Blending with Essential Oils
Using essential oils at home is great fun as well as fantastically good for your physical, emotional and spiritual health. If you can blend essential oils then the fun becomes that much greater! Essential oil blending is like cooking, knitting, sewing or drawing and sculpting and in fact any kind of creative activity. The results can be astounding.
We can make our own personal fragrances, use them in our handmade products as well as in our oil diffusers and burners at home. We can even make our own natural perfumes!
But where do we start? What are the general do’s and don’ts?
This is a beginner’s guide to blending with essential oils to help you get started and to demonstrate that it can be really easy if you follow my simple formula.
First Of All
There aren’t really any rules because smell is completely personal and varies from one day to the next.
There are some simple guidelines that you can follow to get you started and you just need to be aware of the health & safety information. Click here for key health, safety & storage information.
To keep things really simple, we’ll just focus on 3 of the core fragrance groups – fruity, floral and oriental – take a few of the most commonly used essential oils and then all you need to do is follow the 6 simple steps!
Fragrance Group Blending
Please Note *
If you use *Ylang Ylang, I would only advise to use it as the oil with the lowest dilution in evey blend because it is extremely strong and will over-power the aromas given off by the other oils.
Calculate the total number of essential oil drops required for your blend.
Calculate how many drops are required for your main part (half), second part (approx 2/3 of the remaining) and final part (approx 1/3 of the remaining).
- Total Drops – 10 drops
- Main – 5 drops
- Second – 3 drops
- Final – 2 drops
Choose the main part for your fragrance – Fruity, Floral or Oriental.
Choose the second and final parts for your fragrance from the remaining groups.
- Main = Fruity
- Second = Floral
- Final = Oriental
Choose the essential oils you would like to use from each category – Main, Second, Final
- Main = Fruity = Bergamot
- Second = Floral = Geranium
- Final = Oriental = Benzoin
Calculate the amount of drops you require from each theme
- Main= Fruity = Bergamot = 5 drops
- Second = Floral = Geranium = 3 drops
- Final= Oriental = Benzoin = 2 drops
Carefully add your drops to your blend and place the top firmly on your product.
It’s as easy as that! Now you are ready to go with your own bespoke fragrance and personalised product!
Thanks so much for reading my blog. I hope it was useful and practical and I wish you the best of luck with your own blending and handmade product making!
Come On My Essential Oil Blending Course?
Want to learn more about essential blending? Want to make natural products?
To find out more about blending with essential oils you can come to my course “The Art of Blending with Essential Oils”. We’ll learn about essential oils, blending techniques, and of course we’ll be making amazing natural products! Bath Salts, Shower Gels, Pulse Point Oils, and Facial Elixirs.
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I am also running a natural perfume making course. Click Here to find out more and to book your place.
For more information, you can contact me on 07972 043 922 or by email email@example.com