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Blend Essential Oils Confidently With Aromatherapy Workshops

Blending aromatic substances is both a work of art and science. However, when you are blending the aromas primarily for the sheer pleasure of its fragrance, you need not pay much heed to the therapeutic properties of the resultant mixture. Having spent years in the perfume industry, the perfumers are both scientists as well as artists. They blend different types of aromatic compounds to form beautiful fragrances. As their basic aim is to create fragrances, they may even use synthetic compounds to enhance the effect.

But, this is not the case for Essential oil blends. In aromatherapy, you have to use natural aromatic compounds to make effective aromatic oil blends. You should not forget that it is an alternative therapy that has some effect on the body, mind, and soul. So, it has to be 100% natural to earn maximum benefits. You may go for an aromatherapy consultation if you wish to evaluate the truth of this statement. No certified aromatherapist will ever tell you to mix even a single synthetic substance with the naturally derived essential oils.

Let us now learn something more about blending different types of Essential Oils.

The Basics Of Essential Oil Blending:

The first thing that you should know about Essential Oils is they can be categorized based on their different types of aromas. For example, the floral aromatic compounds include Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, while the Earthy ones include Vetiver, Patchouli, Oakmoss and etc. There are a wide variety of categories based on the principle of aroma. Essential oils of the same category blend well with each other. But, there are exceptional cases too, when the compounds from one category blend well with that of other categories like:

  • Florals blend well with Woodsy ones
  • Spicy oils with Florals, Citrusy and Oriental
  • Minty with Woodsy and Herbaceous oils

You will gain a better idea about these in your aromatherapy workshops.

Essential Tips For Blending Essential Oils:

  • Use natural ingredients only. Essential Oils, grain alcohol, CO2s, carrier oils, water, and herbs are some of the ingredients you can use when blending.
  • Start by blending small quantities (about 5-25 drops). That way you will save more on your experiments.
  • Start blending first with the Essential oils, Co2, and absolutes. If you like the blend, you can go ahead with alcohol and carrier oils. If you don’t, you do not have to waste any of these products.
  • Store your blends in 2ml amber bottles called “Shortie” that you can either buy online or get from an aromatherapy vendor.
  • Note down every detail of the experiment – the oils you have used, their chemical properties, uses, and amounts. Also, note down the names of ingredients you have used in the entire experiment.
  • Label your blends properly. Use numbers and symbols if you do not have space to mention everything. Make it aUntitled Document point to explain these numbers in your notebook.
  • Once you have prepared a blend, give it some time to settle down, at least a few days. During that time, the chemical constituents in the oil may round up a bit, altering the aroma to some extent. After that, you can decide whether the experiment was successful or not.

These are the simple tricks. If you wish to know more about Essential oil blending, you have to opt for aromatherapy workshops to learn every single step in detail. You can also get your hands on eBooks on aromatherapy to further your knowledge.

Blending For Therapeutic Purpose:

When you are blending Essential oils to address any particular medical issue, you have to keep two things in mind:

Purpose Of The Experiment: What issue are you planning to address? If you are creating the blend for a specific person, you should note down every single detail about him/her like his/her age, medications, allergies, drug use and alcohol use. This will help you come up with the perfect blend without deteriorating his/her health further.

Safety Requirements: You should be very careful regarding safety. Even all the natural compounds are not always perfect. They may cause allergies and reactions. You have to learn a lot about the side effects and safety precautions of the ingredients you are using in your blends.

A proper aromatherapy workshop will give you all such details before you set off on your own, creating blends that work. Of course, you can self-tutor yourself with eBooks on aromatherapy and essential oil classes online. But, those come later. It would be best if you can opt for an in-person aromatherapy consultation before you start blending those oils. The effects will be better with little or no waste.

Get ready to embark on a journey of beautiful fragrances and natural therapies to do some good to mankind!

***Please note that this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or ailment.

Also Read: Can Essential Oils Help us Gain Clarity Of Thought

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