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.

Orange Essential Oil

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Young Living’s orange essential oil is a pretty straightforward oil.

It smells like oranges.

It tastes like oranges.

See what I mean?

You can use orange essential oil to enhance the flavor of food or water. You’ve heard of drinking lemon water. Well, add a drop or two of orange oil to your water. Yum.

Or, if you have a recipe that calls for a hint of citrus flavor, add a couple of drops of orange oil to it.

Orange oil happens to be a Premium Starter Kit flex oil. You may remember that a flex oil may become part of the kit in the event that a regular kit oil is not available.

 Orange essential oil also made appearances in some diffuser recipes from this past year. See them here:

Summer diffuser recipes – part 2

Spring diffuser recipes – part 2

 

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 2

Spring diffuser

For this week’s spring diffuser recipe, I used Young Living’s Joy , lavender, and orange essential oils.

 

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Here’s the recipe (which I named Bloom):

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3 drops Joy

2 drops Lavender

1 drop Orange

This combo gave the room a sweet, mild fragrance.

Now, remember – you can adjust the recipe to your liking. For example, if you prefer a strong floral scent, you can add more drops of the Joy oil. Or you can leave out the orange oil altogether.

I added the orange to sweeten the scent up a little, because I do not care for overpowering floral scents. (actually, when I diffused this recipe the first time, I accidentally dropped in two drops of the orange oil. So the citrus smell was more noticeable than I intended.)

And feel free to “up” the number of drops if you want a more powerful fragrance. I tend to be conservative on the number of drops I use. But that’s just me.

If you have a Premium Starter Kit, or if you are planning on getting one, you will already have Joy and Lavender on hand. Orange oil is not included in the kit, but Lemon is, as is Citrus Fresh. Either of those can be used in place of the orange oil. Of course, if you really prefer Orange, that can be purchased separately. It’s a very affordable oil, at just $10.75 wholesale ($14.14 retail).

I used my Young Living diffuser for this one (the one that comes with the Premium Starter kit ), but if you prefer a cool, color-changing diffuser, check out last week’s post for pictures and info on that.

And let me know how you enjoyed this week’s recipe! What modifications did you make, if any? I’d love to try out different variations, so let me know what worked for you.

See you next week with a brand new recipe!

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.