Essential Oils Blends

Before beginning to create your own essential oil blend, a good starting point is to categorize your essential oils into groups. This can be by what they do, how they smell or sort them by their chemical make-up of how fast each of them evaporates. Some oils could certainly fit into more than one category depending on how your nose “reads” that particular scent. 

Oils in the same category generally blend well together. With a clear grouping system like this, you can then also choose an essential oil from one category and blend it with an oil from another category. It is very important that you choose good-quality essential oil brand products for your aromatherapy recipes and oil blending experiments.

When creating a new blend, start out small with a total number of drops of either. By starting small, you waste less oil in your blending experiments. After you have designed the blend, then you can dilute it by adding carrier oils, alcohol, salts, creams etc. Keep a notebook that lists each oil that you used with the number of drops used for each oil. When you find that perfect blend, you want to be able to reduplicate it, and it’s near impossible if you didn’t take notes! Be sure to label your blends clearly. 

If you don’t have enough room to specify exactly what your blend is, label it with a number that corresponds to a number in your notebook. Some oils are much stronger than others. Study oils you wish to use in a given blend and observe the oils that have the strongest aromas. Unless you want those oils to dominate the blend, you will want to use dramatically less of the stronger oils in your blend. After creating your blend, allow it to sit for a few days before deciding if you love or hate it.