Essential oil blends work great in every household, whether that’s freshening up the smell of your house, replacing your skin care or to help boost your mood.

But if you’re new to blending essential oils, where do you begin? 😕

If you’re like me, you don’t want to waste your oils when trying to figure out which oils blend well together.

You get confused, frustrated and annoyed when you throw away the fifth blend you were convinced was going to smell great, just for it to make you feel ill.

So what’s easier than giving you a list of blends that have already been tried (and loved) by others?

Mix these up exactly as they say or adjust them to the oils you already have. 😃

Each oil has different benefits, so if you want to know exactly how each oil will affect your health, you can check out all 94 essential oils and what they’re good for.

Anyway, to use these blends, add them into your essential oil diffuser (any type you like), dilute them in a carrier oil / lotion / moisturiser and use them on your skin or try out an aromatherapy recipe (these include both household cleansers, bath products, etc.)

So, let’s get into it.

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  • Improve Your Thinking
    Ever had to fill out an exam paper or CV and you’re stuck for ideas on what to write? That’s where this blend comes in handy. Just use a few diluted drops on your wrist and smell it whenever you need to help yourself think.
    How to:
    Combine 4 drops of peppermint, 4 drops of cinnamon and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil.
  • Focus Better
    We’ve all been distracted when we have homework to do or just don’t feel like doing much at work. Add a few drops of this blend to a diffuser necklace and take it with you, to help you focus and get the job done.
    How to:
    Combine 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops of grapefruit, 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of peppermint, a drop of rosemary and a drop of basil.
  • Stop Stressing
    No one wants to be stressed, so help yourself calm down by having a few moments to yourself and using this blend.
    How to:
    Combine 4 drops of lavender with 3 drops of clary sage, 2 drops of ylang ylang and a drop of marjoram.
  • Energy Boosting
    Waking up early in the morning or finding the motivation to go to the gym after work aren’t exactly the most energising tasks you can do. Spend ten minutes either diffusing this blend or diluting it and using it on your skin after a shower.
    How to:
    Combine 3 drops of orange with 3 drops of frankincense and 2 drops of cinnamon.
  • Happiness Blend
    Whatever your reason for feeling down, use this blend to help yourself feel better and happier in general. This one works great on a diffuser necklace and wearing it all day to keep yourself in a good mood.
    How to:
    Mix together 2 drops of frankincense, 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of orange and 2 drops of lime.
  • Fight Off A Cold
    No one likes the feeling of being ill. Diffuse this blend, regularly, to help kill off bacteria and help yourself feel better in the meantime.
    How to:
    Use 2 drops each of lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus and add a drop of lime, a drop of rosemary and a drop of clove.
  • Soothe A Headache
    Headaches can be caused by all sorts of things, from stress, anxiety and tension to your everyday, common colds. Using this blend helps relax your muscles, meaning you can feel better, quickly.
    How to:
    Use a drop each of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, peppermint and lavender.
  • Get Rid Of Insects
    Choose a natural way to repel those insects in the summer months. My favourite way to use this is to melt some soy wax, add in this blend and pour it into a small glass with a fabric wick in the middle. I let it harden and then I just light it whenever I’m outside at night.
    How to:
    Combine a drop each of lemongrass, tea tree, thyme, eucalyptus and rosemary.
  • Fresh Air Blend
    Rooms can sometimes feel stuffy, so use this blend to help ‘liven’ up the scent and feel like you’re breathing in fresh air.
    How to:
    Use 3 drops of tea tree with 3 drops of lemon and 3 drops of lime essential oil.
  • Fresh Herbal Blend
    Lemon, tea tree and lime really help to freshen up your home, with coriander adding a warm, herbal smell to the blend. This works great as an afternoon blend after coming home from work.
    How to:
    Mix together 3 drops of lemon with 2 drops of tea tree, 2 drops of coriander and 2 drops of lime essential oil.
  • Citrus Burst
    There is no blend that is as simple and as energising as this citrus blend. If you need a wake-me-up in the morning and just want a boost of freshness in your home, this one works great.
    How to:
    Mix 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of lime and 2 drops of orange together.
  • Fresh Linens
    Love the smell of fresh linens? Trust me when I say this blend smells just like it. I love to diffuse this when getting ready for bed to help me relax and sleep.
    How to:
    All you need are 4 drops of lavender and 3 drops of frankincense!
  • Normal Skin Type
    These oils work best for normal skin types and help keep your skin looking great. Just mix up this blend and dilute it in coconut oil for a natural cleanser or add it to your moisturiser.
    How to:
    Combine 10 drops of lavender with 6 drops of geranium and 4 drops of ylang ylang.
  • Oily Skin Type
    Dealing with acne, blackheads, enlarged pores or just skin that always looks shiny? This blend works amazing as a cleanser to clear out your pores and reduce all that oiliness. Just dilute it in a jar of coconut oil and massage it into your skin, then wash it off with lukewarm water and carry on with your skin care routine.
    How to:
    Blend 8 drops of sandalwood with 6 drops each of lemon and lavender.
  • Dry Skin Type
    Dry skin needs help retaining moisture, so this blend works great at hydrating and keeping your skin hydrated. Dilute this combo in a moisturiser and then massage a good amount into your skin until it’s all been absorbed.
    How to:
    Mix 8 drops of sandalwood with 6 drops of geranium and 6 drops of rose essential oil or rose absolute.
  • Anti Ageing
    To either reduce signs of ageing or prevent it, this blend smells amazing and works great. If you use any of the others as a cleanser, then add this combo to your moisturiser to both keep your skin balanced and looking smooth.
    How to:
    Combine 8 drops of neroli essential oil with 6 drops of frankincense and 6 drops of ylang ylang.
  • Acne Prone Skin
    Acne isn’t something anyone wants, but you can help keep your skin looking even and clear by cleansing with this blend and adding it into your moisturiser for an extra acne-fighting boost.
    How to:
    Mix 10 drops of lemon with 10 drops of cypress and 5 drops of lavender.
  • Romantic Dinner Blend
    The scent of this blend is warming and subtly sweet. Diffuse this anytime of the day and have your entire house smelling this good.
    How to:
    Combine 8 drops of orange with 5 drops of patchouli, 3 drops of cinnamon and 3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil.
  • Detox Blend
    There are multiple ways to detox, including diffusing this essential oil blend! Just combine them all together and dilute them in coconut oil so you can rub it into your skin.
    How to:
    To make this blend, use 8 drops of grapefruit with 8 drops of lemon and 6 drops of juniper.
  • Tranquil Blend
    Feel calmer, more relaxed and ‘tranquil’ with this blend. Either diffuse it when you feel the need to calm down or add it to diffuser jewellery so you can take that feeling with you.
    How to:
    Combine 6 drops of chamomile, 4 drops of rose oil (or rose absolute as a cheaper alternative) with 2 drops of neroli.

Essential oils make an amazing, natural replacement for most things in your house, including cleansers, air fresheners, candles, skin care and more.

But by using these, you can help yourself get started with blending and making your own combos!

If you’ve read the guide on all 94 oils, then imagine how many combinations there are.

You’ve probably guessed, there’s a lot!

But it can become confusing because how do you really know which ones actually smell great together (and how do you know which blends smell awful)?

Did you know, each oil can be categorised into a type of scent?

Yep, it depends on each individual but, every oil has a certain scent and usually those in the same category work well together.

Because there’s so many, it can become a pain to try and sort out all 94 so you can quickly go back to them whenever you want to try something new.

And not everyone wants to only diffuse their oils.

Maybe you want to make your own batch of bath bombs or an air freshener that smells of your favourite blend?

Because, let’s be honest, no one wants to be limited to just using their diffuser when there are tons of other ways you can use oils.

If you don’t know where to start, you can use my eBook with 60 essential oil blends for you to try out, a blending chart to help you make your own combo and 10 aromatherapy recipes!

And don’t forget, you can pin these 20 blends for later! 📌

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