Creating & Buying Your Own Custom Essential Oil Blends
Posted on September 22nd, 2021 to Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to promote physical and emotional wellness. These natural agents are derived from plants and capture their aromatic essences and flavonoids. Therefore, reaping the therapeutic qualities from certain plants is more convenient with essential oils. Essential oils have a lot to offer alone, but blending essential oils can mean a more effective experience. Let’s take a closer look.
Why Blend Essential Oils?
Essential oils can have so much therapeutic value on their own, and each provides its unique aromatic quality. However, when you blend more than one essential oil, you can reap some significant advantages.
Combine Aromatic Effects
We prominently recognize essential oils as aromatherapy agents, which is not without reason. The olfactory system (sense of smell) connects to the nervous system. The nervous system controls several body and mind functions. This phenomenon explains why certain oils have the remarkable ability to feel a certain way. For example, smelling lavender helps soothe anxious thoughts, while smelling citrus may make us feel happy.
By blending essential oils, you get to combine multiple aromatherapy effects to create a more effective experience. For instance, you may pair one floral essential oil like lavender with another like rose oil to create an incredibly soothing blend.
Combine Therapeutic Effects
When you pull the therapeutic value of multiple oils into a single bottle, the end outcome can be much more profound. Many essentials offer positive medicinal qualities. Some essential oils even seem to have synergistic effects, or, in other words, they seem to work better when taken alongside other essential oils.
So, for example, if you are dealing with menstrual pain, you could combine something like lavender, marjoram, and Clary sage in a carrier oil to rub onto your belly. Each of these essential oils boasts key analgesic components that work together to offer potentially more relief than they would on their own.
How to Make Your Essential Oil Blends
Essential oil blends are a bit of a balancing act. Different oils deliver different scent notes, and not all of these notes work well together. Some essential oils will overpower others; therefore, some work better as a primary or base, while others can work better as a middle or top note due to a less intense fragrance.
You also have to get familiar with the different scent classifications and how they affect one another. For example, citrus, earthy, and minty oils may not blend well to create an appealing final aromatic quality. A few combinations of essential oil types that do pair well together include:
- Mint and mellow citrus oils
- Oriental and spicy oils
- Floral oils and woodsy oils
When creating an essential oil blend, it is best to start with a carrier oil that acts as a neutral base. For example, hemp seed oil or jojoba oil with a light, almost nonexistent fragrance can be a suitable carrier.
Get Help with Customized Essential Oil Blends from Us
If you want to create and buy your essential oil blend, Hempeutics Pharmacy makes the process simple. You can schedule a wellness consultation at our Huntington Beach location or chat with us virtually to discuss your goals and wellness plans. We will work with you to specifically create a custom, unique formula to target your concerns.
Get Your Custom Essential Oil Kit with CBD
You can also use our Custom Topical CBD Kit to create your essential oil blends with CBD. Simply:
- Pick a base oil
- Choose an essential oil to add
- Select a fragrance oil to include
You will receive the complete kit that includes your selections and 500 mg of CBD concentrate (2mL) to create your own therapeutic, fragrant CBD oil to apply to your skin. If you would like to know more about creating an essential oil blend that works best for you and your ailments, contact us at Hempeutics Pharmacy to set up a consultation.
Written by Dr. Peggy