75 Simple Energizing DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

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No doubt about it, not having enough energy to get through the day is a recipe for setting yourself up to have a hard time, especially when you’re in a season of experiencing chronic stress, working late nights, or if you’re like me in most of my 20s enduring chronic fatigue. Good news! You can turn around your day, naturally, to defeat experiencing low energy during those days plagued by the dreaded afternoon slump. My favorite way to increase energy without drinking toxic energy drinks is by using energizing essential oil diffuser recipes.

Using a few different essential oils is a great way to make a simple shift in your routine to help you combat fatigue and increase your energy levels. In fact, essential oils are the easy way to helping your body and mind ease out of feeling the effects of chronic stress, little sleep, and toxin exposure. Hooray for no longer needing toxic energy drinks!

Scientific Studies Show Using Essential Oils May Increase Your Energy

Essential oils provide many beneficial effects on your mind and body that enable you to feel your best, increase your mental capacity, boost your energy, and promote whole body functioning… in addition to making your office or home smell incredible and maximizing your overall health and wellness.

  • 2012 study showed the stimulatory effects of rosemary oil, and how it positively impacts mood, brain function, and the autonomic nervous system.
  • A small 2013 study concluded that peppermint essential oil is effective for preventing fatigue and improving exercise performance.
  • 2016 study concluded that the inhalation of orange and spearmint essential oils may improve athletic performance.
  • Another 2016 study (on mice) found spearmint essential oil mixed with rosemary essential oil increased learning and memory abilities, plus provided beneficial brain tissue markers of oxidation that occur with age.
  • A 2018 study on school children confirmed that rosemary may help students focus and remembering more information.

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Powerful Essential Oils To Help You Increase Your Energy, Naturally

Before we dive into sharing our ultimate list of energizing essential oil diffuser blends, check out this list of our favorite essential oils known to naturally enhance your energy levels.

Of course, you can mix and match, creating your own blend too. Making your own scent combination isn’t difficult, and I do encourage our customers to intuitively experiment with creating new blends. (If you do, be sure to come back and leave a comment to tell us what you’re creating! We love to see what our readers are up to, and hearing about the different oils combinations you’re loving!)

The following oils are perfect options to use in your own DIY blend, and are highlighted in our blends too.

Citrus Oils That Increase Energy

Citrus oils are a great addition to your DIY energizing diffuser blend. They help brighten your mood and the other oils in the blend, along with creating a more positive environment.

  • Bergamot oil
  • Grapefruit oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Lime oil
  • Mandarin oil
  • Orange oil
  • Tangerine oil

Coniferous Essential Oils That Increase Energy

Tree oils are among my favorite essential oils to use to combat mental fatigue. They’re uplifting, strengthening, and soothing all at the same time.

  • Grand Fir Essential Oil (also known as Idaho Balsam Fir and White Fir)
  • Juniper Essential Oil
  • Pine Essential Oil
  • Spruce Essential Oil

Floral Essential Oils That Help Increase Energy

Floral oils are great for calming anxious and nervous energy, allowing you to feel more alert without wearing yourself out at the same time.

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Patchouli Essential Oil

Herbal Essential Oils That Increase Energy

Herbal oils are perfect options to use to help your mind and body energize in a productive manner.

  • Basil Essential Oil
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Sage Essential Oil
  • Thyme Essential Oil

Minty Essential Oils That Increase Energy

Adding minty oils to your energizing essential oil blend helps you with clear breathing, and causes a fresh, natural energy boost.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil (I prefer using eucalyptus radiata)
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Spearmint Essential Oil
  • Wintergreen Essential Oil

For safety reasons, we recommend pregnant women use spearmint or choose an oil blend without a minty aroma because spearmint is much more gentle than peppermint, eucalyptus, and wintergreen. Any blend listed below can be altered by replacing peppermint, wintergreen, or eucalyptus oils with spearmint oil.

Spice Essential Oils That Increase Energy

Spice oils are very helpful with regards to your adrenal functioning. These are particularly helpful to use if your feeling tired because of chronic stress.

  • Black pepper Essential Oil
  • Cardamom Essential Oil
  • Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • Clove Essential Oil
  • Nutmeg Essential Oil (particularly beneficial is you’re experiencing adrenal fatigue)
  • Ginger Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Essential Oil

75 Simple DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes To Help You Feel Energized, Naturally

Here is the ultimate list of our favorite essential oil blend recipes to use in your diffuser to help with increasing your energy.

  1. Adventure Time Diffuser Blend: 3 drops wintergreen, 2 drops grand fir, 1 drop cinnamon
  2. Alert Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each cinnamon, orange, and rosemary essential oils
  3. Amped Up Diffuser Blend: 3 drops eucalyptus with 3 drops rosemary
  4. Awaken Peacefully Diffuser Blend: 4 drops grand fir with 3 drops orange
  5. Breath of Fresh Forest Air Diffuser Blend: 2 drops bergamot oil with one drop each of Grand Fir and cypress essential oils
  6. Beautiful Day Diffuser Blend: 4 drops grapefruit oil, 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil, and 1 drop each of frankincense and juniper essential oils
  7. Bright Minds Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils with 1 drop each lemon and thyme essential oils
  8. Brisk Walk Diffuser Blend: 3 drops each grand fir and spearmint
  9. Chill Out Nerves Diffuser Blend: 3 drops tangerine, 2 drops lime, and 1 drop dill essential oil
  10. Cinnamon Rolls Diffuser Blend: 3 drops orange oil with 1 drop each cinnamon and nutmeg essential oils
  11. Citrus Burst Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of grapefruit, bergamot, lime, lemon, and orange oils
  12. Compound Energy Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of cypress, juniper, and rosemary essential oils
  13. Drops of Daylight Diffuser Blend: 4 drops of orange oil with 2 drops each of bergamot and ylang ylang essential oils
  14. Empowered: 2 drops each of grapefruit, lime, and peppermint essential oils
  15. Energizing Harmony Diffuser Blend: 3 drops of orange oil, 2 drops frankincense essential oil, and 1 drop of ginger essential oil
  16. Energizing Serenity Diffuser Blend: 3 drops lemon oil with two drops each geranium and orange oils
  17. Energy Trio Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each frankincense, peppermint, and orange oils
  18. Fatigue Fighter Diffuser Blend: 4 drops peppermint with 3 drops geranium
  19. Feeling Secure & Happy Diffuser Blend: 3 drops bergamot with 2 drops cypress
  20. Focused Diffuser Blend: 3 drops each grapefruit and rosemary essential oils
  21. Focused and Calm Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each cedarwood and grand fir essential oils with 1 drop each of basil and rosemary essential oils
  22. Fresh Air Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of grapefruit and lemon oils with 1 drop each of basil and lavender essential oils
  23. Fresh & Focused Diffuser Blend: 3 drops rosemary oil, 2 drops peppermint oil, 1 drop basil oil
  24. Fresh Start Diffuser Blend: 3 drops each orange and lemon verbana oils with 1 drop of bergamot
  25. Fruity Pebbles Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each lemongrass, grapefruit, and bergamot oils
  26. Get Up and Get Going Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of thyme, spearmint, and lemongrass essential oils
  27. Get Stuff Done Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each pine, black pepper, and grapefruit oils
  28. Happy & Energized Diffuser Blend: 3 each orange and melissa essential oils with 1 drop of lime oil
  29. Happy Morning Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, and lemon essential oils
  30. Inspiring A Good Day Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of orange, lemongrass, and wintergreen essential oils
  31. Instant Energy Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of peppermint, orange, and lime oils
  32. In The Zone: 3 drops of grand fir essential oil with 2 drops each of grapefruit and frankincense essential oils
  33. Jolly Day Diffuser Blend: 3 drops of orange oil with 2 drops each of patchouli and ylang ylang essential oils
  34. Joyful Diffuser Blend: 3 drops orange oil with 2 drops of ylang ylang
  35. Just Keep Moving Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of basil and bergamot with 1 drop each of cinnamon, lemon, and black pepper essential oils
  36. Kinder Mornings Diffuser Blend: 3 drops bergamot oil, 2 drops of frankincense essential oil, and 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  37. Life Zest Diffuser Blend: 4 drops tangerine oil with 2 drops nutmeg essential oil
  38. Lighthouse Diffuser Blend: 3 drops of bergamot oil, 2 drops of clary sage essential oil, and 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  39. Lively Bright Diffuser Blend: 2 drops lemongrass essential oil with 1 drop each of rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils
  40. Memory Enhancer Diffuser Blend: 3 drops sweet orange, 2 drops lemon, 1 drop peppermint
  41. Mental Fatigue Buster Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each frankincense, peppermint, and lemon oils
  42. Mind Sparkles Diffuser Blend: 4 drops grand fir with 3 drops orange
  43. Mint Explosion Diffuser Blend: 3 drops peppermint, 2 drops spearmint, and 1 drop wintergreen essential oil
  44. Minty Bright Diffuser Blend: 2 drops grapefruit oil with 1 drop each lemon and peppermint essential oils
  45. Mojito Lunch Break Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each lime, grapefruit, tangerine, and spearmint oils
  46. Morning Boost Diffuser Blend: 3 drops orange oil with 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  47. Morning Prayers Diffuser Blend: 4 drops palo santo essential oil with 3 drops of frankincense essential oil
  48. Motivational Monday Diffuser Blend: 3 drops frankincense essential oils with 2 drops each of lime, orange, and black pepper essential oils
  49. Mountain Air Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each grand fir, lemon, and frankincense essential oils
  50. Mountain Fresh Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each lavender and pine essential oils with 1 drop of basil essential oil
  51. Ninja Minds Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of rosemary and lemon oil with 1 drop each of grapefruit and peppermint essential oils
  52. No-Hype Energy Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of peppermint, sweet orange, grapefruit, and lavender essential oils
  53. Operation Happy & Alert Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of spearmint, orange, and ylang ylang essential oils with 1 drop of cedarwood essential oil
  54. Positively Awake Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of lavender, orange, and ylang ylang essential oils
  55. Power Through Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of juniper and grapefruit with 1 drop of orange oil
  56. Pep Up Your Step Diffuser Blend: 3 tangerine, 2 peppermint, and 1 drop each of lemon and lime oils
  57. Pumped Up Diffuser Blend: 3 drops lemon oil, 2 drops of basil essential oil, and 1 drop of rosemary essential oil
  58. Quick Energy Boost Diffuser Blend: 3 drops lemon oil with 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  59. Recharge Diffuser Blend: 3 drops each lemon and eucalyptus essential oils
  60. Recharged and Renewed Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of juniper, grapefruit, and grand fir
  61. Refreshing Summer Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of lime, rose, and eucalyptus essential oils
  62. Spice for Life Diffuser Blend: 3 drops each cinnamon bark and lime oils
  63. Spiced Citrus Diffuser Blend: 2 drops of cinnamon and orange oils and 1 drop each of ginger, clove, and cardamom essential oils
  64. Spicy Herbs Diffuser Blend: 2 drops black pepper essential oil with 1 drop of rosemary essential oil
  65. Stop Overthinking Diffuser Blend: 3 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 drop of rosemary essential oil
  66. Sunny Day Diffuser Blend: 4 drops lemon oil with 2 drops of basil essential oil
  67. Sunshine Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of lemongrass, spearmint, and tangerine essential oils
  68. Sweet Thyme Diffuser Blend: 3 drops tangerine oil with 1 drop of thyme essential oil
  69. Time To Wake Up Diffuser Blend: 5 drops of lemon oil with 1 drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and cinnamon essential oils
  70. Vigorous Productivity Diffuser Blend: 4 drops of grapefruit oil, 3 drops each of peppermint and rosemary essential oils
  71. Vitality Mentality Diffuser Blend: 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 2 drops of black pepper essential oil
  72. Wake Me Up Diffuser Blend: 3 drops grapefruit oil with 2 drops each lemon and ylang ylang essential oils
  73. Wake Up Happy Diffuser Blend: 2 drops of lemon oil with 1 drop each of grapefruit and geranium essential oils
  74. Whole Mind Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each of bergamot and cedarwood essential oils with 1 drop each of frankincense and orange oils
  75. Yawn Buster Diffuser Blend: 4 drops lemon, 2 drops basil, and 1 drop spearmint essential oil

Non-DIY Essential Oil Blends To Naturally Increase Your Energy

Life gets busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a quick pre-made essential oil blend in your diffuser to help you increase your energy and mental focus abilities. My favorite non-DIY essential oil blends to use for naturally increasing your energy includes:

How To Use Essential Oil Diffusers To Increase Your Energy, Naturally

Grab your favorite energy blend, add them to your nebulizing or ultrasonic diffuser, and take a deep breath. I recommend 4-5 drops if you’re in an average sized room (8’x10′). In my vaulted ceiling living room, we would use 8-10 drops. In my RV with smaller sized rooms, we usually only need 3-4 drops.

If you have smaller rooms, it helps to pre-make a 5ml bottle of the blend of your choice to use smaller amounts at a time. Each 5ml bottle holds approximately 85 drops of essential oil.

Just don’t use too much oil in your diffuser, or you could end up light headed.

If you want to diffuse some oils while out and about, but don’t have a means to diffuse in a diffuser, snag a diffuser necklace or bracelet, or drip some in your hair.

I personally LOVE wearing diffuser necklaces and occasionally wear diffusing bracelets. You can find my favorite beautiful diffusing jewelry at Drops of Joy. Or check out our guide to diffusing jewelry.

How To Use These Energy Boosting Diffuser Blends In A Roller Bottle Blend

These essential oil diffuser blends may also be easily adapted to become roller bottle blends for topical use. Simply use the recipe of your choice listed earlier as directed, adding the oils to an empty 5ml roller bottle. Then fill the rest of the way with your favorite carrier oil, and add on the roller top. For a 10ml roller bottle, double the diffuser blend recipe. To use a 15ml roller bottle, triple the essential oil diffuser blend recipe.

A carrier oil can be any cold-pressed, seed-based oil (ideally organic and unrefined). This includes most cooking oil, like coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Personally, we LOVE using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and the V6 Carrier oil (made by Young Living). This is the best way to dilute your essential oils for topical use.

Need empty bottles? You can order them from any bottle supply shop that offers essential oil bottles, or even off of Amazon. Personally, we save our old essential oil bottles, remove the labels, and reuse the bottles. To reuse your bottles, ensure they are clean by soaking the empty bottle disassembled in boiling water for at least 15 minutes. Then let dry. Need a fun roller bottle? Here are some of our favorite essential oil roller bottles on Amazon.

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