Summer Diffuser Recipes (2016)

I’ve been trying out some diffuser recipes (shocking I know), and I thought I’d share them with you.

As is the case with just about all of my diffuser blends, these are very simple. I typically use only 2-4 oils, and just a couple of drops of each one.

Of course, you can get all fancy and add your own oils or add a bunch more drops. That’s totally up to you.

Summer is definitely one of my favorite times to experiment with diffuser recipes. And that’s not just because I live in Florida, where summer lasts 11.86 months.

It’s also because citrus oils are very common in summer blends. I love the citrus oils, and I think they make a great addition to any scent.

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3 drops Lemon

3 drops Lime

2 drops Spearmint

 

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3 drops Raven

3 drops Tangerine

 

 

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3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

2 drops Orange

2 drops Grapefruit

 

Hope you enjoy these! Let me know what you think!

 

 

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.

7 Essential Oils to Help You Beat Occasional Stress

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Stress.
My muscles tense just typing that word.
Oh, and here’s a pet peeve of mine – don’t you hate it when you go to the doctor and they ask “do you have stress?”
Really??
Are we living on the same planet?
Because I don’t think I know of anyone who does not have stress. Even babies. (those dirty diapers can cause a bit of tension)

So why do they ask? Any doctors out there care to clear this up? Because, Doc, if you really want to know about my stress, you should probably have a PhD as well. If you get what I’m saying.
Anyway.

It’s a given that we all experience occasional stress.
So I think it’s great that Young Living offers several oils that can alleviate that stress.
I made a list of the 7 oils that I use the most when I am stressed out.

1- Stress Away
Duh. The name says it all.
Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender.
I didn’t like the smell of the Stress Away oil at first, but it’s growing on me. I use this oil mostly at night before I head to bed.

2- Peace and Calming
This oil has a more gentle scent, and it contains a blend of Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Blue Tansy, Orange, and Patchouli oils.
This is a great one to use to promote restful sleep. And if you put a couple drops in your freshly washed hair, it makes your hair soft and smooth!

3- Joy
How you can you not like an oil called Joy? I mean, really.
Joy is a blend of Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander, and Tangerine.
According to Young Living’s description of Joy, it “brings happiness to the heart”. Awww.

4- Aroma Ease
This is a new oil from Young Living. It promotes calm, and I think it smells yummy.
It contains a blend of Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, Cardamom, and Fennel.

5- Lavender
I’ve said it before, but this is probably my favorite oil. I love the smell of lavender, and it really does bring you a sense of peace.
Lavender is a very versatile oil. It’s one of those oils that you carry with you everywhere, because you can use it for just about anything.

6- Ylang Ylang
I’ve made fun of this oil name before.
I know, probably not very nice, but, come on, it just begs to be poked fun at.
This is another oil that I did not care to smell at first. But what’s weird is now I think it smells great.
This oil seems to bring me peace pretty quickly.
And you may remember from a previous post that it can be used to, ahem, encourage romantic feelings.

7- Grapefruit
This one has a sweet smell, and in addition to its calming properties, it can be used to support proper digestion and proper immune function.

Yes, these are the oils that help to give me peace and relaxation.
Want to try one? Or all of them?
You can check them out on the Order Oils page.
There you can see descriptions from Young Living in the product catalog, or you can place an order on the order link.

If you’re an oil newbie, check out the Premium Starter Kit
Three of the oils above are included in the kit, along with 8 others AND a diffuser! Plus you get cool perks when you purchase the kit, such as a 24% discount on all future orders!

Hope your day is as stress-free as possible! Hang in there!

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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.