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Using GEO essential oils in DIY essential oil diffuser recipes.

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

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If you have ever read my blog, you know that I LOVE essential oils! Until now, I have only ever used one other brand of essential oils before, which is a large mlm company. I was very excited to be reviewing another brand of essential oil but I was also worried that the quality may not be what I am used to. I was happily surprised with the GEO (genuine essential oils) Essential products I received!

The essential oils that GEO Essential sent me are:


How Does GEO Essential Oil Aroma Compare to a Popular MLM Brand?

Comparing scent of the 2 essential oil brands was a great way for me to evaluate the quality of GEO Essential products. I know the company that I regularly use does not use any added fillers or aromas (which I  know from lots of research and from info made available from the company). So, I figured that my oil collection would be great to compare GEO Essential to!

I compared the smell of the GEO Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender with my MLM Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender and I was SO excited as I could not notice a difference! I had my husband do the same and he also could not identify which was which. There are some companies who add fillers or who add synthetic aromas but based on the smell of these oils, the labels and this wonderful interview it is clear that GEO Essential is not one of them! I am also loving that GEO strives to make each of its essential oils organic which you will see when you visit each individual product page in the shop.

I have never smelled Sweet Orange before as the other company only carried Wild Orange (which I do not particularly care for). GEO Essential Sweet Orange on the other hand is amazing! I look forward to using Sweet Orange in my diffuser and my homemade cleaning sprays, it has such an uplifting aroma!

Finally I tried Geranium Essential Oil which to be honest I have never smelled from any other company before. But I definitely am loving the floral smell of this oil!

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Using GEO essential oils in DIY essential oil diffuser recipes.

Choosing Your Essential Oils

This section is very important as it is important that you are an informed consumer when choosing essential oils! However, if you would like to skip ahead to the DIY diffuser recipes, please keep scrolling.

Since essential oils are not required to be tested by a third party, it is incredibly important to find a company with strong ethics and who care about quality rather than how fast they can make money. In learning about different essential oils, one thing I have noticed is that if a company fails to mention the lack of regulations regarding essential oil testing, then maybe they aren’t the most reliable or most ethical company!

Randy Carr from GEO Essential is very open and puts it all on the table! In this radio interview he discusses the fact that there aren’t universal standards and lists 6 things people should look for when purchasing essential oils.


6 Things to Look for When Choosing Essential Oils:

Correctly Grown, Correctly Harvested & Correctly Extracted: While these three things are very important, I can’t directly speak to them as that is way beyond consumer level but GEO Essential explains it all here!

Correctly Identified: I LOVE how much information GEO Essential includes on their labels! For example the bottle of Peppermint includes: Country of Origin (France), Cultivation (Organic), Part of Plant Used (Flowering Tops) and Extraction Method (Steam Distillation). I haven’t seen this much information on a bottle before! I feel like putting it all on the label makes me, as a consumer so much more comfortable and informed with what I am using!

Correctly Packaged: As with the majority of essential oils, GEO oils come in a dark amber bottle with an easy to use orifice/dropper for dispensing the oils.

Correct Aroma: Based on the smell comparison test I did, it seems that the smell is right in line with the pure theraputic grade of essential oils I have been using!


How to Use Essential Oils:

There are so many different uses for essential oils. The best thing is that you can use one essential oil for a certain concern but if you don’t have that particular oil, there are often many other essential oils that have similar properties and that will also help! Here are ways that you could use each of the oils I was provided with (lemon, lavender, peppermint, geranium and sweet orange).

Please note: GEO labels their oils for topical and aromatic use, and recommends internal use be postponed until after safety issues are understood and appropriate training received.


Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil is great for so many things! It can help to relieve muscle tension, support digestive health, promote clear breathing, support respiratory health and can even be used to help repel pests like spiders!

Lemon: Lemon essential oil is great for cleaning both surfaces and the air. Mix 5-6 drops of lemon (and/or orange) essential oil with 4oz of water. Store the mixture in a glass spray bottle and use it as a great non-toxic cleaner in your home. Lemon is great for uplifting your mood (see diffuser blend below). Lemon is also great for cleansing and can be very effective when used to help cleanse the skin. Please remember that lemon essential oil is photosensitive- after applying lemon essential oil to your skin, do not expose that area to direct sunlight for 12 hours as it could create a burn on your skin.

Lavender: There are so many benefits of lavender! Lavender is great to help promote a calm and relaxed mood and also assists with having a restful sleep. Lavender can be used on the skin to help soothe skin irritations quickly, including pesky bug bites! Lavender also helps to reduce tension (try a combo of peppermint and lavender to help with muscle tension). When combined with lemon and peppermint, lavender is great in helping to defend against seasonal threats as well- don’t worry, there’s a diffuser blend for that as well!

Sweet Orange: As mentioned earlier sweet orange can be added to a spray bottle with water to use as a great non-toxic all purpose cleaner. Sweet orange also helps to uplift your mood, just the smell of this oil will help you to feel invigorated! Putting sweet orange in the diffuser will help to cleanse the air and will also help to boost your mood- how can you go wrong with that?

Geranium: Like peppermint, geranium can also be used to send pests packing! When used topically, geranium also helps to promote clear and healthy looking skin! Geranium pairs well with lavender to help promote relaxation which you will see below in the restful sleep blend!


Now you know how you can use these oils, let’s talk about awesome diffuser blends that you can use these oils to make!

Using GEO essential oils in DIY essential oil diffuser recipes.

4 Easy DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Simply add these oils into your diffuser and enjoy!


Calming & Uplifting Diffuser Blend

2 drops Geranium Essential Oil

3 drops Lemon Essential Oil

3 drops Orange Essential Oil


Energy Boost Diffuser Blend

3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

3 drops Orange Essential Oil


Seasonal Smiles Diffuser Blend

2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil


Restful Sleep Diffuser Blend

2 drops Geranium Essential Oil

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil


I hope this post and Randy’s interview have helped you to be more informed and aware of the things you should look for when choosing/purchasing essential oils! If you are just getting started with essential oils, try the GEO Essential Starter Kit which comes with 15ml bottles of Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree!


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16 thoughts on “DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes”

  1. I don’t use essential oils personally, but I know a lot of people who do & they are going to love these recipes. How great 🙂

  2. I have never used an oil as a diffuser before, it would be nice to try it. Thanks for the information and the instructions as well!

  3. I love a mix of lavender and lemon as well as lavender peppermint. I’ve never actually tried all three together, so I’m glad you posted this. Definitely going to try it. Thank you!!


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