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How to Make Essential Oils Blends to Solve Common Problems

How much do you love your essential oils? They’re pretty great, right? Diffusing some of your essential oils into the air you breathe helps to eliminate free radicals, relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies, improve your mood, decrease stress, and, well…the list goes on and on.

Using some of the oils topically can speed the healing process, lower blood pressure, ease discomfort, and, that’s right…this list goes on and on as well!

After getting the hang of using your essential oils for some basic uses, you’re probably ready to move on to the next step – blending oils for maximum benefits.

It can be a bit tricky to decide which oils to use together to get the benefits you are looking for because using the wrong ones for the wrong uses is a little like throwing money down the drain. The best advice is to read up on the specific properties of each of your oils so that you will know which ones to use and how to use them.

If you’re feeling giddy with anticipation over learning some fabulous new ways to use your oils, you’re not alone. In fact, we spend so much time researching and testing various blends and recipes that we just couldn’t resist putting together a master list of problem-solving blends to share with you.

Listed here are 15 common problems we need solutions for every day and the exact essential oil blends you can use to solve them.

If you want to keep some of these blends on hand for quick use, you’ll want to make sure you have a few things ahead of time: carrier oil (such as grapeseed or coconut), purified water, roller bottles, spray bottles, small glass jars and a small funnel.

Some basics: for recipes that require a roller bottle, you will want to drop the recommended essential oils into the bottle and then, using the funnel, fill with the carrier oil of your choice. Unless otherwise stated, roller bottle blends work best when applied to the inside of the wrists and the bottoms of the feet. For the spray bottle recipes, you will drop your oils in and then fill with water (preferably purified). Jar recipes are whipped with about 500 mL of organic coconut oil.

There are also some blends here for your diffuser. For those, be sure you’re familiar with your diffuser’s directions. If you have a smaller diffuser, it may require a little less essential oil than the blend calls for. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Got it?

Here we go:

Problem #1: Stress

  • Diffuser Blend

5 drops Lavender

3 drops Clary Sage

3 drops Ylang Ylang

  • Roller Bottle Blend

7 drops Ylang Ylang

7 drops Clary Sage

4 drops Lavender

carrier oil

Problem #2: Congestion

  • Diffuser Blend

5 drops Eucalyptus

4 drops Rosemary

2 drops Peppermint

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Eucalyptus

6 drops Rosemary

3 drops Peppermint

carrier oil

This roller bottle concoction can be rubbed into the neck and chest to open airways.

Problem #3: Mice & Spiders

  • Spray Bottle Blend

10 – 15 drops Peppermint

5 drops Lemongrass

Spray liberally onto baseboards in entryways.

Problem #4: Flu Season (Immunity Booster)

  • Diffuser Blend

2 drops Rosemary
2 drop Eucalyptus
2 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Orange

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Eucalyptus

6 drops Rosemary

5 drops Orange

carrier oil

Problem #5: Insomnia

  • Diffuser Blend

5 drops Lavender
5 drops Frankincense

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Lavender

3 drops Ylang Ylang

3 drops Frankincense

carrier oil

Problem #6: Minor Burns Or Cuts

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Lavender

8 drops Frankincense

8 drops Tea Tree

carrier oil

Problem #7: Crayon, Marker Or Grease Stains

  • Spray Bottle Blend

10 drops Lemongrass

8 drops Grapefruit

water

Problem #8: Tummy Discomfort And Menstrual Cramps

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Peppermint

6 drops Rosemary

carrier oil

Apply mixture over abdomen to relieve bloating, discomfort, and cramps.

Problem #9: Headache

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Peppermint

6 drops Rosemary

3 drops Lavender

carrier oil

Roll this mixture onto your temples and forehead.

Problem #10: Mosquitos

  • Spray Bottle Blend

8 drops Lemongrass

3 drops Peppermint

water

This mixture can be used on your skin for outdoor repellant or sprayed around windowsills and doorways to deter insects from entering your home.

  • Diffuser Blend

6 drops Lemongrass

4 drops Grapefruit

For best results, diffuse near the main entryway.

Problem #11: Acne

  • Jar Blend

10 drops Lavender
5 drops Tea Tree

whipped coconut oil

This concoction can be applied all over the skin or used as a spot treatment for blemishes.

Problem #12: Cold Sores

  • Roller Bottle Blend

8 drops Tea Tree

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Frankincense

Carrier oil

These essential oils can also be mixed with coconut oil for a healing lip balm.

Problem #13: Mould

  • Spray Bottle Blend

15-20 drops Tea Tree

8 drops Lemon

water

Spray generously onto affected area and do not remove.

Problem #14: Hard Water Stains

  • Spray Bottle Blend

10 drops Lemon

10 drops Tea Tree

270 mL hydrogen peroxide

water

Spray directly onto stains and allow to set for 20 minutes to an hour before scrubbing clean.

Problem #15: Pet Odours

  • Spray Bottle Blend

10 drops Lavender

7 drops Orange

5 mL baking soda

water

Spray onto carpets and upholstery half an hour before vacuuming. Shake well before each use.

In Conclusion

Whilst these recipes were created from using knowledge of the products and appropriate testing, it’s important to also do your own testing and research. Everyone is different and some combinations may work better for you than others. Always take into consideration any allergies you may have and in most situations, use smaller amounts of essential oils on children.

Most importantly, when you have a health or household problem that arises, do some research to see if there is a natural solution like one of these. New uses are being discovered every day by oily mums just like you!

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