Easy Uplifting Citrus Blends

Jayleen RennebergDIY, essential oils, natural living

Citrus essential oils are a favorite! The smell of citrus oils help to pep you up… naturally. For kids noses, citrus essential oils tend to be the most pleasing and are generally safe to diffuse around them. These oils also have germ killing potential and are great to use in your DIY cleaners.

Some citrus oils can even be great for the skin, showing in some studies to help with cellulite and age spots. HOWEVER, caution needs to be used when applying citrus oils topically as many of them are photosensitive. This means that if you apply it topically, even diluted, and go out in the sun, your skin can have a reaction with the sun that can result in a rash, bubbling of the skin or transdermal bruising. If you are going to use citrus oils on the skin, it should be applied in very low dilutions and at least 12 hrs before sun exposure. There are some exceptions to the citrus = photosensitivity rule, but it’s best just to be overly cautious with topical application or speak first with a certified aromatherapist.

With summer coming fast, here are some suggestions for citrus blends that can be diffused in the house or mixed in a spray bottle for use as a countertop cleaner. The uplifting smell is sure to bring a better mood into the home.

Bergamot, Lime & Peppermint

3 drops Bergamot

2 drops Lime

1 drop Peppermint

Grapefruit & Bergamot

2 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Bergamot

**this is the same combination as our Happy Blend

Lemon, Mandarin & Juniper Berry

4 drops Lemon

2 drops Mandarin

1 drop Juniper Berry

Blood Orange, Grapefruit & Lime

3 drops Blood Orange

2 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Lime

Grapefruit & Patchouli

3 drops Grapefruit (try subbing in Blood Orange)

1 drop Patchouli

Give these a try if you like playing around with oils as much as we do! If you’re looking for something premixed- try our Happy Blend, our Awake Blend or our Rise Up Blend. You can also get our Happy Blend in a spray to keep with you whenever you need a spritz of joy! We love talking about our oils, if you have any questions, shoot us an email at info@purelivingenthusiast.com.