Essential oils have skyrocketed in popularity since January of this year. While very popular as of late, this ancient technique has been used by various cultures for medicinal and health purposes for thousands of years. Essential oils can be used in household cleaning supplies, beauty regimens, tonics, diffuser blends, and natural medicine treatments. If you haven’t tried this latest trend, let us help you start with these 6 easy essential oil blends for beginners.
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1.Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend
I came across this blend because I suffer from severe migraines. If I can catch them early enough, I massage this oil into my temples and along the bridge of my nose while pressing firmly with my fingertips.
To make this oil; mix 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops lavender, 1 drop eucalyptus, and 1 drop Rosemary in a small essential oil bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.
2.Allergy Relief Essential Oil Blend
Allergies are the worst! They can be brought on by a plethora of things such as; animals, nature, seasons changing, dust, etc. The list could go on forever, but try this oil blend the next time you feel a bit stuffy and runny and let us know how you feel! I have had the best experience with this blend in a diffuser, but it can be applied the same as the migraine relief blend as well.
To make this oil: mix 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of lavender, and 2 drops of lemon in a small essential oil glass bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.
3. Stop Itching Essential Oil Blend
It is summer and that means Mosquitos! And if you live in places like Alaska we are talking horse fly mosquitos! We all know that it is the incessant itch of mosquito bites that make them so unbearable. Well that and the chance of getting West Nile Virus, but that is for another post another day. In order to get rid of the itching, I do not turn to over the counter ointments mostly because they smell horrible and the feeling of them staying on my skin is gross. Instead, I use this amazing essential oil blend. This oil should be rubbed directly on the area that is itching.
To make this oil: mix 10 drops of lavender and 15 drops of peppermint in a small essential oil glass bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.
4. Mental Clarity Essential Oil Blend
Not all of our everyday problems are physical, some sit within our minds. This can come as the stress from a long day at work or the stress of having to study from a big test. I have found that the use of essential oils in diffusers has helped me so much with calming my mind. I find this particular mix to work well when I have something big I need to focus on or make a decision about.
To make this oil: mix 10 drops of lemon, 7 drops of Rosemary, and 2 drops of Cypress in a small essential oil glass bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.
5. Wake Me Up Essential Oil Blend
Sometimes, and I would like to emphasize the word sometimes, coffee is not enough in the morning to help us actually shine. There are those of us that do not drink coffee either so it is important to know the different ways to wipe the sleep from our eyes. I like to use this wake me up blend in the shower in the mornings! It smells so heavenly and I can actually feel my soul waking up, give it a try and see!
To make this oil: mix 4 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of frankincense, and 4 lemon drops in a small essential oil glass bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.
6. Sleepy Time Essential Oil Blend
Of course, since we know now how to make a wake me up blend it is only natural to know how to make the sleepytime blend. This blend will make you feel as though you are laying in a field of lavender with sheep that you can count as well! I use this blend in a diffuser so that I can smell the oils continuously as I drift off to lavender dreamland.
To make this blend: Mix 10 drops of lavender, 3 drops of vetiver, and 5 drops of chamomile in a small glass essential oil bottle with a lid. Add water to the rest of the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake well.