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):




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.




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


Is this cool looking or what!?!?

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






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


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.

7 Essential Oils to Help You Beat Occasional 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?”
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.

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.

Peace and Calming Essential Oil


Ahhh, Peace and Calming. I love the name. Such great words to hear in the midst of our busy lives. Maybe one day Young Living will make a Peace and Calming drink. Then I can chug it all day long. But, for now, we have the oil. Which is pretty awesome all by itself.

Young Living’s Peace and Calming essential oil is a blended oil. Which, as you know from earlier posts, means that it is a combination of several oils. Those oils are:


As you may remember from my previous post on Joy essential oil, Tangerine oil is great for supporting proper digestion and supporting a healthy immune system.

Ylang Ylang

Again – we talked about the uses of Ylang Ylang in my last post on Joy essential oil. You will recall that Ylang Ylang oil is great for relaxation and for soothing occasional nervous tension.

Blue Tansy

This oil is beneficial for your skin.


Orange essential oil is great for promoting relaxation. And it smells like oranges. Win-win.


I went to Word Hippo again to find the pronunciation of this word.  Here’s how they say to pronounce it. Then I found a different pronunciation here. Which is how I say it. So I guess you can say it any way you want. Nothing on the internet is wrong. Uh, yeah, so….anyway, Patchouli oil is very good for soothing occasional nervous tension and for the prevention of nausea associated with motion.

So, when all those oils are formulated by Young Living’s oil gurus to make a perfect combination, you get the blend called Peace and Calming. And what is that used for? Well, uh, I think the name kinda gives that away. But to be more specific, here are a few things you can use it for. First, to promote restful sleep. My hubby uses this oil almost every night. Besides the fact that he is a very light sleeper, his mind seems to go into overdrive during the sleeping hours.  I just rub a drop or two on the back of his neck, but you can also apply it to the bottoms of your feet.

Another good use of Peace and Calming is to promote relaxation for your children. Diffusing this oil in a room where your children are can actually help them take it down a notch, as I like to say.

Lastly, Peace and Calming is good for gently soothing away tension. You can use it with massage oil in a massage, or add a few drops to epsom salts in a bath.

Hard to resist, isn’t it?

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.