The Ultimate Diffuser Blend Guide

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Diffusing essential oils is one of the most powerful way to experience their therapeutic benefits.

If you're new to essential oils, it might be a little overhwleming.

Don't you sweat it! I'm here to break it down into easy steps for you!

In no time, you'll be an essential oil diffuser blend wizard! 🔮✨

A basic knowledge of the science behind essential oils will be super helpful for you to understand that value in this post. For a basic crash course, click the button below.

Here are 3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER when creating an essential oil blend to diffuse:

  1. Determine what effect you want from the diffuser blend. Do you want something relaxing? Do you want something invigorating? Are you trying to foster a calm atmosphere? Determining the desired effect of the diffuser blend will make it easier to choose your oils!

  2. Next, choose a group of oils that will fit the description you want for your blend! For example, if you want a relaxing blend, choose essential oils that are known to elicit calming, serene feelings.

  3. Once you've selected the essential oils that will help you achieve the desired effect, you can begin pairing them together!


When creating a diffuser blend, you cans tart out by pairing essential oils of the same type or category together.

For example, citrus oils like Lemon, Grapefruit, and Bergamot fall into the same category, so you know that their scents and chemical profiles will work well together.


When you want to mix things up and add variety to your diffuser blend, you can pair essential oils from different categories together. 

As you blend different types of essential oils from different categories, you'll get unique blends that highlight the best attributes of each oil!

Blending oils from different categories

Below, you'll find the five different categories of essential oils, along with a description of what they pair well with.

Mint essential oils

  • Peppermint

  • Spearmint

  • Wintergreen

Mints blend well with woody, herbaceous, earthy, and citrus essential oils.

Floral essential oils

  • Lavender

  • Geranium

  • Roman Chamomile

  • Ylang Ylang

  • Blue Tansy

Florals blend well with woody, spicy, and citrus essential oils.

herbaceous essential oils

  • Clary Sage

  • Thyme

  • Rosemary

  • Cilantro

  • Basil

  • Marjoram

Herbs blend well with woody and mint essential oils.

Spicy essential oils

  • Cinnamon Bark

  • Cassia

  • Ginger

  • Clove

  • Black Pepper

  • Coriander

Spices blend well with woody, floral, and citrus essential oils.

Woodsy essential oils

  • Frankincense

  • Myrrh

  • Copaiba

  • Cedarwood

  • Sandalwood

  • Vetiver

Woods blend well with floral, spicy, and citrus essential oils.

Citrus essential oils

  • Wild Orange

  • Grapefruit

  • Lime

  • Lemon

  • Bergamot

Citruses blend well with woody, spicy, floral, and mint essential oils.

And that's all there is to it!

I encourage you to play around and have fun with it.

As you experiment with blends and learn more about the physical and emotional benefits of essential oils, making your own diffuser blends will come to you naturally and easily!