Here's a quick tip for making your own diffuser blend. When deciding on what to mix together you can go go freestyle or follow some basic guidelines.
The big important rule to remember? Relax and have fun with this! :-)
Open two or three doTERRA essential oil bottles and hold them together. Waft all the open bottles at once under your nose to get a general sense of how well they blend together. If you like how they smell together you can adjust the ratios of oils -- say 1:1:1 or 2:1:1, etc. if you have three oils.
Easy, right?!? You can totally do this!
Follow a Basic Formula
Essential oils can be roughly divided up into these groups: Floral, Mint, Tree, Grass/Herb, Citrus and Spice.
In the summer you might yearn for bright happy scents of Citrus. In the fall and winter the warm Spices might speak to you. This is purely a personal preference! And like all things essential: You really don't know what YOU like and what works for you until you TRY different oils. Experiment and enjoy the process!
Mint + Citrus always smells great and is cheerful and uplifting. Citrus also cleans the air for healthier breathing! Examples: Spearmint + Lemongrass (not a citrus, but has a lemony smell) or Citrus Bliss + Patchouli (did you know Patchouli is part of the mint family?) or Wild Orange + Peppermint or the classic Lemon + Peppermint + Lavender
Tone down a Floral with a Mint or a Tree Oil:
Examples: Ylang Ylang + Frankincense or Elevation + Balance.
Warm up blends with Spice:
Examples: Wild Orange + Clove + Ginger or Ginger + Cinnamon + Sandalwood
Ground a blend with Trees:
Examples: Grapefruit + White Fir or Wild Orange + Frankincense or Bergamot + Arborvitae.
You can customize your diffuser blend to the season ... to your mood ... to the weather outside (rainy & gloomy? go with a Citrus!) ... to supporting different body systems (respiratory or immunity, etc.).
Get creative! Let me know what inspires ... comforts ... energizes ... centers ... YOU!!
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