We've been exploring topical application of essential oils this week. One of my favorite things to do is to layer and create blends with essential oils. It's a great way to personalize them for your own particular needs. But it can be a bit overwhelming when you are just starting out, so it's nice to give a few tried-and-true blends a try. Here are 10 essential oil blends for busy moms.
10 Essential Oil Blends for Busy Moms
This collection of blends is a fantastic place to start when you're just getting started creating your own blends. They are easy to put together and diluted enough that they are fine for everyday use.
First, you'll want to get your empty bottle and figure out your dilution ratio (see below).
Then, measure out the drops of essential oil needed by dripping right into the empty bottle. (I like to reuse empty 15 ml essential oil bottles, which hold about 3 teaspoons of liquid).
After you've measured out your drops of oil, fill the remainder of the bottle with a carrier oil, then top with an orifice reducer or roller-ball. Don't forget to add a label!
For everyday blends like these, I like to dilute quite a bit so they are safe for everyone (except babies - extra caution is necessary with little ones).
How to dilute your oils
The first step is to figure out your dilution ratio. For children or those with sensitive skin stick with a 1% dilution. For adults, a 2-3% dilution is fine for everyday use.
If you are using a 15 ml essential oil bottle that means:
1% dilution: 3 drops essential oil
2-3% dilution: 6-10 drops essential oil
Once you know your dilution ratio, you can start mixing up your blends!
10 Everyday Blends
- Restful sleep: Lavender, Cedarwood, Peace & Calming
- Awake & Alert: Peppermint & Citrus Fresh
- Peaceful feelings: Lavender & Ylang Ylang
- Calming: Orange & Lavender
- Confidence boost: Jasmine & Sandalwood
- Clarity: Cedarwood & Frankincense
- Happiness: Lemon & Frankincense
- Energy: Peppermint & Lemon
- Focus & Memory: Rosemary & Sage Lavender
- Uplifting: Lemon & Orange
Applying your new blends
These everyday blends can be applied wherever you prefer. A few ideas: on your temples, the bottom of your feet, behind your ears, or on your wrists.
Enjoy your new essential oil blends for busy moms!