Diffuser Blends & Recipes, DIY Recipes

How To Maintain Your Diffuser

Depending on what essential oils you diffuse, they purify the air you breathe and freshen the space with oils infused to meet your needs, which can range from calming and promoting sleep, to waking and grounding the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.

Learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit, and can also negatively affect your aromatic experience when there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser….. imagine trying to diffuse Basil after diffusing Spikenard first!

To keep your diffuser in perfect running condition for years to come, clean your diffuser after each use by wiping it out and letting it dry before using it again. For a quick clean, it is a good idea to diffuse Lemon oil for a short time. This makes it easier to clean out any residue or water lines before you wipe it out. For diffusers that do not use water, make sure to rinse out the nozzle with tap water and then wipe it clean.

We also recommend that you deep clean your diffusers once a month or as needed. Do so by following these steps based on the type of diffuser you have:

I personally use, doTerra’s diffusers, as I have found they do a really great job releasing the oils into rooms of all shapes and sizes!

Here are a few tips below:
How to Deep-Clean an Ultrasonic Diffuser (for Aroma Lite, Lotus, Lumo, or Petal diffusers)

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of pure white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to disperse throughout.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
  8. Wipe the reservoir with a dry cloth and let air dry before using it again.

 

How to Deep-Clean a Nebulizing Diffuser (for the Aroma-Ace diffuser)

  1. Completely submerse the quick-change top in rubbing alcohol for 30–60 minutes.
  2. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Keeping a clean diffuser allows for the best possible experience in using your doTERRA essential oils aromatically.

 

DIY Recipes

DIY Essential Oil Play Dough Recipe

Oldie BUT a Goodie!

The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning play time into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough! This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. Use a variety of oils and colors to help kids learn new scents. Some fun essential oils could include:
– Wild Orange
– Peppermint
– Lemon
– Rosemary
– Lavender

Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 cups colored water
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 drops essential oils


Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.
  2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.

    Note:
     Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.
  3. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.
  4. Once cool, add five drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.
  5. You’re done! Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun.

 

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Why Doterra Essential Oils

With the kids back to school, I thought I would share one of my favourite oil blends and how it has helped my family stay healthy during the rainier and colder months that are coming…..

ON GUARD ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND:

  • Protect yourself from seasonal and environmental threats by using doTERRA On Guard. doTERRA On Guard contains essential oils that are known for their positive effects on the immune system and can help protect against adverse environmental and seasonal issues.
Diffuser Blends & Recipes

In Preparation for Back to School…..

I will be sharing some Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes, as well as Essential Oil Roller ones too. I will also be highlighting some Essential Oils and how they contribute to your overall health and fight germs this week.

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DIY Recipes

Relaxing Bath Salt & Essential Oils Recipe

Use to unwind after a busy day or busy week…..

  • 2 oz (56 g) pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) jojoba
  • 2 drops Neroli/Petitgrain
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) jar.

Put the salt and jojoba into the jar, add the essential oils, and stir with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon.

Use the whole jar to help yourself relax in the tub after a long day. The essential oils and warm water help to work out any tension held in your muscles.

Be sure to towel off the tub when you’re done with your bath. This blend leaves the tub slippery, so be careful.

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DIY Recipes

Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap

Making your own foaming hand soap is incredibly easy to make. You probably already have all the ingredients, too! You can use any empty foaming hand soap bottle you have laying around the house. Mix and match your favorite essential oils to create your own custom soap. The options are endless

Ingredients
2 tablespoons unscented liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops favorite essential oil
Water
Instructions
  1. Pour castile soap and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Slowly add water into bottle making sure to leave room for the foaming pump.
  4. Add lid, shake, and you are good to go!
  5. When ready to use, just pump one to two times into hands and wash with warm water.

Note: I used five drops of Peppermint Oil & five drops of Melaluca oil

Other Combination Suggestions:

  • Lavender & Bergamont
  • Wild Orange & Peppermint
  • Bergamont, Lemon & Wild Orange
  • Wild Orange, Patchouli, & Ginger
  • Fir, Cedarwood, & Wild Orange