Why use Essential Oils? When you want to boost your immune system or fight off an upcoming cold. This tree blend will help you breathe deeply.
If I want to prevent myself from getting sick (or if I’m already sniffling, sneezing, and coughing), this essential oil diffuser blend is a good friend. I call it the “I Love Trees Stock Blend,” because it’s made with three essential oils distilled from trees.
An essential oil stock blend is simply a blend of essential oils that you don’t use all at once. Instead, you make more than you need and have your blend “in stock” to use many times. I’m making this stock blend in a 5 ml bottle (but the blend is only 3 ml).
The blend is:
1 ml Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) (1:49)
1 ml Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (2:12)
1 ml Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) (2:38)
I’m measuring my essential oil mls into a graduated cylinder. There are about 20–30 drops in 1 ml, and my graduated cylinder lets me get consistent measurements every time. You can find a graduated cylinder here:
If you don’t have a graduated cylinder, you can count 25 drops for every 1 ml. That means you’ll have 75 drops of essential oil total in your stock bottle.
I use 5 to 10 drops in my diffuser, so 75 drops (3 ml) will give me a lot of uses!
Once your blend is made, screw the lid onto your stock bottle tightly (3:11). The orifice reducer (which lets you get individual drops of oil out of the bottle) is held in the lid, and when you screw it onto the bottle for the first time, the orifice reducer snaps into place. It’s so convenient!
I couldn’t end an essential oil diffuser blend recipe without sharing some of my favorite essential oil diffusers with you! (3:33) You can find this beautiful diffuser made by Puzhen here: