Making Scents

Forget synthetic sprays- these mood-boosting DIY Ultasonic Aroma Diffuser formula’s use just essential oils and a few everyday items.

Home is where we should feel most calm, creative and nurtured, and few things can bring uplift faster than a house that smells lovely. You might be tempted by the ease of plug-in gels, candles or deodorizing sprays- or their optimistically named scents like Creamsicle and Freshly Cut Grass-but these products’ high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) make them more polluting than soothing. And, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, many contain phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors. As usual, Mother Nature has a remedy: pure, plant-derived essential oils-and you don’t need to be a professional Aroma therapist or perfumer to device fragrant and effective blends. We’ve whipped up a few formulas for your Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser that will naturally and beautifully relax, motivate and inspire.

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATION SPARKER

Oils of bergamot, atlas cedarwood and geranium can open the channels of communication and lighten any mood. Bergamot’s spicy citrus scent enlivens; atlas cedar has a grounding, earthly vibes and soothing geranium rounds out the mix.

ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER FORMULA FOR 120 ml:

5 drops bergamot, 3 drops cedarwood and 2 drops geranium.



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OFFICE EFFICIENCY ENHANCER

At your desk of course, you want to boost creativity and motivation. A lively mixture of grapefruit, rosemary and peppermint will jump-start enthusiasm and drive. In Japan, citrus oils used in office ventilation systems have been shown to boost productivity; rosemary is a centuries-old brain stimulators (as Shakespeare wrote), “There’s rosemary , that’s for remembrance”); peppermint adds the enlivening effect of menthol.

ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER FORMULA FOR 120 ml:

6 drops grapefruit, 3 drops rosemary, 2 drops peppermint



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BEDROOM BLISS BLEND:

This is the best room for relaxing scents. Plus, when we smell an aroma we enjoy, we inhale more slowly and deeply-leading to even further relaxation. Here to blend on the tranquility: a blend of lavender (shown to decrease level of the stress hormone cortisol), roman chamomile and ylang-ylang. By the way, all these oils are from flowers, the part of a plant that signals sexual readiness. Enough said.

ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER FORMULA FOR 120 ml:

6 drops lavender, 3 drops chamomile, and 2 drops ylang-ylang



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USE A SPRAY BOTTLE TO TEST YOUR AROMA:

Add a couple of drops of the blend to a one-ounce bottle, fill the rest with water and shake well. Then spray in the air to test the fragrance and adjust the amount of drops accordingly.

 

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