Diffusers (and a diffuser recipe!)

Do you love diffusing your Young Living essential oils as much as I do?

I mean, seriously, there’s nothing better than a sweetly scented room.

That’s probably why I like to post so many diffuser recipes.

And it’s also probably why I am always searching for cool new diffusers, even though I only have 4 right now.

Ok, so maybe 4 diffusers might seem like a little much to some, but serious oilers know you can never have too many diffusers 😉

And if you consider that I have about 27 diffusers on my Amazon wish list, four suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.

At least that’s what I tell myself.

Now first, I will say that my favorite diffusers are Young Living’s own diffusers. Like the ones that you get as part of the Premium Starter Kit.

I’m not just saying that because I’m a YL distributor either. The Young Living diffusers are really the most efficient and best working that I have used.

But since I use diffusers so much, I love to see what else is out there that I can add to my collection. (although I will admit that if my husband sees yet another diffuser in the house, he may not, um, share my enthusiasm.)

Here are a few diffusers that I’ve been checking out (click their names (in blue) to see more info):

 

URPower

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This diffuser changes to 7 different colors and has an auto shut off feature. This is the 2nd version of this diffuser – it was updated to produce more mist.

 

Levoit

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This diffuser also changes to 7 colors, and you can control the mist output. And here’s a bonus – you can plug this into a wall or a USB port!

 

Art Naturals

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Is this cool looking or what!?!?

This beauty also changes to 7 colors, and is super quiet.

 

PureSpa

 

 

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This one changes to 5 colors, and has a super sleek design. It can run for up to 7 hours.

 

Of course, there are many more diffusers out there, and even a few more that I have talked about before – find them here and here.

So now that I’ve got you super pumped about all these diffusers, I’ll share a quick diffuser recipe that I tried a couple of days ago.

2 drops Thieves

3 drops Peppermint

2 drops Peace and Calming

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I wanted a strong, invigorating scent so I added Thieves and Peppermint to the diffuser. Then, at the last second, I decided to throw Peace and Calming in there too. Wow, was it a great combo! I really enjoyed this one.

(p.s. – for you very observant readers, yes, I did photograph unopened bottles for a “cleaner” look).

Well, I’m off to try out another diffuser combo.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

A couple of quick recipes

OK, so I hear there’s a nasty blizzard assaulting my northern friends this weekend.

And while I can’t imagine why you would want to live in a place where blizzards happen how cold it must be there, I can understand what this type of weather can do to our lips.

Young Living has come up with an amazing lip scrub recipe.

 

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Exfoliating Lip Scrub**

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon olive oil

1–2 drops Lavender essential oil or another aromatic essential oil of your choice*

*We strongly recommend NOT using any citrus essential oils or blends, which could be too harsh on exfoliated skin.
** Recipe is from www.youngliving.com

 

I tried this the other day, and I have to say – my lips felt much softer afterward.

The recipe is enough for a few applications, so you can reapply as needed.

 

I also blended Cypress oil and RC oil in my diffuser recently. I love the smell of both of these oils separately, and I was pleasantly surprised at how great they smelled together!

 

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I used 3 drops of each, but next time I will use 4-5 drops of each because I loved the scent, and I am okay with it smelling a bit stronger.

In fact, I think I will go diffuse this again right now.

 

Stay warm northerners!! And check out some of my summer diffuser recipes while you’re cooped up in the house! Maybe the scents will temporarily make you forget about all the white stuff swirling around outside! Be safe!

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Christmas Diffuser Recipe

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You didn’t think I’d pass up a chance to do a Christmas diffuser recipe, did you?

This recipe is perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.

Only a Scrooge would not like this recipe. Seriously.

So if you haven’t yet decorated your Christmas tree, make sure you diffuse this while you are decking the halls.

Then add some holiday tunes. And you’re set.

Here’s the blend:

4 drops of peppermint essential oil

2 drops of frankincense essential oil

2 drops of Christmas Spirit essential oil

2 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil

 

If you’re a oil newbie, be sure to check out the Premium Starter Kit, which contains peppermint and frankincense (and 9 other oils AND a diffuser, and entitles you to a major discount on future orders!!)

Idaho Balsam Fir, Christmas Spirit, and all of the oils can be found in the product catalog.

And, if you’re doing some online shopping, check out the holiday specials.

Let me know what you think of the recipe. And as always, shoot me a message if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Fall Diffuser Recipes – Part 4

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*** disclaimer: due to the new guidelines of a…certain government regulating body, some of these oils are not designated for aromatic usage. While *select* oils may contain an aromatic benefit in supporting well-being (as labeled on the bottle in compliance to the guidelines), these diffuser recipes are for purposes of fragrance only.  I am in no way suggesting that these recipes contain any health benefit whatsoever. All essential oils should be used strictly as instructed on the bottle label.

Whew….now that that’s out of the way….

 

 

Wow.

Last week of October. Last fall diffuser recipe for 2015.

I remember growing up in New York, and this was about the time where the weather would start getting a bit cooler. Kind of like the gateway to winter.

I know many of you find it hard to believe that this Florida girl used to endure cold winters. But it’s true. I would bundle up and brave the snow so that I could go sledding or have snowball fights.

Those were the days.

Of course, now, if the temperature drops to 60, I’m a popsicle.

But, anyway…

Here is this week’s recipe:

 

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3 drops RC oil  (RC is part of the Premium Starter Kit!)

3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce oil

3 drops Nutmeg oil

 

Well, that’s it. Hope you’ve enjoyed the fall diffuser recipes this year. If you missed any of them, you can find them here:

Week 1

Week 2 

Week 3 

 

Don’t forget to check out Young Living’s Holiday Catalog.  There are some new oils and gift sets that you do not want to miss!

Happy Halloween!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Fall Diffuser Recipes – Part 3

Fall

*** disclaimer: due to the new guidelines of a…certain government regulating body, some of these oils are not designated for aromatic usage. While *select* oils may contain an aromatic benefit in supporting well-being (as labeled on the bottle in compliance to the guidelines), these diffuser recipes are for purposes of fragrance only.  I am in no way suggesting that these recipes contain any health benefit whatsoever. All essential oils should be used strictly as instructed on the bottle label.

Whew….now that that’s out of the way….

 

 

Can you believe we are already on week three of this series??

Time is flying, and now that many of you are starting to feel the effects of fall outside, here’s a great way to enjoy fall inside as well.

Here’s this week’s recipe:

 

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3 drops Cypress oil

3 drops Raven oil

2 drops Frankincense oil (Frankincense is part of the Premium Starter Kit!)

 

Remember, you can always change the recipe according to your preference. For instance, if you like a stronger woodsy scent, add a drop or two of Cypress. If you prefer a somewhat “sweeter” fragrance, add some more drops of Raven.

It’s all up to you. But keep in mind, Young Living essential oils make a little go a long way. You don’t need to use a whole lot to get the scent that you like.

If you missed the past two fall diffuser recipes, you can find them here:

Week 1

Week 2

 

And be sure to check out Young Living’s brand new holiday catalog too!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Fall Diffuser Recipes – Part 2

Fall

*** disclaimer: due to the new guidelines of a…certain government regulating body, some of these oils are not designated for aromatic usage. While *select* oils may contain an aromatic benefit in supporting well-being (as labeled on the bottle in compliance to the guidelines), these diffuser recipes are for purposes of fragrance only.  I am in no way suggesting that these recipes contain any health benefit whatsoever. All essential oils should be used strictly as instructed on the bottle label.

Whew….now that that’s out of the way….

 

 

So, did you enjoy last week’s fall diffuser recipe?

I have another great one this week.

 

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2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

3 drops Spearmint essential oil

3 drops Clove essential oil

 

I loved this one.

It definitely created a fall-like atmosphere, and the spearmint really made it stand out.

I am having a ball trying out these diffuser recipes, and I can’t wait for you to check out the ones coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Make sure you go ahead and subscribe to the blog (see sidebar on the right) so you don’t miss any!

And though it’s still early, don’t forget to check out Young Living’s holiday catalog!

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Summer Diffuser Recipes – Part 4

Summer diffuser series

Well, it’s the last Wednesday in June, and this is the last summer diffuser recipe.

It’s mind-boggling to conceive that the first half of 2015 is over. Before you know it, the stores will start stocking Christmas items on the shelves.

Oooohhh, sorry. I know that was uncalled for.

But in all seriousness, I found myself humming a Christmas tune yesterday.

I think the TV commercials must be sending subliminal messages or something.

But anyway….

This week’s recipe is definitely my favorite of them all. I tried diffusing the blend, not really sure how it would turn out.

And I loved it!

Here it is:

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3 drops Tangerine

3 drops Lime

2 drops Geranium

At first I wasn’t sure about the Geranium. Because I’m not big on the floral scents.

But it really worked well for this blend. It had a strong aroma, but not overpowering. Very soothing actually.

So let me know if you love it. Or hate it.

Either way. I love the feedback.

And if you missed any of the previous summer diffuser recipes, that means you haven’t yet subscribed! Go to that cute little “subscribe” box on the right and enter your email.

Here are the other recipes:

Summer Diffuser Recipes – part 1 

Summer Diffuser Recipes – part 2 

Summer Diffuser Recipes – part 3 

Also, I am in the process of updating some things on the blog. Coming soon will be a post on the ALL-NEW Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. You will love the oils they have added to the kit – very popular ones. And the bottles have great looking new labels too. Plus, YOU get to choose what type of diffuser you want with the kit.

So make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss all the details!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Summer Diffuser Recipes – Part 3

Summer diffuser series

Are you enjoying your summer?

Here in Florida it’s been very…well,…hot. Duh.

But I love it. I crave warmth. And right now, it’s starting to get that kind of hot where you feel like your skin may burst into flames at any moment.

I know it’s weird that I like that, but it’s true of many of us Floridians.

Sure, we’ll complain about the heat. We say “I can’t wait until fall so I don’t have to deal with this heat every day.”

But then October rolls around, and it starts dipping into the 60’s. Ok, maybe the 70’s.

And after a week of wearing a sweater (gasp), we start complaining about how cold it’s getting.

Trust me on this.

But enough about us crazy Floridians.

Are you ready for this week’s summer diffuser recipe?

This week, I blended grapefruit, lemon, and PanAway.

Yep, PanAway is in there too.

I know, not what you were thinking.

But it actually blended pretty well with the citrus scents.

At least I thought so.

And that’s all that matters.

Kidding.

So here’s the recipe:

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4 drops Grapefruit

3 drops Lemon 

1 drop PanAway 

I’ve talked about lemon and PanAway before, but not so much about grapefruit.

Grapefruit can enhance the flavor of meals or water*, and can help maintain proper digestion.

So, let me know what you think about this week’s blend. How did the PanAway blend for you?

And if you missed the past posts in this series, here they are:

Summer Diffuser Recipes – part 1

Summer Diffuser Recipes – part 2

See you next week!

 

*paraphrased from youngliving.com
Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Summer Diffuser Recipes – Part 2

Summer diffuser series

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For this week’s summer diffuser recipe, I blended orange, lime, and lemongrass.

These scents are a bit subtle, so I had to increase the number of drops that I used in my first attempt at it.

Here’s the recipe:

 

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4 drops orange

4 drops lime

2 drops lemongrass

As always, the recipe can be modified to your liking. Some prefer a stronger fragrance, and some like a more subtle aroma.

Another thing to consider is where you are diffusing. You won’t need as many drops in a smaller room, whereas a large room will require more drops.

Here’s a little info on these oils:

Lime* – lime essential oil is stimulating, which can result in increased mental clarity and creativity. It can also support a healthy immune system, aid in weight management, and support healthy skin. In addition, lime oil can provide antioxidant support.

Lemongrass* – lemongrass essential oil can help support the digestive system

Orange* – orange oil can help enhance the flavor of foods.

The cool thing about these oils is that they are readily accessible as far as production goes, so they won’t break the bank.

AND, right now – for a LIMITED time – Young Living is throwing in a BONUS oil with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit! The bonus oil will be either orange, tangerine, or lemongrass (Young Living’s choice).

Eleven oils, a diffuser, samples….sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it?

So let me know if you liked this week’s recipe…or even if you hated it. I want the feedback. It helps for planning future recipes.

See you next week with the next recipe!

 

* paraphrased from youngliving.com

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Spring Diffuser Recipes – Part 4

Spring diffuser

Ready for this week’s spring diffuser recipe?

Good, because it’s a fun one.

 

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Flourish

4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

2 drops Purification essential oil 

2 drops Stress Away essential oil 

This one had a very pleasant scent, and it definitely filled the room quickly. And it really brought a spring-like feeling to the house.

If you’re new to Young Living essential oils, remember that the Premium Starter Kit  is a great way to try out the most popular and commonly used oils. Most of the oils used in these springtime recipes are included in the PSK – including Purification and Stress Away  from today’s recipe.

AND – the PSK also includes a diffuser!! The diffuser is simple to use, and it will enable you to experience your oils in a whole new way.

And, if you are a veteran oiler, there is a good chance that you have a multitude of diffusers throughout your home.

There are so many different diffusers out there now, and so many of them are FUN!

Remember the SpaGlow diffuser I talked about in week one, the one that changes colors?

Here are a couple more diffusers you can check out. These have been very popular in my area, and I am looking to add one (or two or three) to my collection.

Spa Mister 

Spa Vapor 

So, it’s hard to believe that we’re already at the end of the spring diffuser series. If you missed any of the other posts, you can find them here:

Week 1 

Week 2 

Week 3 

I really hope you have enjoyed these recipes. I know I had a blast throwing different oils together to make a “spring –y” blend.

Have you tried your own spring combo in the diffuser? I’d love to hear it and try it out!

Well, I’m going to get started on my summer diffuser recipes for a new series to be published in June.

Happy diffusing!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
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