Summertime Recipes for your Aroma Diffuser

Using your Ultrasonic Aroma diffuser to repel mosquitoes and other flying insects during Spring/Summer.

During hot weather GENTLE BREEZES Aroma Diffuser also functions as a diffuser to use indoors to keep mosquitoes out of the house. There are various essential oils that will repel mosquitoes and other flying insects as well.

Citronella for instance is an essential oil that’s used for repelling mosquitoes. It’s known for its slightly brighter, less “grassy” aroma. And it blends nicely with a little bit of peppermint to keep those critters away in the summer.

Using Ultrasonic Technology, the Gentle Breezes Essential Oil Diffuser transforms the mixture of water and essential oils into an extra fine aromatic mist, and gradually releases it into the surroundings for up to 7 hours continuously.

The GENTLE BREEZES Aroma Diffuser is also a great diffuser to use indoors to keep mosquitoes out of the house. There are even oils that will repel other insects as well.

Citronella is an essential oil that’s known for it’s slightly brighter, less “grassy” aroma. And it blends nicely with a little bit of peppermint.

Generally because of the cost of catnip essential oil, we recommend using just a tiny amount in your diffuser blend — here’s a couple of ideas to add based on 100 to 120 ml of water.

Mosquito Repellent Diffuser Blend #1
3 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Citradora)
2 drops Geranium or Rose Geranium
1 drop Catnip Essential Oil
1 drop Peppermintnepeta-cataria-724536_1280

Mosquito Repellent Diffuser Blend #2
3 drops Citronella
2 drops Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Citradora)
1 drop Catnip

Other Oils to Experiment with
Rose Geranium on its own is supposedly very effective, though just a little costly to run all summer to keep the bugs out. If you really need it though, you might give it a try – or run it some of the time just for your own aromatic experience, and switch during the day.

Peppermint on it’s own has been used successfully. Something that’s been described in aromatherapy texts is putting drops of peppermint oil on tissues and leaving them by windows when traveling, and there are no screens to keep insects out. Peppermint is useful for keeping spiders away as well.

Either Eucalyptus Citradora (Lemon Eucalyptus) and/or Citronella are certainly “stand by” oils. We prefer the Citradora for it’s slightly brighter, less “grassy” aroma.

Many people have success with cedarwood — particularly in areas where ticks are a problem, and it too has a great scent.

Listen to Spa Relaxation Music while Enjoying the Aroma from your Essential Oil Diffuser

Enjoy HOURS of this Relaxing Music also known as “Mindful Listening”. Sooth your mind and body with these relaxing music and instrumental compositions. For use as background music while your essential oil diffuser creates a soothing and relaxing aroma atmosphere. Great for zen meditation, yoga, sleep, massages , study purposes or simply relaxing.






The Many Effects and Benefits of Essential Oils

heal_your_skin_with_essential_oilsSince ancient times, essential oils have been incorporated in the healing arts. Practitioners consider essential oils to be the “life blood of a plant.” Effects and benefits of essential oils are tremendous.

It is difficult for people steeped in the knowledge and practice of using essential oils to imagine not using them as part of everyday living.

Essential oils are quick and easy to use. They can be worn during the day or evening or diffused in the home and at work. They can be carried in a small bottle and inhaled to reduce stress or clear a mental fog. Essential oils are often used in massage and as a way to enhance meditation and concentration. They also are incorporated into many skin care and beauty products.

embedded_essential_oils_in_skin_careMany healing and calming properties are attributed to essential oils. Consider some of these important effects and benefits of essential oils:

  • Stimulation of cellular renewal to heal and improve the complexion of your skin.
  • Balancing emotions.
  • Fighting bacteria, fungi, and other infections.
  • Mental clarity.
  • Restful sleep.
  • Reducing pain, nausea, discomfort.
  • Uplifting the spirits.
  • Creating a special ambience in a room.
  • Air purification.

Rose_BedsideSome essential oils heal or ease by topical application to the body. Others produce their greatest effects by being inhaled or ingested. Still others provide antibacterial and cleaning benefits by being sprayed onto or wiped across surfaces.

Essential oils provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to many toxiccleaning chemicals. When appropriately used, they also can be an alternative or complementary therapy to traditional pharmaceuticals.

The Benefits of Inhaling Essential Oils

The_Soul_of_the_Rose_-_WaterhouseMany people take the benefits of inhaling essential oils for granted. Something smells pleasant, or it does not. Yet only the sense of smell has a direct connection with the brain. It also is considered to be the oldest sense.

Think about that immense power. The sense of smell helps alert us to danger, the nearness of a loved one, and most powerful of all – triggers deeply forgotten memories.

Smelling_RoseEssential oils are often diffused into the air to calm, cleanse, energize, or purify the environment of an area (a room, a hospital ward or workspace, etc.) Inhaling diffused vapors can be the most effective way of drawing in the benefits of essential oils – far more effective than through topical or ingested means.

This is how it works:


When inhaled, essential oils become a vapor that connects with the sensory nerves of the nasal passages. That vapor is converted into an electrical charge and carried through the olfactory nerve, to the olfactory bulb, into various receptor sites of the brain including the limbic region, and on to the hypothalamus where it is again diverted. The electrical charge(stimulated by inhaling the essential oils) will trigger memory, learning, or emotional responses.

At the same time that some of the inhaled aromas are converting and traveling to the brain, other essential oil molecules are drawn through the nasal mucosa and alveoli in the lungs into the blood circulation.

Isn’t it amazing how inhaling essential oil vapors can so quickly and completely circulate through our bodies!