Aromatherapy Blends

Essential Oils are not really oils – they’re plant extracts that are used for their medicinal properties. As a massage therapist, I use these blends with my clients a lot. I also use essential oils to treat minor infections, cuts, burns, stress and much more. I use them in skin care, air fresheners, deodorant/perfume and in countless other ways.

Most essential oils should be diluted at a ratio of 1 drop to 1 Tbsp carrier oil, lotion or cream. (Some essential oils are safe to use undiluted on the skin, but if you don’t know which ones are safe, don’t try it.) I dilute most blends in a dropper bottle with jojoba, then use 1 drop of the diluted mixture with another ½-1 tsp massage lubricant for each body part. Stronger-smelling blends can be diluted even more. Remember that, with regard to aromatherapy, less is more – so don’t be afraid of diluting too much. If you can smell it, it’s working!

Therapeutic Blends

Abundance: 20 parts jojoba; 6 parts Orange; 4 parts Frankincense, Myrrh; 2 parts Patchouli, Spruce; 1 part Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger.

Alive!: 5 parts jojoba; 3 parts Peppermint; 1 part each Eucalyptus, Rosemary.

Balance: 13 parts jojoba; 2 parts each: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Fir, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Clove; 1 part Marjoram.

Calming/Uplifting: 14 parts jojoba; 10 parts Lemon; 3 parts Lavender; 1 part Clary Sage.

Clarity: 10 parts jojoba; 5 parts Lemon; 3 parts Eucalyptus; 2 parts Rosemary

Cleansing & Purifying: 14 parts jojoba; 2 parts Birch, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rosewood, Vetivert; 1 part Lemongrass, Juniper.

De-Stress: 12 parts jojoba; 8 parts Bergamot; 3 parts Sandalwood; 1 part Lavender.

Focus: 10 parts jojoba; 6 parts Lemon; 3 parts Peppermint; 1 part Basil.

Inspiration: 8 parts jojoba; 1 part each Orange, Bergamot, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Spearmint, Lime, Grapefruit, Frankincense.

Joy: 2 parts Grapefruit; 1 part each Lemon, Orange. (no need to dilute first)

Morning Wake-Up: 6 parts jojoba; 5 parts Orange; 1 parts Peppermint.

Opening, Centering & Grounding: 9 parts jojoba; 3 parts each Cedarwood, Cypress; 1 part each Clove, Ginger, Peppermint.

Oriental Detox: 20 parts Fennel; 8 parts Clove; 3 parts each Ginger, Lemongrass; 1 part Cinnamon.

Peace: 25 parts jojoba; 5 parts each Patchouli, Bergamot, Orange; 3 parts Clary Sage; 1 part each Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Frankincense.

Relaxation: 25 parts jojoba; 5 parts Sandalwood; 3 parts each Pettigrain, Patchouli, Lavender, Tangering, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus; 2 parts each Benzoin, Marjoram.

Serenity: 9 parts jojoba; 3 parts each of Cedarwood and Orange; 1 part each of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Litsea and Lime.

Tight Muscle Formula: 6 parts jojoba; 3 parts Marjoram; 2 parts Peppermint; 1 part Basil.

Tranquility: 11 parts jojoba; 2 parts each: Eucalyptus, Spearmint and Cedarwood; 1 part each: Tangerine, Orange, Benzoin, Litsea, Marjoram.

Chakra Balancing & Color Therapy Blends

Red (Root): 4 parts jojoba; 2 parts Cinnamon; 1 part each Vetivert, Ylang Ylang

Orange (Spleen): 6 parts jojoba; 3 parts Orange; 2 parts Lemongrass; 1 part Neroli.

Yellow (Solar Plexus): 4 parts jojoba; 3 parts Grapefruit; 1 part Rosemary.

Green (Heart): 3 parts jojoba; 1 part each Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Pine.

Aqua (Thymus): 7 parts jojoba; 5 parts Clary Sage; 1 part each Tea Tree, Thyme.

Blue (Throat): 4 parts jojoba; 3 parts Peppermint; 1 part Geranium.

Indigo (Brow/Enlightenment): 4 parts jojoba; 2 parts Patchouli; 1 part each Frankincense, Myrrh.

Violet (Crown): 7 parts jojoba; 4 parts Lavender; 2 parts Ylang Ylang; 1 part Neroli.

Medicinal Aromatherapy

Ear Infections: 1 oz jojoba, 36 drops Tea Tree, 24 drops Lavender, 12 drops Thyme. 1 drop in affected ear 3-5x daily until resolved. 1 drop in each ear daily for prevention.

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