In this article I explain how to correctly combine essential oils for their power to be unlocked and maximize their effect on your health, beauty and quality of life.
Essential oils have a number of health and beauty properties that cannot be underestimated. However, there is a unique property of essential oils that allows them to expand into a greater extent only in combination with other oils.
How to mix essential oils?
The mixing of essential oils is the main task of aromatherapy, and will allow you to get the most out of your oils. Some oils simply do not blend well with each other and when mixed can even neutralize each other’s effect.
Many oils have useful properties and can be used on their own, however, mixtures of several oils are even more useful. But how to mix essential oils? Obviously, it’s important to find out what oils are for what purpose and which side effects every oil has.
The compatibility of essential oils is a very important factor in aromatherapy and treatments. When mixing essential oils, it is necessary to remember 3 main indicators: synergy, complementarity and inhibition.
3 Rules of combining essential oils: Sinergy, Complementarity and Inhibition
1. The rule of Synergy
The rule of Sinergy originates from the feature of oils to harmoniously interact with each other, and also to enhance each other’s action. Oils with strongly marked features of synergy are rose, jasmine, lavender, and oakmoss oil. The compatibility of the essential oils listed above with other oils
is very high, they are able to enhance the effect of all components in the mixture.
2.The rule of Complementarity
The rule of Complimentarity is followed by enhancing or emphasizing the qualities of each other of various oils. For example, tea tree oil is an excellent remedy for the common cold. And oil of eucalyptus is famous for its antiviral properties. You can also add oil of fir and myrtle to this mixture. Such composition will help to strengthen the effect of each oil at times. Don’t forget that when you mix essential oils, non-complementary ingredients can create unpleasant odors, so when you mix them, make sure the oils are compatible with each other.
3. The rule of Inhibition
The rule of inhibition refers tto the oppression of the oils by the beneficial properties of other oils that make up the mixture. For example, such oils as citronella oil, sage and cloves, when mixed, completely eliminate each other’s useful qualities.
Criteria to follow when blending essential oils
When mixing oils it is necessary to know the following important information:
- All flavors of floral origin perfectly match with each other
- If you want to give the fragrant mixture a depth and astringency, add sandalwood oil in the composition
- Lavender oil can be combined with virtually all oils, except rosemary oil
- Coniferous oils are successfully combined with all citrus
- The aromas of peppermint and eucalyptus can be refined with lavender or rosemary oils (one of them, not a combination)
- The compatibility of essential oils is extremely important for both a positive therapeutic effect and for your enjoyment during the aromatherapy or treatment.
Remember that, unless you are using them in very small amount (such as to treat small mosquito bites) essential oils should never be used in their pure form, and lavender is no exception. Depending on your desired application, needs and taste, you will need to dilute lavender essential oil in a carrier oil or base oil. To mix several oils you will need a clean and dry container, a toothpick or any other object directly for mixing.
One key rule: first pour the base oil into the container, and then add essential oils to it. As for proportions, the most safe is this: add 20 drops of essential oil for 100 grams of carrier oil.
I recommend you get your essential oils from a USDA-certified supplier and that you make sure that the oil is 100%organic and 100% undiluted and free from contaminants such as pesticides.
Enjoy your blend!
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