Essential oil blends combine the best of several different oils while also producing an aroma you like. This is the key to creating a combination you can make the most use of.
Best DIY Essential Oil Blends
Here are some of the best essential oil blends you can easily make yourself.
Choosing a Carrier Oil
The best essential oils should be blended with a carrier oil for safety, as well as for the most effective results. When used “neat” (without carrier oil), the essential oils can burn the skin, or they can evaporate too quickly and lose efficacy.
Some of the most popular carrier oils for blending with essential oils are coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil. Choose your carrier oil based on your usage. For instance, a thicker carrier oil might be used for a skin protectant, whereas a thinner one might be used for aromatherapy.
Beyond the benefits of combining the properties of each essential oil, you’re looking to blend scents, as well. For instance, two scents may smell nice together, but not have the properties needed for the benefits you desire. The best essential oil blends will do both.
All of the essential oils below can be blended with a carrier oil for topical application or with water to spray for aromatherapy. They can also be used in a diffuser when properly diluted.
Peppermint and Thyme
Peppermint and thyme go well together, as the herbal aromas complement one another. The scent of the thyme slightly calms the peppermint without taking away its minty fresh smell.
Both of these scents combined can help to combat various germs, calm inflammation, help relieve muscle pains, hormonal balance, treating infections, treating insomnia, healing cuts and wounds, and more.
Lemongrass and Sage
Lemongrass has a sweet lemony scent. Combined with the clean, herbal smell of sage, this makes the two a winning blend and a must on any list of best essential blends. Both of these oils have many useful properties, especially when combined.
Some of the many properties and benefits of combining these essential oils include anti-fungal, insecticidal, antidepressant, deodorant, sedative, laxative, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, disinfectant, and so much more.
Orange and Spearmint
Some of the best essential oil blends involve mixing a citrus scent with a minty one. One of the best combinations includes orange essential oil and spearmint essential oil.
Some of the many benefits and properties of combining these two oils include antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, tonic, sedative, stimulant, aphrodisiac, diuretic, restorative, and more.
Tea Tree and Lemon
This is one of the best essential oil blends, as the combination is powerful, both in scent and in action. It could easily be the best combination, in fact.
Some of the many benefits and properties of this powerful combo include stress relief, anti-fungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, insomnia fighter, astringent, antiseptic, antioxidant, detoxification, expectorant, calming energy, insecticide, pain relief, muscle relaxer, and so much more.
When buying essential oils you should always verify that they are certified USDA organic, 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade.
**The information in this article is NOT intended as medical advice and are NOT intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any disease. Consult your physician before using any essential oil products.