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Top 10 Essential Oil Blends

Updated on October 5, 2014

Essential Oil Blends

There are several essential oil combination and blends available, which help to combine the therapeutic properties of the oils to make it more effective in treating various ailments. Although you can easily find these pre-made blends at leading health stores, you can easily make your own recipes at home. Below are top ten essential oil blends that you can try at home.

Essential Oil Bath

Bathing with essential oils is a relaxing way to acquire its healing properties. Lavender oil is highly suggested for use in making homemade bath oils due to its gentle and mild action on even the most sensitive skin. Prepare about 20 drops of lavender oil and 2 ounces of carrier oil, preferably almond oil. If you do not like lavender, do some research on essential oils you are going to use to avoid skin sensitization.

With all ingredients prepared, mix it in a dark colored container. To use your bath oil, simply adjust the amount of oil you are going to use according to the amount of bathwater. Stir thoroughly before soaking your body in it for at least 15 minutes.

Natural Insect Repellent

Essential oils contain properties that make them effective insect repellent. There are several choices of oils that you can use, but be careful in choosing strong essential oils that are mild enough for direct skin application. For this particular recipe, you need a few ingredients such as distilled water, high-proof alcohol, and essential oils that include eucalyptus, citronella, lavender, and lemongrass oil.

First, place the distilled water and alcohol into a container or bottle. Only then can you add the essential oil combinations and mix thoroughly to ensure that everything is well incorporated before using.

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Massage Oil

Essential oils are often used as massage oils but you cannot simply pour in essential oil and directly use it on your skin. Therefore, it is best to create homemade essential oil massage blend beforehand for convenience of use later on.

For your massage oil blend mixture, you will need 8-10 drops of essential oil and an ounce of carrier oil. Once all ingredients are blended together, you must then place it onto a dark colored container to prolong shelf life.

Essential Oil Cream or Lotion

Want to experience healthier and more glowing skin naturally? It is now possible with the use of essential oils as natural cream or lotion. To prepare your homemade essential oil lotion, gather these ingredients: unscented lotion, 30 drops of essential oil, ¾ cup of carrier oil.

To begin preparation, pour the lotion into a bowl. Start to add in the essential oil/s and blend together well. Once you have mixed these ingredients, you can now transfer the essential oil lotion into a separate container so you can apply anytime on your skin to add natural skin moisture and glow.

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Natural Shampoo

Essential oils are also very useful during skin care. Therefore, you can use these oils for your natural hair care treatment to prevent hair damage and boost its natural strength. To make your homemade hair care treatment, use the following ingredients: unscented and mild shampoo, and essential oils such as jojoba, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and patchouli essential oil.

Making your own essential oil shampoo is very easy since you simply mix these essential oil combinations thoroughly before adding it into your shampoo. Use this as your shampoo whenever you shower.

Essential Oil Perfume

Essential oils from plant emit natural fragrances and scents that have been utilized for various cosmetic products and in the field of perfumery. Hence, it was only natural to use essential oils in making your own perfume. Indeed, it will help you save money from having to buy expensive perfumes off the market and yet you are ensured of all natural ingredients.

One particular essential oil perfume blend you can try involve the use of the following essential oils: sandalwood, rose, jasmine, and neroli. Make sure to add at least a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil to avoid the possibility of acquiring skin irritation. Place in a bottle or container for quick access. To experience its maximum fragrance, place the essential oil onto your pulse points to release the fragrance into the air.

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Panic Attack Blend

Some essential oils contain tonic properties that help settle your nerves and enable you to remain calm even in the most stressful situations. Plus, these oils are quite effective in providing immediate relief. To use the panic attack blend you have prepared, you can add a few drops into your handkerchief or any clean cloth. Then, sniff into your handkerchief to soothe your mind and relax your tensed muscles.

For this blend, you can try combining 3 drops of frankincense with 2 drops of helichrysum oil. Or, you can mix lavender oil with either neroli or rose oil in a 4:1 ratio mixture.

Essential Oil Blend for Stress

The modern lifestyle is constantly stress-ridden; hence, you can benefit from the soothing effect of essential oils. There are quite a few blends or essential oil combinations that you can use. First, you can mix clary sage, lemon, and lavender oil. Another mixture option include lavender, chamomile, and vetiver essential oil. Another essential oil blend that produces a soothing effect is that which combines bergamot oil, frankincense and geranium oil.

There are several methods of application to relieve stress, such as vaporizing your entire room so you can inhale the blend’s soothing essences. Or you can make an inhalation by adding a few drops of the oil blend to your pillow so you can inhale it as you sleep.

Essential Oil Blend for Increased Energy

Along with stress, most people feel lethargic and they lose physical and mental alertness. But did you know that even the slightest sniff of essential oil energizing blend is enough to stimulate your brain and body to gain more energy.

For an energizing effect, it is important to choose essential oils that are brain stimulant. Some of the excellent essential oils that you can use include grapefruit, basil, ginger, rosemary, bergamot, peppermint, lemon, and frankincense oil.

Essential Oil Blends for Insomniac

The relaxing and calming effect of essential oils have been known to treat problems of insomnia and other chronic sleeping disorders. To make your own insomnia blend, you will need 10 drops of Roman chamomile and combine it with clary sage and bergamot essential oils. After combining these essential oils, store in a dark colored bottle.

There are two options for using insomnia blends: through a diffuser to release the essences on your entire room, or by adding a few drops to your pillow to provide better quality sleep at night.

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  • Dolores Monet profile image

    Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

    A great hub on essential oils. I love essential oils but have not really looked into their various properties. I am linking my soap making hub to this one so that people can learn about the essential oils used in making soap. Your ideas for mixtures are wonderful.