-The Art of Blending
to Use Essential Oils
Because essential oils are
highly concentrated, they need to be used with care. Apply them by the
drop. The general rule is to dilute them with carrier oils such as jojoba or
or an unscented lotion or cream. Select
essential oils with similar properties and blend them together to create your
own unique aromas and therapies.
Add no more
than 8-10 drops to your bath. Use less if your skin is sensitive. Stir the water
briskly to disperse evenly. For a relaxing bath try
Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli or Relaxing.
10-20 drops of essential oils per ounce of carrier oil. Use the lesser amount for sensitive skin,
children and the elderly. Mix well.
Put a few drops of undiluted oils on a tissue and waft under your nose as
desired. Carry it with you or place
the tissue on your pillow at night.
Add 10-20 drops of essential oils per ounce of carrier oil, unscented
lotion or cream. Dilute further for children, the elderly, or if skin is
sensitive. Mix well before using.
Dry Skin -
Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Palmarosa
Oily Skin - Lavender, Carrot
Seed, Cypress, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang
Aged Skin - Carrot Seed,
Blemishes – Clary Sage,
Bergamot, Niaouli, Clearer Skin
essential oils of choice to unscented natural shampoos and conditioners.
Use 10-20 drops per ounce. Choose oils specific for your hair type.
Mix well before using.
Dry - Geranium,
Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Rosemary
Lice - Tea Tree, Head Lice B’Gone
Rooms: Essential oils make
ideal room fresheners. Add 20 drops per ounce of water in spray mist
bottle. Place undiluted oils in a diffuser or add to a
simmering potpourri pot with water. Replenish as necessary.
In the Bedroom
Put a few drops on a
tissue and place near your pillow at night. For
relaxation try Lavender, Marjoram or Roman Chamomile, Relaxing
Time. To create a romantic mood try Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Patchouli,
Flirtation or Romantic Nights. Try Eucalyptus, Rosemary,
Tea Tree, or Breathe Blend to help with congestion.
In the Kitchen -
Put a few drops of Lemon and Eucalyptus in your soft soap by the kitchen sink.
Mix well. Use Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Bacteria Fighter or Household
Purifier in rinse water when wiping the table or working surfaces. Add any of the
citruses to your dishwater
for a natural zing. Soak your washcloths and dishtowels in a mixture
of Lemon, Lavender and Tea Tree before washing.
To fight aphids naturally, spray your plants with a mixture of water and
a few drops each of Basil and Lemongrass.
few drops of your favorite scent to the final rinse. Make sure you add
oils to the water and never directly on the clothes. Dry on low heat.
Or, put oils on a clean cloth and include with other items in the dryer.
Use Peppermint, Grapefruit or Rosemary to help you stay alert. Add Road
Rage Relief to a car diffuser or to help you manage anger and irritations
associated with commuting.
More suggestions from
Place a drop of your
favorite pure essential oil or synergistic blend on
your yoga mat to enhance deep breathing,
concentration and meditation.
Mix Rose with heavy
cream or 1/2 & 1/2 (milk) for a night time facial cleanser; particularly good
for mature skin.
Keep your hydrosol in the refrigerator and
enjoy a refreshing facial spritz as needed.
Add a few drops of Orange or Mandarin
essential oil to liquid dish soap for a refreshing and clean aroma.
Place a drop or two of
Mentally Sharp on the cardboard backing to a
Place a couple of
drops of your favorite blend on the inside of the
toilet paper roll.
Measurement Conversion Table, Equivalents &
12 drops =
25 drops =
1 ¼ ml
100 drops =
1 1/3 dram
150 drops =
1 ½ tsp
300 drops =
24 tsp =
48 tsp =
96 tsp =
For every ounce of carrier oil, use
the following as a general guideline for the desired essential oil percentage:
1% = 6 drops
3% = 18 drops
5% = 30 drops
10% = 60 drops
oils already diluted 10% in Jojoba:
To further dilute to a
recommended 3% therapeutic level, add a full
bottle (10ml) of "diluted in Jojoba" essential oil to
one ounce of desired carrier oil or lotion.
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