Before we launch into tips on blending essential oils, let’s look at some basics.
Why blend essential oils?
For me, blending is the combining of science and creativity. I source the finest aromatic ingredients from around the world for one purpose. To produce blends to allow others to experience the profound connections between our sense of smell and the emotions that drive us.
As a scientist, I am informed by scientific evidence. A good example is a scientific paper published in 2011 titled “Actions of essential oils on the central nervous system: An updated review.” This paper summarizes the literature published in the period 2008–2010. The major actions of essential oils covered include pain, anxiety, learning, memory, attention, arousal, relaxation, and sleep. Over many years, I have now developed some tips on blending essential oils.
I’m sure you will agree, we live in a stressful world. Thus, I am particularly interested in blends of essential oil for anxiety. If you scan through Indochine Natural ingredients lists, you will find examples where I have used anxiolytic essential oils. These include Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Lemon (Citrus limon), Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), and Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens). For Private Label customers, I have used Rose (Rosa damascena), Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis).
Some tips on blending essential oils
We see a lot of advice on the Internet where you are told to add three drops of this oil, and ten drops of that oil, etc. Problem is, because of the different specific gravities of oils, it is a very inaccurate method of blending. What you require to do the job properly is 0.01 gram to 0.05-gram Precision Scales. There are plenty of options online. For example, you can purchase a 0.01g- 200g Mini Digital Portable Pocket Weighing Scale for less than RM 100.00
You should only use high-quality essential oils. Unfortunately, there are a lot of adulterated essential oils on the market and sellers who know little about what they are selling. Download my free guide How to Buy Good Quality Essential Oils. Use this checklist to separate out the scammers from sellers of high-quality pure essential oils. Next, you can use the above tips on blending essential oils,
Examples of blends
To finish off, below is a small collection of blends you can make yourself. You can purchase these essential oils from our online shop. Or better still, if you are in Penang, drop by our Factory Retail Outlet at 16 Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, Tanjung Bungah 11200, Penang Island. We are open M—F 8:30 to 5:30. We have testers for you to try the oils yourself
OK, have a try of the following blends.
Relaxing lavender blend
- 45% Lavender
- 25% Clary Sage
- 10% Orange
- 10% Patchouli
- 5% Cedarwood
- 5% Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)
Lavender with a peppermint twist
- 50% Lavender
- 40% Rosemary
- 10% Peppermint
Lemon with a dash of peppermint
- 40% Lemon
- 20% Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)
- 20% Bergamot
- 20% Peppermint
I hope you enjoy these blends. As always, if you have any queries please ask.
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Dr. Mike Thair
Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd