We’ve had an oil diffuser in our home for years now – generally several – so I don’t need to move them about. Over the years we’ve used them on and off, and after moving into a new place, I’ve decided it is definitely time to bring them out again. Creating moods with differnt oils can be fun and it’s amazing the impact it can have.
Aromas are so powerful. They evoke memories and feelings. They can bring about feelings of peace and tranquility, energy or passion. They can add a wonderful tone to your house, clearing any stagnant energy.
And they just smell damn good!
You can buy blends already made up – to set any sort of mood. Or you can try blending your own, choosing oils that reflect the mood you are trying to evoke.
Premade Blends for Creating Moods
We’ll get into creating your own blends shortly, but I do buy some of these premade blends which are just so hard to resist. These are a few of my favourites
Elevation – this is by far my absolute favourite – I diffuse it round the house day in and day out!
Elevation is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation combines the uplifting and euphoric floral scents of Lavandin, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus with Tangerine, Elemi, and Lemon Myrtle to create a unique blend that promotes a positive mood and feelings of confidence.
Lavender Peace – this is my go-to when I am having restless sleep.
This blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors. The essential oils in this must-have blend were meticulously chosen to lessen feelings of tension, calm emotions, and leave a peaceful feeling. combines the soothing scents of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean to create a prized essential oil blend that every home, family, and individual needs.
Passion – When you feel like you are stuck in a rut, or bored with life.
This inspiring blend of spice and herb essential oils will help you rekindle excitement in your life. Jump out of an airplane, dive into an ocean, or try something really scary like dancing. With Passion, you will find the daring to try something new, as well as discover renewed joy for the current blessings in your life.
Balance – when you are feeling anxious.
The warm, woody aroma of Balance, a grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and wellbeing. A blend of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.
Blending Your Own oils for Creating Moods
If you want to try mixing some of your own – there are plenty of books out there with fantastic recipes. Even just understanding the properties of the oils will help you choose oils for the effect you want.
If it’s sleep or relaxation you are after, try chamomile, lavender, clary sage.
To increase the energy and bring an uplifiting feeling into the house try sweet orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, vanilla.
For clarity and focus when you need to concentrate try peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, pine.
To enhance a romantic mood try allspice, jasmine, rose, sandlewood, vanilla.
Remember when you are diffusing oils, especially using top quality (which I always recommend) a little goes a long way, you only need a few drops into the water in your diffuser.
It’s important to choose the right diffuser as well. What works best in your home, an electric diffuser or candle diffuser (otherwise known as an oil burner)? What’s the coverage area, is it big enough for your room?
How long should you burn it for – do you want an automatic timer, so the diffuser will turn off after a set period?
And of course you want a diffuser that looks attractive in your house.