How to Make Blended Aromatherapy Oils

You can blend essential oils to strengthen their healing properties. However, blending essential oils can prove daunting and confusing at times, so you must do a little research to have the right knowledge about the properties of each kind of essential oil in order to enhance its effects. Blending essential oils correctly can work easily once you learn the basic principles.

1. Decide on the purpose of the blended oil you will make. Different essential oils have different properties. How you will use the oil will guide you when selecting the type of oils to blend.

2. Once you have decided on the purpose, you must select essential oils. For beginners, choose floral essentials oils to create harmonious blends. Experiment with blends by choosing two or more oils of the same kind. Lime oil blends very well with other citrus essential oils.

3. Use only high-quality essential oils. A low-quality oil may not give you the maximum effectiveness or provide the desired benefits you want. Search for credible local shops for assurance of the quality of the oils.

4. Choose a high-quality carrier oil. Numerous oil collections on the market have carrier oils in their lines. Start by using almond oil. It has a low-key scent that works well when blended with other essential oils. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Make sure you focus on what oils blend best when combined together.

5. Make sure you know the three different categories of essential oils: top notes, middle notes and base notes. Top notes, the most volatile, help to energize and stimulate your mood. Common top note oils include cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon. Middle notes have a little more weight and can help balance the major systems of the body. These oils mainly derive from spices and herbs such as lavender, jasmine and peppermint. Lastly, the base notes, which are heavier and riche than the other two, remain the main components of aromatherapy blends. These oils include ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Try different blends with different amounts of one, two or more of each note.

6. Once you have the ingredients you need, use a clean, sterile glass jar to blend the essential oils to your carrier base. Use a dropper to control the amounts. Use a larger glass to mix for huge amounts of mixture. You can then move the mixture into smaller jars afterwards.

7. Mix the mixture using a small stick. Use a glass stir stick if possible. Carefully swirl all the ingredients and avoid contacting the oil to your skin. Do not stir or shake.

8. Test the mixture and make any desired adjustments before storage. Strain the blended oil, using a cheesecloth, at least twice.

9. Store in a glass, airtight container. Keep the container in a cool, dark area and away from children.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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