Have you always wanted to blend your own oils but not known where to start? Maybe you want to mix your own custom perfume or create a blend for cleaning your home?
One of the first things to consider is what you’re going to be using this blend for and how you’re going to be using it.
•Who is this essential oil blend for?
•What purpose am I creating it for? What effect do I want this blend to have?
•How will I apply this blend?
Once you know what you want out of your essential oil blend, it’s time to do some research! What you’re looking for here is a list of pure essential oils that have the properties that you want in a blend. You won’t use all of these oils in your blend, but you want to create a list of 10-15 oils that could be included, and you will simplify this list later on.
If you’re purely making your blend around its scent as you want to use it for a perfume or to create a beautiful atmosphere in your home, you may wish to research oils by their herbal family. Based on what scent you like, you may research citrus, floral or woody oils.
If you’re blending your essential oils simply for aromatic purposes (blending for enjoyment of the scent rather than therapeutic benefit), you will want to make sure your oil combinations will actually smell nice once they are blended together. An easy way to do this is to break the oils down into their essential oil category. Some of the main essential oil categories are listed below: