My diffusers are running pretty much non stop at my home. I have slowly grown my collection of diffusers to where I happily have one in each bedroom and one in the main living area. This is key when we are all battling a cold, or allergies. I have different diffuser recipes that I use daily or at specific times depending on illness and mood. My preferred method of using my oils is via the diffuser because it's the fastest way to get the oils into our system to yield the quickest result physically and emotionally. Below I will share some of my favorite Spring and Summer diffuser recipes and also a couple DIY ways to get your oils into the air if you don't have a diffuser handy.
Everyone is interested in how to ease their allergy woes this time of year, so I will start with my go to allergy blend. For more information about allergies check out this blog. I personally use 4 drops each of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint.
The next blend that I like to use in the Spring to keep things fresh in my house is Joy and Lemon. I love Joy, but its a little too floral for me, so I add a couple drops of lemon to the mix. I think it gives it a much cleaner smell. It's extremely uplifting and I feel like everyone is just a lot more joyous (ha ha) when I diffuse it.
Germs! Everyone has them, and they're everywhere. We have a lot of people thru our house all the time, so a diffuser mix I get pumping whenever we're expecting people over is: Purification and Thieves. Purification is great because it literally purifies the air, not just cover up a bad smell. Thieves is amazingly anti viral and anti infectious. They work well together to keep all the yuckies out of the air and your home.
There are so many other great combinations with the amount of oils offered by Young Living. Don't be scared of mixing two oils (or three or four!) that seem out of the ordinary. Happy Diffusing Friends!
Onward to the DIY Diffusers---- If you bought Young Living's Premium Starter Kit then you already have a great diffuser, but until you're able to build up your collection I will share a few DIY "diffusers." These are all quick and temporary solutions to your diffuser woes. First, I find that sometimes when I'm in my car either traveling or after I've had a stinky (it happens!) traveling companion that my car needs a little reset. I simply use a handful of small cotton rounds, think make up remover pads, like these from Target. I drop a little oil on each pad, fold them, and place them in the air vents. That way when I turn on the air or fan the smell of the oils will fill my car. Brilliant, right? The next DIY diffuser is basically the same as the car version, but for your indoor fan. See the graphic below!