By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

The diffuser is working overtime today! I have classical music playing and the diffuser going strong as I work on finishing up laying out our Winter issue. I am so excited about our premiere issue – and a bit stressed! Hence, the diffuser today. I am using a combination of a recipe I found and another oil that I know to be comforting.


yl-groundingDIY Aromatherapy, a great reference book by Rockridge Press, offers a “Take a Deep Breath Calming Diffuser Recipe” which I adapted slightly. Their recipe was simply two drops each of Orange Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. I added Grounding Essential Oil. It is a nice blend of White Fir, Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Pine, Cedarwood, Angelica, and Juniper.


2 drops Orange Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
2 drops Grounding Essential Oil


I combined the oils in my diffuser although an oil burner would work as well. The diffuser is set up on the other side of the room for two reasons. First, it is my only free outlet. Second, sometimes during my experiments the oils and my stomach do not always agree! So far, this is combination is doing exactly what I hoped for, although the orange smell is stronger than expected. That said, I am not a big citrus person so it may just be me. Back to finishing up the layout and prepping for a business-related class tonight.


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