If you want your home to smell great without the worry of nasty chemicals, then essential oil diffusers are a fabulous way to achieve this. Our sense of smell can be used to evoke happy memories, bring calm and serenity and also invigorate our minds.
Making your own essential oil diffuser blend is a great way to personalise your home with the scent of your choice. It is also a natural alternative to air fresheners and wall plug-ins; essential oil diffusers offer a safe and non-toxic way to scent your home.

Make your own Essential Oil Diffuser

You will need

  • Glass jar – preferably with a narrow top
  • Reed sticks – approximately 10 reeds
  • 100ml of Base Oil – We love fractionated coconut oil as it’s lightly scented and thinner than most oils. If the oils too thick it will not travel up the reeds!
  • 30 to 50 drops of essential oils

Mix the base oil and essential oils together, check you like the scent, tweak if you don’t! Add the reeds and you are all set. You can, of course, use one single oil, but mixing a few together can create amazing scents and benefits for you and your home.

If you are using an electric home diffuser then the amount of essential oils you add to the water tank is considerably reduced. Most manufacturers advice 8 -12 drops, however, if you are new to essential oils you might be better starting with 3-4 drops and work from there.

Essential Oils Diffuser Recipe Guide

Experimenting to find the best blends for you can be fun, as each person is different and essential oil works differently for each individual. For inspiration, we’ve listed our favourite blends we use in our electric home diffusers. You can, of course, increase the quantities if making your own oil diffuser.

Super Cleanse Blends – To Cleanse and Refresh your Home

Super Cleanse 1

3 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lemon

Super Cleanse 2

3 drops Tea Tree
3 drops lemon
3 drops Lime

Super Cleanse 3

2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Rosemary

Rise and Shine Blends – For Mental Alertness, Taking Exams or to Kick Start Your Day

Rise and Shine 1

4 drops of Peppermint
4 drops of Grapefruit

Rise and Shine 2

3 drops Peppermint
3 drops Lemon
2 drops Rosemary

Rise and Shine 3

3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Frankincense
3 drops Peppermint

Rise and Shine 3

2 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Peppermint
3 drops Rosemary

Breathe Easy Blends – For Clear Breathing, Allergies and Cold and Flu

Breathe Easy 1

3 drops of Peppermint
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon

Breathe Easy 2

2 drops Clove
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Rosemary
2 drops Eucalyptus

Breathe Easy 3

4 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Peppermint

Sleepy Time Blends – To Calm, Relax, and Help With Sleep

Sleepy Time 21

4 drops Lavender
4 drops Roman Chamomile

Sleepy Time 2

3 drops Lavender
3 drops Geranium
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Sleepy Time 3

4 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Lavender

Sleepy Time 4

3 drops Lavender
2 drops Marjoram
1 drop Orange
1 drop Roman Chamomile

Stress-Free Blend – Calm and De-Stress

Stress-Free 1

4 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Grapefruit
1 drop Ylang Ylang

Stress-Free 2

4 drops Frankincense
4 drops Lavender

Stress-Free 3

3 drops Lavender
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Stress-Free 4

3 drops Bergamot
3 drops Patchouli
3 drops Ylang Ylang

Happiness – Feel Good blends

Happiness 1

3 drops Bergamot
3 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Yalng Yalng

Happiness 2

2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Lime

Headache Blends

Headache Blend 1

2 drops Marjoram
2 drops Thyme
2 drops Rosemary
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender

Headache Blend 2

6 drops Peppermint
4 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Myrrh

Headache Blend 3

9 drops Rosemary
5 drops Tea Tree
4 drops Geranium
3 drops Peppermint
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender

Browse our range of Essential Oil Blends Here