How To Mix (or Blend) Essential Oils

By adding two or more Essential Oils together, you increase their effect considerably.

For example, if Lavender and Chamomile are both good for anti-inflammatory purposes, then by combining them, their effect will be even greater together as an anti-inflammatory than either of them used alone.

Here’s what I’ve learned about combining (blending) Essential Oils… specifically, how many drops should be used for various purposes.

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Blending Essential Oils

By mixing 2 to 4 Essential Oils together that have the same therapeutic properties, you can create a blend that works synergistically and with more intensity than using just one oil alone.

However, according to Valerie Gennari Cooksley, a certified aromatherapist: “high concentrations of Essential Oil usage can produce the opposite effect. For example, Lavender Essential Oil can cause restlessness, agitation, and insomnia if too much is used rather than relaxation.”

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One of my favorite combinations of Essential Oils mimics those used in the popular highly-rated product called Poo-Pourri, which is used to eliminate bathroom odors.

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Simply combine these 3:

  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Grapefruit

For the record, they do have other scents for this unique spray-before-you-go bathroom spray, but the original scent mentioned above is the only one I’ve personally tried.

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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