Essential Oils

Cold Season Diffuser Blend to Keep Your Family Healthy

January 26, 2018

We’re in the height of the cold and flu season here, but thankfully our family has stayed mostly clear of any lingering sickness. I’ve been adamant about using essential oils to keep the germs at bay. I’ve found this great cold season diffuser blend and we’re constantly running the diffuser whenever someone gets a case of the sniffles I load it up with oils I know will clear the air and keep us healthy.

Some family friendly key oils that I use to battle colds are frankincense, lemon and lavender. These are all oils that are safe to diffuse around children and are great at busting first signs of a cold, soothing cold symptoms already present and creating a fresh air environment for your family.

Other oils that are great cold fighters, but not suggested to be used on children are peppermint and eucalyptus. While I do use these oils myself and in our home for certain things — I don’t expose my son (who is a toddler) to them. I’d rather be safe than sorry. It’s always best to do your own research and use oils you are comfortable with for your own family.

Family Friendly Cold Busting Diffuser Blend

Our go to family friendly blend is 2 drops each of frankincense, lemon & lavender. I love the smell. Frankincense has a very earthy smell that reminds me of the holiday season. Lemon is the strong citrusy notes and lavender smooths it out and is soothing.


Check out my other posts about essential oils:

Purify Your Home

So Fresh & So Clean with Lemon Essential Oil 

Relax & Soothe with Lavender


I’ve really grown to absolutely LOVE essential oils and all their many uses and benefits for my family. Please reach out if you’d like to learn more — I’m happy to help!

Stay healthy!



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  • Reply Jennifer Espinosa January 26, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I have all 3 of these oils at home. I never know which ones to put together. I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks

    • Reply Marie January 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Awesome! Let me know if you like it!

  • Reply Kristin Cook January 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    That’s good to know. I really hate the smell of Frankincense oil, but I like lavender and lemon, and I’m sure that will help cover the Frankincense smell too!

    • Reply Marie January 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Yeah, maybe just one drop of the frankincense and more of the other two.

  • Reply Semalee January 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    This is so timely for me! Muy grandson was born yesterday an d I needed an alternative to peppermint for my usual routine. Thanks for the tip on frankincense!

    • Reply Marie January 26, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      You’re so welcome. Congratulations Grammy!

  • Reply Erin Haugerud January 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Love this blend! We use this combo a ton!!

  • Reply Yolanda January 27, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I didn’t know that some essential oils weren’t safe to diffuse around kids. I’ll have to read up on that more as I’ve really gotten into them lately and diffuse all day long! Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply Bailey January 27, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I love these oils! It’s amazing the difference essential oils can make. I feel like there is always lemon oil going in my diffuser.

  • Reply April Kitchens January 28, 2018 at 11:19 am

    That oil blend sounds divine! I don’t have a diffuser but I love oils in my oil burner.

  • Reply Gabby January 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Oh boy, right about now I wish I could diffuse those oils, but I have a cat so it could really hurt him! 🙁 but I’m super sick and I know it would help a lot!

  • Reply Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome January 28, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    This is perfect timing; I just bought a diffuser at Target today and have been researching different oils! Thanks for this great rundown. It’s perfect for flu season. 🙂

  • Reply Teri January 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Your timing for posting this is uncanny. I was thinking about getting a diffuser! I think I’ll give it a try.

    • Reply Marie January 29, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Oh you should! There’s so many remedies with diffusing essential oils!

  • Reply Allison | My Novel Life January 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    We constantly have frankincense going in the diffuser at our house during cold and flu season! I like the addition of lemon and lavender.

  • Reply Jennifer January 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I have frankincense, lavendar, and lemon in my diffuser right now 🙂

    • Reply Marie January 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      They’re a powerhouse combo!

  • Reply Brynn January 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I like that you mention which oils are not safe to use on toddlers. Smart!

    • Reply Marie January 29, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Safety first!

  • Reply Neri January 31, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I need to try out some oils!!!

  • Reply Joleisa February 1, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Despite their popularity, I haven’t got on the essential oils ‘train’ yet. I feel like I still need to do my own research. Thanks for sharing though.

  • Reply Marla February 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Hi Marie,

    Essential oils are great for so many health problems and they sure do help the cold and flu – so much better than getting flu shots that don’t work anyway. All 3 of these frankincense, lemon & lavender in a diffuser should smell great and keep everyone in the house healthier. Sharing on social media. Visiting from Bloggers Supporting Each Other. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  • Reply Edwin Prasetio February 2, 2018 at 5:25 am

    The oil diffusing over chest and stomach is a good choice for this flu-vulnerable condition. Lavender aroma is great to keep mosquitoes away too 🙂

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