Essential oils are kinda trendy right now, but I am totally on board. When I started developing sensitivity to scents it was the perfect solution for me. I just wanted my house to smell good without giving me a headache! Although there are a million uses for essential oils, my favorite thing is just diffusing nice blends that make me feel good and my house smell better! Today, I thought I'd share a few of my tried and true diffuser 'recipes' and I hope you'll tell me what you like to diffuse too!


When it's time for bed.
One of my absolute favorite part of my evening is starting the diffuser. It's so calming and it helps me unwind. Plus, the scent is now part of my routine and actually triggers sleepiness. I swear I sleep better too. 
6 drops lavender & 4 drops sandalwood 
When I need cheering up. 
Or just when I want my house to smell good! I absolutely love citrus smells and I think it makes your home smell fresher and cleaner. There is a reason so many cleaners have lemon scent! This blend is incredibly uplifting. This is a great combo of citrus scents, but I often diffuse these oils on their own as well. (Bergamot would be a great addition to this blend also!)
3 drops lemon, 3 drops grapefruit, 3 drops orange & 1 drop lime
When I have a stuffy nose. 
Sometimes I will use this blend at night because I wake up with a stuffy nose all the time. Side effect of sleeping with the fan on...but we live in Florida soooo not gonna change. This mixture of oil really does help with congestion.
3 drops lemon, 3 drops peppermint & 4 drops lavender
When I have a headache. 
This one is pretty self explanatory, but I will say you need to get this going at the first sign of a headache. Combined with a roller, diffusing peppermint really can cut my headaches. But, I've tried it with an intense migraine and it really only takes the edge off. Get it going right away, before it gets too bad. I hate taking pills for headaches, but sometimes you have to. (I actually can't take Advil liquid gels! They make my heart race and I pass out!)
10 drops peppermint
Now Essential Oil Blends - Mental Focus & Clear the Air

When I need to focus. 
Historically when I sit down to read a book, I fall asleep really quickly. My body just notices it's sitting still and that's it. But, sometimes I actually want to read! Especially when I am doing Bible study, I want to be really focused. Now Essential Oils has a few blends that I love, and it's easy because they are already concocted for me. Mental Focus is outstanding, but I will include it's ingredients here in case you want to make your own.
 Lemon, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Basil, Rosemary & Grapefruit 
When my pugs make my house stink.
I love my pugs, but I hate having a house that smells like I have 3 of them. My absolute favorite scent to diffuse is another Now blend called Clear the Air. It's minty and fresh and I love it. It's what is in my diffuser 75% of the time and I have gotten many compliments on it from guests! Again, I will include the ingredients here in case you want to attempt it yourself.
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Rosemary 
Leave a comment below if you are into essential oils! Tell me what you like to diffuse and what your favorite blends are. Are there any scents you don't like?
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