Diffusing Essential Oils

Diffusing Essential Oils

There are 3 main benefits to diffusing essential oils:

  1. They smell good! Diffusing essential oils can stimulate and bring mental clairity or calm after a stressful day. Lavendar, orange, cedarwood, and stress away are fantastic choices. Different smells are connected to emotions. Essential oils are a wonderful way to change a frantic emotional state to relaxation and calm or even support attention and clarity (depending on the oil you choose).
  2. Some diffusers and oils generate negative ions. Positive ions are produced by electronic equipment and are found in man-made environments. Air conditioning depletes the atmosphere of negative ions. Positive ions can help stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, necessary for recovering, strengthening, and energizing. However, an overabundance of positive ions can contribute to stress and agitation. Negative ions are produced by the ocean, forests, salt lamps, and certain essential oils (lemon, lavender, and orange are a couple of examples). When these oils are diffused they can create negative ions which can enhance ones feeling of well being (just like that feeling of being at the beach).
  3. Increased Oxygen! When essential oils are pure and undiluted (like the oils at Young Living), the oil is a highly oxygenized hydrocarbons chain. They are being broken apart when diffused and oxygen is then released into the air. The aromas are purifying and uplifting the environment- physically, chemically, and emotionally. Just like a plant that increases oxygen in your home, essential oils can have that same effect when they are diffused.


Diffuser Oil Combinations

You can diffuse to help boost energy, change your mood, promote your health, boost your immune system, promote better sleep, or increase focus to name a few. You can get really creative with diffusing. Based on the properties of each essential oil and blend, you can diffuse:

  • A single oil: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint
  • A blend: Thieves, Citrus Fresh, Stress Away
  • A single and blend: Lavender and Thieves (be mindful of what you mix together)
  • A combination of single oils: Lavender and Orange


Some Wonderful Diffuser Combinations

“Happy Momma Blend”

  • 3 drop Frankincense
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drop Lavender

“Winter Wellness Blend”

  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drop Frankincense
  • 3 drop RC
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 2 drops lemon

“Immune Support”

  • 5 drops Thieves
  • 5 drops Lemon

“I’ve Got a Cold Blend”

  • 4 drops Thieves
  • 3 drops Purification
  • 3 drops RC

“Bedtime Bliss”

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Stress Away

“Headache Soother”

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Peppermint

“Good Night Sleep Tight Blend”

  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Lavender

“Mind Stimulating Blend”

  • 8 drops Purification
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Getting Started

If you are interested in getting started with essential oils I highly recommend Young Living. You can read more about essential oils and why I trust Young Living by clicking here. You can get more information and sign up for a Premium Starter Kit with Young Living by clicking HERE. When you choose the wholesale option. You will have the benefit of saving 24% on all future purchases. If you aren’t ready to buy a kit you always pay retail prices through Young Living’s site. But becoming a member (with zero membership fee) by choosing a starter kit will give you the most bang for your buck!

Choosing A Diffuser

If you end up getting a Premium Starter Kit there are many different diffuser options. Not sure which one to choose? Check out the image below to see the differences in price and diffusers offered with Young Living Kits:


As always, feel free to ask questions or comment in the section below. You can also contact me at Livingcleanandfit@yahoo.com if you are interested but have more questions for me.

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3 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    Kristine, just a question…why do you choose Young Living over Do Terra? I don’t use either, but I am interested in them. I had a stylist from my salon give me a sample of peppermint oil for headaches, it was Do Terra. Just wondering the difference between the two?

    • Kristine says:

      Hey Jen! That’s a great question. To be honest I have liked all of the Do Terra oils I have used as well and I believe they are quality oils. I just happened to research Young Living a lot and I love their “seed to seal” promise. I know I am getting a quality product and I trust them. I actually have Do Terra oils in my home and one other brand I am fond of. I went with Young Living as a whole sale member to get their benefits and have been happy with the quality of their product. There are a lot of other oils out there that are not high quality. So with Young Living I know I am getting what I paid for and I don’t like to skimp on quality when it comes to health. 🙂 Hope that helps. Oh, and here is a video that talks about the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQuvo1hxpo

      • Joyfull Mom says:

        I love your response. Very informative! I love Young Living oils too and I have been using them for almost 3 years. I love the seed to seal promise. The quality is amazing and you can even visit the farms and watch them make the oils from seed to seal. They are the world leader in essential oils and they provide oils to people all over the world! SUPER COOL!

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