I’m sure we’ve all heard a little buzz about essential oils, right? While they create a nice, relaxing ambiance in your home, there are so many different ways that you can use them. Some oils promote relaxation and help you sleep, while others can give you a little energy boost or ease your allergies. There are a few different ways to apply essential oils in your life, but today I’m going to stick to talking about diffusing them.
I keep this pretty essential oil diffuser in my office, where I spend most of my time during the day. For this space, citrus oils tend to be my favorites to diffuse. I love the scent of citrus, so it is a nice scent for this room, but the benefits of citrus oil are perfect for a space that can get stressful. Citrus essential oil blends are uplifting and have energizing and stress reducing properties—perfect for an office space, don’t you think?
Peppermint oil is another one of my personal favorite scents, regardless of the benefits of the oil. This essential oil has many benefits: it boosts energy, improves focus, relieves headaches, soothes stomach aches, helps with digestive issues, and more. This strong essential oil has great benefits when used on its own, but also works beautifully when blended with other oils for blended benefits. For example, mixing peppermint, grapefruit, and sandalwood oil in a diffuser will create a calming, centering, and energizing blend that is a lovely scent when you’re expecting guests.
When the weather starts to get cool, eucalyptus oil becomes a staple in my house. It promotes relaxation, and is a beautiful scent to diffuse in your bedroom. In addition to its calming benefits, eucalyptus oil is an anti-inflammatory and a decongestant, which makes it perfect for the fall and winter when colds are common. I started diffusing a mixture of eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil last winter during cold season and it definitely helps me breathe easier, plus this little blend can make it harder for germs to spread in your home.
One of the more well-known essential oils is tea tree oil, which has a lot of healing benefits. It can help with earaches, respiratory infections, acne, cold sores, and more, depending on how you use it. As I mentioned previously, I like to mix tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil in a diffuser during cold season, as well as adding a drop to my shampoo every couple of weeks to give my hair a little refresher. Tea tree oil is also great to diffuse as an air freshener in your home, either alone or mixed with another essential oil—I like to diffuse a mixture of tea tree and lemon oil for a fresh and energizing scent.
Of course, I can’t forget the most commonly used essential oil: lavender. This light essential oil has a lot of great benefits and is really versatile. It promotes relaxation, helps with insomnia, can reduce anxiety, alleviate headaches, improve brain function, relieve pain, and contains antioxidants. You can diffuse lavender on its own, or add it to your own blend. If you need to wind down, diffuse lavender, lemon, and peppermint to help you relax. When you’re in need of a little mood boost, diffuse lavender, tangerine, lime, and spearmint.
There are so many more essential oils out there, more blends that you can create with them, and different ways that you can use them. I really enjoy the way that my home feels when I diffuse different oil blends, and the benefits are pretty good, too. If you’re an essential oil user, what are your favorite blends to diffuse? I can’t wait to try more of them.