Whether you’re an expert or a beginner at using essential oils for aromatherapy, you can always customize your scents by blending various oils together. But how can you tell which essential oils are a perfect match?
This article will go over all you need to know about preparing, concocting, and using the best essential oil blends. Keep reading to discover the perfect combos!
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are concentrated plant extract compounds that come from cold-pressing or distilling leaves, barks, roots, kernels, seeds, and more.
Each oil has a distinct, strong aromatic smell with unique benefits to the psyche and physiology. Oils typically come in small glass bottles for easy carrying and use.
Essential oils are often associated with various alternative medicines, especially Ayurveda, ancient Chinese holistic medicine, and Mediterranean medicines. To dive into essential oils in greater depth, check out our article on everything you need to know about pure essential oils.
What are the Benefits of Essential Oils?
Each essential oil has its own range of benefits. Lavender oil is the most popular oil since it is highly relaxing. Other extracts, like lemon, energize and help boost productivity and alertness.
Most people diffuse oils to improve their moods and increase sleep quality. Some people have noticed decreased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders once aromatherapy was introduced into their regimen.
It’s important to know that essential oils should not be taken internally. While essential oils can be wonderful to smell, even a few drops of essential oil in your drinking water can cause severe allergic reactions. Certain oils like tea tree and eucalyptus can be fatal when ingested. So please remember: These oils don’t go in your mouth. Smell them with your nose and enjoy their aromatherapeutic qualities!
Along these lines, If you know that you are allergic to certain plants, don’t use the essential oils derived from those particular plants. If you have sensitivities to rosemary in food, for instance, don’t inhale rosemary oil. If you have a condition such as eczema, avoid pungent oils like eucalyptus and tea tree. There will still be lots of great oils for you to choose from!
Which Essential Oil Should I Choose?
The oil that is ideal for you depends on what you’d most like to accomplish with your use of aromatherapy. If you want the oil in your diffuser to neutralize bad odors or freshen the air in your space, try an antibacterial oil such as peppermint. If you want to boost your mood and reduce lethargy, go for lemongrass oil.
Our quick and fun “Which Essential Oil Are You?” quiz can help you learn a little more about yourself and which oil is best suited to you.
The Benefits of Personalizing Your Scents with Essential Oil Blends
Diffuser blend recipes allow you to experiment with multiple oils at once. Ever wonder what it’s like to mix the scents of peppermint and patchouli? You’ll have fun finding out!
Personalizing your aromatherapy ingredients helps you take control of your mood, health, and life! It’s great to make blends based on your most common needs and feelings. If you are tired, antsy, and suffer from seasonal allergies, keep the Sweet Peacefulness, Energize, Allergy Relief, and Set the Mood essential oil blends on hand.
Now for the best part: how to make them!
Five Favorite Essential Oil Blends
Need a short, calming break from heavy dynamic activity? Sweet Peacefulness is for you. The lavender in this blend calms your mind and reduces the effects of stress while the sweet orange oil revitalizes and enhances your cognitive abilities, making for a stress-free, pro-productivity blend.
HOW TO: Mix 5 drops of lavender and 4 drops of sweet orange. You have two options with this blend: You can transfer it to a small glass bottle and sniff it as needed or pour it into your diffuser to create a setting that is excellent for a study session or for organizing your home.
The Energize mixture is great if you’re constantly lethargic and sleepy to the point where it messes with your social, work, and personal life. It’s also helpful if you just need a boost before a big test or social event. Always use high-quality PURA D’OR essential oils for the best results.
Peppermint helps wake you up naturally by enlarging your breathing cavities, enabling more oxygen to be pumped to your brain. Eucalyptus is typically associated with cold, flu, and allergy relief, but it also helps wake your mind up in a slow, controlled way (unlike caffeine!).Lemongrass is a bright citrus scent that provides a burst of energy when needed.
HOW TO: Combine 4 drops of peppermint, 4 drops of eucalyptus, and 2 drops of lemongrass oil. You can sniff the mixture from a bottle or let it permeate the air via an oil diffuser.
Dealing with pet, child, or other odors? Not to worry! The Clean Air diffusion blend will have your home smelling squeaky clean in no time. Plus, these oils are antibacterials, meaning they’ll kill stench-causing organisms that are hanging around in the air of your home.
Cedarwood keeps clothing moths away. In fact, it’s recommended by the EPA as a natural pesticide that prevents clothing moths from eating your garments! It also brings a warm, toasty feeling to your home. Lemongrass is an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant, and it may help relieve some digestive issues.
HOW TO: Swirl 5 drops of cedarwood oil and 3 drops of lemongrass oil together in your water-filled diffuser. This mixture is best for diffusion since the purpose is to freshen the air in a natural, chemical-free way. It also doubles as an energizing mix.
Allergies are pesky. Runny, sneezing noses and irritated breathing cavities may find relief from the following mix:
Did you know that stress might be making your allergies worse? Feelings of stress increase the body’s biological response to unwanted symptoms by increasing levels of histamine in the blood. Lavender essential oil helps relieve stressful thoughts and helps to regulate blood flow.
Peppermint helps open bronchioles for easier breathing. It’s associated with cold and flu relief, not to mention its immense benefits for reducing stress. Lemon clears sinuses for easier breathing.
HOW TO: Mix 3 drops of peppermint, 3 drops of lemon, and 3 drops of lavender oil into a non-metallic bowl and combine. Pour into a small glass bottle to sniff as a potent allergy-kicker. You can sniff it whenever you feel a sneezing fit coming on, or pour it into a diffuser for prolonged benefits.
Set the Mood
Start date night off right by setting the scent scene! Scent is the most powerful sense and it’s associated with core memory building and relaxation. Some essential oils also act as natural aphrodisiacs.
Cedarwood is a natural aphrodisiac that clears the mind of nervousness and insecurity, as well as boosting blood flow for optimal performance (if you know what we mean). Ylang ylang is often used to increase the feeling of touch and libido in a calm, relaxing manner that encourages intimacy and emotional bonding between partners. It is a great scent if you want to get to know your partner better!
Rosemary essential oil prevents feelings of nervousness and allows you to be yourself. It boosts mental clarity, reduces fatigue, and increases mindfulness in a subtle yet effective manner.
Patchouli is a calming, relaxing scent commonly used for spirituality. However, it is also extremely grounding and helps you stay in the moment when faced with something (or somebody) important.
HOW TO: Combine 2 drops of cedarwood, 1 drop of ylang ylang, 1 drop of rosemary, and 3 drops of patchouli oil to set the mood. Diffuse this blend in the bedroom or dining room for a romantic dinner by candlelight.
How to Diffuse Oil Blends
Choosing a Diffuser
The most important part of diffusing essential oils is choosing a high-quality diffuser. You might have the purest essential oils on the planet, but a poor diffuser will prevent you from unlocking all of the benefits those oils can provide.
Expensive does not necessarily mean better. There are different types of diffusers, such as wood, plastic, or even ceramic diffusers. Plastic is the easiest to clean, but wood and ceramic are recommended because they are more natural and are less likely to interfere with the essential oil.
Using a Diffuser
Before you use the diffuser, be sure to read your diffuser’s user manual thoroughly.
Fill water to the ‘fill’ line and add your desired blend to the water. Always pour the oils into the water, rather than the other way around. The potency of the oils could damage the diffuser if you put them in first.
Next, close the diffuser and turn it on. Watch the water vapor billow out of the machine and enjoy the scent!
The Benefits of PURA D’OR Essential Oils
PURA D’OR essential oils are 100% pure and USDA Organic. They are suitable for both beginners and aromatherapy experts.
Our Perfect 10 Essential Oil Set contains 10 organic, pure and natural oils. It’s a great gift for someone who wants to get into aromatherapy. You’ll enjoy lavender, peppermint, tea tree, lemon, sweet orange, rosemary, lemongrass, frankincense, eucalyptus, and cedarwood essential oil.
Our Sweet 16 Essential Oil Kit contains more exotic and homeopathic scents that you didn’t know you needed, but which can enhance your life! You’ll receive the same ten oils that are in the Perfect 10 set, plus turmeric, patchouli, ylang ylang, basil, tangerine, and bergamot essential oils.
If you’ve found one specific oil that you’ve been stuck to like glue, we offer larger versions of individual oils. Many people choose to purchase our larger bottles of lavender and lemon essential oil to use as a base for various diffusion blends.
We also have spearmint, sweet orange, ylang ylang, rosemary, cedarwood frankincense, eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint available in 4oz bottles.
We recommend that you try our Sweet 16 kit, even if you’re a total beginner. The majority of blends in this article contain oils that are exclusive to the Sweet 16 kit. Plus, who doesn’t want to experiment with more new scents?!
In addition to being highly affordable, our USDA Organic oils are highly effective. We pride ourselves on the transparency of our essential oils and use organic and sustainable methods of growing and harvesting. These processes create a wonderful collection of oils that can be used for a myriad of purposes.
Adventure from the Safety of Your Home
PURA D’OR essential oils glide through your home and bring you to every corner of the world via the oils in our bottles. From exotic turmeric to everyday sweet orange, you can embark on a smell-venture from wherever you wish.
Aromatherapy is also a great opportunity for self-care time. If you’re constantly on the go and can’t seem to find a moment to breathe, carry your favorite blend with you for a quick aromatherapy session on your work break or in between classes.
Diffusing essential oils will help you create a welcoming, peaceful environment that you’re happy to exist in. Diffuse essential oil blends in your office for boosted productivity, in your living room for a homey feel, or in your bedroom for relaxation.
About PURA D’OR Essential Oils
PURA D’OR is a special brand. We pride ourselves on our commitment to fair-trade products. Our unique, exotic essential oils are 100% pure and USDA Certified Organic. We believe that everybody should experience the bliss of aromatherapy, and we price our products accordingly.
We are constantly on the hunt for the most sustainably and ethically grown plants to use to create our oils. We support small farmers who produce in small batches that are hand-checked for quality.
Be sure to visit our aromatherapy page to explore everything that PURA D’OR has to offer. We know you’ll enjoy diffusing your favorite oil blends, and you can check out our great-ingredients-only haircare and skincare lines, too!