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

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18 Essential Oil Bath Recipes

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Purchase Essential Oils found in these recipes.

One of the benefits of essential oils is you’re able to add them to a bath with some salts as you relax at the end of a long day.  We hope you enjoy these essential oil bath recipes submitted by Nature’s Sunshine (NSP) Facebook Fans.

Take a hot and relaxing bath using these essential oil recipes.

 

The ultimate, relaxing, detox bath!
Add to Bath:1/4 tsp Core

1/4 tsp essential shield
1/2 tsp eucalyptus
1/2 tsp pine needle
A few drops of frankincense

Mix with 2 cups kosher salt and 1 cup Epsom salt

~ Jessica Yuhas

 

Sore and tight lower back muscles:
4 cups Epsom salt
5 drops Recover EO (Essential Oil)
5 drops Core EO
5 drops Helichrysium EO
Pray over the oils before putting in bath and while stirring the oils and salt in the bath water.

~ Lisa Taylor Hutchinson

 

For an amazing bath, relaxed muscles and calming of the soul.
10 drops lavender
10 drops core
10 drops breathe deep
5 drops tei fu essential oil

Mix with 2 cups epsom salts , 1 cup coarse sea salt and 1 cup baking soda. Add to warm bath and soak neck deep.

~ Nora Weigl

 

Add to your bath for achy muscles and relaxation:
5 drops frankincense oil
5 drops orange oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Epsom salt

~ Cyndee Landreman

 

For a relaxing, detox bath soak, use:
5 drops lavender
5 drops Breathe Deep
1/2 c Epsom salts, 1/2 c baking soda, 1/2 c white vinegar

~ Susan Presley Kinningham

 

5 drops of lemon
3 drops of geranium
1 drop frankincense

~ Andrea Rosario

 

1 C Epsom salt
10 drops red mandarin
8 drops lavender
4 drops frankincense

~ Kayla D Pike

 

1 cup Epsom salt
10 drops peppermint
3 drops frankincense
10 drops roman chamomile
10 drops lavender
Mix drops with Epsom salt then add to bath water. Smells wonderful!

~ Deedee Edwards Mast

 

1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup baking soda
5 drops Peppermint EO
5 drops Tea Tree EO
10 drops Eucalyptus EO
10 drops Rosemary EO

~ Jennifer Anderson

 

1 -2 cups Epsom salt
10 drops Ylang Ylang
10 drops geranium and/or 10 drops patchouli eo
Smells great and is soothing, calming and uplifting.

~ Denise Beyers

 

1 cup Epsom salt
10 drops breath deep
10 drops lavender
10 drops peppermint
10 drops lemon.
Relaxing and smells amazing.

~ Myra Burke

 

1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Dead Sea salts
1/2 cup baking soda
10 drops lavender
Relaxes body while body soaks in nutrients from the salts.

~ Wendy Nelson Wells

 

1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 baking soda
10 drops of refuge

~ Jenn Pfeiler Noel

 

1c Epsom salt
½ c baking soda
5-8 drops Refuge Oil Blend
3 Drops frankincense Oil
Shake in jar. Mix into warm running bath water.
Relax and enjoy!

~ Monica Chitwood

 

1 c epsom salt
1/3 c sea salt
1/3 c baking soda
Dissolve the above in boiling water.
1/2 tsp ginger
1 c Apple cider vinegar
Peppermint or lavender essential oil.

~ Debbie Moranz- Sullivan

 

 Bath RECIPE for immune support and to assist your body systems:
2 cups Kosher Salt
1 cup Epsom Salt
1/3 tsp core essential oil
1/3 tsp. eucalyptus essential oil
1/4 tsp of Essential Shield essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a mason jar. SHAKE. Fill tub with warm water, and pour well blended contents over torso while you are lying in tub. You can add 2-4 small bottles of Peroxide to bath water. This is a POWERFUL RECIPE – if you feel any sensitivity, or irritation swirl salts into water. Can do 2- 5 days in a row.

~ Nora Weigl

 

For a Luxurious Balancing Bath- mix
1 cup Epsom Salt with 20 drops of Changes Blend (more or less to your liking)
2 drops Rose
Swirl mixture into the bath water as it’s running. Light some natural candles. Your favorite music and Escape to Balance and Happiness. Great for Men too.

~ Diane DeScala- Maiorisi, Cnhp

 

1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
5 drops lavender
5 drops eucalyptus
5 drops grapefruit

Use as a detoxing bath when sore, tired, or just needing a few minutes away from the kids!

~ Kacy Ross


 

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