Essential Oil Mix
Delving into the world of aromatherapy essential oil blends is like opening a treasure chest of mind and body benefits you can enjoy every day. But the fun does not stop at knowing how to apply and use the best essential oil blends. Did you know that you can have even more fun with it by mixing them up?
Think about it – some of your favorite perfume scents were concocted through a careful blend of handpicked essential oils. These combinations resulted in one of a kind and unforgettable fragrances, right? With the right combination of essential oils, you yourself can be your own “mixologist” and concoct special combinations for your next aromatherapy session. Who knows, it can even be your signature scent!
The Basic Rule
The best part about this is there is just a basic rule you need to follow: keep your mixes in balance. You can easily find suggestions on which essential oils can be paired or combined together, but the resulting fragrance will depend on how much of each oil you put in. So to be on the safe side, drop only a little at a time, mix it and take a whiff! Decide what else needs to go into the mix and then add a little of that as well.
Tip: When mixing essential oils, it may help to take a short break every now and then to allow the scent of the previous mix to “leave” your nose, thereby “forgetting” it and having a fresh new take on what you have at present.
Just Like Mixing and Matching Clothes
Going back to which ones are good to go together, here is a shortlist of essential oil blends you might want to start out with. If you want a scent that…
- Soft and sweet. Try a combination of the following: fennel, lavender, rose, geranium, basil, rosemary and lemon.
- Warm and musky. Experiment with essential oils such as: clary sage, jasmine, geranium, lavender, juniper, neroli, orange, ylang ylang and rosewood.
- Outdoorsy and stimulating. The right blend of the following – eucalyptus, lemon, juniper, orange, thyme and Melissa – can give you that sunshine-y, nature scent.
- Mysterious, delicate and reminds one of the night. Any of the following blended with jasmine essential oils will really achieve that: rosewood, orange, geranium, neroli and rose.
- Relaxing and herbal, to promote wellness and to de-stress. Play around with lavender, jasmine, clary sage, geranium, orange, lemon, thyme, patchouli, rosewood, rosemary and ylang ylang to come up with a mix that makes you think of a good night’s sleep.
These are just some suggestions, but you can surely come up with your own categories for mixing and matching scents. The wonderful thing about incorporating aromatherapy into your life is that it not only opens up your mind to great scents, but also provides healing or stimulation. What’s more, there are other mental and physical benefits (like jojoba oil benefits, for example) that your mind and body can benefit from, too! So what else are you waiting for? Take a stab at all the aromatherapy fun that essential oils can provide you with today!