As you may know, when essential oils are used in combination, they have proven to be much stronger and have more beneficial properties than when they are used on their own. However, to reap all the benefits that essential oils have to offer, you need to understand the art of blending essential oils.
Today we will go over some of the do’s, and don’ts when it comes to blending essential oils.
When creating beneficial essential oil blends, you need to dilute the oils. A good rule of thumb to remember when diluting your oils is to use one drop of the essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil. This provides you with a 1 percent dilution.
You can always increase the amount of carrier oil you use as well if needed. So, for one ounce of carrier oil, you should have 6 to 18 drops of your essential oils for personal care application.
If you are using the essential oils for home and air care, then you can use up to 18 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil for a 3 percent dilution.
You must dilute most essential oils because of their concentrated potency. They can be diluted with a skincare oil or a carrier oil like:
Beneficial Essential Oil Blends
Once you learn how to safely and adequately dilute your oils, you need to determine which oils blend well together.
To calm your soul, you can combine three drops of lavender, three drops of frankincense, and three drops of bergamot. It is a zen blend that you can diffuse in the home to nourish and comfort your soul.
To help promote better sleeping habits, combine three drops of lavender, two drops marjoram, one drop orange, and one drop roman chamomile. This combination will help relax you and allow the stress to melt away for a better night’s sleep.
Blending the Oils
Before mixing, group your essential oils together, so they have similar traits. Think about their benefits and their smell. When blending for aromatherapy, you should stick with mixing between two to five essential oils to achieve the best synergy between them.
The success of your essential oil blend depends on the oils you decide to combine. For topical applications, use a 15 mL amber glass bottle and fill it to the top with your carrier oil of choice. Select up to five oils to use and then add in around eight drops of each oil. It is best to stay away from mixing already combined blends.
Meta: The art of blending essential oils starts with knowing how to properly dilute them and then finding that sweet spot when mixing your favorite oils together