How To Mix (or Blend) Essential Oils + Ways To Benefit From Aromatherapy At Home

by Lynnette

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Odors

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By adding 2 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.

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Here’s the most important thing that I’ve learned about combining (blending) Essential Oils — specifically, how many drops should be used for various purposes.

 

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.

 

Ways To Use Essential Oils & Reap The Benefits Of Aromatherapy

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These are links to my most popular articles about Aromatherapy and how to use Essential Oils:

 

UPDATE: 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 Essential Oils:

  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Grapefruit

For the record, they do have other scents for this unique spray-before-you-go bathroom spray, but the original scent is my favorite.