26 Energizing Essential Oil Diffuser Blends to Boost Energy

By: Rita Pike |

Aromatherapy is a helpful use of essential oils for a variety of things, not just relaxation and calming the nerves. If you use the right combination of scents, you can help with certain pain and emotional distress and you can also boost your mood, up your energy levels, and energize your day.

The many different combinations you can create with these energy blends can suit your mood, too, not merely blanket cover “energy boosting” routines.

Some are better for summer, some for spring, some for winter, or autumn. Or you may just feel like getting flowery when it’s wintertime to boost your mood in light of, well, a lack of light!

Whatever combination of energizing essential oils you choose, you can create a lighter, brighter, richer, or warmer atmosphere in your home for whatever your mood demands.

How Do I Decide Which Combinations Will Smell Pleasant Together?

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The best advice for deciding which energy oil blends to choose any given day – or creating your own blend, if need be – is simply trusting your gut. Think about the scents you have, the scents you love, and the kind of mood you’re in.

Then, pull out the oils you’ve got in mind, uncap them and gently pass them under your nose from a short distance of about 6 inches. Smoothly and deeply inhale the scent as they pass. If the scent combination hits the spot, diffuse away! If not, try a couple more combinations to find your sweet spot for the day.

How To Blend the Energizing Oils

Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to blend these essential oil diffuser recipes for energy.

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  1. If you’re using a diffuser with reeds, remove the reeds before beginning.
  2. Next, prep your diffuser with a quarter cup of your preferred carrier oil. This needs to be an unscented oil or as nearly unscented as you can find. Jojoba and almond oil are good options.
  3. Now, decide which combination of scents you’d like to use.
  4. Then drop the 2-3 drops of each essential oil into the diffuser.
  5. Replace reeds and enjoy!

Caution for Pet Owners

Caution for Pet Owners

There are a large number of essential oils that can be harmful to your pets. Be sure to read up on information for your cats or dogs and the essential oils that are safe for use in homes with them.

Be aware that your pets may still be very curious about essential oils and want to get into packaging containing them. My cat thinks they’re amazing, so I have to keep them carefully guarded to protect her!

Energizing Blends to Whip Up On Your Own

These are the diffuser blends we’ve found to be the most energizing and pleasing for a variety of moods and settings.

Thyme, Sweet Orange, Rosemary

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  • 1 drop thyme
  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 1 drops rosemary

A sweet, yet savory way to give your day some oomph is through the use of thyme, rosemary, and sweet orange together. These three essential oils create a lovely blend that gives you some de-stressing power while boosting your energy and mood at once.

Juniper, Cedar, Bergamot

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  • 2 drops juniper
  • 2 drops cedar
  • 3 drops bergamot

For a woodsy, aromatic texture to the house, diffuse some juniper and cedar together.

Add in some bergamot and you’ll have a crisp citrusy way to boost your energy while feeling like you’re exploring the great outdoors. If it’s cooler outside, you can crack the windows and let in the breeze to add an extra crispness to the experience.

Grapefruit, Peppermint, Sweet Orange

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  • 3 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops sweet orange

For a punchy, fruity energizing boost to your day, mix up some grapefruit and sweet orange in that diffuser.

Then, drop in some peppermint for an extra “bite” of freshness that will kick your energy into gear, clear your sinuses, and add some relaxation to the atmosphere without dragging your energy levels down.

Sweet Orange, Rose

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  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops rose

One of the simplest but most effective essential oil blends for energy is the invigorating combination of sweet orange and rose. The floral fragrance blends perfectly with the sweet fruity scent to give a springtime aroma to the room, boosting your mood and sending off the winter blues.

Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Lemon

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  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 1-2 drop bergamot
  • 2 drops lemon

A zesty, fruity combination is lemongrass, sweet orange, bergamot, and lemon. Each of the citrus aromas gives that lift of summery energy while the lemongrass gives a zing of power to the day. If you need just a little more kick, up the bergamot to 2 drops.

Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Orange

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  • 2 drops grapefruit
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops sweet orange

A citrusy way to open up your day and your senses is combining sweet orange, grapefruit, and lemon in your diffuser. This sweet, fruity combination is fresh, invigorating, and smells absolutely delightful. It also adds a certain “clean” feeling to the air – which we personally find extremely energizing.

Cinnamon, Clove, Sweet Orange

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  • 2 drops cinnamon
  • 2 drops clove
  • 3 drops sweet orange

This particular blend is perfect for beating the wintertime blues just after the holidays.

The cinnamon clove scent reminisces of holidays, with the twinge of sweet orange as a fresh punch of summery scent that’s still associated with Christmas stockings and delicious meals.

Rosemary, Sweet Orange

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  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 3 drops sweet orange

Another favorite simple essential oil blends for energy is sweet orange and rosemary. This two-part blend gives a punchy, yet sweet, feeling to the room. The rosemary is warm and heady for the comfort component, with the sweet orange adding some energy boosting scent to the air.

Pine Needles, Cajeput, Juniper, Peppermint

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  • 2 drops pine needles
  • 2 drops cajeput
  • 2 drops juniper
  • 2 drops peppermint

For another outdoorsy feel that will quicken your pace and brighten your mood, combine pine needles, cajeput, juniper, and peppermint together. You’ll get a bright, clean, refreshing feeling with a strong sense of the great outdoors for a fresh, energizing boost.

Sandalwood, Clove, Cinnamon, Frankincense

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  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 1 drop clove
  • 1 drop cinnamon
  • 2 drops frankincense

If you love rich, heady scents, the combination of clove, cinnamon, sandalwood, and frankincense will do it for you. This scent combination is warm, earthy, and deeply fragrant.

Be sure to stick to only 1-2 drops each, as the combination is a powerhouse that could overwhelm you otherwise.

Sweet Orange, Ginger

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  • 2-3 drops sweet orange
  • 1-2 drops ginger

For a zesty, exotic ambiance, try sweet orange and ginger together. Ginger is a strong scent that boosts the mood, clears the head, and fills the sense with energy, while the sweet orange decreases stress and adds its own punch of energy to the air.

If you like strong aromas, go with 3 drops of sweet orange and 2 of ginger, otherwise, go with 1 drop ginger and 2 of sweet orange.

Cinnamon, Bergamot, Clove

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  • 2 drops cinnamon
  • 3 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop clove

A spicy aroma that will open the senses and the sinuses is cinnamon, bergamot, and clove together.

The vibrant scent of bergamot loads your senses with energy, while the spices drive up the power side of the combination, giving you plenty to keep you going all day.

Vetiver, Bergamot, Clove

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  • 2 drops vertiver
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop clove

Another vibrant essential oil energy blend vetiver, bergamot, and clove. The earthy tones of the vertiver combine beautifully with the clove to give high, energy and sense clearing aroma, while the bergamot gives that citrusy power to boost the mood.

Rose, Geranium, Jasmine

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  • 3 drops rose
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 2 drops jasmine

For flower lovers, try combining rose, geranium, and jasmine together. The unique blend of vibrant flower scents will boost your mood while amping up the energy in the room.

After all, there’s nothing quite so intoxicating (in a good way!) as a spring morning when the flowers are out there waving their petals at you.

Thyme, Lemongrass, Rosemary

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  • 2 drops thyme
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops rosemary

For a sweet and punchy herbal mix, combine lemongrass, thyme, and rosemary together. The herbal aromas brighten the room, lift the mood, and warm your senses at once, lending you an extra boost of energy for the day.

Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli

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  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 3 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 2 drops patchouli

This long, but powerful essential oil blends for energy is good for the folks who really need to clear the head and find focus.

The tea tree, eucalyptus, and clary sage boost up your energy levels while clearing the sinuses, while the ylang ylang and patchouli give you an extra mood boost to face the day.

Rosemary, Clary Sage, Tea Tree

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  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops tea tree

Another vibrant combination that warms your senses and clears your head is rosemary, clary sage, and tea tree together. They combine to warm up your mood and help you focus on the task at hand.

Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint

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  • 2 drops lavender
  • 3 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops peppermint

You might think of lavender as a soothing essential oil – and it is. But it’s also a sinus clearing, headache reducing, stress-relieving oil that combines perfectly with peppermint and lemongrass to open up your senses and boost your mood.

Myrrh, Lavender, Patchouli

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  • 2 drops myrrh
  • 1 drop lavender
  • 2 drops patchouli

This earthy combination of myrrh, lavender, and patchouli is the perfect way to brighten any room, especially if you need to warm up your mood.

The hint of licorice from the myrrh, the bright aroma of the lavender, and the sweet musky scent of patchouli give you a positively mixed sensation of a deep forest and open fields.

Lemongrass, Myrrh, Sandalwood

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  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops myrrh
  • 2 drops sandalwood

The warming aromas of lemongrass, myrrh, and sandalwood combine for an invigorating blend to perk up the day. If you’re low on energy or need a mood boost that sings of the earthy outdoors, this combination will do the trick.

Juniper, Grapefruit, Bergamot

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  • 2 drops juniper
  • 2 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops bergamot

While bergamot and grapefruit are bright citrus scents, the juniper adds a sharpening touch that brings nature straight indoors. The combination of aromas really juices up the day with bright energy and reminiscence of the outdoors.

Peppermint, Lemon, Sweet Orange

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  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops sweet orange

Peppermint, lemon, and sweet orange are all naturally energizing aromas, all on their own.

When you combine them together, you have a sweet, bright, clearing scent that pumps up the energy while also helping you clear sinuses and generally feel bright and clear.

Lavender, Lemon

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  • 2 drops lavender
  • 3 drops lemon

Finally, this combination is one of the most invigorating for me while also reducing stress.

The bright pop of the lemon gives that vital energy while the soothing lavender blends in nicely with calming sensations that keep you cool while dealing with whatever tasks lie ahead.

Bring Energy To Your Day with Just a Few Drops

Any of the above essential oil blends will add some energizing aromas to your home or workspace. And depending on what kind of mood you’re going for, there are probably a dozen different combinations you can use to give your space that punch of refreshing scent in just a few steps.

Don’t be afraid to experiment on your own, too, using these ideas for a baseline “beginning place” to help you get started. You never know what kind of combination you might discover really does it for you.

Energizing Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Energizing Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Estimated Cost: $5

A sweet, yet savory way to give your day some oomph is through the use of thyme, rosemary, and sweet orange together. These three essential oils create a lovely blend that gives you some de-stressing power while boosting your energy and mood at once.


  • ¼ cup carrier oil such as jojoba or almond
  • 1-3 drops of each essential oil for the blend
  • Diffuser


  1. Remove reeds from your diffuser.
  2. Add in ¼ cup of your choice of odorless or near odorless carrier oil.
  3. Decide on your essential oils blend.
  4. Drop 1-3 drops of each essential oil, according to the recipe.
  5. Replace the reeds and enjoy!
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