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Make An Energizing Essential Oil Blend

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Updated March 23, 2013

Learn how to make an energizing, fragrant essential oil blend. This essential oil blend can be added to massage oil or added to an aromatherapy diffuser to scent a room.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Know how to use essential oils properly.

    If you haven't already, read these essential oil tips:

  2. Determine how you plan to use the essential oil.

    If you simply want to make an essential oil blend to use in an aromatherapy diffuser (a small table-top device provides continuous scent) or to store in a bottle for a variety of purposes, you will need a 10 mL small amber or blue glass bottle with a dropper cap. This essential oil blend should not be applied to skin undiluted.

    If you would like to make a massage oil, you will need a bottle that holds between 4 fluid ounces (1/2 cup or 125 mL) and 8 fluid ounces (1 cup or 250 mL), depending on how much you would like to make. Again, amber or blue glass is preferred.

  3. Ingredients

    To make this essential oil blend, you will need:

    For tips on choosing a massage oil, read Which Massage Oil is Best?.

  4. Method

    To fill a 10 mL bottle of the essential oil blend, add the following to the bottle:

    • 80 drops (or 3/4 tsp. plus 5 drops) lemon essential oil
    • 80 drops (or 3/4 tsp. plus 5 drops) bergamot essential oil
    • 50 drops (or 1/2 tsp.) eucalyptus essential oil
    • 40 drops (or 1/4 tsp. plus 15 drops) lavender essential oil

    Cover tightly.

    To make a massage oil, add the following essential oils to the 4 fluid ounce bottle:

    • 16 drops lemon essential oil
    • 16 drops bergamot essential oil
    • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    • 8 drops lavender essential oil

    Fill the rest of the bottle with your desired massage oil. Cover tightly.

  5. Making larger quantities

    To make 8 fluid oz. (1 cup or 250 mL) massage oil, use:

    32 drops lemon essential oil
    32 drops bergamot essential oil

    20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

    16 drops lavender essential oil

Tips:

  1. Be sure to label the bottle. List the ingredients. Indicate that the contents are for external use only.

  2. To convert measurements:
    1/8 teaspoon = 12.5 drops = 1/48 oz. = approx 5/8 mL
    1/4 teaspoon = 25 drops = 1/24 oz. = approx 1 1/4 mL
    3/4 teaspoon = 75 drops = 1/8 oz. = approx 3.7 mL
    1 teaspoon = 100 drops = 1/6 oz. = approx 5 mL

What You Need

  • Lemon essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Appropriate bottle
  • Massage oil (optional)
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