Anyone can be an essential oil blend master. We all know diffusion is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enjoy essential oils. Placing a few drops of oil in a diffuser can immediately alter the atmosphere of a room in your home or office. When traveling, a diffuser can make any hotel room a little more comfortable as the potent aroma of essential oils permeate the air.
Setting up a diffuser is simple, and it gives you the ability to combine and blend several oils. By combining oils, you create a new aroma that offers the benefits of more than one essential oil, while producing a custom aroma that is uniquely yours.
Steps to Become a Diffuser Blend Master
The steps are simple to become a blend master.
STEP 1—CHOOSE YOUR BLEND TYPE
Decide what effect you want from your diffuser blend. Do you want to promote feelings of relaxation or something more invigorating or motivating? Maybe you are trying to create a specific environment. If so, consider the aroma most associated with that environment. Perhaps you want to create an environment of focus and motivation while you study for a test. Or you just want to fill your room with a calming aroma before bedtime.
Once you have the goal of your diffuser blend in mind, it is time to select the oils for the blend.
STEP 2—SELECT AN OIL GROUP
Next, select a group of oils that fit the description you want to achieve. If you want a relaxing diffuser blend, choose oils that are known for their calming properties. If you want something that creates an uplifting environment, choose essential oils with a bright, refreshing aroma.
From the doTERRA Chemistry Wheel, here are some oils that have properties that can help set specific moods.
Choosing the right oils for your diffuser blend can help you create the desired atmosphere.
While oils of the same kind (citrus, floral, mint, etc.) typically pair well together, you don’t have to stay within a specific oil category when creating your diffuser blend—it can be fun to mix things up! Select oils from different categories. Here are some helpful guidelines:
BLENDING OILS FROM DIFFERENT CATEGORIES
- Mint oils – blend well with woody, herbaceous, earthy, and citrus oils
- Floral oils – blend well with woody, spicy, and citrus oils
- Herbaceous oils – blend well with woody and mint oils
- Spicy oils – blend well with woody, floral, and citrus oils
- Citrus oils – blend well with woody, spicy, floral, and mint oils
Once you’ve selected the categories of oils that you think will help you achieve the desired effect, you can begin sampling them together. To do this, take the lids off of two to four essential oil bottles and hold them together directly under your nose and inhale. You can also place a drop of each oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and cup them over your nose. This will give you a good idea of what the oils smell like together.
Switch out different oils, one at a time, to see which combination you like best.
When you’ve landed on a few oils that you want to blend together, it is time to place them in your diffuser. You may choose to do several drops of a particular oil and only one drop of another. Changing the number of drops of each oil will change the aroma (and even the effect) of your essential oil blend.
Once you’ve placed the oils in your diffuser, it is time to enjoy your creation. Make a note of the oils used in the blend and the number of drops of each. Turn on the diffuser and see how the atmosphere of the room changes. After experiencing what your diffuser blend smells like and the environment it creates, you can make adjustments to your diffuser blend by removing certain oils, adding in other oils, or adjusting the number of drops the next time you make it.
Get Started on Becoming A Blend Master
To get you started, here are a couple of blends you can try.
Experiment with some of the diffuser blends we’ve shared previously. Alter the combinations noted to make it more your own personal diffuser blend.