By Rachel Lankester, Editor

I discovered essential oil blends a short while ago and am now addicted! I find aromatherapy so helpful – for lifting my mood, calming me down, supporting focus, clearing my sinuses, evoking the seasons and special times of the year – any time really. I’ve discovered some great sites that have lovely essential oils blends which I love experimenting with.

I’ve bought over 40 oils and a special case to carry them in which you can see here. I have so much fun trying out blends and creating new ones. Here are some of the best blends I’ve discovered so far – for every occasion. For a lovely starter set of 16 oils check out our gift list.

Essential Oil Blends For Mood and Sleep Support

Peace Be With You  – very peaceful indeed!

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Sandalwood

Fresh and Happy – the ultimate cheer you up!

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Strong Woman – anything with Clary Sage seems to empower – good for our hormones!

  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Third Eye Chakra (Menopause) – I LOVE this one – feels very spiritual!

  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Vetiver

Man Cave – hubby can cope with this one – he’s not so keen on anything floral.

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Cypress

Balanced Emotions (Menopause) – this is really lovely!

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Clary Sage

Curb Anxious Feelings (Menopause) – this I love too!

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drops Geranium

Peaceful Slumber – this is lovely! You may just fall asleep…

  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Vetiver

Better Sleep (Menopause)

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile

 All of the above blends come from the wonderful site www.lovingessentialoils.com

Essential Oil Blends To Help Focus And Motivate  – To Give You A Boost of Energy

Focus and Energy – if I have a lot of work to do – I turn to this.

  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
  • 1 drop Rosemary

Energy Blend #1 – simple but effective!

  • 4 drops Peppermint 
  • 3 drops Geranium 

 These two blends come from www.lovingessentialoils.com 

To Help Focus – another great blend for staying focused.

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Vetiver
  • 3 drops Cedarwood

To Help Focus, Motivate, Uplift And Feel Positive – simple but effective. 

  • 4 drops Orange 
  • 2 drop Rosemary 
  • 2 drops Peppermint 

To Help Feel Alert, Bring Clarity To Thoughts and Instill A Sense Of Vigour

  • 4 drops Lemon 
  • 3 drops Peppermint 
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus 

These three focus blends come from Tisserand.

Best Essential Oil Blends For Colds, Coughs and Congestion

Breathe Easy – this totally works!

  • 3 drops Pine
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus

Stuffy Nose Fighter – another great one!

  • 3 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Lemongrass

These two blends come from www.lovingessentialoils.com

Blend 1

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Peppermint

Blend 2

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops Wintergreen
  • 3 drop Frankincense
  • 2 drop Rosemary

Blend 3

  • 5 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Blends 1-3 come from  https://woopdiy.com/blogs/news/essential-oil-recipes-for-cold-cough-and-congestion 

Best Essential Oil Blends For Every Season

Spring

Spring Flowers – very uplifting!

  • 2 drops Chamomile
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium

Spring Morning

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drop Grapefruit
  • 1 drop Ylang ylang

Spring Rain

  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 3 drops Lemon

Allergy Relief

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drop Peppermint
  • 3 drops Lemon

Summer

Lake Retreat

  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Cedarwood

Orchard Stroll

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Orange

Tropical Sunrise

  • 3 drops Ginger
  • 3 drops Blood Orange
  • 2 drops Rose Geranium

Beachy Vibes

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Fall/ Autumn

Autumn Joy – I love this!

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Cinnamon 
  • 2 drops White Fir

Autumn Zest

  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 2 drops Lemon 
  • 1 drop Clove
  • 1 drop Cinnamon

Thanksgiving Joy – very atmospheric.

  • 4 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir

Warm Pumpkin Spice – yummy!

  • 2 drops Cinnamon 
  • 2 drops Ginger 
  • 1 drop Clove 
  • 1 drop Cardamom 

Winter

Christmas Tree – I love this one especially!

  • 4 drops Siberian fir 
  • 2 drops Cypress 
  • 1 drop Sandalwood 

Christmas Spirit

  • 2 drops Cinnamon 
  • 2 drops Clove 
  • 1 drop Sweet Orange

Sweater Weather 

  • 3 drops Eucalyptus 
  • 2 drops Juniper berry 
  • 1 drop Siberian fir 

All of the above seasonal blends come from www.lovingessentialoils.com It really is a superb site!

Here’s all you need to have fun with essential oils:

Essential Oil Case

Essential Oils

Diffuser

I hope you enjoy these essential oil recipes. Please check out the sites listed for more great ideas.  These go-to blends have made a massive positive impact on my life! Try creating your own combinations of your favorite oils too! I’m a great believer in the benefits of essential oils. 

Summary

Essential oils offer a natural way to enhance your daily routine and can address a variety of needs. Unlike fragrance oils, pure essential oils are concentrated liquids extracted from plants that contain beneficial chemical compounds. These compounds can be inhaled through diffusion or applied topically when diluted with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. 

While not a replacement for medical advice, essential oils can provide therapeutic benefits for certain health conditions. Popular uses include promoting relaxation with calming scents like lavender oil or ylang-ylang oil, or boosting energy levels with invigorating citrus oils like lemon or grapefruit.

There are many easy ways to incorporate essential oils into your life. Diffuser blends are a great way to fill your living room with a favorite scent profile.  Popular diffuser blends often combine top notes (light and fragrant), middle notes (herbal or spicy), and base notes (musky or woody) for a well-rounded aroma.

When applying topically, essential oil roll-ons are a convenient option.  These blends are pre-diluted in a carrier oil  – jojoba oil is great – and applied to pulse points like the wrists or temples. Popular roll-on blends include the “happiness blend” for emotional well-being or a muscle relief blend for targeted application. You can easily make your own roller blends just by copying the ingredients of a particular product.

Remember, safety is paramount. Essential oils are potent and should always be diluted before topical use. A general guideline is a 1-2% dilution for adults, but always refer to the advice of experts like the team at Loving Essential Oils for specific usage rates. Additionally, some oils may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, so it’s important to perform a patch test on the inner arm before widespread use.

Exploring the world of essential oils can be both fun and rewarding. With a little research and experimentation, you can find the perfect blends to elevate your daily life and promote natural wellness. There is lots of fun to be gad finding your favorite scents – you might be surprised! Consider reputable essential oil companies that offer pure essential oils and clear product information, including dilution recommendations and safety precautions.  Next time you’re looking for a natural way to address a health condition or simply enhance your mood, consider the power of essential oils. Here’s a one of many great essential oil sets to get you going. 

Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

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Last Updated on April 29, 2024 by Editorial Staff

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