Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DIY Essential Oil Blends

My first introduction to essential oils was when I worked at Aveda in the 1990s. I purchased pre-blended oils to use in a diffuser which - at the time - no one else I knew was doing.

In the early 2000s, I went to St. Croix Center for Healing Arts (which no longer exists unfortunately) and learned more about aromatherapy and how to blend essential oils. I learned to create custom blends based on what a person liked and needed. For over a decade now, I've enjoyed blending and using essential oils.

On Pinterest, I've pinned ideas for different blends. One of the pins that led to Everything Essential Oils which did a blend comparison between doTERRA and Young Living.

Essential Oil Blends
(Equivalent or similar blends offered by dōTERRA and Young Living)

From the list, I picked ones that I thought I would like based on essential oils that I've enjoyed smelling in the past. I wanted to be able to create these blends on my own, so I looked online for copycat recipes and came across this link from the Steven Anderson Family.

There were many recipes for blends that I wanted to try. Below are all the ones that I want to make at some point - once I have all the essential oils to make the blends.

The blends printed in italics below are the ones I have made so far:

Anti Anxiety - Plant Therapy:
15 Lavender
10 Marjoram
8 Ylang Ylang
7 Sandalwood
5 Vanilla
5 R. Chamomile (I didn't put this one in since I didn't like the smell of it)

Essential oils used to make Anti-Anxiety.

YL Aroma Siez

8 Basil
12 Wintergreen
5 Cypress
10 Marjoram
2 Peppermint

Essential oils used to make Aroma Siez.

DT Balance

15 Spruce
7 Frankincense
6 Blue Tansy
2 Rosewood

NAN Blossoms

6 Frankincense
12 Lime
16 Sweet Orange
5 Balsam Fir
4 Australian Sandalwood
4 Patchouli
4 Blue Tansy
11 Grapefruit
6 Ylang Ylang extra

DT Breathe

30 Ravensara
45 Eucalyptus Globulus
18 Lemon
16 Tea Tree
10 Laurel Leaf
5 Peppermint

PT Calming The Child

2 R. Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L)
7 Lavender Population (Lavandula angustifolia)
3 Tangerine (Citrus reticulata blanco var tangerine)
3 Mandarin (Citrus reticulate)

DT Citrus Bliss

1 Grapefruit
1 Lime
2 Lemon
3 Tangerine
1 Bergamot
1 Clementine
1 Mandarin
1 Orange
optional 13 Vanilla

PT Energy v1

5 Lemon
3 Eucalyptus
3 Peppermint
3 Rosemary

PT Energy v2

3 Peppermint
2 Rosemary
2 Lemon
1 Eucalyptus

PT ImmuneAid v1

9 Frankincense
8 Tea Tree
6 Rosemary
5 Lemon
4 Eucalyptus
4 Sweet Orange

PT Self Esteem

3 Patchouli
6 PT Antianxiety (see above for recipe)
10 Lavender
3 Vetiver

YL Joy

6 Rosewood
8 Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia)
8 Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
4 Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
4 Lemon (Citrus limon)
1 Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
2 Jasmine absolute (Jasminum officinale)
1 Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
2 Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
1 Rose (Rosa damascena)

YL Panaway v1

9 Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
5 Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
9 Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
6 Ginger

YL Panaway v2

10 Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
1 Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
5 Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
10 Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Essential oils used to make Panaway.

YL Panaway v3

8 Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
1 Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
2 Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
4 Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

YL Peace & Calming

15 Tangerine
15 Orange
10 Ylang Ylang
5 Patchouli
2 Blue Tansy

DT Peaceful Child

17 Vetiver
4 Frankincense
3 Clary Sage
2 Marjoram
6 Ylang Ylang
6 Lavender

AC Pep Talk

6 Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
3 Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita)
2 Lemon (Citrus x Limon)

Essential oils used to make Pep Talk.

YL Purification

25 drops Lemon
20 drops Rosemary
20 drops Tea Tree
15 drops Lavender

Essential oils used to make Purification.

DT Purify

8 Citronella
6 Cilantro
7 Tea Tree
31 White Fir
20 Lemon
13 Lime


25 Eucalyptus Radiate
10 Eucalyptus Citrodonis
10 Eucalyptus Globulus
18 Ponerosa Pine (pinus sylvestris)
16 Myrtle (myrtus communis)
10 Cypress (cupressus sempervirens)
10 Marjoram (origanum majorana)
10 Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)
10 Spruce (tsuga canadensis)
5 Peppermint (mentha piperita)

PT Self-Esteem

3 Spruce
3 Rosewood
2 Blue Tansy
2 Frank

DT Serenity

30 Ylang Ylang
25 Lavender
20 R. Chamomile
15 Sandalwood
10 Sweet Marjoram
3 Vanilla

( I used 5 lavender, 2 sweet marjoram, 4 Roman chamomile, 6 ylang ylang, 3 sandalwood, and 1 vanilla bean to see if I liked it.

Essential oils used to make Serenity.

YL StressAway v1

40 Copaiba (Copaifera reticulata)
40 Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
20 Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
40 Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)
20 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 Cinnamon Bark

YL StressAway v2

4 Copaiba (Copaifera reticulata)
24 Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
4 Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
8 Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)
8 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

YL Thieves (I have a homemade Thieves blend that I've made before that I like that uses these same oils, but measured in tablespoons and teaspoons for making larger batches)

20 Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
18 Lemon (Citrus limon)
10 Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)
8 Eucalyptus Radiata
5 Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Essential oils used to make Thieves.

YL Valor

14 Spruce (Picea mariana)
30 Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
9 Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
12 Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
4 Balsam Fir

I could not find copycat recipes for these so, in the future, I'm going to use one drop of each essential oil and see what they smell like. Adjustments can be made from the base blend I make:

YL Grounding: White fir, spruce, ylang ylang, pine, cedarwood, angelica, and juniper.

YL Citrus Fresh: Orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, and spearmint.

DT Whisper: Rose, juniper, bergamot, cinnamon, cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa, vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli.

Some of the comments on the original post where the link is from had some good points including this one:

The recipes given are for master blends. So you put all the oils in the recipe into a 5ml bottle, then use the appropriate amount of drops for your application. So if you are using a diffuser, make a master blend of the recipe, then use 4-6 drops of this blend in your diffuser, up to 15 drops in an inhaler, or 6 drops in a 10ml rollerbottle topped off with carrier oil of your choice.

1 comment:

Gentle Joy said...

Wow, you have tried a LOT of different blends. I also make various blends and experiment w/ them also. Thank you for sharing this... I will be pinning it. :)