Essential Oil Blending

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Essential Oil Blending

Essential oils can be categorized into broad groups based on their aromas. An example categorical system is as follows:

Floral(i.e. Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine)

Woodsy(i.e. Pine, Cedar)Earthy(i.e. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli)

Herbaceous(i.e. Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil)

Minty(i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint)

Medicinal/Camphorous(i.e. Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Tea Tree)

Spicy(i.e. Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon)

Oriental(i.e. Ginger, Patchouli)

Citrus(i.e. Orange, Lemon, Lime)

Oils in the same category generally blend well together. I hesitate specifying that particular categories blend well with other specific categories because it can limit your creativity and experimentation. Additionally, there are always exceptions. But to get you started, below are some categories that generally blend well together: Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils. Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories. Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils. Be careful not to overpower the blend with the spicy or oriental oils.Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous and earthy oils. 

Wanting to get creative and create your very own scent? Below find recipes of how to achieve excellent aromas using essential oils. What could be better than smell great and get all the benefits of aromatherapy! It's a win-win. 

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Recipe ingredients

Cologne Blend
 4 ½ tsp Vodka
 2 tsp Distilled Water
 22 drops of your perfume blend
Perfume Blend
 3 tbsp grapeseed oilyou could substitute any carrier oil such as hemp seed, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or even more coconut oil, if you wanted!
 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil you could substitute any carrier oil here
 1 tbsp beeswax pastilles
 60 drops essential oil

Recipe directions

Cologne Blend
1

Blend all ingredients well and store in an airtight 1 ounce dark coloured glass container.
Let sit for two weeks, shaking the bottle 1-3 times daily (more often is better) to mix the oils.

2

After two weeks has passed, filter the cologne through a coffee filter and rebottle into a one ounce, fine mist sprayer bottle. This makes only a one ounce quantity so that you can try your cologne to see if you like it or want any changes to it before making a larger quantity.

Perfume Blend
3

In a double boiler, heat up and melt the beeswax along with the carrier oils, until melted

4

Once melted, remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring well until combined

5

Pour your mixture into the containers you have chosen for your solid perfume.

Ingredients

Cologne Blend
 4 ½ tsp Vodka
 2 tsp Distilled Water
 22 drops of your perfume blend
Perfume Blend
 3 tbsp grapeseed oilyou could substitute any carrier oil such as hemp seed, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or even more coconut oil, if you wanted!
 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil you could substitute any carrier oil here
 1 tbsp beeswax pastilles
 60 drops essential oil

Directions

Cologne Blend
1

Blend all ingredients well and store in an airtight 1 ounce dark coloured glass container.
Let sit for two weeks, shaking the bottle 1-3 times daily (more often is better) to mix the oils.

2

After two weeks has passed, filter the cologne through a coffee filter and rebottle into a one ounce, fine mist sprayer bottle. This makes only a one ounce quantity so that you can try your cologne to see if you like it or want any changes to it before making a larger quantity.

Perfume Blend
3

In a double boiler, heat up and melt the beeswax along with the carrier oils, until melted

4

Once melted, remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring well until combined

5

Pour your mixture into the containers you have chosen for your solid perfume.

Essential Oil Blending

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