Use these essential oil diffuser blends to get your home fresh and ready for spring!
Have you gotten on board with essential oils yet? Ok, good. Whether you're an oil newbie or a seasoned pro, it's always helpful to have a list of blends to have diffusing in your home. Here's a round up of some great blends specifically for spring, when you're just starting to open up and air out all the stale air from winter. Unless you're down here with me in Texas, in which case we had those windows open all winter and are getting ready to shut them up to blast the AC. I digress... Back to the oil blends and diffuser ideas!
diffusers for under $25, and they're just as good as the YL brand. I have both in my home and like both equally. That said, if you get the Young Living Starter Kit, you get one in it plus 11 oils (many of which are in this post) and it's an AMAZING value. Bottom line, if you're using essential oils, you need at least one diffuser, whether it be YL or off Amazon. Ok. That's my stance on diffusers. Let's get on to the blends!
A blend to promote allergy relief:
Spring allergies got you down? I know my car is covered in a yellowish-green layer of something (you know, like pollen) and hubs said his allergies are driving him nuts! A great blend for your diffuser is lemon + lavender + peppermint to help with those allergy symptoms. You can read in detail about it in this post. It wont cure your allergies, but it's certainly helped us in our home.
A blend to clear out that stale winter air:
Have you ever walked into your home and thought, "What in the world is that smell?" Well when your home is shut up and recycling air all winter long, your home can most certainly take on a funk. Even if you don't smell it. That's the worst isn't it?! When there definitely IS a smell in your home but you've become immune to it. Young Living makes a blend called Purification, and it works to purify the air in your home of any "funk"! I like to put 3-4 drops in my diffuser and run it in the room the dogs like to hang out in. It takes that wet dog smell right out (why must it rain so much in the spring and make my dogs extra stinky?!) This is a great blend for any room that might need a little extra help in the "freshening up" department.
A blend to calm nerves of upcoming summer break (aka your kids are home all day):
Look, I get it. I'm right there with you. Spring is beautiful, but it also means that summer is coming... And with that, summer break. And that means extra work for mom (or any care giver)! Henry has a 6 week summer session at school, but other than that, he'll be home from the end of May to the beginning of September and the thought of an energetic toddler around alllllllllll day is enough to get me stressed out. I'm a HUGE fan of Peace and Calming (actually, this is my favorite oil of all time). I diffuse this as I work in the mornings to keep me grounded and calm. It happens to be out of stock (one of the plants in the blend is out of it's growing season) so Young Living created Peace and Calming II. It's more floral than the original blend, so I'd recommend adding a drop or two of patchouli to add the earthiness back into it.
Sidenote: If you would have told the Paige of 3 years ago that I'd be recommending you add patchouli to ANYTHING, I'd have laughed you out of the room. Now it's a personal fav to add to other blends! Oils are life changing, y'all ;)
An energizing blend to motivate spring cleaning:
If you're dragging your feet to get the windows washed, clean out the HVAC filters, trim the hedges and all the other activities that go with "spring cleaning" because you just don't have the energy for it, you need a boost from an energizing blend in your diffuser! YL makes one for you called En-R-Gee that you can add a few drops of and diffuse to get a boost. Or you can make your own using lemon + peppermint, or use one of the woodsy smells of Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir (loooooooooove this one) or pine. Those crisp smells promote a sense of energy and help provide motivation to get that spring cleaning done!
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All of these are great options to run in your essential oil diffuser this spring! Whether you need allergy help, energy, motivation, or calming to get you through that big spring clean up, these oils will provide you some aromatherapy for help. Need help getting your hands on these oils? Click here for my website or email me directly to hook you up!