Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Energy!

by Andrea Butje on March 30, 2015

essential oil diffuser blends for energyEssential oil diffuser blends for energy are great natural pick-me-ups.

Does it surprise you to know that one of the first things I look forward to when I wake up is diffusing essential oils? Sound familiar?

I love the way they fill the house with beautiful scent. I also love the way they help my mind feel clear and focused, and my heart feel open. That’s just a great way to start the day!

Over the years, I have created a lot of essential oil diffuser blends for energy. Some have become favorites, and I make those blends ahead of time in bottles that I call “stock” bottles. That way, instead of having to reach for several different essential oils (sometimes my bottles migrate around my house as I use them for different purposes), I can just reach for my stock bottle. It lives right near my diffuser.

Here’s one of my favorite essential oil diffuser blends for energy in the morning, or anytime I need a boost.

You can make it right in a 5 ml stock bottle (which you can get at Aromatics International or any bottle supplier like SKS bottles). Just add:

  • 20 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 20 drops Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi)
  • 20 drops distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

Grapefruit and Lime bring a bright, sparkling presence to this blend, and work as airborne antimicrobials. Rosemary is probably one of the most well-known essential oils for mental clarity and focus. It is very stimulating for the brain (and is also an airborne antimicrobial).

I even made a YouTube video of this blend, so you can see how it’s made and how to use it in a diffuser. In the video I use about 10 drops in a beautiful electric diffuser. The electric diffuser is made by one of my favorite companies—Puzhen. On the video, Puzhen is offering a discount code for Aromahead readers, so you can get 10% off one of their gorgeous diffusers! You can find it by clicking here.

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Aromahead Weekly: Free Aromatherapy Recipes

by Andrea Butje on March 27, 2015

Aromahead Weekly aromatherapy recipesOne of the best ways to get to know essential oils is by spending time with them and using them in different kinds of recipes.

That’s why I created Aromahead Weekly—a free weekly email series that explores one essential oil a month. Each month includes four (sometimes five) emails that introduce you to different aspects of the oil’s personality, and new recipes to bring out that personality in fun ways!

If you’d like to receive Aromahead Weekly, just CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

It’s completely free, and it’s a great way to deepen your knowledge about essential oils you may not be so familiar with yet . . . and to build a recipe collection of 52 new blends!

What do I mean by “spending time with essential oils?”

Essential oils feel like friends to me. That’s why I sometimes describe them as “having personality.”

The more time you spend with an oil, the more you come to understand different nuances of that oil. I suggest making different blends with it, smelling the oil at different times throughout your day, making notes on the oil’s properties and your feelings or thoughts as you breathe in the aroma.

I focus on a single oil for an entire month so you can really get to know it. Some of the oils will be familiar, and others might be new to you. We’ll also discuss some of the researched therapeutic properties.

Aromahead Weekly is a great way to enhance your understanding of essential oils and get ideas for new recipes!

Many of the recipes in the series have never been shared or published before. There are diffuser blends, green cleaning recipes, body butters, massage oils, and more.

I really enjoying writing about the oils and look forward to sharing these emails with you each week!

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