How to Mix your Essential Oils like a Pro

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Lavender World

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Mixing essential oils is considered part art and part science.

It is very important that you treat your essential oils with the same respect that your would treat your medicine. There is nothing to be afraid of when using and mixing your essential oils, with the right knowledge essential oils can be a true blessing and a good rule of thumb to live by with your essential oils is less is more.

What are the Typical Essential Oil to Carrier Oil Ratios?
We advise using a 2% dilution when using essential oils topically. To achieve this dilution we advise using 10-12 drops of your chosen essential oil to 30ml of your carrier oil or body lotion.

As an average, there are 200 drops of essential oil in each 10ml bottle.
Now the fun part, please find below some fantastic recipes which will enable you to create your own blends and even your own products!

Sweet Slumber Blend
If you suffer with insomnia or would just like an extra helping hand with a restful night’s sleep, this blend will ensure that you sleep like a baby!

10 Drops of Chamomile Essential oil
5 Drops Bergamot Essential oil
5 Drops of Clary Sage Essential oil

Mix the oils well, store in an air tight, dark glass container and add a few drops of your blend to a tissue and place this in your pillow for a truly restful nights sleep.

Relaxing Blend
30ml of your chosen carrier oil (Sweet Almond, JoJoba, Grapeseed Oil are some examples)
10 Drops of Chamomile Oil
5 Drops of Lavender Oil
Mix the oils well and add to a clean, air-tight dark glass container.

There are a huge amount of recipe blends available, so why not get get creative with your essential oils and start mixing today.

For more blends please click here

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