It is easy to make your own Essential Oil Blends.
Here is how:
What is an Essential Oil Blend?
Before explaining how to make an essential oil blend, it’s important to define what it is.
An essential oil blend is when 2 or more essential oils are blended together. Simple – yes it really is that simple. This can be done based on the 3 Ways to Use Essential Oils. It is also important to note that all essential oil companies create their own blends which is great. However, I encourage you to experiment and create your own blends.
But before outlining these:
First refer to our safety tips for using Essential Oils here
Now back to the 3 Ways to Use Essential Oils to help learn How to Make an Essential Oil Blend. I am including a few suggestions on how and why you would create blends with these explanations too.
1. Aromatic: is when you breath in oils
- You can diffuse an oil blend
For example, I like to diffuse lavender oil and another oil in a diffuser about 2 hours before bed time in the living area to calm everyone in the home down. Unwinding ready for bed. If anyone is fighting off a cold or sniffles, I’ll add Protective (On Guard) Blend or Respiratory (Easy Air) blend.
- Mix in your hands (adults only – not children) and inhale from your hands
The blend of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint creates a natural antihistamine which is great for allergies such as hayfever. As a hayfever sufferer I love to mix these oils in my hands and inhale the scent from my hands.
- Mix in a spray bottle and dilute with water to spray in the room
I love to mix 5 drops of Peppermint oil and 5 drops of Lemon oil diluted with water in a spray bottle and spray in the kitchen as an air freshener but also use as a surface, cleaning spray.
2. Topical: is when you put oils direct onto your skin
- Mix in a roller bottle and dilute with fractionated coconut oil
When my son is fighting off a cold he will mix lemon oil and peppermint oil with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle that he can take to school. This blend boosts his immune system (lemon oil) and boosts his ability to focus (peppermint oil)
- Mix in your hands and rub direct onto your skin (again, for adults only not children)
As I explained above as a hayfever sufferer I also love to mix Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint oils in my hands and rub onto my skin that is not exposed to the sun for a quick fix for hayfever symptoms. You can rub this blend onto your face without lemon oil. Citrus oils on skin exposed to the sun will burn.
3. Internal: is when you consume oils
- Mix in cooking
1 or 2 drops of Oregano and Thyme oils in a pasta tomato based sauce creates a lovely aroma throughout the home but also delightful flavours for your meal. Be mindful, Oregano in particular is a very strong oil.
- Mix in a capsule and take internally
I recommend this for oils that you don’t enjoy the taste of. For example, Oregano has many benefits particularly to fight off infection but it is a very strong oil to take neat. Therefore, to boost your immune system a couple of drops of Oregano oil and Lemon oil in a capsule to take orally is a great solution.
- Dilute in a large bottle of water to drink
My morning routine consists of 2 drops of Peppermint and Lemon oils in a large (approx 1 litre) bottle of water that I drink throughout the morning. It acts as a great detox and stimulates your digestive system.
Now that you know a little more about making your own oil blends. Here is a short video I created that demonstrates how you can control how much essential oil you add to your blend using a pipette dropper. A glass dropper will also work as I mention in the video: