Diffuser Blends for Celebrating and Gratitude Practices

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New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving, graduations, confirmations, baptisms, weddings, birthdays, the birth of a child, moving into a new house, and receiving a promotion are all examples of events that we would want to reflect on and express special gratitude for.

Before a significant event in my family's life, I created the following aromatherapy blends to diffuse during meditation. However, special events aren't the only time when utilizing this diffuser combination to express appreciation and focus on our blessings is acceptable and spiritually rewarding.

The Essential Oils Used In the Celebration and Gratitude Blend



A light, sweet, uplifting aroma that is typically loved by those of all ages. It makes for a beautiful primary oil in any blend intended for celebration or enhancing joy.


A beautifully uplifting aroma that is amongst my favorites. This oil allows for the gentle release of emotional grief that so often accompanies growth.


A beautiful, exotic floral essential oil. It can become quite overpowering, so use it sparingly. Rose is what called to me for this celebratory blend, but jasmine would also be well suited.


With its fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody aroma, Cypress is an energizing oil and is a great oil to use during times of change.


To celebrate my faith and gratitude, frankincense is my oil of choice for this particular blend. It's earthy and spicy base notes help to round out the aroma.


Ginger is a spicy oil that is warming, heart lifting and helps to cut through the sweetness of the citrus and ylang ylang essential oils.

Essential Oil Ratios

20 drops Bergamot

10 drops Grapefruit

10 drops Cypress

10 Drops Frankincense

5 drops Rose

2 drops Ginger

In a clean glass bottle, combine all of the oils. Diffuse 1-3 drops, according to the manufacturer's instructions for your specific diffuser.

Experiment with this blend or create your own celebration blend. There are certainly quite a few other oils that would be quite appropriate. What are some of your favorite oils and blends to to celebrate the triumphs in your life? I'd love to hear about your favorites.

This is a diffuser blend and is not intended for topical application. Do not apply to skin. Be sure to follow all essential oil safety precautions and avoid any essential oils that may be contraindicated for you.

The most effective wellness routines are those that fit easily into your daily life. Think of oil diffusers as a low-effort entrée into self-care: they bring elements of wellness into your home, transforming your space into a tranquil nest where you can (sometimes literally) breathe easier. These aromatic room fresheners require minimal effort for you to recharge your décor and up your self-care game in the process. Proceed with caution, though—diffusing essential oils can be super powerful, and not everyone should do it. 

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