Blending essential oils in oil bottles

Blending essential oils in oil bottles

Herbal oil and lavender flowers on wooden background

It is widely known that essential oils have unique powers to affect our mood and sense of wellbeing. Some oils invoke feelings of calm and tranquillity, whilst others leave us feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. Some oils can help with relaxation and promote restful sleep, and others can help with mood swings and irritability. You can also make scents to spray on clean laundry or on your pillowcases, or creams to use as hand creams or body moisturisers, which can all be enhanced by the use of the right combination of essential oils.

Oil bottles filled with your own unique blends

Whilst some oils work brilliantly on their own, the results can be much better if you blend two or three oils together. Each adds its own unique qualities; combined, they can bring out more subtle influences. The best way to get to know how essential oils work together is to blend your own. By investing in a core set of oils and some good-quality oil bottles, you can practise your own bit of alchemy and magic to produce tailor-made blends that really work.

It is a good idea to keep a blending notebook when you create your own new mix. In this way, you will know exactly what you have added to each oil bottle, and in what quantities. When you find something you like and that works for you, you can easily grab another oil bottle and mix up another batch.

After this, it really is a matter of experimenting. Whether you are blending essential oils to produce a scent or to create a therapeutic blend, it is best to find oils that sit well together to avoid creating something that smells unpleasant or that invokes conflicting emotions or responses. Try dividing the oils you have into distinct groups, such as spicy, floral, citrus or medicinal. When it comes to blending oils, they stand a better chance of working well together if they are from the same group. Oils from different groups could compete against one another, or one of them could overwhelm another.

The final thing to say here is that in addition to essential oils, you will need some carrier oils. Since essential oils are extremely potent concentrated forms, they always need to be ‘carried’ in a milder base oil. Suitable carrier oils include sweet almond oil, coconut oil and jojoba.

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If you are serious about blending your own essential oils, it is important to use the right oil bottles for your blends. Check out our range today and get started on this fascinating and therapeutic hobby.

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