I had no idea what to write about for my first blog post. Easily distracted, I began scouring the Pinterest world to see if I could find a pick-me-up blend recipe to put into my essential oil diffuser. Then I thought, Hey, why not write about this?! Okay, self. I WILL!
I began dabbling in essential oils only a couple of months ago. I got an essential oil diffuser. I was excited about it until I realized that not only did I not have any essential oils for it, but I also had no idea where I could buy them! First stop: Wal-mart! They have everything, right? Wrong. Apparently they don’t have essential oils. But I didn’t even know what I was looking for, so I got some bottles of stuff that said: “contains essential oils.” That sounds safe. Except it wasn’t. The instructions on my diffuser specified that I should only use 100% essential oils, or it could ruin everything. Bummer.
Instead of wasting time driving around to a million different stores, I went to my favorite place in the world. Of course, it’s Amazon.com! There, I found essential oils galore! But where to begin? I don’t even remember the first oil that I purchased. I think it was lavender. But it was all downhill from there. I had to have them all. ALL! I think I get at least 2-3 new oils per week. I’ve amassed quite a collection. I love some of them so much that I have duplicates. I’m keeping some of them upstairs, and others go downstairs to the man cave.
I am making it a point to try different blends to see if they have the effects on my mood or energy that they are supposed to have. Today’s blend comes from Hello Glow. It’s their Wake-Me-Up blend. Although the ones they have posted are supposed to be used in roll-ons, I figured why not try them in my essential oil diffuser?
Okay, so I did 4 drops of peppermint oil, 4 drops of lemon oil, and 2 drops of frankincense. Smells lovely! I’m not sure how you can’t be awakened with peppermint and lemon in the air, and the frankincense adds just the right balance between the two. I set my diffuser to do on/off intervals, and I prefer that to the always-on setting. I feel like it sends out the bursts of scents at the right time, and it also lasts longer than having it continuously running. I think my Radha essential oil diffuser can last for about 6 hours doing the intervals with 120 ml of water.
This diffuser recipe is definitely a keeper! I’ll keep you posted after my next essential oil experiment!