32 of THE Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes That Make You Look Like a Pro

If you have essential oils in your house, chances are you have an essential oil diffuser too. Once you read all these great essential oil diffuser recipes, you will probably want a diffuser so you can experiment.

The truth is, smelling essential oils can be really helpful to everyone in the house. An essential oil diffuser spreads the oil love to everyone in the area.

Essential oil diffuser recipes

What is an Essential Oil Diffuser Anyways?

Let’s start with the basics of what an essential oil diffuser is so that we are all on the same page. It is a fact that oil diffusers have become more and more popular as essential oils have become more popular.

Oil diffusers take water and essential oils and micronize them into the air. If we just throw drops of oil into the air, they fall to the ground right away. Here, the diffuser, with the help of its ultrasonic plate, mists the oil and water mixture into the air so that it is lighter than air and can float around the room.

You want to be sure to get a diffuser that has a glass or a hard plastic well in it because essential oils break down soft plastic. That’s why it is not wise to add essential oils to humidifiers or vaporizers because they can damage the plastic in the machine.

Also, it’s important to use a cool mist diffuser because heating essential oils can change their properties and make them less effective.

Lots of stores sell diffusers, but I like to get mine directly from Young Living because they come with a one year warranty. Also, I believe their quality is better too.

Most importantly, the type of oil you put in your diffuser is more important than the recipe itself!

We are being fooled by labels when they say “100% Pure” or “All Natural Essential Oil”. The truth is that United States labeling laws are very lax and oils don’t have to be pure at all. A portion of the oil has to be pure, but not the whole bottle.

Therefore, I encourage you to do your research or use my research and use only Young Living oils. Besides that, our families are too precious to be playing around with diffusing junk oils that could harm their respiratory or immune systems.

Here are a few of the Young Living diffusers and what they offer:

Desert Mist Diffuser – This is the newest diffuser in the Young Living catalog. And it is also included in the

desert mist diffuser

Premium Starter Kit that they offer to new members. Also, it is the most versatile and yet economical diffuser.

This is my top recommendation for diffusers because of it’s many features and long run time.

  • It functions as a humidifier, atomizer, and aroma diffuser
  • Offers multiple settings—High, Low, and Intermittent mode
  • Runs longer and offers more features than Young Living’s other diffusers to customize your aromatherapy experience.
  • 10 LED colored light options, including a candle-like flicker mode.
  • Beautiful and elegant design.

Small Diffusers

USB Diffuser

  • Compact and silent
  • Plugs into any USB outlet
  • Can be used with a laptop, in a car, or in an office
  • Great for travel
  • 10, 30, or 60-second interval settings
  • No water needed

USB Orb Diffuser

  • Spill-proof
  • Covers 50 square feet
  • Ideal for office, car, or home
  • Comes with an intermittent blue LED light or a continuous green LED light which provides up to 4.5 hours of running time.
  • Includes 3 oil wicks
  • Use tap water to fill it
  • Replacement wicks available

Other Diffusers that come with or can be added to the Premium Starter Kit

Dew Drop Diffuser

  • Comes with 5ml Tangerine and Peppermint essential oils
  • Covers 320 square feet
  • Uses tap water to fill
  • Included as a diffuser option in the Premium Starter Kit
  • Runs for 4 hours with automatic shut off and is very quiet.
  • Includes a soft blue LED light that can be turned off.
  • The ultrasonic frequency of the Dewdrop Diffuser
    generates waves at 1.7 million times per second.

Rainstone Diffuser

  • Comes with free 5ml Tangerine and Peppermint essential oils
  • Covers 320 square feet
  • Uses tap water to fill
  • Comes with remote control
  • Includes continuous ultrasonic diffusion at 1.7 million waves per second
  • Runs for 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8-hour settings with automatic shutoff
  • Has five soft LED light settings (blue, yellow, purple, alternating each color, and off)
  • Contains a negative ionizer

Aria Diffuser

  • Comes with free 5ml Tangerine and Peppermint essential oils (when not ordered with the Young Living Premium Starter Kit)
  • Covers 320 square feet
  • Uses tap water to fill
  • Ultrasonic plate inside vibrates over 1 million times per second.
  • Features a solid American maple base and glass dome to direct the essential oil vapor
  • Comes with a remote control, relaxing multicolored LED lights and a selection of soothing, built-in sounds.

AromaLux Diffuser – Can only be purchased in the Young Living catalog and is not available with the Premium Starter Kit

  • Comes with free 15 ml bottle of Young Living Thieves essential oil
  • Covers 600-800 square feet
  • No water needed
  • Master timer control off switch with 1–10 hours of diffusion
  • Vapor volume control
  • Diffusion run timer (1–20 minutes), diffusion pause timer (1–20 minutes) and 5 different LED display light settings.
  • Accommodates 5-ml and 15-ml Young Living essential oil bottles
  • Designed by Gary Young and available exclusively through Young Living

Here are Favorite Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes:

Check the Free Printable Sheets at the Bottom of this Page!

Sweet Sleep

4 drops Lavender

6 drops Stress Away

3 drops Cedarwood

Sweet Sleep II

3 drops each of Stress Away essential oil blend and Lavender essential oil

Spice It Up

3 drops each of Thieves essential oil blend and Lemon oil

Wake Me Up

3 drops each of Lemon and Peppermint essential oils

Fresh and Clean

3 drops each of Citrus Fresh essential oil blend and Lemon essential oil

Seasonal Sanity

3 drops each of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils

More Diffuser Recipes

Relax Me

3 drops Stress Away oil blend

2 drops Lavender oil

1 drop Lemon oil

Chill Out

2 drops Frankincense oil

3 drops Lavender oil

2 drops Copiaba oil

Quick Pick Me Up

2 drops each of Frankincense and Lemon oils

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

Breathe Deeply

3 drops each of Raven essential oil blend and Lemon oil

Lift Your Spirits

3 drops Orange essential oil

2 drops Lemon essential oil

4 drops Joy essential oil blend

Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Mix 3 drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce (a Young Living essential oil) with 3 drops of any of these essential oils or blends:

Frankincense essential oil for grounding (3 drops)

Cedarwood essential oil for a heavenly scent (3 drops)

Cinnamon Bark essential oil for a spicy scent (3 drops)

Joy essential oil blend for a divine scent (3 drops)

Stress Away essential oil blend for a relaxing scent (3 drops)

Lavender essential oil for a calming scent (3 drops)

Grapefruit essential oil for an uplifting scent (3 drops)

Again, don’t put ALL of these with 3 drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil, just pick one oil to add to your diffuser with this one.

essential oils fact sheet

Winter Aromatherapy Diffuser Recipes

Warm and cozy

2 drops Juniper essential oil

3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus oil

1 drop Sage oil

No More Blues

3 drops Cedarwood essential oil

5 drops Orange essential oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Chai Blend

1 drop Nutmeg essential oil

3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

1 drop Cardamon essential oil

Walking in the Winter Pines

3 drops each of Northern Lights Black Spruce, Cypress, and Idaho Balsam Fir oils

All About Winter

4 drops Grounding essential oil blend

2 drops Peppermint essential oil

2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Winter Wellness and Mood Boost

3 drops each of Thieves essential oil blend and Oregano essential oil

2 drops Lemon essential oil

Summer Oil Diffuser Recipes

All of Summer

4 drops Tangerine essential oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

1 drop Lime and 1 drop Spearmint essential oils

Summer Dreams

2 drops Geranium essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil

Summer Citrus

2 drops each of Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils

Boost of Energy

3 drops each of Orange, Lemongrass and Wintergreen essential oils

Summer Rain

1 drop Lavender essential oil

2 drops Bergamot essential oil

3 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Summer Meditation

3 drops Cedarwood essential oil

2 drops Patchouli essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil

Exotic Atmosphere

2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

2 drops Orange essential oil

1 drop Patchouli essential oil

1 drop Sandalwood essential oil

Feeling Relaxed

3 drops Stress Away essential oil blend

2 drops Grapefruit essential oil

2 drops Peace and Calming essential oil blend

Questions About How to Use an Oil Diffuser

How do I use an essential oil diffuser for concentration?

Lots of essential oils are good for concentration. Even more, check out the recipes above that relate to concentration. Besides that, you can add good concentration oils to your diffuser. These oils include Frankincense, Brain Power, Lavender, Lemon, Vetiver, Peppermint, Reconnect, InTouch, GeneYus, Clarity, Cedarwood and others.

How can I get better sleep with an oil diffuser?

Here again, there are lots of good oils that help lots of people sleep better. Even more, you can check the essential oil diffuser recipes above that mention better sleep. In addition, you can add some good sleep oils to your diffuser recipes. These oils include Lavender, Peace & Calming, Vetiver, Valerian, Cedarwood, Ruta Vala, Tranquil roll on, and more.

Which recipes work best for energy?

Actually, there are lots of great essential oils and blends that help give people energy. En-R-Gee, Joy, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Peppermint, Motivation, Orange, wintergreen, lemongrass, Nutmeg, Lemon, Black Pepper are a few oils to use. Besides that, feel free to make up your own favorite essential oil diffuser recipes or use the ones listed on this page.

Can I lift my mood putting essential oils in a diffuser? 

Yes, you can! In fact, we use our diffusers to lift our moods all the time. Even more oils to try include Joy, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Frankincense. Besides that, feel free to use the recipes on this page or come up with your own favorite essential oil diffuser recipes. Generally, you will want to mix no more than 3-4 single oils or no more than 1-2 essential oil blends.

Are there essential oil diffuser recipes for stress? 

Yes, there are! Usually, I would just use the same oils listed above for mood-boosting. In addition, other oils for stress you could add would be Valor, Believe, Harmony, Release, and Idaho Blue Spruce.

Are there essential oil diffuser recipes for relaxation? 

Yes, there are some great essential oil diffuser recipes for relaxation listed on this page. Besides that, many of them include the oils listed above for mood and stress. Lavender is definitely a good oil for relaxing. Also, try Cedarwood and even Geranium.

Are there any essential oil diffuser recipes for Christmas?

Yes, Young Living has created a special essential oil blend called Christmas Spirit just for this occasion! The oils included in that blend are Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Spruce. But Young Living also makes Northern Lights Black Spruce, Pine, Idaho Blue Spruce which could all be used to make your house smell more like Christmas. Besides that, you might want to add Joy essential oil to your list if you have any cranky people at your house that don’t really like Christmas time.

Will putting essential oils in a diffuser help with concentration? 

Yes, there are many great essential oils and blends that help with concentration. In addition to the recipes listed here, add Brain Power, Gathering, Clarity, Common Sense, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary and Frankincense to your list of oils. Therefore, one or two of the blends and 3-4 of the single oils would be all you need to make your own essential oil diffuser recipes.

Are there essential oil diffuser recipes for romance?

Absolutely! Along with diffusing essential oils, some people wear certain oils to encourage romance. Some favorite oils to use include Valor, Joy, Shutran, Sensation, Mister, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, Purification, Rose, and Bergamot. Above all, play around with these oils and blends and use the essential oil diffuser recipes here or make up your own favorites.

Diffusers vs. Wax Burners

Essential oil diffusers have these properties:

  • They use 100% pure essential oils
  • No synthetic chemicals or toxic ingredients will be floating through the air
  • Freshens the air
  • Can improve your mood (and those around you)
  • May assist in concentration and memory function
  • Helps support overall health and wellness for the whole family
  • Relieves tension in a stressful environment
  • Uses plant-based essential oils and has the Seed to Seal guarantee if you use Young Living oils

Wax burners have these properties:

  • Petroleum-based wax – petroleum is made from gasoline!
  • Contains chemicals that can irritate the nose, eyes, throat and respiratory system
  • Formaldehyde may be released into the air when the wax is melted
  • Claims to be all natural but many of the scent names can’t possibly be natural with names like “cotton candy” and “birthday cake.”

Therefore, if you’re going to put a scent into the are in your home, why not let that scent be from plants found in nature. Above all, that way you’re not exposing your family to toxic chemicals that could possibly harm their respiratory system and more.

When you use only Young Living essential oils, you are ensuring that your family is getting pure essential oils that are properly sourced, distilled and packaged. I would not trust any other essential oil brand on any member of my family!

If you don’t already have a Young Living membership or oil kit, feel free to follow the instructions here so that you can purchase the best oils at the best price. I hate for anyone to have to pay retail!

Enjoy these free printables that contain my favorite diffuser recipes!

essential oil fact sheet

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