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Relaxing Diffuser Blends: 3 Recipes

relaxing diffuser blends 3 recipes

I have a few favorite relaxing diffuser blends that I come back to again and again. . .

. . .but I’m always blending and coming up with new recipes!

Sometimes an oil will surprise me with how soothing it is, and I’ll  wonder why I’ve never used it in my relaxing diffuser blends before. Then I have a whole new set of ideas for blends to make!If I’m diffusing essential oils in a candle diffuser, I usually stick to about 5 drops. If I’m using an electric diffuser, I’ll use more—about 10 drops.

Once I find a diffuser blend that I love, I often make a little stock bottle of it. I keep the stock bottle right near the diffuser, so I don’t have to keep all the oils in the blend right there.

Here are three relaxing diffuser blends I’ve been loving recently. The drop count here is for one use in an electric diffuser. That way you can test out the recipes, and if you like one then you can make your own stock blend. To make a stock blend in a 5 ml bottle, just increase the recipes below four times.

Meditate and Smile (you can call this the Smiling blend!)

  • 6 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 2 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 2 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

So your stock blend for this would be:

  • 24 drops Frankincense
  • 8 drops Orange
  • 8 drops Patchouli

Floral Heaven

  • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
  • 4 drops Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini var. motia)

Calm and Earthy

  • 4 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
  • 3 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • 3 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

If you’d like to see how I make stock blends for diffusers, you can watch me in this YouTube video. The video is actually for an energizing diffuser blend, but you can just follow the same process with different oils to make your relaxing diffuser blends.

You can subscribe to Aromahead’s YouTube channel to be notified of more videos like that when we make them!

Free PDF: Frankincense

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, Diffuser Blends, essential oil blends

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