When it comes to blending together your favourite essential oils or perhaps combining them with a carrier oil or lotion it can be a tense and scary time, trying to figure out how much of each oil to use and which ones to blend together. However, it is also an exciting time as you develop your own favourite blends to use in your everyday life.
Here are some tips to help you when it comes to blending essential oils.
- Using high quality oils – when it comes to selecting your oils you should ensure that you use a reputable company such as Quinessence to make sure that you have the highest quality products available. High quality oils will often be stronger than those of lower quality meaning that you will need to use less of each oil and in the long term this presents a cost saving as the oils last longer.
- Ask yourself some important questions. Before your select your oil fragrances you should ask yourself a number of questions about your oil blend such as who is the blend for, what do you want the blend to do for you, when will it be used and how will it be applied or diffused? The answers to these questions may bring some oils to the forefront of your mind and may also remove some from your list.
- Once you have decided what you want to achieve from your blend – such as relaxation before bedtime – you can begin to select the oils that you might want to include based up the information you know about their individual properties. After you have your list of essential oils that help with relaxation you can see which ones you have available in your collection and which ones you enjoy.
- Now is the time for you to start mixing your oils. This could be a few drops of each oil that you like in with some water that use place in an aromatherapy diffuser, perhaps into a bath full of warm water or maybe into a carrier oil or lotion.
There are a few things to consider before blending oils such as ensuring that you are aware of any contraindications as to why you shouldn’t be using a particular fragrance, You should also take into consideration where the essential oils come from to make sure that you are buying from an ethical and responsible source.