Even thousands of years ago people from different cultures have used essential oils for different purposes. The reason why these small bottles have been taking such an important part of our lives then and now are the benefits that come from their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When it comes to using essential oils, there are some general tips; you can use just one or a blend of two or more oils. Furthermore, you can buy and feel the benefits of already made essential oils blends, or you can take the time and mix some on your own.

No matter whether you want to make an aromatic blend for therapeutic purposes, or for the pleasures that aroma brings, this process is a combination of science and creativity and requires the usage of natural oils for the best results. The market is full of different essential oils but not all of them are safe. So, before you even start making any blend make sure you use safe and high-quality products.

essential oils blends

Essential oils are categorized into several groups based on their aromas. Oils that belong to the same category usually are great when blended together but this should not limit your creativity; make experiments and try something new. Before you start preparing your essential oil blends, here is a brief guide on which categories are the best to mix together.

  • Woody oils, like cedar and pine, usually blend great with all categories;

  • Floral oils such as jasmine, neroli and lavender are great choices for mixing with woody, spicy and citrusy oils;

  • Oriental (patchouli, ginger) and spicy oils (cinnamon,clove, nutmeg) blend good with floral, citrus and oriental oils;

  • Minty oils like peppermint and spearmint are great for blending with woody, citrus, earthy and herbaceous oils.

Essential oil blends can be used for many purposes, here are some of them.

  • For a restful night’s sleep create a blend by mixing 2-4 drops of lavender, chamomile and peppermint oil. Put a few drops of this therapeutic essential oil blend on your pillow for a better sleep.

  • To relieve the tension in your body make a mix of lavender oil and chamomile oil. These two types are well known for their relaxing effects. You can put a drop of this mix on your hands, rub them together and put them close to your nose, or you can simply add a few drops on your pillow before sleeping.

  • A few drops of lavender and cedar wood oil mixed with an unscented lotion have the power to bring all the benefits from the massage salon to your home. Just make the blend and ask your partner for some help. Great results are guaranteed to follow.

  • For the sake of relaxation and fighting headaches, use 4 drops of peppermint, lavender, and chamomile essential oil; put them to your temples for immediate relaxation and cooling effect.

  • Making a feet bath every once in a while is a great way to refresh and relax your feet. Add a few drops of eucalyptus and lemon oil to a bowl of warm water and let your feet feel the love for a couple of minutes.