Here are 5 great smelling essential oil blends you can add to your diffuser to make your home or office smell delightful! Not only do they smell wonderful, these essential oil blends also support health and wellness.
5 Great Smelling Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser
1. Get Motivated
This a great blend when you need an energy boost!
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 3 drops Peppermint
- 4 drops Lemon
This a great blend for refreshing your room or office!
- 2 drops Lemon
- 5 drops Tea Tree
- 4 drops Clove
3. Citrus Sensation
This zesty blend smells clean and fresh!
- 2 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Bergamont
- 3 drops Orange
- 3 drops Grapefruit
4. Happy Day
Not only does this blend smell delightful, it’s also very uplifting!
- 2 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Geranium
- 4 drops Bergamont
This blend is great if you need an energy boost and smells wonderful!
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 4 drops Eucalyptus
- 4 drops Grapefruit
If you are looking for more great recipes, check out my book Aromatherapy For Life. Or, if you’re looking to make your own blends, check out some helpful tips below on blending basics.
Essential Oil Blending Basics
Based on their aromas, essential oils can be categorized into different groups. Oils in the same category generally blend well together.
• Floral (i.e. Lavender, Rose, Jasmine)
• Woodsy (i.e. Pine, Cedar, Sandalwood)
• Earthy (i.e. Vetiver, Patchouli)
• Herbaceous (i.e. Rosemary, Basil)
• Minty (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint)
• Medicinal/Camphorous (i.e. Eucalyptus, Tea Tree)
• Spicy (i.e. Clove, Cinnamon)
• Oriental (i.e. Ginger, Patchouli)
• Citrus (i.e. Orange, Bergamont, Lemon)
• Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy, and woodsy oils.
• Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories.
• Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils.
• Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous, and earthy oils.
The Top, Middle and Base Notes in Blending:
• Oils that evaporate the quickest, usually within 1-2 hours, are called “top notes.” The top note is the first smell to arise from the blend. This note’s fragrance is usually light, airy, and penetrating. Top notes stimulate and clear the mind, uplifting your energy.
• Oils that evaporate within 2-4 hours are considered “middle notes.” The middle note also called the “heart note” gives the blend aromatic softness and can round off any sharp edges. This note provides balance both physically and energetically. Middle notes are soothing and harmonizing to the mind and the body.
• Oils that take the longest time to evaporate are referred to as “base notes.” They function by reducing the evaporation of the top notes. Base notes often have an earthy aroma and add intensity to the blend. Unlike top notes, which penetrate quickly, the aroma of the base note rises slowly to your nose. Base note oils provide a warm, grounding quality to the blend. Most base note oils are derived from woods, resins, or roots.
Tip: When creating a new blend, start out with a total number of drops of either 6, 12, 18, or 24. 24 drops should be the most you start with as you don’t want to waste your oils.
When blending, add one drop at a time, mix and smell. Allow the blend to unfold slowly. Doing this will inform you what oils you need to add and how much. You often need much less than you think.
Use caution with strong floral essential oils such as Geranium, Neroli, Rose Absolute, and Ylang Ylang. With these powerful oils, you only need to add 1-3 drops to a blend especially if you are blending for the first time.
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