Defeat The Reek with This Odor Eliminator Diffuser Recipe

Life is busy. 

This time of year is crazy. 

Together, this means that life is currently chaotic and hot-mess-y

Yup, so that’s my poem that sums up the speed of life that I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to at the moment. It was inspired by coffee consumption, lack of sleep, and the inability to find time to do housework. Don’t get me wrong, I adore all this season has to offer— it’s beautiful colors, cooling temperatures, and bustling activities included. Afterall, it’s a blessing to have access to the many things that keep us busy during the day. That being said, tending to a bulging schedule can take a toll on your regular cleaning regime and sometimes you just need a minute to at least feel like you’ve got a sense of calm amidst the crazy.

To all of you out there who want to take in all the cozy fall vibes in a home that’s filled with the aromas of autumn but can’t seem to find the time to do so, this Defeat the Reek Diffuser is for you. This odor eliminator diffuser recipe includes essential oils with powerful odor-fighting properties that just so happen to have scents that go along perfectly with September’s season.  

Hi! Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box, which includes this recipe this month.

There’s nothing like coming home, opening the door, and being assaulted by a terrible aroma. This diffuser can help defeat the stink of garbage, gym clothes, and more. 

odor eliminator diffuser recipe

Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

You know what makes this Defeat the Reek Diffuser Blend one of the best essential oil diffuser recipes for clean air? This Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil, that’s what. Because citronella is one of its main constituents, this essential oil has the ability to overpower all sorts of stink. Plus, lemon eucalyptus essential oil is filled with antifungal properties[i] that’ll knock out any fungus that may be behind your odor issues

Blood Orange Essential Oil 

Blood Orange Essential Oil is a recipe for cleanliness in and of itself. It’s main component, limonene, is a renowned natural cleaning agent[ii]. In addition to its actual cleansing properties, it’s fresh aroma is pretty hard to beat. Before using this odor eliminator diffuser recipe, I was a pretty loyal orange essential oil user, but the hint of tanginess mixed in with this oil’s overall sweetness has me dividing my allegiance. 

Clove Essential Oil 

Last but not least, Clove Essential Oil is the spicy secret to creating an autumn aroma with your odor eliminator essential oil diffuser recipe. While its antimicrobial properties work to eradicate all things icky and stinky in your place,* its fragrance will create a crushed leaves, homey baking, rolling breeze sort of space. So yes, don’t take me lightly when I say that clove is one of the best smelling essential oils for home use

odor eliminator diffuser recipe

This odor eliminator diffuser blend is generally safe to diffuse around those with sensitive skin. 

Your odor-eliminating essential oil blend is safe to use around children over the age of 10. 

This diffuser recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

Avoid using your essential oil diffuser blend around cats as its oils may be irritating. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This diffuser blend is not recommended for use around dogs as its clove essential oil may be irritating. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

The clove essential oil in this recipe may irritate mucous membranes. 

Because it contains lemon eucalyptus essential oil, avoid using this recipe if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. 

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Defeat The Reek Diffuser Blend


  • 1 drop of Clove Essential Oil

  • 1 drop of Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • 2 drops of Blood Orange Essential Oil


  • Add essential oils to diffuser and diffuse in an open room.
  • To make a masterblend of this recipe use a 5 mL bottle from your Big Bonus Box and add 25 drops Clove Essential Oil, 25 drops Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and 50 Blood Orange Essential Oil. Shake to mix and label. 

While your Defeat the Reek Diffuser Blend will up the fall vibes in your house and boot away your home’s stink, it’s important to find more ways to slow down and embrace the beauty and peace of this season. What’s your favorite way of enjoying fall? Let us know on social media with @fromsimplyearth and comment below!

If you’re interested in keeping a natural home this season, check out our Simple Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for even more natural recipes. When you subscribe, we’ll ship you a monthly supply of four 100% pure essential oils, six natural recipes like this odor eliminator diffuser recipe, and all the quality ingredients you’ll need to make your own wonderful products for just $44.99/month. All of these goodies have over a $100 dollar value, plus we’ll give you a FREE Big Bonus Box when you subscribe. 

Subscribe today to keep your home natural. 

[i]Fumigant Antifungal Activity of Corymbia citriodora and Cymbopogon nardus Essential Oils and Citronellal against Three Fungal Species 

[ii]Washing effects of limonene on pesticide residues in green peppers