs or congestion, I like to diffuse this blend in the bedroom overnight.
I love diffusing any blend of citrus essential oils! Not only do they smell amazing, but they can also do a lot to assist the mood. These oils are very uplifting and can give a natural boost of energy. This is my go-to when it’s raining and gloomy outside; these oils really brighten the mood!
This is the blend you want to use when you are studying, working, or trying to concentrate! These oils are very simulating, promote brain function, and aid memory. I especially like diffusing this one in the afternoons when I am working.
Get my focus and concentration roller bottle recipe HERE.
This is the blend you will find in my diffuser most nights. If you are a restless sleeper, have a hard time falling asleep, or just want a sound sleep, this blend is for you! These oils are calming, relaxing, soothing, and promote a healthy night’s sleep.
Read more about natural remedies for sleep HERE.
Can you tell which essential oil is my favorite?!
I add frankincense to all my diffusing and roller bottle blends because this oil is good for EVERYTHING! Frankincense is powerful and has so many benefits for the body, and is GREAT for cellular health. I like getting this one in the air, on my body, and in my body as often as possible.
Diffusing oils is such fun. Get creative, make up your own blends, and then share them with me. I love trying new blends! We have diffusers in every room in our home.
Learn more about frankincense essential oil HERE.
HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN YOUR DIFFUSER
It is very important that you clean your diffuser regularly because oils get stuck inside the diffuser and can cause it not to work properly. It is an easy process and won’t take much of your time!
To clean your diffuser:
- Fill the diffuser halfway up with water and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
- Turn the diffuser on and let it run for 15 minutes or until the mixture runs out. Fifteen minutes is plenty of time, but I usually forgot and just let it run through.
- Drain the diffuser completely.
- You can use a q-tip with vinegar on the tip to clean around the edges and any tight nooks of the diffuser.
- Rinse the diffuser with clean water and let it air dry.
How often should you clean your diffuser?
Most research says to clean your diffuser after each use, but I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t do that! If you don’t use your diffuser often, then I would suggest cleaning it after each use. I run my diffusers constantly in my home, so they aren’t sitting long without oils and freshwater going in and out. I TRY to clean them once a week, however being a busy mom, cleaning my diffuser isn’t at the top of the list. If we are going on vacation or my diffuser has sat for a few days without being used, I will clean it. I don’t have a set time frame; I just clean them when I feel it is time. Cleaning the diffuser can give it a longer life and help it to work more efficiently. As a rule, you should clean your diffuser once a week.
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