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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Blends

Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes and Formulas


General Information about Blending Essential Oils

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It's easy and fun to create your own aromatherapy blends. Here we provide you with some general guidelines, the basic ingredients you'll need as well as some simple essential oil recipes to get you started.

Generally, two drops of essential oil should be used per tsp of carrier oil (but follow individual recipes if available) and it takes about one to two ounces of carrier oil for a full body massage. 

Any natural carrier oil except mineral oil is fine to use when preparing a massage blend. There are lots to choose from and each has its own properties.  For most applications, we prefer our own massage base, which is a combination of Sweet Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba carrier oils.  Of course, feel free to browse our complete selection of carrier oils if you prefer to create your own carrier oil base. 

Below is a selection of some of our favorite blends and recipes, as well as a size conversion chart that we find useful when creating essential oil blends. For more aromatherapy recipes and ideas, check out our blog.


Aromatherapy Recipes for Aches and Pains:

Muscle Aches:

2 drops Lavender
2 drops Rosemary

Add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops rosemary oil to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil). Use for a gentle body massage.

Head and Neck Tension:

2 drops Lavender

Add 2 drops lavender oil to a teaspoon of our massage base (or any carrier oil) and massage gently into the temples and at the base of the skull.

Pre-Workout Rub:

2 drops Rosemary
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Eucalyptus

First, blend all the essential oils together, and then add to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and apply to the body prior to exercise.

Post-Workout Rub:

2 drops Lavender
1 drop Juniper
1 drop Rosemary

Mix the essential oils together, then add to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and apply to skin.

Relaxing Aromatherapy Blends


Relaxation Massage Oil  

 4 drops Lavender
1 drop Petitgrain
1 drop Frankincense

Add the above essential oil to 6 tsp of massage base.  Add to a warm bath or use for a relaxing massage blend.

Peaceful Sleep Essential Oil Blend:

3 drops Lavender
1 drop Clary Sage

Mix 3 drops lavender and 1 drop clary sage with a teaspoon of milk or cream. Add to a warm bath & soak.

Grounding Massage Oil:

2 drops Lavender
1 drop Ylang Ylang
2 drops Petitgrain

Add 2 drops lavender, 1 drop ylang ylang and 2 drops petitgrain to 5 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and massage into skin.

For more ideas on how to use aromatherapy to relax, check out our blog post.

Uplifting Aromatherapy Recipes

Uplifting Personal Blend for Daytime Use:

2 drops Geranium
2 drops Ho Wood
2 drops Bergamot

Add 2 drops geranium, 2 drops howood and 2 drops bergamot to 6 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil). Wear as a fragrance, use for a gentle massage or inhale directly from the bottle.    

Uplifting Personal Blend for Nighttime Use:

2 drops Ho Wood
2 drops Bergamot
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Add 1 drop howood, 2 drops bergamot and 2 drops ylang ylang to 6 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Wear as a fragrance, use as a massage blend or inhale directly from the bottle.

Aromatherapy Recipes for Colds and Flu:

Chest Vapor Rub:

3 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Rosemary or Thyme
1 Tbsp. Carrier Oil, like Almond Oil

Combine the above oils and massage gently into chest. The thyme will supply warmth, and the peppermint and eucalyptus will relieve congestion.

Antibacterial Cleaning Spray:

15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
15 drops Oregano Essential Oil
3 Tbsp. Castile Soap
14 ounces of water

Combine the above ingredients in a 16 oz. spray bottle.

For more ideas on how to use aromatherapy for colds and flu, check out our blog post.

Make Your Own Blend:

Remember, two drops of essential oil should be used per tsp of carrier oil and it takes about one to two ounces of carrier oil for a full body massage. Here's a useful chart for creating your own blends. Plus, check out our How to Blend Essential Oils Infographic.

Size Conversions:

3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (tbsp)
2 tablespoons (tbsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
6 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
10 milliliter (ml) = 1/3 oz.
15 milliliter (ml) = 1/2 oz.
30 milliliter (ml) = 1 oz.
10 milliliter (ml) = approximately 300 drops




Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.