Essential Oils Blending Basics

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Note: The Essential Oils mentioned in this article are the Nature’s Sunshine EOs. However, you can use other Authentic Essential Oils.

Because of their unique natural properties and powerful individual benefits, blending essential oils can be a bit of both art and science. But not to worry. There’s not really a “wrong” way to blend, and with Authentic Essential Oils experimentation is half the fun!

Getting Started

Oil blends are typically created for a specific purpose. Some are worn as perfume while others are created for boosting feelings of energy and cheer, or bringing a sense of calm. Step 1 for blending beginners is deciding what you’d like to accomplish. Are you blending for fragrance or blending for benefits?

 

Personal Perfume

Wearable blends used as perfume are built on personal preferences of top, middle and base “notes”. (“Notes” are determined by how quickly an Authentic Oil’s scent fades after being exposed to oxygen.)

Top notes are the lightest scents; the first ones we smell and the first to evaporate. Top notes are usually derived from flowers, leaves, and flowering herbs. Examples of top notes include Organic Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara.

Base notes are deeper. Their fragrances last the longest and they are often more “earthy” in scent. These oils ground the entire blend and are often derived from trees, roots, and barks. Some favorite base notes are Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Organic Frankincense and Organic Neroli.

Middle notes bring harmony. They balance the top notes with deeper base notes and bind all the fragrances together. Middle notes are most often derived from whole herbs and spices and include Roman Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose, Tea Tree, Organic Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon Leaf, and Clary Sage.

 

Blends with Benefits

If you’re blending for support with a physical or emotional need, choosing oils from the same aroma category is a great way to start. First, research the oils most recommended for your desired outcome. Since Lavender is often recommended to help with feeling calm, use Organic Lavender to start a blend for use before bed. Peppermint helps with feeling more alert and mentally aware, so it’s a great choice for blends that help with focus or tension. Once you’ve identified one core oil, choose two or three additional oils from the same aroma categories and mix and match.

Floral – Organic Lavender, Organic Geranium, Jasmine, Organic Ylang Ylang, Rose, Neroli

Citrus – Grapefruit, Lemon, Organic Orange, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Lemongrass

Woody – Pine Needle, Cedarwood, Cypress, Sandalwood, Organic Frankincense, Wild Myrrh

Herbaceous – Sweet Marjoram, Wild Rosemary, Clary Sage, Wild Oregano, Wild Thyme, Tea Tree

Spicy – Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Peppermint

 

Ready, Set, Go!

To start creating a brand new “uniquely you” blend start with small amounts and don’t be afraid to play! Choose an oil to “anchor” your blend (lavender for a restful blend for example) then experiment with additional oils to add specific benefits, as fragrance variation, or just to incorporate your favorites. We recommend starting with three oils in a blend then growing to five and even up to nine.

Start blending in very small batches to save ingredients during experimentation. Try 3 drops of your anchor oil or a favorite top note in a glass roll-on bottle, then add 5 drops of a middle note and 2 drops of a base note. Allow the blend to rest for 24 – 48 hours then give it a try. Smell it straight from the bottle. Apply carrier oil and try it on your skin. If it’s a keeper, fill the remainder of your bottle with Carrier Oil and you’re ready to apply. If you think it needs a boost, add an additional middle note and try it again. Vary the number of drops, the number of oils, and the oils themselves until you find a mix you absolutely love.

 

Foundation of Favorites

For inspiration, here’s a list of favorite oils and blend suggestions for the most common benefits you might be after. Try various ratios of these oils in your own blends, or add or subtract oils until your blend is simply the best.

For Energy & Uplift

  • Peppermint 
  • Lemon
  • Organic Orange
  • Organic Ylang Ylang 

 

For Relaxation & Calm

  • Organic Lavendar
  • Organic Frankincense
  • Roman Chamomile

 

For Joy

  • Red Mandarin
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon

 

For Protection

  • Tea Tree
  • Wild Oregano
  • Clove Bud
  • Cinnamon Leaf

 

For Grounding & Balance

  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Cypress
  • Wild Myrrh

 

For Motivation

  • Organic Ylang Ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon

 

For Gratitude

  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Sandalwood
  • Organic Orange
  • Organic Frankincense

 

For Healing and Release

  • Helichrysum
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

Nature’s Sunshine Independent Distributor

http://goldylocks.mynsp.com

 

Author: White Sage Woman

Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman, RMT, is a Multi Dimensional Healer, Cosmic Heart Healer, Ascension Guide, Ordained Spiritual Inter-Denominational Minister, Divine Channel, Psychic Medium and Holistic Health Practitioner. Even though she is a natural born Healer, her personal experiences, continued exploration, training and certification in multiple Healing Modalities reflects that Healing is an on going process. She is the Owner of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc located in Groton, CT and has clients located all over the world. Goldylocks Productions is a subdivision of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc. Tiffany produces Radio and TV Shows for those in the Holistic Profession.

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