Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When first starting out with
essential oils I recommend keeping your blends to 2 or 3 scents at first. There are really two reasons for this, 1)
essential oils are very powerful and a little can go a long way and produce a
big effect, 2) you will be able to learn how different oils combine and which
oils are very powerful with just a few drops and which oils might need a
greater presence to be noticed in your combinations.
One way I started to combine oils
was to open the bottles I was interested in combining and sniff them at the
same time to see if there was a harmony between the two. Another method I used was looking at the
effect I wanted to produce, like uplifting to take away depression, then I picked
oils with that property and finally did the sniff test to see if they would
This is a sample of two essential oils
and information that I compiled when I was first starting out with aromatherapy.
It is by no means exhaustive, but it is a sampling of some of the basics about those two oils and how they can be used and combines. You should do your own research about these and other essential oils available to be certain you are not using them in a way that could be potentially harmful.
Ã?Â· Properties: Estrogenic, calming, anti-epileptic,
anti-hysteric, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aperient,
carminative, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, insecticide, sedative,
stimulant and verifuge.
Medicinal uses: Reduces coughing, heals chapped lips, aids
digestion, eases menopause symptoms, eases bronchitis, colds and flu, promotes
production of breast milk and stimulates menstruation, colic, flatulence,
Blends with: Orange, cedarwood, neroli, chamomile, lavender,
spearmint and patchouli.
Ã?Â· Properties: Analgesic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory,
anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative and uplifting.
Ã?Â· Medicinal Uses: Loss of appetite, colic, depression, stress,
agitation, infection, inflammation, insomnia, intestinal parasites, rheumatism
and vaginal candida.
Aromatic Influence: helps to relieve anxiety, stress and tension.
Ã?Â· Blends with: Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Jasmine,
Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Patchouly and YlangYlang.