Essential Oil Recipes to Help You Breathe Easier, Sleep Better, and Boost Your Immune System

Black essential oil diffuser
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Whether you're on a wellness kick or you simply want to fill your space with fresh scents, you might want to consider diffusing essential oils. You'll soon be hooked! Diffusing oils not only makes your home smell delicious, but the scents can also affect our moods and cleanse the air. Use an electronic diffuser to release the oils' scents and start mixing up specific blends that help you breathe easier, catch some zzz's, and give your immune system a boost.

We've created five diffuser recipes to get you started. Note these recipes use roughly 10 drops per blend, so you can scale the volume up or down per your diffuser's instructions. (Click here for more info about the diffuser featured in this article.)

Easy breathing essential oil diffusion blend
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Easy Breathing Diffusion

This blend is a balm to the respiratory system and will help keep your sinuses open. And if snoring is a problem, diffuse while you sleep to restore some quiet to your sleeping space.

Adding water to essential oil diffuser
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Sleepytime Diffusion

Your nightstand is the perfect spot for a diffuser. Use this blend before bedtime to ease stress and help get you on your way to slumber.

Adding essential oils to electric diffuser
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De-Stress Diffusion

If you need a little zen in your daily life, use this soothing diffusion blend to help create a peaceful, relaxed environment.

Immune support essential oil diffuser blend
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Immune-Support Diffusion

We all get tired and burned out, which leaves the door open for pesky bacteria looking to set up camp. Diffuse these naturally antibacterial and antiviral oils to keep germs at bay.

Mist coming from black essential oil diffuser
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Concentration Diffusion

Let the scent of these refreshing essential oils help keep you focused when your mind starts to wander. Diffuse on your desk at work or at home to improve your concentration and mood.


Stephanie Gerber

Stephanie Gerber

Stephanie Gerber is the founder and editor of the beauty and wellness site, HelloGlow.co. She lives in Nashville with her husband and three children.