So you've just got your first doTERRA essential oils, or perhaps you've had them for a while but are looking for fresh inspo on ways to use them in your home. Babe, you've come to the right place: My ultimate guide to doTERRA diffuser blends.
How to use essential oils doTERRA essential oils can be used in 3 ways: aromatically, topically + as food flavouring.
Aromatic use is typically in the form of diffusing. A diffuser is different to a humidifier or the old candle oil burners - there is no heat. What might look like steam coming out the top is actually a super-fine mist, dispersing those delicious aromatic compounds from our oils into the air, so that they can be inhaled and easily absorbed by our bodies (so they can work their magic!).
Topical use means applying oils directly to our skin. Our skin is our largest organ, and everything we apply is absorbed into our body & our blood stream. This is why it is so important to use the highest quality essential oils (like doTERRA), so you can feel confident that there are no synthetics, pesticides, fillers or other nasties - just pure plant extracts. I always recommend safe dilutions when using your essential oils topically. For more information on dilution, check out my page on Essential Oils Safety.
Food flavouring is the third way you can use your doTERRA essential oils. Many of our oils are food grade, meaning you can get creative with them in the kitchen: lemon in your water, oregano in your bolognese, peppermint in your hot chocolate. Remember, these oils are pure and very potent, you only need a tiny amount to experience their beautiful flavour and incredible wellness benefits (1 drop is plenty!). Always make sure you read the label to ensure they are suitable for ingestion, and only use as directed.
There are lots of wonderful reasons to diffuse doTERRA essential oils in your spaces. Most obviously, they smell amazing and create a beautiful ambience in your home. But there are many more reasons to enjoy them aromatically, such as:
They cleanse & purify the air
They provide emotional support
They support our physical wellness
When to diffuse
Morning, day, night. You can diffuse your doTERRA essential oils whenever you feel like it. I love to put my diffuser on first thing in the morning with energising and uplifting oils to kickstart my day (try Wild Orange, Lemon & Peppermint!), during the day I use oils to support my needs or my moods (perhaps Balance on those emotional toddler days, Lemon & Rosemary when I need to focus, or On Guard when seasonal threats are about).
Caring for your diffuser To give your diffuser a long & happy life, it is important that you take care of it and clean it regularly. Check out my post here on how to show your diffuser the love it needs.
Here some handy hints for my fellow diffuser blend lovers:
Take note! If you create a diffuser blend that you LOVE, make sure you write it down so you can recreate it (if you are a customer of mine, share it in our Facebook group too!)
If you have a blend that you like to use regularly (for example, I use the same diffuser blend in my daughter's room most nights), save yourself time by pre-blending it in an empty essential oil bottle. That way you will have it ready on the go, rather than having to use 3-4 different bottles each time you make the blend.
Diffuser Blends: the fun part! If you’ve just purchase your collection of the top ten oils (our famous Home Essentials Kit), here is a handy image with some amazing blends you can try using the oils you already have in your collection:
Here is a collection of shareable graphics with loads of amazing diffuser inspo. I'd love to hear if you try any of these blends, make sure you tag me on Instagram @theconsciouscoven