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10 Calming Aromatherapy Recipes for Diffusers

April 21, 2021

10 Calming Aromatherapy Recipes for Diffusers

At some point in our lives, we will all come under stress. While, for some, this may be a short, one-off experience, for others the daily grind of modern life and keeping on top of things can lead, over time, to feeling agitated and ill at ease.

This lack of calm and peace in life can lead to many emotional – and even physical – symptoms, none of which are positive or life-enriching, and so it’s vitally important that you try to restore a sense of peace and calm to your life as quickly as possible.

One simple but fantastic way of promoting calm in your life is the use of aromatherapy blends, which can be either diffused in a quiet room, or, if you’re on the go, through aromatherapy inhalers.

 

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Calming Flower Aroma

These gloriously aromatic and calming aromatherapy recipes will not only restore balance to your daily routine, but will also relax the emotional centre of the brain.

So, if you’ve had a stressful day at the office – or at the dining room table! – and are feeling anxious and tense, try one of these aromatherapy oils calming blends. Simply add drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with the amount of water as recommended by the diffuser manufacturer, switch on, lie back and chill….

 

10 Calming Aromatherapy Recipes for Diffusers by LabAroma
10 Calming Aromatherapy Recipes for Diffusers

Calming Equilibrium Blend

When it comes to calming aromatherapy recipes, Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils you can use. Its calming qualities are renowned and, when combined with the stress-relieving properties of Frankincense, it’s a sure-fire winner. Lime oil is also excellent for promoting emotional balance, so if you’re feeling stressed, it can restore some equilibrium.

·      3 drops Lavender essential oil

·      3 drops Frankincense essential oil

·      1 drop Lime essential oil

 

Blissful Calm Blend

Although Neroli is one of the more expensive essential oils, it’s well worth every penny! Even the ancient Egyptians recognised its ability to support mind, body and spirit, but it is also excellent for stabilizing and strengthening the emotions. It work beautifully in conjunction with Lavender and Petitgrain to promote relaxation and to induce calm. Sheer bliss!

·      2 drops Neroli essential oil

·      5 drops Lavender essential oil  

·      3 drops Petitgrain essential oil

 

Bliss Calm Blend Recipe by LabAroma
Bliss Calm Blend Recipe by LabAroma

Restorative Calm Blend

Juniper Berry is extremely calming and manages to ease stress without having any sedative effect. It’s particularly popular for use during meditation or prayer and, when combined with Orange, which improves restfulness, it can prove the perfect antidote for restoring a sense of calm.

·      3 drops Juniper Berry essential oil

·      2 drops Orange essential oil

·      2 drops Geranium essential oil

Be Centring Blend

The great thing about this blend is the fact that all three essential oils are perfect for centring you and relaxing your mind. The calming properties of Sandalwood and Frankincense are well recognised, but the rich, sweet and woody aroma of the Virginian Cedarwood takes this aromatherapy oil calming blend into another realm. A fantastic combination.

·      5 drops Sandalwood essential oil

·      3 drops Frankincense essential oil

·      2 drops Virginian Cedarwood essential oil

Soothing Calm Blend

Patchouli is renowned for relaxing the emotional centre of the brain, thanks to its high levels of the calming agents known as sesquiterenes, and when it’s working in tandem with Melissa, which has a soothing effect on the emotions, it’s a powerful mix! Melissa’s also fantastic for lifting the spirits, so this calming aromatherapy recipe gives you a double whammy!

·      3 drops Frankincense essential oil

·      2 drops Patchouli essential oil

·      1 drop Melissa essential oil

Calm Stress Blend

If you’re looking for an essential oil that solves all of your stress-related issues –poor sleep, stress, inability to relax – then Ylang Ylang will tick a lot of your boxes. When combined with earthy Patchouli and the ‘go to’ for many – Lavender – you have a very potent mix that will ground you in no time at all.

·      3 drops Lavender essential oil

·      2 drops Patchouli essential oil

·      1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Essential Oils Flower Drop
Essential Oil Drop

Relaxing Calm Blend

Clary Sage and Lavender essential oils both contain high levels of linalyl acetate, which can be very calming and relaxing. Vetiver has traditionally been used because of its beautifully, aromatic fragrance, but it can also prove very useful if you’re finding it difficult to concentrate during times of stress.

·       5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

·      3 drops Lavender essential oil

·      2 drops Vetiver essential oil

Calm & Reassured Blend

Bergamot is certainly one of the more well-researched essential oils for relieving stress and anxiety, with various studies suggesting over the years that this essential oil may even protect nerve tissue in the central nervous system! In this aromatherapy calming blend, Bergamot is joined by calming Juniper Berry and the beautifully fragranced Vetiver, creating a wonderful combination.

·      3 drops Juniper Berry essential oil

·      3 drops Bergamot essential oil

·      1 drop Vetiver essential oil

Goodbye Stress Blend

Grapefruit is well-known for reducing blood pressure, but Grapefruit essential oil is equally fantastic for reducing stress levels. Combined with Lemon, which promotes a deep sense of wellbeing and Spearmint, which helps to relax the respiratory and nervous system, you will be able to ‘chillax’ anytime, anywhere!

·      3 drops Grapefruit essential oil

·      3 drops Lemon essential oil  

·      2 drops Spearmint essential oil  

Rosey Calmness Blend

Rose essential oil can be helpful when trying to soothe upset emotions that are making it hard to relax. Patchouli essential oil is very grounding and earthy, helping to balance out the intense floral of the Rose oil. Bergamot is a lovely citrus oil that can help promote relaxation and soothe anxious feelings.

·      1 drop Rose essential oil

·      3 drops Patchouli essential oil  

·      6 drops Bergamot essential oil  

 With the scent of these aromatherapy oil calming blends completely enveloping the atmosphere around you, you can soothe your senses and find peace, perfect peace.

 

Want to learn about the different essential oils you can use to create a calming blend? Check out the LabLearning Aromatherapy Material information. 

 

You can also find out about how plants have long been used to help putus in touch with our mind and body by listening to a LabAroma Podcast episode.

 

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