Blending with essential oils is fun and creative and the results can be astounding. We can make our own personal fragrances, use them in our handmade products as well as in our oil diffusers and burners at home. We can even make our own natural perfumes!

 

 

 

This is a beginners guide to blending across fragrance groups with essential oils to help you get started and to demonstrate that it can be really easy. This simple formula is courtesy of Gareth Despres of Aromatic Therapeutics.

 

In perfumery, there are six fragrance groups and today we will focus on three of them:

 

 

 

How to create unique and beautiful essential oil blends Essential oils

 

 

 

Step one

 

Calculate the total number of essential oil drops required for your blend. This is either 1% (for children, sensitive skin and facial skincare) or 2% (for healthy adults).

 

1% = 1 drop of essential oil per 5ml carrier oil. 2% = 2 drops essential oil per 5ml carrier oil.

 

 

 

Step two

 

Divide your total number of drops into three parts as follows. Calculate how many drops are required for your main part (half of the total), second part (approx 2/3 of the remaining) and final part (approx 1/3 of the remaining). The only exception to this is if you want to use ylang ylang as your main part – it is a very strong oil and you may want to try with slightly less than half first.

 

For example:

 

Total drops 5: main 3 drops, second 1 drop, third 1 drop

 

Total drops 10: main 5 drops, second 3 drops, third 2 drops

 

Total drops 20: main 10 drops, second 6 drops, third 4 drops

 

 

Step three

 

Choose the main part for your fragrance – fruity, floral or oriental. Do you want a fruity, uplifting blend? Or a more exotic, sensuous blend?

 

Choose the second and final parts for your fragrance from the remaining groups. These will have a more subtle effect on your overall blend.

 

 

 

For example:

 

Main = fruity

Second = floral

Final = oriental

 

 

 

Step four

 

Choose the essential oils you would like to use from each category.

 

 

 

For example:

 

Main = fruity = bergamot

 

Second = floral = geranium

 

Final = oriental = benzoin

 

 

 

Step five

 

Calculate the number of drops you require from each category.

 

 

 

For example:

 

Main= fruity = bergamot = 5 drops

 

Second = floral = geranium = 3 drops

 

Final= oriental = benzoin = 2 drops

 

 

 

Step six

 

Carefully add your drops of essential oil to your carrier oil or product. Place the top on and give it a good shake.

 

 

 

Hey, presto you have designed your own beautiful, unique fragrance!

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