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.

Lemon Vitality

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Hope you are enjoying the Vitality posts.

Today’s post is about Lemon Vitality. As with the other Vitality oils, Lemon Vitality can be taken internally in a capsule or can be added to your favorite drink. You will only need a drop or two – this oil is packed with flavor.

Lemon is a great flavor that is commonly added to recipes, and with Young Living’s commitment to purity (see YL’s Seed to Seal guarantee on the FAQ page), Lemon Vitality will provide a fabulous taste to any recipe in which it is used.

You can add Lemon Vitality to breakfast foods such as plain yogurt or pancakes (make sure to check out Young Living’s pancake and waffle mix in the catalog).

And how about dinner? Lemon Vitality can enhance any of these foods: chicken, fish, salad, dressings, vegetables, rice, pasta, etc.

And don’t forget the desserts. Lemon bars, lemon pie, lemon popsicles. There are so many options!

One of my favorite uses for Lemon Vitality is in my water or tea. The flavor is wonderful.

And yes, if you were wondering, Lemon Vitality is indeed part of the Premium Starter Kit :)

 

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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.

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 1

Summer diffuser series

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Well, it’s hard to believe, but summer is here!

Ok, technically, not until the 21st.

But I live in Florida, remember? We get a head start on summer. Usually in March.

You know, right after we get over that brutal winter we had from February 15-27th.

Ahem.

So I had so much fun doing the Spring Diffuser series that I thought I’d try out some more recipes for summer.

And, as you’ll remember from the spring series, I like to keep it simple.

Two or three oils, usually commonly used ones.

I tried out this first recipe in the office where I work. I figured it would be a great way to get some feedback on how the blend of oils work together.

My co-workers loved this one.

I think you will too.

Here’s what I used:

 

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4 drops lemon essential oil

4 drops lime essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

 

Now, remember, you can adjust the recipe by adding or subtracting the number of drops of each oil in order to fit your fragrance preference.

If you’re new to essential oils, you can check out Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 oils, (including the lemon and lavender used here), and a super cool diffuser.

Or if you already use oils and you’d like to add a diffuser to your home (because, really, we can never have enough of these) – don’t forget to check out some of the diffusers I talked about in the spring series.

Here are the posts in case you missed them:

 

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 1

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 2

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 3

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 4

 

Let me know what you think of this recipe.

I’ll be back next week with a new one!

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 3

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Hi there.

Have you been enjoying your springtime diffuser recipes? Here’s week 1  and week 2  if you missed them.

This week’s recipe has been my favorite so far. It had a nice, sweet fragrance, and it wasn’t overpowering. And I felt very relaxed as it was diffusing.

Here it is:

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4 drops Geranium essential oil

2 drops Frankincense  essential oil

2 drops Lemon  essential oil

Both Frankincense  and lemon  oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit , so if you’re new to oiling, that’s a great way to get started. Plus the kit comes with a diffuser!!

I hope you enjoy the latest recipe!

See you next week for the final post in the spring diffuser recipe series!

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.

Lemon Essential Oil

Young Living’s Lemon essential oil is one of those oils that is so versatile. There are just SO many uses for it, so I will go ahead and categorize those uses by application methods.

Topical

You can apply Young Living’s Lemon essential oil directly to your body. You can use a couple of drops to get rid of occasional dry skin. Got spider veins? Rub a few drops on to the veins to support healthy circulation. And how about wrinkles? (I prefer to call them smile lines) A drop or two of your lemon essential oil will start to smooth those wrinkles right out.

*** it is important to note that lemon essential oil is a photo-sensitive oil. That means that if you apply it to an exposed area of skin, you should avoid direct sunlight (and UV rays) for up to 12 hours. It can cause a hot or burning feeling on your skin if exposed to direct sunlight.

Internal

You can also ingest Young Living’s Lemon essential oil. (and please note that I specify Young Living. Other brands are not safe to take internally!) I find that I enjoy lemon oil most when I use it internally. It can help promote proper digestion. When I do get the occasional  nausea, I reach for my lemon oil to help. Generally I will add a drop of two of lemon essential oil to my water or tea.

Speaking of adding lemon oil to my water, did you know that you can make lemonade with lemon oil? Sure can. A couple of drops in a glass of water and you’re set. You can also add a spoon or two of honey to sweeten it up a bit. (oh, p.s.- use a glass cup when adding lemon essential oil. Its petrochemical properties can “eat away” at plastics.)

Another great lemon essential oil function is to encourage proper nasal function. When you combine lemon oil with peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil, you create a great natural recipe for this. You can simply fill an empty veggie capsule with 2 drops of each oil, and swallow with water.

Aromatic

Lemon essential oil is also great to use through inhalation or in a diffuser. Simply inhaling the oil from the bottle promotes energy and mental focus. (I’m thinking this would be great to use while at my desk at work at about 3pm, if ya know what I’m sayin’). And adding some drops of lemon essential oil to your diffuser – well, it just makes your house smell CLEAN. It works great as an air freshener too! Speaking of clean, that brings me to…..

Household Uses

So, what it the most common smell in household cleaners (besides the chemicals – yuk!)? Lemon! Yes, because lemon has cleansing properties. You can add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil to water in a spray bottle and spray your counter tops to clean them. Laundry? Add a drop to your wash for clean, great smelling clothes! Dishes? Add a drop to your dishwasher to clean your dishes.

Ok, now for what MAY be my very favorite use for lemon essential oil. Moms, listen up. Do you have anything….shall I say…STICKY…in your home? Don’t lie. We know you do. If you have children, you have sticky. It’s a package deal. The thing about sticky is, even if you remove the sticky, the residue remains. Gum, crayons, grease, oil, candy, juice – you get the picture. Well, get this. If you use a couple of drops of lemon essential oil on that residue (whether in the sprayer mentioned above or otherwise), it will wipe that residue right off. No more sticky! Well, at least not in THAT area. Within the time it took you to clean that up, your child has spread the sticky elsewhere. Hey, but that’s okay! You have lemon essential oil cleaner! And face it, they have to go to bed sometime. You WILL get one step ahead of them! If only for a few hours. But we can still dream.

So to sum up, lemon essential oil is so powerful that it will help support your immune system in virtually any way that you use it. And you will use it, trust me. Young Living’s lemon essential oil was the first oil I ever tried. And I was hooked.

If you think you’d like to try Young Living’s lemon essential oil, or maybe you just want to “un-sticky” your child, let me know.

And remember, lemon essential oil is also part of the Premium Starter Kit, along with 10 other commonly used essential oils (and a diffuser!).

 

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.

Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves. Sounds like a strange name for an essential oil right? I had a friend ask me recently (with a grin on her face), “so if I apply this, does it make me want to steal?” Haha.

Well, according to Young Living’s website, the name Thieves comes from a well-researched story about 4 thieves from France who would rob plague victims. The thieves would cover themselves with cloves and rosemary before coming into contact with the plague victims in order to protect themselves.

Which leads to the next question – what exactly is in Young Living’s Thieves essential oil? Thieves is a blended oil, which means that it contains more than one essential oil. The oils used in Thieves are clove, rosemary, cinnamon, lemon, and eucalyptus radiata. All of those oils on their own are very effective oils. Young Living put them all together to make one SUPER oil to support healthy immune function.

I have diffused Thieves in our home to help contribute to better health. And another reason it’s great to diffuse? It smells great!

If you’d like to find out more about Thieves, or any of the other Young Living essential oils, shoot me a message!

P.S. – Thieves is part of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit!

 

 


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.