Essential Oils

My Favorite Nighttime Diffuser Blends

If I could justify it, we’d have a diffuser in every room in our home. It might seem woo-woo worthy, but I find I sleep so much better if I turn on the diffuser an hour or two before bed, and let the mist wander through our bedroom and bathroom.

Diffuser

Awhile back Kirk picked up an Innoo Tech diffuser for a very good price (this is one to watch on the Camel Camel Camel plugin for Chrome & Firefox, as it can drop in price). It has an auto turnoff if you run out of water, and is very quiet (I don’t hear it at all). The light show is like a modern-day lava lamp – and yes, many diffusers have this now because it is really nice to have on. However, if I go to bed before Kirk, he’ll press the light button, and you can turn the light show off, yet still run the misting.

The diffuser comes with a measuring cup (it holds 100 ml of water). I add a few drops of each scent of essential oils I prefer, and often change it nightly. When I do change the scent, or it runs out of water, I use a new white paper towel to wipe it out gently, as that takes any excess oil up. (And I can compost the paper towel as well)

I prefer dōTERRA or Aura Cacia essential oils or Simply Earth.

Some of my favorites:

  • 2-4 drops grapefruit and 2-4 drops peppermint
  • 6-8 drops lavender
  • 2-4 drops peppermint and 2-4 drops lemon
  • 4-8 drops orange (fair warning, it will smell very summery!)

One note though:

Do not use essential oils that are absolutes or in a carrier oil. You don’t want to breathe in the carrier!

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