Essential oil blending tips

10/01/2012

Essential oils can soothe, heal and rejuvenate. I use them here and there in my beauty mixes, but I have yet to really get my full blend on. This handy guide from Mountain Rose Blog offers great tips on properly blending essential oils. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Gloves: keep in mind that you are working with undiluted essential oils and you do not want to get any on your hands!
  • Dropperspipettes, or reducer caps: most essential oils come equipped with a reducer cap, but if there isn’t one, keep some droppers or pipettes on hand.
  • Small glass storage or blending bottles: I find that 1/24, 1/8, or 1/4 oz bottles work well depending on the blend.
  • Perfume blotters or cotton balls: to smell and observe your creations transform as they evaporate.
  • Pen and paper: to write down the amounts of each oil used.
  • Towels: just in case!
  • Essential oilsa nice selection of staplestop, middle, base aromas, and maybe some special treats like rose and ylang ylang.  
  • and of course, your nose!

When creating blends, only work with a small amount of oil at a time. I’m talking mere drops of oil here. You don’t want to mix up 1 oz of a blend right away, not like the result, and end up wasting all of that precious oil.

Read on for more tips here at The Mountain Rose Blog!